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

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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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Program startup follows active workspace

When opening programs that have a long startup time, like discord, the pane opens in my active workspace that I switched to afterwards. I would, however, like programs to open their pane in the ...
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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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When executing BSPWM I get logged out

I followed this tutorial but when I try exec bspwm fedora simply logs me out... I am not sure what its going on.
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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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Polybar doesn't update the network module upon connection

I am using Manjaro with Bspwm. When I boot up, polybar loads, but nothing shows up in the network module, I have to manually refresh Bspwm then it (polybar) shows a "connected" icon. Why? ...
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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 ...