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i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager inspired by wmii. It supports tiling, stacking, and tabbing layouts.

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playerctl not detecting Opera browser downloaded from Snap as an audio player

OS: Ubuntu 24.04 LTS WM: i3 (with polybar) I used to use the Opera browser downloaded from Opera's website as a .deb package, but there were several issues with that 'variant' of Opera, some being: ...
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What are the services that track the user's settings on Gnome (e.g. Dark mode)?

I have a installation of Fedora 40 with Gnome and I've installed i3 and started configuring it. On Gnome when I switch to dark mode my apps like the Chrome browser pick up this change automatically ...
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Stuck in i3 (forever?)

I've been using i3 und my ubuntu system for quite a while and today I wanted to change my mod key since keeping the left hand on homerow would be more ergonomic. First I tried to map it to Mod5 which ...
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Problem with i3 layouts not being attached to the right workspace

I have a working layout setup in i3 and am trying to attach it with this line on startup: exec --no-startup-id i3-msg "workspace $utilities; append_layout /home/lucienfradet/.config/i3/layout/...
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How do most popular DEs handle external monitor connection?

I've recently moved from using Cinnamon desktop environment to i3wm (quite a leap, I know). The first thing I've immediately noticed is that i3 doesn't handle external monitor connection automatically....
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Fontawesome icons are not pasted correctly

I am using Fedora and installed fontawesome via sudo dnf install fontawesome fonts. Later because it didn't work I also additionally installed the font manually via downloading the zip from the Github ...
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No "File Open" / "Save As" dialogue in Chrome/Brave

I have a strange behaviour in my Chrome-based browsers. I cannot open/upload/save/download files. It does not show me the "file open" dialogue when I press an upload button on any website. ...
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Why does a program launched by echoing into sh persist after parent termination?

I was looking at dmenu_run, which is the default dmenu script to launch a program, and saw this part of it that intrigued me: [..other stuff..] | dmenu | sh & So I did some testing. Prerequisites ...
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Use `xautolock` to run script which captures image with `ffmpeg` after unlocking

I'm using i3wm and I want a script to run after I've unlocked my screen. I can get this to work when I manually lock my screen, e.g. using the steps outlined in this post. But I can't get this to work ...
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Systemd Process Cannot Open Ipc Socket When Indirectly Executing i3-msg ‘restart’

I am on Arch Linux and have written my own service that runs on systemd: [Unit] Description=my service After=network.target [Service] Type=simple User=root ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/myservice ...
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Why does my keyboard stop working after a screen lock?

I am using i3, betterlockscreen and Arch Linux. It is configured to lock itself after some minutes of inactivity. When this happens and I unlock, the keyboard does not appear to work thereafter. My ...
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Rofi leaves unresponsive terminals after run-shell-command | `Q` or `Ctrl-C` don't work

I'm trying to switch from using dmenu to rofi on my system, on which I use i3wm. I have the following keybinding: bindsym $mod+Ctrl+d exec --no-startup-id rofi -combi-modi window#drun#run -show combi -...
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How can I force i3 to start the application where I started it?

The application I open in i3 should stay, where I started it and not open at the workspace, I am at the moment. How am I able to achieve that? example for clarification: I open chromium on workspace ...
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Can't use ctrl+shift+c to copy to secondary clipboard

Running I3 without a desktop environment on Debian 12. My terminal is Alacritty and my shell is bash. I am unable to copy into what I assume is the secondary selection clipboard using the default ...
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Force app to start in systray at autostart (in i3wm)

On i3 I start qstardict at the session opening with the following line on the i3config : exec --no-startup-id qstardict So, Qstartdict open its window at each session starting witch is messy. ...
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i3 command to toggle picom that greps ps for "picom" works when it should fail, as "picom" is in the command and shows up in "ps" output

I have this line in my i3 config: bindsym $Super+Shift+F10 exec --no-startup-id ps aux | grep -q '[p]icom' && killall picom || picom It runs a shell command (everything after --no-startup-id ...
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mouse freeze - SYN_DROPPED event when using graphical applications

I first noticed the issue when using Davinci Resolve (video editor) : I get random mouse freezes logged by the X server as "SYN_DROPPED event" $ tail -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log [...] [ 12781.613]...
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Tabbing only some windows in i3

Sorry for the noob question. I have recently started using i3, and often I find I need some windows to be tabbed and another window to not be tabbed. Usually I press mod+w, but that puts all of my ...
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How to make picom use the NVIDIA card with PRIME for blurring effects?

