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How to move a window up to the level of its parent window in i3wm?

Suppose I have window w1, w2 open, and sub-window w1-a, w1-b with w1 as their parent window. Is there a way to move w1-a up to its parent window level?
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How to use i3 on CentOS 7 with Gnome?

I have a CentOS 7 with Gnome running on my machine. Now I want to use i3 as the window manager. I managed to install i3 but I don't know how to make CentOS 7 use i3 now. I tried to edit .xinitrc like ...
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xfce4 no wallpaper and unresponsive with virtualbox

I recently installed arch with virtual box (Win7 host) with xfce4. I installed i3 to try it out, when I started up it loaded with no wallpaper and didn't respond to mouse input. I then set .xinitrc ...
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How to kill app that captures keyboard input for killing the app?

I'm using the i3wm. When I run Open Arena I can't force kill it with Mod+Shift+Q like I can with other apps, I can't restart the wm or anything. Open Arena is stealing the keyboard input. So ...
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i3 - How can I change the mod key to AltGr and disable it for “normal” input

I'd like to change the mod key to "AltGr" or "the right Alt key. Furthermore I'd like to disable the new mod key for any other input in Linux. So when I am writing text in my text editor I don't want ...
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File manager of common dialogs like Open or Save

Are those dialogs common to most X windows programs, such as open, save as, etc, something that you can tweak? I am trying to reduce my use of the mouse and I find it hard with the default one (I am ...
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Launching nautilus file browser launches gnome desktop, how to suppress it

Currently I'm using i3 window manager (but I guess that this applies to other non-standard window managers as well). Whenever I run nautilus it also starts a full screen desktop, which I have to ...
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Populate an entire pre-configured workspace in i3wm

Is it possible with I3Wm to populate an entire workspace with determined size, position and commands for each window? I know I can do i3-msg "exec xterm -e 'ls; bash'" to create a new window, but I ...
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How to set GTK icon theme in i3?

How to change icon theme in i3? If this matters, I'm working on Arch Linux. I googled, but I can only find info about GTK theme, not icons.
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Custom shortcut to i3lock screen

I'm having difficulties with creating a custom keyboard shortcut. I'm trying to lock my screen using i3lock with a picture. From the terminal, the command i3lock -i ~/Pictures/lock.png works like ...
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lampp not working with i3 window manager

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed the i3 window manager and have become pretty comfortable with it. And yesterday, When I tried to use Lampp for web dev, it didn't work. The window manager ...
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How can I disable a part of the screen in X.Org

I'm running a Laptop with Arch Linux, X.org and i3. Due to a broken LCD panel, I would like to disable/ignore the left ~228 Pixels of the screen until I have time to get it repaired. So far, I've ...
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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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i3 mirrors laptop screen on monitor, wasting space [duplicate]

Similar to this guy, I connected my laptop to my new monitor with a vga cable, when using i3 it mirrors the laptop's screen, which is smaller, causing tons of wasted space. Is there some way to ...
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No elevated permissions when using GUI applications on i3 wm

I'm running Lubuntu 13.10 with the i3 window manager. Tasks that need elevated permissions, like installing applications from the lubuntu software center or using the gnome-disks, complain about not ...
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i3 HDMI output sometimes shows black screen after startup

I have the i3 window manager configured to use HDMI-0 as its main output and DVI-0 to use as a secondary screen. The dualscreen configuration is done via an xrandr entry in the i3 config file. ...
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Open a specific application in a *new* workspace with i3wm

My question is something like this - but I don't want to open a given application on a specific workspace, I want each instance to open on a new workspace each time. The OP in the linked-to ...
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Why am I having ghosting and tearing with the i3 window manager paired with xcompgmr when tiling terminals vertically?

I'm using the i3 tiling window manager. As it doesn't do compositing, I've enabled the xcompmgr compositor in my ~/.i3/config file as well as feh to display a wallpaper: exec --no-startup-id xcompmgr ...
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How do you implement layout with the autostarting of applications in the i3 window manager?

This is a follow-up on a prior question on how to autostart applications on individual workspaces with the i3 window manager and what can and can't be done inside the ~/.i3/config configuration file. ...
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Possible to source a file in .i3config

I want to extract the default keybindings from my .i3config file and source it from another file I did that like this: #~/.i3config ... #source default keybindings . ~/.path_to_other_file But this ...
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How do you change the color for all the items in the status bar in the i3 WM?

In the i3 window manager you have this status bar. The configuration to enable the bar and tell it which file to load for it is in the ~/.i3/config file. This points to /etc/i3status.conf which ...
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i3 status bar: low battery not showing up in red

I have configured this in my i3status.conf: battery 0 { format = "%status %percentage - %remaining" low_threshold = 30 threshold_type = time integer_battery_capacity = true } And the ...
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i3 Window Manager doesn't allow full screen videos on two monitors

I'm currently using i3 Window Manager on Debian Wheezy, and as soon as I open a video in fullscreen (a YouTube video for example), and switch over to my second monitor, i3 reduces the video back to ...
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Different behaviour of systemctl suspend when executed via i3 wm key binding

I am using the i3 tiling windows manager in combination with light-locker to lock the screen. Light-locker displays a lock message on the locked TTY and shows the password screen on a second TTY. ...
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i3wm : start applications on specific workspaces when i3 starts

How can I start applications on specific workspaces in i3 when it starts? Why is this not working in my config file? : workspace 1; exec firefox; workspace 2; exec chromium; workspace 1
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XRDP Custom Resolution (Fedora 19)

How can I configure a custom display resultion for xrdp sessions? I want the session to use all the display size, minus few lines for the original decorations. that will be around 1920x1050, a ...
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How to get core temperature of haswell i7 cores in i3status

I want to use i3status to display my CPU-Core temperatures (haswell i7). However the setting: order += "cpu_temperature 1" #... cpu_temperature 1{ format = "T: %degree °C" } # doesn't ...
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How do I make my laptop sleep when it reaches some low battery threshold?

I'm using Ubuntu, but I have i3 as my window manager. Under i3, when my battery reaches 0%, the computer will just abruptly shut down, no warning or anything. Is there a simple script or ...
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Overriding functionality of special keys on CM Storm Trigger keyboard

I have a CM Storm Trigger Keyboard. This has some special keys, which can be programmed to trigger certain macros. There are special "M" keys for macros on the left-hand side, and there are two ...
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Indicate mute/unmute with i3status

Is there a way to indicate if the sound is set to mute or not using i3status? I know how to show the volume (as explained in man i3status), but it doesn't distinguish between mute or just 0% volume.
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Spawn 6 windows in 2 rows in the i3 window manager

How can I bind a key that spawns (via the exec command) six terminal windows? I managed to figure out how to do this, but all windows were on one row. What I would like to have is that 3 on top and 3 ...