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bspwm is a tiling window manager, including the bspc tool.

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Is there a way to make window either spawning or changing from tiled to floating take the earlier size and place?

I know that I can tell bspwm to spawn windows in specified desktop or monitor in tiled mode or in certain shape and position via floating mode. But I am looking for the window to remember its previous ...
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X server does not keep running

since yesterday I run an issue with my GUI. I installed fresh arch Linux and I can not keep running bspwm-git, after login I get login console again. Here is my .xinitrc #!/bin/sh userresources=$...
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Are there any way to restore closed tabs in okular pdf viewer?

I am on an Arch Linux machine and okular is probably the best pdf viewer, except just one lacking feature which is restoring tabs when you reopen Okular. Now since there is no default option for doing ...
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Line of spikes overlap text on Kitty terminal emulator

When I run kitty terminal emulator, a line of black spikes overlaps the text in each line. I'm running a VM with Debian 12, bspwm, picom with default configuration. I've got no idea what can be ...
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ArchLinux BSPWM

I just installed archlinux using the archinstall script, and I selected bspwm as my desktop. It finished and my screen is blank with just the cursor showing. What would be the next step towards making ...
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Can't open url from other applications in firefox

When I try to open an external URL from an application while Firefox is open I get this message: After I close all Firefox instances and try again, Firefox starts but freezes and continuously loading ...
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DPMS & PowerSave on laptop

I have an HP PowerBook 440 G4 with Debian Bullseye & BSWPM installed. My locker is lightdm with slick-greeter without a screensaver. My xset q says: DPMS (Energy Star): Standby: 600 Suspend: ...
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Trying to capture one monitor with maim

I have two monitors and I would like to only screenshot the main one, maim by default screenshots both monitors as one big monitor, and doing maim -x :0.0 doesn't work. I'm trying to figure this out ...
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How to logout from tty without killing xorg

I'm currently using bspwm as my window manager, it launches automatically thanks to my .zprofile & .xinitrc How can i go back to the tty login without running bspc quit I know that i can change to ...
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Bspwm session displays only grey screen and keybindings dont work

Here are my bspwmrc and sxhkdrc files #AUTOSTART picom --config ~/.config/picom/picom.conf nitrogen --restore & $HOME/.config/polybar/launch.sh pgrep -x sxhkd > /dev/null || sxhkd & ...
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X11: can't set custom keyboard layout when pressing Super key

I want to change the default QWERTY layout to colemak layout. I use bspwm with its default sxhkd. I tried setting it in the X11 config file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-keyboard.conf: Section "...
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Switching keyboard layouts

END GOAL I use Arch Linux with bspwm as my window manager and sxhkd as a hotkey daemon. I want to map a certain key combination in my sxhkdrc so that it shuffles through different keyboard layouts. ...
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How to connect to a second monitor without restarting X?

Every time I have to connect to an external monitor, it remains "disconnected" according to xrandr and the second screen remains black. To solve this problem, I always have to close all my ...
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How to set keybindings systemwide?

I am using bspwm in Arch Linux, without any Desktop Environment. I have swapped the escape and Capslock key for VIM, but the thing is, the keys only work in bspwm, i.e, if I change the tty then, the ...
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Which process handles XF86 keys?

There are multimedia buttons in my keyboard, the key I am actually interested in are Brightness keys (XF86MonBrightness{UP|DOWN}). I am using bspwm window manager, and without any sxhkdrc config the ...
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xrandr - Doesn't Properly Move Monitors

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux running on my desktop machine which has 3 monitors. I have installed X with xf86-video-nouveau (since I have an Nvidia RTX card) and have chosen bspwm to be my ...
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How do I make .bdf Format Bitmap Font work

I'm using an Arch-based Linux distro. Recently I started a New Ricing for my BSPWM. This time I want to use a bitmap font. Well I would like a font with glyphs, so I chose Siji. Previously I used some ...
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xrandr - can't set fullscreen

I have two monitors. I disabled my primary monitor(eDP-1) by running this command on startup to display on secondary monitor(DP-1) only. xrandr --output eDP-1 --off The primary monitor is disabled ...
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Screensharing on bspwm makes the mouse unresponsive on the shared monitor

The problem When I screenshare an entire screen using Discord or Firefox, the shared screen becomes completely unresponsive to my mouse. Stopping the screenshare doesn't fix the problem. Window-...
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How to show pointer after it has been hidden by unclutter

I am automatically hiding the cursor with unclutter -idle 3 in my bspwmrc. But I want the cursor to show again ever time I focus a different window with the keyboard. (This would provide a little more ...
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Environment variables in window manager not propagating to X clients

Whenever I start my BSPWM session, and regardless of how I start it (I have tested LightDM and Startx), I find that environment variables are somehow not being propagated as expected to X clients ...
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xrandr not respecting '--primary' or '--left{right}-of'

I have the following in my .xinitrc: xrandr --output eDP-1 --off xrandr --output HDMI-1 --off # set monitors if [ xrandr -q | grep 'HDMI-1 connected' | wc -l == 1 ] ; then xrandr --output HDMI-1 -...
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How to use mopidy-youtube?

