xmonad-contrib-0.11: Third party extensions for xmonad

Portabilityunportable
Stabilityunstable
MaintainerAnders Engstrom <ankaan@gmail.com>
Safe HaskellNone

XMonad.Layout.LayoutBuilder

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Description

A layout combinator that sends a specified number of windows to one rectangle and the rest to another.

Synopsis

Usage

You can use this module with the following in your ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs:

 import XMonad.Layout.LayoutBuilder

Then edit your layoutHook by adding something like:

 myLayout = ( (layoutN 1 (relBox 0 0 0.5 1) (Just $ relBox 0 0 1 1) $ simpleTabbed)
             $ (layoutAll (relBox 0.5 0 1 1)                         $ simpleTabbed)
             ) |||
             ( (layoutN 1       (relBox (1/3) 0 (1/2) 1) (Just $ relBox 0 0 1 1) $ Tall 0 0.01 0.5)
             $ (layoutR 0.1 0.5 (relBox (2/3) 0 1     1) Nothing                 $ Tall 0 0.01 0.5)
             $ (layoutAll       (relBox 0     0 (1/3) 1)                         $ Tall 0 0.01 0.5)
             ) |||
             ( (layoutN 1 (absBox (-512-200) 0 512        0) (Just $ relBox 0 0 1 1) $ simpleTabbed)
             $ (layoutN 1 (absBox (-200)     0 0          0) Nothing                 $ simpleTabbed)
             $ (layoutAll (absBox 0          0 (-512-200) 0)                         $ simpleTabbed)
             ) ||| Full ||| etc...
 main = xmonad def { layoutHook = myLayout }

This will produce a layout similar to DragPane, but with the possibility to have multiple windows in the left half and tabs that show the available windows. It will also produce a layout similar to ThreeColMid and a special layout created for use with a 80 columns wide Emacs window, its sidebar and a tabbed area for all other windows.

This module can be used to create many different custom layouts, but there are limitations. The primary limitation can be observed in the second and third example when there are only two columns with windows in them. The leftmost area is left blank. These blank areas can be avoided by placing the rectangles appropriately.

These examples require XMonad.Layout.Tabbed.

For more detailed instructions on editing the layoutHook see:

XMonad.Doc.Extending

You may wish to add the following keybindings:

    , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_h ), sendMessage $ IncLayoutN (-1))
    , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_l ), sendMessage $ IncLayoutN 1)

For detailed instruction on editing the key binding see:

XMonad.Doc.Extending.

layoutNSource

Arguments

:: (Read a, Eq a, LayoutClass l1 a, LayoutClass l2 a, LayoutClass l3 a) 
=> Int

The number of windows to handle

-> SubBox

The box to place the windows in

-> Maybe SubBox

Possibly an alternative box that is used when this layout handles all windows that are left

-> l1 a

The layout to use in the specified area

-> LayoutN l2 l3 a

Where to send the remaining windows

-> LayoutN l1 (LayoutN l2 l3) a

The resulting layout

Use the specified layout in the described area for N windows and send the rest of the windows to the next layout in the chain. It is possible to supply an alternative area that will then be used instead, if there are no windows to send to the next layout.

layoutRSource

Arguments

:: (Read a, Eq a, LayoutClass l1 a, LayoutClass l2 a, LayoutClass l3 a) 
=> Rational

How much to change the ratio with each IncLayoutN

-> Rational

The ratio of the remaining windows to handle

-> SubBox

The box to place the windows in

-> Maybe SubBox

Possibly an alternative box that is used when this layout handles all windows that are left

-> l1 a

The layout to use in the specified area

-> LayoutN l2 l3 a

Where to send the remaining windows

-> LayoutN l1 (LayoutN l2 l3) a

The resulting layout

As layoutN, but the number of windows is given relative to the total number of windows remaining to be handled. The first argument is how much to change the ratio when using IncLayoutN, and the second is the initial ratio.

layoutAllSource

Arguments

:: (Read a, Eq a, LayoutClass l1 a) 
=> SubBox

The box to place the windows in

-> l1 a

The layout to use in the specified area

-> LayoutN l1 Full a

The resulting layout

Use the specified layout in the described area for all remaining windows.

data IncLayoutN Source

Change the number of windows handled by the focused layout.

Constructors

IncLayoutN Int 

data SubMeasure Source

The absolute or relative measures used to describe the area a layout should be placed in. For negative absolute values the total remaining space will be added. For sizes, the remaining space will also be added for zeroes. Relative values are applied on the remaining space after the top-left corner of the box have been removed.

Constructors

Abs Int 
Rel Rational 

data SubBox Source

A box to place a layout in. The stored values are xpos, ypos, width and height.

Instances

absBoxSource

Arguments

:: Int

Absolute X-Position

-> Int

Absolute Y-Position

-> Int

Absolute width

-> Int

Absolute height

-> SubBox

The resulting SubBox describing the area

Create a box with only absolute measurements. If the values are negative, the total remaining space will be added. For sizes it will also be added for zeroes.

relBoxSource

Arguments

:: Rational

Relative X-Position with respect to the surrounding area

-> Rational

Relative Y-Position with respect to the surrounding area

-> Rational

Relative width with respect to the remaining width

-> Rational

Relative height with respect to the remaining height

-> SubBox

The resulting SubBox describing the area

Create a box with only relative measurements.

data LayoutN l1 l2 a Source

Use one layout in the specified area for a number of windows and possibly let another layout handle the rest.

Instances

(LayoutClass l1 a, LayoutClass l2 a, Read a, Show a, Eq a, Typeable a) => LayoutClass (LayoutN l1 l2) a 
(Read a, Read (l1 a), Read (l2 a)) => Read (LayoutN l1 l2 a) 
(Show a, Show (l1 a), Show (l2 a)) => Show (LayoutN l1 l2 a)