I use picom to manage the transparency and blur effects of my terminals, using i3 on Arch Linux. The backend I use is glx, though I don't mind changing it to something else if needed. My laptop has ...
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Showing sway scratchpad windows in LIFO order

I mainly use the sway scratchpad to hide the windows I don't want to be in my workspaces : terminal windows like jupyter or rygel servers, Transmission, etc. However, the showing order for scratchpad ...
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Setting up monitor hz to 144 through xrandr makes my monitor cut off half of screen

Here is how it looks. On bottom of the pic is part of the terminal. This happens when i exec xrandr --output HDMI-1 --mode 1920x1080 -r 144 This is my modes I also tried to exec xrandr --output HDMI-...
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How to Switch Audio Output through i3?

I've tried an assortment of Google results already, but haven't found anything that works or simple. How would you cycle or switch through audio outputs on Pulseaudio through an i3 keyboard shortcut?
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how to change xterm font?

I created a .Xresources file and added the following code to it(I’m demonstrating only a part, because there’s a lot of code): XTerm*font:*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r XTerm*...
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Call XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown from terminal

I am running Qubes OS based on Fedora 36, and using i3wm. I am working on creating an i3 block similar to this contributed blocklet, but without using xbacklight. Why not xbacklight? My laptop has ...
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Can I configure i3 to wrap from my rightmost workspace to my leftmost when I press <mod>+right?

Let's say I have 3 monitors arranged like this: [] [] [] Is there a way to configure i3 so that if I press <mod>+right when I'm on the rightmost window on the rightmost monitor, it moves focus ...
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i3bar/i3blocks FontAwesome not shown correctly

I've just made a full system update (ArchLinux, probably i3wm and/or i3blocks and/or FontAwesome has/have been updated), and I am not able to recover the special symbols in my i3bar (+ i3blocks). ...
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How do I launch a program on a specific side of a workspace on startup?

I've got this at the bottom of ~/.config/i3/config: exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace $ws1; exec i3-sensible-terminal ranger; exec i3-sensible-terminal btop' But when I start i3wm, it's a ...
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FileExplorer shows only wildcard symbols in MuseScore

Since I don't have it in any other application on my ArchLinux (6.1.44-1-lts) with i3-wm it makes me wonder what is causing this behaviour? The dialogues and fonts should be system defaults (I guess) ...
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Install i3gaps on Debian (Raspberry Pi OS)

I decided to install i3WM on my Raspberry Pi 400 with Raspberry Pi OS (Debian 11 bullseye aarch64). The only missing part is i3gaps/i3-gaps, but I can't install it with "sudo apt install". ...
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How can I get xrandr to realize my screens are of a different height?

On Manjaro Linux using i3, I have an issue with lining up my two monitors to achieve seamless transition. Currently they look fine using this command to orient them: xrandr --output USB-C-0 --primary -...
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gnome-tweaks on ubuntu with i3wm throws freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown

I'm running Linux Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS along with i3wm. I'm trying to run gnome-tweaks to adjust the theme, but get following error: gnome-tweaks WARNING : Error getting shell mode CRITICAL: Error ...
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Arch Linux - Monitors will never go to sleep

Through searching I can only find people looking to solve the opposite issue. I am running Arch Linux with i3 as my window manager. I am using i3-lock to handle screen locking. I can lock the screen, ...
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i3wm manjaro gnome applications appear to head dbus timeout

