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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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How can i install and launch xmonad on ubuntu server?

I have started from a clean install. I have installed xorg and openbox, then xmonad via sudo apt-get install xorg sudo apt-get install openbox sudo apt-get install xmonad but i can't get it to work. ...
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Can't recompile xmonad because of newer GHC version

I get this message when running xmonad --recompile xmonad.hs:10:8: Could not find module ‘XMonad’ Perhaps you meant Monad (needs flag -package haskell98-2.0.0.3) DsMonad (needs ...
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log out of pidgin after closing main buddy list window?

This is the behavior I desire, am used to in general, and actually had on 12.04, but it seems not to be happening on 14.04. Since the pidgin devs claim this is fixed I'm assuming this is a ...
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Using Menu key as Compose key in Ubuntu 15.04 pops up a menu instead

I configured my Compose key to be the Menu key as in this question. However, instead of (or maybe in addition to?) getting the compose behaviour, when I press the Menu key, the context menu appears ...
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restore compiz/unity as default window manager from xmonad

I have installed and tried the xmonad window manager but now i want to switch back to compiz/unity as the default window manager. How can I do this? I have tried compiz --replace but i get: ...
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xmonad with gnome broke my system

I installed xmonad, and was able to launch it properly. It worked as expected, but I wanted to try it out with gnome. So I logged out, and selected that option. My system do not want to come back to ...
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Problem with a window locking XMonad focus in newer Ubuntu versions

System setup when problems occur I tried the following versions: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Mint 15 XMonad version used: 0.10 How the problem manifest itself After initial logon everything seem to ...
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Starting XMonad in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm trying to use XMonad in a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10. I ran: apt-get install xmonad; and the system ran the installer with no errors. However, I did notice that it did not create an ...
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Configuring different language keyboard layouts for programs

I'm currently on Ubuntu 12.04 using xmonad. In a ~/.xsessionrc I've got the following configuration for different keyboard language layouts: setxkbmap -option ...
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
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Window manager that's able to switch between windows using shortcuts

everyone! Tell me please: does exist some window manager that would let me switch between windows as easy as switch tabs in screen/tmux? For instance, shortcut+window index. Or shortcut+binded ...
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$DISPLAY env var gets cleared at random times

Stock Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I seem to regularly experience the $DISPLAY environment variable getting cleared for some reason I don't understand. Basically everything will work just fine until it's ...
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Gnome Xmonad broken after upgraded to 14.10

After upgraded to 14.10, gnome-settings-daemon cannot be loaded properly /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session. is there anyone has the same problem?
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Perpetually logged in to Gnome without windows manager

So, I recently downloaded Xmonad to try a windows manager that was less demanding on my computer. At the log in screen, I unknowingly chose Xmonad with Gnome as my log in option. I am now stuck with a ...
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logging in to linux from grub

Long story short: I used xmonad gnome and no keycombination will work to launch a terminal (I tried everything I found on the web). So now I think enough experimenting for today I would like to back ...
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How to remove xmonad and bluetile from ubuntu 14.04

How can I remove xmonad and blue tile from ubuntu 14.04?
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How to mount a drive when in xmonad using terminal?

So, I've been itroduced to XMONAD by now, and he tiling window manager seems classic. I'm stuck when I have to access a file from another drive (It's a NTFS drive), so I found the way to list the ...
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How do i switch to Unity from Xmonad

Im a real noob with computers and installed accidentally Xmonad, without knowning that it was code-based. How can i switch back to unity?
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how to change session when on MacBuntu theme?

Learning about the Xmonad session, I downloaded it, but as of now I am unable to change session due to Macbuntu theme as it has no such selection criteria in Login screen, is there anyway to change ...
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Xmonad keyboard not working (Macbook pro)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1) and it all worked swimmingly. Then I tried installing Xmonad, selected it once from my lightdm manager and now it loads by default. (The ...
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Lightdm issue after installing xmonad, Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I decided to install and try Xmonad on my laptop running a fairly fresh install of 14.04. After running an Xmonad session i decided to try the Gnome-xmonad (or something similar) option. All ...
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...
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No Dropbox indicator icon in “GNOME with Xmonad” session

I'm using Ubuntu's "GNOME with Xmonad" session. After switching from 13.10 to 14.04, there was no Dropbox indicator icon in that session, although Dropbox was working fine and the icon appeared in ...
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Xmonad windows flashing on other workspaces

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I use Xmonad. I am an experiencing an odd behavior where windows will flash through onto other workspaces. I can only remove the appearance of erroneous ...
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gnome-panel broken with xmonad session in 14.04

In 14.04, I've installed both gnome-session-flashback and xmonad. When logging in using lightdm and the XMonad+Gnome session, the gnome-panel is broken, with half the indicators missing. When ...
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Nautilus doesn't mount in Xmonad: Not authorized to perform operation

I'm using Xmonad as my window manager. In the application nautilus, whenever I try to mount my usb sticks, it shows me the dialog "Not authorized to perform operation." I have tried putting this in ...
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Closing Laptop Lid Causes Hibernation with Xmonad

