have you tried, or are you using the manageDocks manageHook?http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-co … Docks.html
So it turns out, I had xmonad.hs as ~/.xmonad.hs not ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs... Pretty embarassing. But I'll resist the temptation to delete the thread in hopes someone gets a chuckle out of it. In my defence, I did figure it out all on my own.
This is a modified xmonad.hs I got from the internet... it works, but the panel only gets shown after I open a program, and the gnome workspace switcher isn't aware of xmonad's workspaces.... ( What else am I missing from gnomeConfig, and how can I fix the issues ?
There is an old bug report with some workarounds here https://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=200When I was using xmonad, SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gen fixed it for me, but you lose your gtk-theme in libreoffice.