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gvim & xmonad

Monday, May 10th, 2010

After playing a little bit with vim/gvim it finally looks like I want it to. However – as soon as I was done I tried the config on my notebook and noticed an ugly white space within the gvim window. Since gvim behaves like eg xterm, urxvt etc it always tries to display only whole lines ( full height) – meaning with the right/wrong font you will get an empy space at the bottom of the window with up to [Fontsize] – 1px height – which looks … – let’s say not that nice. However – this will only happen if you use a windowmanager which enforces the window height no matter what – e.g. xmonad does that.

gvim & xmonad trouble

gvim & xmonad trouble

To solve that problem – at least when you are using xmonad you can use XMonad.Layout.LayoutHints which is part of xmonad-contrib. This will allow the program to have some influence on its size – meaning eg gvim won’t have that white border at the bottom…

KDE4 with xmonad (End)

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Well, I just went back to xmonad since waiting about 30 seconds for the login on my notebook is not really acceptable – however as compromise I launch a kdeinit4 process (thank’s for the hint @kalten) in my .xinitrc to have faster launch times for kde apps.

KDE4 with xmonad

Monday, January 25th, 2010

It sounds weird, it smells weird, it feels weird – in short it is weird. However it really works.

To start KDE apps with the speed of a running KDE and the tiling abilities and speed of xmonad is really a great combination.