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I recently installed the Manjaro i3wm edition and I actually quite liked it. But there were some things that simply didn't work out of the box (like multi-monitor setup etc.) and I simply dind't want to have to configure them to get basic functionallity.

Now I am back to Manjaro with KDE and everythings works fine (it also feels better because it is an "official flagship Manjaro").

But I kinda miss i3 so I am thinking about installing i3 in my Manjaro with KDE so I will be able to switch between them (then it doesn't matter if i3 has no multi-monitor support out of the box).

Are there things I need to know before installing i3? Are there programs that won't work right with it that are installed with Manjaro KDE? Do I need to install additional software to get i3 to work or will it fetch everything it needs?

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To share or preview workspace in other monitor from i3 you need to configure it manually

using xrandr command

see the complete list in i3 docs

http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html

where 7th one explain how to display workspace in other monitors

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