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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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How to prevent XF86RFKill keypress from enabling Linux's airplane mode?

I am running Kubuntu 19.10(KDE + i3wm) on my ASUS FX505DT. The issue I am able to bind the XF86RFKill key using i3wm's bindsym but this binding doesn't seem to nullify's Linux's in-built binding ...
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google earth not working in i3wm

google earth works fine under xfce, but not with i3wm. Looks like the 3D rendering not working, resulting in a window with top-menu & side-bar, but no content in the main window. Is this ...
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Polybar launch script running fine from terminal, but not from bindsym

Basically, I'm trying to run my polybar config launch script off of a keybinding, but for reasons I can't figure out, the script behaves different when run in the terminal vs when run from the key ...
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i3 fix workspaces to a specific monitor

I want to keep my configuration consistent across reboots, so I set this in my: ~/.config/i3/config: workspace 1 output HDMI-1 workspace 3 output HDMI-1 workspace 5 output HDMI-1 workspace 7 output ...
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How to find which program is executing given program?

Is there way how to find out which program is executing my script? I'm runnig I3 as my window manager and I want to use sxkhd to bynd keys instead of i3config but something keep replacing my sxkhd ...
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DBus NameOwnerChanged

When i run dbus-monitor --system, i got these 20 events per second: signal time=1585510053.359267 sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> destination=(null destination) serial=2019 path=/org/freedesktop/...
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Editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf to Fix xbrightness Break Other Applications

I am using i3 and trying to setup my media keys to control the screen brightness using xbrightness. By default, running things like xbrightness -set 50 or xbrightness -set 100 do nothing. After ...
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How to disable all global hotkeys in KDE Plasma?

I'm using a KDE+i3 setup on my machine and therefore I want to disable all the global hotkeys provided by KDE, since I've binded the keys properly in my i3-config. Upon exploring qdbus API, I've found ...
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How to define wm class for terminal commands in .desktop files

I'm playing around with .desktop files and ended up with this one: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Music Player (cmus) Comment=Command Line Music Player GenericName=Music Player Exec=cmus Terminal=...
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Manjaro i3 fresh install; dmenu not working

dmenu not working in a fresh i3 setup This is the second time this is happening for me. (I reinstalled it) The error I get is, warning: no locale support warning: no locale modifiers support My ...
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Why does firefox-nightly not produce sound when speaker-test works fine? | Permission errors | Pulseaudio | Arch Linux

I am on Arch Linux install with i3-gaps. I have tried speaker-test -t wav -c 2, and both headphones and speakers work. Sound occasionally starts working when I play around with sudo -u user pulseaudio ...
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How to set layout of a multiple sway/i3 containers on startup?

Problem I'm using Sway window manager, but the same applies to i3 I guess. On startup I want to start 2 terminal windows on the same workspace. One of them will run Neovim, and the second one will ...
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xorg and CPU usage

I have Debian 10 installed on my laptop and I manually installed xorg, i3wm and compton just after Debian. I had some serious tearing issues I solved by installing the nVidia proprietary drivers and ...
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Set custom mode after bindsym

So I wrote a script for tracking my time, but I must manually add jira tasks to txt file. I want this to be a little bit easier, so that I do not need to open txt file every time, but I want this to ...
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Priority of assign statements in i3 configuration

I want to assign a specific app to a workspace in i3. That app is ranger and I want to launch it via alacritty I've already chosen to launch alacritty in ws_term workspace and I want to launch ranger ...
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Kerberos with i3-dmenu-desktop

I use Kerberos authentication in Thunderbird, Firefox and for ssh and it works just fine if I use the programs from the shell. But when I use i3-dmenu-desktop to start Thunderbird and Firefox, the ...
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xrandr --left-of brake display settings

I have monitor connected to my notebook. Resolution of monitor is 1920x1080 and display of my laptop is 1366x768. When i try to position monitor on the left of my laptop display it screw up seems ...
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i3wm - Why can't I move a container to SOME workspaces?

I can move any container to workspace 4,7 or 9 but not to 1,2,3,5,6 or 8 part: of my config: set $workspace1 "1:" set $workspace2 "2:" set $workspace3 "3:" set $workspace4 "4:" set $workspace5 "5:" ...
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Binding numpad keys on i3 don't work

I have been trying to bind numpad numeric keys on i3 unsuccessfully. This seems like a simple enough thing to do but it doesn't work. And I can't figure out why. Keyboard layout: English US Default ...
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i3WM Prevent applications from grabbing keybindings

I recently added some key bindings to my i3 config # Move mouse with keyboard bindsym $mod+Shift+Ctrl+h exec --no-startup-id xdotool mousemove_relative -- -10 0 bindsym $mod+Shift+Ctrl+j exec --no-...
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Ubuntu: setting a workspace layout in i3

how can I set a tabbed layout for a specific workspace, so only that workspace is tabbed, and other ones unchanged?
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i3 Blackscreen if second monitor is connected at boot

I'm running Debian 10 with i3 using two monitors currently. My problem is, when I'm booting my pc with both displays connected, i3 will (after the login) simply stay black. I can start a shell and ...
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Why doesn't X11 set the only monitor as primary by default?

