I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04, which brought in a new version of i3: 4.17. The config file remains untouched and in the same place: ~/.i3/config. However i3 is ignoring it. Should it be moved to a different path?


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i3 now looks at ~/.config/i3/config before ~/.i3/config, so if the former exists, the latter will be ignored.

One possible fix is to replace ~/.config/i3/config with a symlink to ~/.i3/config, or move the latter to ~/.config/i3/config.

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