I use Xmonad. When I close my laptop, the computer goes to sleep. I would like to stop this. I want the computer to continue operating normally when the lid closes. I use Ubuntu 13.10. Any advice? la ...
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Recording a Screencast in XMonad

I have been trying to record a screencast under xmonad, the problem is that it seems that both vokoscreen and record my desktop go a bit haywire when I try to tell them to record one window under ...
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I'd like to use VNC, with the xmonad window manager, at an arbitrary resolution

In order to use an arbitrary resolution (the resolution of the client) I've found that I need to create a new display session (correct term?). If I use display 0, I can't start a VNC server at any ...
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xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources disables gtk anti-aliasing

When booting into xmonad, gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xresources (it fails to parse the variable names as colors and thus everything ...
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How to change monitor number?

I recently installed xmonad on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Precise Pangolin and the default keybindings are mod-w to switch to monitor 0 and mod-e to switch to monitor 1. Unfortunately my monitors are positioned ...
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Assigning an interface button or shortcut to sleep.sh in xmonad

I'm into xmonad for a second day. I'm doing well so far. Got it installed on Ubuntu 12.4 from here, configured keyboard layouts, tweaked xmobar configs and etc. For screen lock I'll use slock, and ...
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How to use Gnome/Ubuntu media key binding in other window environments?

I had an older laptop with ubuntu 13.04 (upgraded a few times) where I've installed xmonad. In xmonad I would get all the media keys bindings from ubuntu (including osd notifications). I'm not sure ...
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Alsamixer is out to get me?

I've been unable to piece together a proper solution to get alsamixer to properly manage my sound. Here's my desired behavior: On rebooting, hibernating or sleeping and then waking up, I want all ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 + Xmonad alongside Xfce

Is it a possibility to run Xmonad with the menus etc from Xfce? Or is there any other tiling window manager that behaves in the same way but can retain the vanilla Xfce?
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GNOME classic minimizer tweak/similar desktop enviorment

I've been using the GNOME classic desktop environment for Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now, and after installing conky, I've realized that the taskbars make it look cluttered. Are there any tweaking ...
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XMonad with GNOME Ubuntu 12.04

I've grown tired of Unity on Ubuntu, and decided to try out xmonad. I installed it via sudo apt-get install xmonad. Now that I have it, I'm not sure how to continue. How would I go about setting it ...
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Startup Applications with zsh and xmonad

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I use zsh as my shell and xmonad as my window manager. I don't use gnome or any other desktop environment. I'd like to declare some 'startup commands.' By this I mean, after ...
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lxappearance changes not sticking

Just installed 13.04, in xmonad, want to change my gtk theme. Run lxappearance, click on ambiance, everything changes in lxapperance, it all looks good. Hit apply. No change to any other app. Close ...
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Xmonad Xsession

My user level: noob-ish, so please bear with me I'm running 12.04 LTS. I have installed and, to some extent, configured xmonad 0.10 The "automagically" created xsession for it works fine as it is, ...
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Possible to run a script when something plugged in / disconnected from Mini DisplayPort?

In /etc/acpi/ there are several scripts that can be customized to do something when a particular event happens on your physical computer, like the lid.sh script which is called when the laptop lid is ...
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How to open nautilus without a desktop?

I'm using xmonad, and I would like to open a nautilus window to a certain directory, because I like the convenience of browsing inside an encrypted zip file without unzipping it, which nautilus ...
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xmonad keyboard doesn't work

I'm experimenting with xmonad, which I installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre on Ubuntu 12.10. It looks cool, but when I invoke it (using xmonad --replace from the command line) my title bars ...
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how to remap Ctrl to Escape if pressed and released on its own

I want to remap Control, so that: If it is pressed and released with no other key, it acts as Escape. If it is pressed & held together with another key, it acts as Control (no change in ...
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Are there any tiling window managers compatible with Unity3D?

I used to run Xmonad with Unity 2D which I really love, but since Ubuntu 12.10 the Unity 2D is no more. Are there any other tiling window managers that runs well with Unity (3D)? EDIT: I fell back ...
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How do I make VLC completely disable xscreensaver?

There are some Internet hits for this query, but none has a satisfying answer. How can I make VLC and xscreensaver play nice together on Ubuntu 12.10 (using xmonad, not Unity or GNOME or anything)? ...
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Using xmonad configuaration on ubuntu 12.04

I'd like to use this xmonad configuration on ubuntu 12.04. I followed the Installing requirements on Ubuntu Linux section from the above link and installed dependencies that aren't mentioned: sudo ...
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Can I use Unity with XMonad?

I've been using Fedora for a while, but I recently decided to upgrade my ubuntu installation from 12.04 to 12.10. While I was using Fedora, I found xmonad tiling window manager which I sort of got ...
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Xmonad with Unity / HUD

I want to use xmonad and still use the HUD from Unity. Is this possible? Could Xmonad be using while using Unity? is there a way to use the HUD inside of Xmonad? I'm in 12.04, soon to be 12.10.