I really like Manjaro Plasma flavour and how it works out of the box, but at the same time I'd like to have the features of a i3wm to improve usability and productivity.

Is it possible to get rid of KWin and use i3wm on top of KDE Plasma?

I tried a lot. The most promising tutorial I found was this one: https://github.com/heckelson/i3-and-kde-plasma but with no results.

Other resources I've used:

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You need to create a systemd user unit to start your preferred WM and mask the KWin service. The details on how to do this can be found in the Arch Wiki.

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