I am using Arch bspwm on my laptop. I installed mpd, ncmpcpp and mopidy (with mopidy-yt extension) and enabled the required stuff for mopidy-youtube. How do I use it? I am new to all this and hope you ...
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Is it possible to change bspwm binds to work like tmux binds?

I come from tmux and I was wondering if its possible to configure sxhkd and bspwm to have binds just like it. For example, Assuming my C-w is my prefix rather than the default C-b tmux prefix C-w h # ...
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What should I look for in a window manager?

I'm looking into window managers for the first time and I don't really know how to compare them. Can somebody please explain some things in the Wikipedia table head? Type (Stacking|Tiling|Dynamic etc....
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Can't launching a script from bspwmrc

I have a lemonbar script that I modified from a few other scripts. Here: https://hastebin.com/iduhutorec Config here: https://hastebin.com/ewohugidut I moved it to ~/.local/bin/ as lemon-script (which ...
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How to configure bspwm with home-manager

I'm using nixos and trying to configure bspwm with home-manager. However, whenever I attempt to login using xorg, it fails saying "Failed to start session". Does anybody know anything about this? My ...
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xfreerdp multiple screens don't work

I have dual monitor setup. I can't get xfreerdp to launch full screen on both monitors. $ xfreerdp /monitor-list * [0] 1920x1080 +0+0 [1] 1920x1080 +1920+0 xfreerdp /multimon - ...
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BSPWM blank screen

I was determined to battle this through without having to ask for help ... yet here I am. I'm fairly new to this but I just can't get bspwm loading up with anything. Entering startx just gives me a ...
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urxvt not loading the icons for lf filemanager

I am using urxvt Below is my .Xresources file URxvt*buffered: false URxvt.font: xft:monospace:size=15,xft:DejaVuSansMono Nerd Font:size=10 URxvt*letterSpace:-1 URxvt.scrollBar: false URxvt*...
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sh -c and exec works in prompt but not in Shebang script

I try to execute Xsession logout via shell script: xfce4-session-logout --logout The above option (or -l) allows logout without confirmation. It works fine in bash prompt, but instead of sh, I have ...
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PWM signal with cat /dev/urandom | bzip2 > /dev/null command

I am using a C program to generate a pwm on Zybo board, and I want to apply CPU load using cat /dev/urandom | bzip2 > /dev/null. How can this command be executed at the same time with C code ?
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How to zoom/magnify on linux without compiz (bspwm)

I'd like to have the functionality described in this video. Basically, use super+scrollup/down or pinch in/out on my touchpad to zoom in a certain area of the screen like on a phone or tablet. Sadly ...
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Unable to compile bspwm

I've recently tried to switch from i3 preconfigured with archLabs to bspwm un debian. After I installed the base packages for Debian I install the necessary dependencies of bspwm as I saw in a guide ...
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Bspwm: resizing windows creates visual artifacts

I'm having some problems when resizing certain windows in bspwm. Examples: https://youtu.be/1uOcOCSVsvM. Visual Studio Code: this one is obvious https://youtu.be/PmRwh_S6gIY. 2 Sublime Text windows,...
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Plasma-browser-integration breaks with `export QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME="qt5ct"`

I use plasma-browser-integration (not using KDE) to get firefox websites (like youtube, netflix..) to respond to mpris commands like play/pause, and to get the playback status (playing/paused) so I ...
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How can I switch users in NixOS?

I'm using the BSPWM window manager in NixOS, and using home-manager to handle the session. SDDM is my display manager. I can log in just fine, but I don't know how to switch users. On Arch, TTY1 (Ctrl+...
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bspwm on cygwin - slow redraw isssue

I have managed to compile bspwm tiling window manager under cygwin 2.10.0(0.325/5/3) (Windows 7), compared to Openbox, LXDE or fwvm the performance is quite bad. Can you please suggest me some ideas ...
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Getting a sticky background terminal running on the bspwm workspace in fullscreen

I am attempting to have a terminal running a custom command in the background layer of my window manager in full screen mode on boot. attempted to execute in bspwmrc, but did not execute on boot #!/...
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write error: broken pipe with lemonbar script

I'm trying to pipe a bar script into lemonbar in bspwm. In my bspwmrc I have: ~/.config/bspwm/lemonbar.sh | lemonbar -p lemonbar.sh contains: #!/bin/bash clock() { date +%H:%M:%S } while ...
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