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?

  • I'm starting to think containers are almost a un-feature. When you have 10 virtual desktops and windows spontaneously zap themselves to the appropriate work space, is it really necessary to have windows placed into a tree structure? – Evan Carroll Nov 24 '18 at 23:37

I found the answer by watch the video tutorial on i3 website:


Focus parent:


I hope this might be useful for other people who is also new to the i3wm.

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    Downvote - answer describes a specific i3 configuration but doesn't include the configuration text. – Winny Nov 25 '18 at 16:45

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