xmonad-contrib-0.13: Third party extensions for xmonad

Copyright(c) Nicolas Pouillard
LicenseBSD-style (see LICENSE)
MaintainerNicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@gmail.com>
Stabilityunstable
Portabilityunportable
Safe HaskellNone
LanguageHaskell98

XMonad.Actions.TopicSpace

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Description

Turns your workspaces into a more topic oriented system.

Synopsis

Overview

This module allows to organize your workspaces on a precise topic basis. So instead of having a workspace called work you can setup one workspace per task. Here we call these workspaces, topics. The great thing with topics is that one can attach a directory that makes sense to each particular topic. One can also attach an action which will be triggered when switching to a topic that does not have any windows in it. So you can attach your mail client to the mail topic, some terminals in the right directory to the xmonad topic... This package also provides a nice way to display your topics in an historical way using a custom pprWindowSet function. You can also easily switch to recent topics using this history of last focused topics.

Usage

Here is an example of configuration using TopicSpace:

-- The list of all topics/workspaces of your xmonad configuration.
-- The order is important, new topics must be inserted
-- at the end of the list if you want hot-restarting
-- to work.
myTopics :: [Topic]
myTopics =
  [ "dashboard" -- the first one
  , "admin", "build", "cleaning", "conf", "darcs", "haskell", "irc"
  , "mail", "movie", "music", "talk", "text", "tools", "web", "xmonad"
  , "yi", "documents", "twitter", "pdf"
  ]

myTopicConfig :: TopicConfig
myTopicConfig = def
  { topicDirs = M.fromList $
      [ ("conf", "w/conf")
      , ("dashboard", "Desktop")
      , ("yi", "w/dev-haskell/yi")
      , ("darcs", "w/dev-haskell/darcs")
      , ("haskell", "w/dev-haskell")
      , ("xmonad", "w/dev-haskell/xmonad")
      , ("tools", "w/tools")
      , ("movie", "Movies")
      , ("talk", "w/talks")
      , ("music", "Music")
      , ("documents", "w/documents")
      , ("pdf", "w/documents")
      ]
  , defaultTopicAction = const $ spawnShell >*> 3
  , defaultTopic = "dashboard"
  , topicActions = M.fromList $
      [ ("conf",       spawnShell >> spawnShellIn "wd/ertai/private")
      , ("darcs",      spawnShell >*> 3)
      , ("yi",         spawnShell >*> 3)
      , ("haskell",    spawnShell >*> 2 >>
                       spawnShellIn "wd/dev-haskell/ghc")
      , ("xmonad",     spawnShellIn "wd/x11-wm/xmonad" >>
                       spawnShellIn "wd/x11-wm/xmonad/contrib" >>
                       spawnShellIn "wd/x11-wm/xmonad/utils" >>
                       spawnShellIn ".xmonad" >>
                       spawnShellIn ".xmonad")
      , ("mail",       mailAction)
      , ("irc",        ssh somewhere)
      , ("admin",      ssh somewhere >>
                       ssh nowhere)
      , ("dashboard",  spawnShell)
      , ("twitter",    spawnShell)
      , ("web",        spawn browserCmd)
      , ("movie",      spawnShell)
      , ("documents",  spawnShell >*> 2 >>
                       spawnShellIn "Documents" >*> 2)
      , ("pdf",        spawn pdfViewerCmd)
      ]
  }

-- extend your keybindings
myKeys conf@XConfig{modMask=modm} =
  [ ((modm              , xK_n     ), spawnShell) -- %! Launch terminal
  , ((modm              , xK_a     ), currentTopicAction myTopicConfig)
  , ((modm              , xK_g     ), promptedGoto)
  , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_g     ), promptedShift)
  {- more  keys ... -}
  ]
  ++
  [ ((modm, k), switchNthLastFocused myTopicConfig i)
  | (i, k) <- zip [1..] workspaceKeys]

spawnShell :: X ()
spawnShell = currentTopicDir myTopicConfig >>= spawnShellIn

spawnShellIn :: Dir -> X ()
spawnShellIn dir = spawn $ "urxvt '(cd ''" ++ dir ++ "'' && " ++ myShell ++ " )'"

goto :: Topic -> X ()
goto = switchTopic myTopicConfig

promptedGoto :: X ()
promptedGoto = workspacePrompt myXPConfig goto

promptedShift :: X ()
promptedShift = workspacePrompt myXPConfig $ windows . W.shift

myConfig = do
    checkTopicConfig myTopics myTopicConfig
    myLogHook <- makeMyLogHook
    return $ def
         { borderWidth = 1 -- Width of the window border in pixels.
         , workspaces = myTopics
         , layoutHook = myModifiers myLayout
         , manageHook = myManageHook
         , logHook = myLogHook
         , handleEventHook = myHandleEventHook
         , terminal = myTerminal -- The preferred terminal program.
         , normalBorderColor = "#3f3c6d"
         , focusedBorderColor = "#4f66ff"
         , XMonad.modMask = mod1Mask
         , keys = myKeys
         , mouseBindings = myMouseBindings
         }

main :: IO ()
main = xmonad =<< myConfig

type Topic = WorkspaceId Source #

Topic is just an alias for WorkspaceId

type Dir = FilePath Source #

Dir is just an alias for FilePath but should points to a directory.

data TopicConfig Source #

Here is the topic space configuration area.

Constructors

TopicConfig 

Fields

Instances

Default TopicConfig Source # 

Methods

def :: TopicConfig #

def :: Default a => a #

defaultTopicConfig :: TopicConfig Source #

Deprecated: Use def (from Data.Default, and re-exported by XMonad.Actions.TopicSpace) instead.

getLastFocusedTopics :: X [String] Source #

Returns the list of last focused workspaces the empty list otherwise.

setLastFocusedTopic :: Topic -> (Topic -> Bool) -> X () Source #

Given a TopicConfig, the last focused topic, and a predicate that will select topics that one want to keep, this function will set the property of last focused topics.

reverseLastFocusedTopics :: X () Source #

Reverse the list of "last focused topics"

pprWindowSet :: TopicConfig -> PP -> X String Source #

This function is a variant of pprWindowSet which takes a topic configuration and a pretty-printing record PP. It will show the list of topics sorted historically and highlighting topics with urgent windows.

topicActionWithPrompt :: XPConfig -> TopicConfig -> X () Source #

Given a prompt configuration and a topic configuration, triggers the action associated with the topic given in prompt.

topicAction :: TopicConfig -> Topic -> X () Source #

Given a configuration and a topic, triggers the action associated with the given topic.

currentTopicAction :: TopicConfig -> X () Source #

Trigger the action associated with the current topic.

switchTopic :: TopicConfig -> Topic -> X () Source #

Switch to the given topic.

switchNthLastFocused :: TopicConfig -> Int -> X () Source #

Switch to the Nth last focused topic or failback to the defaultTopic.

shiftNthLastFocused :: Int -> X () Source #

Shift the focused window to the Nth last focused topic, or fallback to doing nothing.

currentTopicDir :: TopicConfig -> X String Source #

Returns the directory associated with current topic returns the empty string otherwise.

checkTopicConfig :: [Topic] -> TopicConfig -> IO () Source #

Check the given topic configuration for duplicates topics or undefined topics.

(>*>) :: Monad m => m a -> Int -> m () infix 9 Source #

An alias for flip replicateM_