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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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i3lock called by the i3-nagbar starts in the background

I am trying to set up a lock script with the i3⁻nagbar command. The current code i have: i3-nagbar -b "lock" "i3lock" -b "shutdown" "shutdown -h 0" And while the shutdown button works, the lock ...
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Start nvim with a bindsym in i3

How can can I start nvim with a bindsym from i3? If I just type bindsym $mod+F1 exec nvim nvim doesn't show, since it just runs in the background without a terminal. So how can I invoke nvim with a ...
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How to set Caps Lock behavior in i3?

On KDE (and on GNOME as well), there was an option to swap Caps Lock and Escape key. I was expecting this same setting window in i3, but I didn't find one. Is there any similar setting in i3?
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Help - chromium display frozen but the app keeps working

I am new to Manjaro and Arch. Recently I started running into an issue that I don't know how to solve. The Issue The chromium and skypeforlinux windows freeze, but the apps keep running. For example ...
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Change the default i3-wm system style

I have recently discovered the i3 window manager (after using Xfce). I first installed it on my laptop and all the window decorations (file/edit/view menus etc) looked horrible, and it was a light ...
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How to change keybindings for copy/paste in i3

I would like to use Super+c to copy and Super+v to paste. It is pretty easy to configure when I used to use Gnome. But now I am running i3 without desktop environment on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine and I ...
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How to open a window in floating when workspace has no windows?

I would like to have i3 open up a window in float mode when only one window is open per workspace. Once another window is opened it goes back to horizontal tiled mode. Is making an application open ...
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How do you get 100 opacity with Compton?

I'm trying to get shadows and fades but not transparency in my windows. How do you do that through Compton? The .conf I have now doesn't give 100% opacity. The command I'm using in my i3/config ...
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How to start X?

I installed the ATI drivers for the video card, and after rebooting the xserver broke down. I rolled back the server configuration to standart but this did not help, I also deleted temporary files ...
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using X11 to ssh to a Linux server with a GUI application (such as i3) using XQuartz

I'm trying to ssh to a linux server and run GUI applications like i3. My personal computer is a MacOS Mojave and I have setup X11: I setup XQuartz locally, ForwardX11 yes in my local ssh config and ...
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i3 and rdesktop — who gets the meta?

I am using i3 desktop manager bound to my Win (or meta) key. Everything works great. Sometimes, I like to rdesktop into my windows machines. Now, as long as the application window is focuses or ...
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How to disable cursor blinking on lubuntu i3?

The Eclipse IDE uses the OS's settings regarding cursor/caret blinking. That's why I want to know how to disable this using i3wm (on a lubuntu 18.04 install). When I login using LXDE, the cursor is ...
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How to change colour of i3status separator?

By default, in i3status, the separators between the entries are grey pipe characters. I know it's possible to change the separator to a different character (general { separator = "-" } in the i3status ...
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Use meta/super/windows/whatever key to open KDE Plasma's application launcher (KDE Plasma + i3)

I have a setup with KDE Plasma and i3 that I've been absolutely loving, except for the fact that the windows key no longer works to open Plasma's application launcher like it does with Kwin. I did ...
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i3: multiple displays; having some “resistance” from mouse pointer when crossing display

Can X or i3 in particular be configured so that the mouse would not jump immediately to the next display but would require some sort of "time and force" to take place, so that it would be easy to drag ...
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i3 screen black after opening lid on laptop

If I have monitors connected to my laptop and I close the lid on my laptop and then re-open the lid, then all screens become black and I have to reboot the computer. How can I fix this? I am using ...
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Suckless utilities give XOpenIM failed error

whenever i try to run a suckless app like dmenu or suckless terminal it gives the following error: XOpenIM failed. Could not open input device. how can i fix this error and be able to run dmenu?
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Playing Starcraft using WINE completely freezes Manjaro

I've recently started having problem on Manjaro where everytime I play Starcraft 2 using WINE (through Lutris) it works well for like 2-5 minutes, and then it suddenly completely freezes the system, ...
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What can I do to fix occasional lagging of terminal emulator?

My terminal emulators are lagging occasionally. It's not heavy a lag. May be once in 20-30 mins( I think). The terminal becomes unresponsive and all the characters I typed during lag appears suddenly. ...
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Fake Transparency in URxvt Using ImageMagick in i3

The most popular way to set your background in i3 seems to be using feh, via something like: exec_always feh --bg-fill /home/user/Pictures/wallpaper.jpg in your ~/.config/i3/config file. Then, in ~/....
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Electron-based applicatons giving blank screen on Manjaro

I recently installed a fresh copy of Manjaro Architect and didn't change too much in the setup. I'm using the i3 window manager and the Linux 41.9 LTS kernel. When trying to set up my usual programs, ...
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How to add a file/edit/view… bar into polybar?

I am using i3-gaps for a desktop environment. I try to configure polybar to have file/edit/view... bar with a name of a focused app (like in a mac topbar). I am using Arch Linux.
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I3 how to auto start (when i3 launches) tmux with irssi

Every time i launch the computer i want an TMUX IRSSI window to be launched. i3/conf: exec --no-startup-id irc irc script: #!/bin/sh tmux new-session -n "IRC" -d 'irssi' tmux -2 attach-session -d ...
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Are there customizable vertical side bars available in i3?