In my manjaro installation, since the latest update, gnome applications such as the gnome calculator and gedit, aswell as firefox, blueman-manager and pamac-manager take about 25 seconds to startup. ...
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Slowdown when playing games in i3 X11 but not gnome X11

I have a problem that I find very difficult to reproduce. I have Manjaro with i3. It runs on a laptop with an RTX 3060. Whenever I play a game, eventually, the game and i3 will eventually freeze up ...
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Libreoffice apps not being assigned to specific workspaces in i3

I use i3 and assign specific apps to specific workspaces using assign [class="<WM_CLASS value>"] workspacenumber But when I try this with Libreoffice it doesn't work. I run: xprop | ...
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i3blocks.conf create onclick event (open firefox with URL)

I have this block in /etc/i3blocks.conf [rss] command=rsstail -n1 -1 -N -u https://news.ycombinator.com/rss | iconv -f UTF-8 -t ASCII//TRANSLIT | head -c 50 color=#00FF00 interval=300 I'd like to ...
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i3blocks.conf Error could not parse JSON lexical error

I have this error in my /etc/i3blocks.conf Error: Could not parse JSON (lexical error: invalid bytes in UTF8 string.) My code in /etc/i3blocks.conf looks like this. [rss] command=rsstail -n1 -1 -N -u ...
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Browser download location file manager is not using system default file manager

As a bit of background, I'm using Arch Linux with i3 as my window manager and I recently stopped using Nautilus as my default file manager and started using Thunar. The browser I'm using is Brave and ...
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escape not working, xev detects weird event

I've encountered a strange issue in my EndeavourOS-i3wm system. The escape key is not functioning at all. I haven't reconfigured any keyboard settings or messed with xkbmap. This problem occurred when ...
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How to shift all workspaces to the next (or previous) output

Let's say I have 3 monitors, or outputs: LEFT, CENTER, and RIGHT. And I have 6 workspaces. The active workspace is marked with a star: LEFT CENTER RIGHT 1* 2, 3* 4, 5*, 6 How could I trigger the ...
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Command Line Prompt on wrong place of screen

I recently installed Manjaro Linux with i3wm on my PC. But ever since I updated my system the command prompt line shows up halfway down the screen of the i3-sensible terminal (it might also have ...
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LightDM displays wake immediately after sleep

Update 2: The behavior only happens when both monitors are enabled and when lightdm-gtk-greeter is active. Disconnecting or disabling (with xrandr) results in expected behavior. Update: Seems to have ...
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i3: Title bar and border colors not matching

No matter what I do, my i3 config keeps displaying different colors on active windows. This is what it looks like (notice the lighter sidebar compared to the title bar): And this is the relevant part ...
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i3 status bar with ANSI *input*

I want to show a text having ANSI escape sequences in a status bar. The status text is generated by third party tools, that manage themselves the ANSI colors (and hyperlinks, albeit these may be left ...
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How to set keyboard layout and keep configuration?

I changed from gnome to i3wm and now everytime I log in to my computer the keyboard layout is set to english (my keyboard is spanish). I was able to change it with this command but just for the ...
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Set Regolith status to the top of the screen

I am using Regolith 2 on Ubuntu 22.04. I would like to move the status bar to the top of the screen (like in i3). This version of Regolith now uses the concept of partials for configuration, but none ...
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How to hide parent container in i3?

I'm using pretty much the standard i3 config and sometimes I press the wrong keys and this extra bar shows up at the top: I believe it's the "parent container"? How do I hide the bar again? ...
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i3wm: Cycling throw workspaces

I’m back using i3 as my main window manager, but I notice something I’ve never done before: When the leftmost workspace is focused and I try to switch to the previous one (workspace prev), i3 jumps to ...
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manjaro kde plasma and i3wm

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 ...
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Disable automatically copying selection to clipboard in urxvt

There are 2 kind of clipboards on my os (manjaro i3). Xclip, which keeps the last selected text, and the regular clipboard which must be explicitly copied. I have noticed urxvt copies selected text in ...
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