I'm using the i3 Window Manager, and am quite happy so far, but I have a few issues.
Using XFCE, my "Desktop" is seen as a separate container (window). That means that when I open a new program in the first workspace, that it will split the screen in two and show Desktop as one window, and the other program in another window. I can minimize the size of the desktop, or use the 'tabbed' option to minimize impact, but this is all not convenient. I want i3 not to treat the Desktop as a Window, at all. If that means 'losing' my Desktop, no problem. I tried 'closing' this window, but my whole session is closed and I return to the initial login screen.
There are notification windows from Thunderbird that should float but they appear as new windows instead. I tried adding
for_window [class="xfce4-notifyd"] floating enableto my config file, but this does not work.
How can I shutdown with a keybinding? I tried
bindsym $mod+x exec shutdownand
bindsym $mod+x exec /home/user/shutdown.sh(which has
sudo shutdown -Ph now), but none of them work.
I am using Arch Linux.