I currently use Polybar as my main and only tool bar for i3. What I like about it, is that it's highly customizable: the look and feel can be customized at will to have a slick and modern look I can ...
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Keyboard and track pad stops wokring after I close my laptop's lid

I'm using Arch with i3wm Here is my config for my keyboard and mouse in xorg: Section "InputClass" Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/...
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setxkbmap -layout us,pt doesn't work

I'm using i3 and imported some keybinds from another user that has the US keyboard. From the i3 forums, the easiest way to do this would be to do: setxkbmap -layout us,pt ..... This solution seems ...
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Unable to run 2 sudo commands without asking password from script

I want pacman to check for updates on system startup without asking me for password. I created a script ~/bin/startup which is executed through ~/.config/i3/config. In ~/.config/i3/config: exec_always ...
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i3wm - not change focus when on rightmost container and move focus further right [duplicate]

I'm basically trying to make it so that when for example focus is on the rightmost container and I move focus to the right I want it to stay there (and of course the equivalent for the leftmost ...
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Rofi icons not showing on void-linux + i3 + Papirus icon theme

After I installed the papirus-icon-theme package, I setup rofi configuration like this: rofi.theme: ~/.vendor/gruvbox-rofi/gruvbox-dark.rasi rofi.show-icons: true At rofi launch, I can see a space ...
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/bin/sh symbolic link not working properly

I am using i3, and by default, it uses sh when starting process with the i3 config exec command. This is fine and dandy, but that means the environmental variables created in my .zshrc do not get ...
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Use ranger as my default file manager in i3wm

When download a file via browser, the download status message box has an option named show in folder, How can I configure it to open ranger when I click it? Reason I want to do it: I'm currently ...
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Multiples of entries for the same software name

For a while now I have been using i3 with dmenu over a xubuntu. One thing that keeps bugging me is that there are some apps for example on my install the "file manager", "vlc media player" and "xfce ...
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How to set specific font-version (e.g. Font Awesome) in i3wm config files

I use i3wm with the i3status bar. My configuration file uses "FontAwesome 10" font specification for displaying various icons in the bar. Now a new Version of Font Awesome is around. When I, as before,...
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To completely remove i3 WN ans desktop environment from minimal debian?

I have been facing the same issues like this https://askubuntu.com/questions/636250/how-to-compleately-remove-the-i3-desktop-enviroment-from-ubuntu#= but with Debian. I have removed i3 files but still ...
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`i3wm` seems to be locking framerateto 60fps

I've got a fresh install of Kubuntu, have installed the nvidia drivers and set the framerate to 155 from within KDE using their settings GUI. Which worked great. Upon installing i3wm, logging out and ...
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xrandr (1.5.0) artifacting in i3wm (4.16.1) after upgrading Arch Linux

Bit of an unusual issue. I just updated Arch Linux, but I hadn't rebooted in a quite awhile so it might not have even been a recent updgrade. I'm getting some weird artifacting at the bottom of my ...
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notify-send get stuck in i3-gaps [closed]

I am using arch linux with i3-gaps, when I run notify-send, it should've shown notification immediately but just gets stuck in terminal. It works with $ dbus-launch notify-send "Hello"
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How to send sound to HDMI port in i3

In other DEs I am able to select between three different sound output media: Headphones jack Internal speakers HDMI port In i3 the sound output shifts automatically between headphones and internal ...
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Print Screen key in i3

By default, i3 ignores the Print Screen key available in most keyboards. How can it be activated?
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i3bar failing with exit code 1

On i3 startup i3bar gives me Error: status_command exited unexpectedly (exit 1). Manual i3bar restart via killall i3bar; i3bar --bar_id=bar-0 works until next i3 restart. My .i3status.conf: general { ...
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Lightdm fails to start xsession

I switched from xfce4 to i3 a while ago. The first go through, everything worked fine. I then had to reinstall i3 for some reason, and I can no longer enter i3 through lightdm-gtk-greeter. I have to ...
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Is there a list of names indexed by xprop to i3 config?

XPROP returns WM_CLASS, and WM_NAME how do I target the different values returned by XPROP in i3?
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How to execute a function on button click with mouse movement?

I want the system to listen for a button press and then a mouse Right/left/up/down movement. I know which button is pressed by XEV, but I don’t know how to listen for mouse movements and then execute ...
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i3wm move window to adjacent workspace regardless of whether workspace is empty or not

I'm trying to figure out how to quickly send the window with focus to the next workspace numerically. Using the following lines in my ~/.config/i3/config file, I'm able to bind Super [ and Super ] to ...
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How can I use “Ctrl” key as both mod key and for regular tasks like ^A, ^C, ^V, ^L etc. in i3 WM?

I recently installed i3 WM in my Debian-based Linux distribution and it is really good. On the first start of i3 WM, I configured Mod key as Windows key and after some time I changed it toAlt. But ...
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Hooking onto entering and leaving window in i3

Is it possible to hook onto the events of entering and leaving a window in i3? I want to use this to make my winkey hyper in Emacs and super outside.
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Possible to start different shells in different desktop environments?

Is it possible to set different shells for different desktop environments? (I know the risks/complications of multiple DEs.) My underlying core system is Tumbleweed with KDE. For that system, I've ...
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How do I get the current focused monitor?

I'm using i3 as my WM with a Dual-Head setup. I have already mapped some keys to switch between workspaces on one of the monitors (Mod+Keypad 1..8) and I would like to use the same keybindings on both ...
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Do i3 workspaces have to be linear?

Currently the way i3 does workspaces, they're all linear 0-9. Under a normal workflow this typically means you have one workspace for browsing the web, and one for managing media, and messaging/chat .....
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Arch linux greeter without DM

I'm using Arch Linux with i3wm with xinit which results in having tty1 as my "greeter". I wanna know if there is any possibility to have a greeter, for instance, Deepin greeter at login prompt ...