Basic Commands

key combo command
< mod > j jump to next pane
< mod > k jump to previous pane
< mod > 1 move to first workspace
shift-< mod > < enter > open terminal


Configuration file for Xmonad. This example creates shortcuts for firefox, chrome, nautilus, emacs. It also uses Gnome configuration and rebinds the mod key to the “windows” key.

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Gnome
import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)

main = do
    xmonad $ gnomeConfig
      { modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
      } `additionalKeys`
        [ ((mod1Mask, xK_f), spawn "firefox")
        , ((mod1Mask, xK_c), spawn "google-chrome")
        , ((mod1Mask, xK_n), spawn "nautilus")
        , ((mod1Mask, xK_e), spawn "emacs")