I need this for i3 to get myself the system tray icons. Wouldn't it make sense to have my only laptop display as the primary one instead of none? Is the standard approach to fixing this just running ...
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How to launch flameshot screencapture with prtscr on i3

So I've just installed flameshot, and when I launch it, it appears in applets section of UI. However, I must click it to run the screen capture. Can I somehow make PrtScr a shortcut for flameshot ...
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i3 - binding to $mod release code

I am trying to create an effect with i3 and polybar to show the polybar tray whenever the $mod key is pressed, and hide it when $mode is released. I am using the hideIt.sh script to implement the ...
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Scripting open existing window instead of new window

I'm trying to script a dunst/player interaction to dunstify playerctl metadata and open Spotify tracks by way of spotify --uri=$(playerctl -p spotify metadata mpris:trackid) when it's dismissed/...
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xfce4 + i3 are not properly restoring saved sessions?

I'm using manjaro with xfce4 and i3 as my wm. So far so good, the problem that I'm usually facing is that whenever I logout from my current session and log back in all my apps are closed and the ...
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Can't get compton/picom to run with i3 manjaro (community version)

Here is what I get when I execute 'picom': [ 03/01/20 15:24:08.887 parse_config_libconfig WARN ] Option `no-dock-shadow` is deprecated, and will be removed. Please use the wintype option `shadow` of `...
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How to get stacking layout in Regolith Linux?

I just installed Regolith on top of a normal Ubuntu installation. After some conflicting advice between the on-screen help and wiki (Super+t, not Super+Backspace) I managed to toggle between vertical,...
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How to make i3 contain “Always on top windows” in i3+KDE setup?

The issue The Plasma "Add Widget" window is always on top, and due to this i3wm is unable to tile it. Also, since it is outside i3's management, hence I can't focus on it as well, which prohibits me ...
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Scaling 4k-HiDPI to non-HiDPI monitor

I'm trying to follow these suggestions: Find a joint, consistent setup with inconsistently-HiDPI monitors for xorg / X11. As part of this, I'm want to use my lowDPI monitor (1920 x 1080) to display a ...
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The output of the command `i3 --help` is not grepable

When I type i3 --help I get this output : Usage: i3 [-c configfile] [-d all] [-a] [-v] [-V] [-C] -a disable autostart ('exec' lines in config) -c <file> use the provided configfile ...
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constrain windows of a process to an i3 workspace

I'm looking for a solution to keep all windows of a process on a given workspace for use with i3 (i3wm). I was thinking to use the i3-msg binary to issue assign [...] workspace ... commands to ...
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How to reinstall the packages that has been removed in the last remove command in arch linux?

So recently I have installed Manjato linux with i3wm. It came with urxvt and urxvt-perls pre installed so I've switched to st terminal emulator and decided to remove urxvt-perls, and urxvt-perls. So I ...
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notify-send not working in i3wm but is working in gmone3

I've been experimenting with i3 on fedora 30 (alongside the default gnome3) and I've run into a problem. I can get notify-send to work in gnome but when I log in to i3 it doesn't do anything. I've ...
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My monitor resolution resizes when monitor goes to sleep - i3

I'm having a weird issues with monitor resolution on i3. What Happens: I have a shell script i3lock-off that starts turns off my monitors and runs i3-lock. #!/bin/sh revert() { xset dpms 0 0 0 }...
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Can't install Gnome on debian

I've been trying to install Gnome on my Debian, I used i3wm previously, and I wanted to install Gnome for some demonstration purpose. I tried the command sudo apt-get install gnome And while ...
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How to mark a window in i3wm to catch it in Compton?

I've set the opacity for inactive windows in my Compton config. But sometimes I need to fix opacity for a window to keep it readability while it is inactive. I wanted to add a certain class to a ...
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Replicate Gnome UI display scaling in i3

I'm using i3 with some xrandr functions to set up my displays. I'm on a Dell laptop with 4K OLED screen. When I log into Gnome, by default its displaying scaling is set to 200% and everything is ...
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i3 same workspace on two displays

Can i3 (I'm using regolith actually) show the same workspace on two different displays? I use jupyter notebook for teaching and I would somehow like to solve that my students only see the "active" ...
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Installing VirtualBox on Manjaro i3, Error: target not found: virtualbox

I've installed Manjaro i3 on my system and now I want to install VirtualBox on it. According to Manjaro's VirtualBox Wiki, I must install virtualbox with this command: pamac install virtualbox $(...
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i3 - setxkbmap clashes with bindsym in config

I use a Manjaro i3 distribution on my laptop. Currently I switch layouts using Win+Space: $ setxkbmap -print -verbose 10 | grep options options: grp:win_space_toggle I also want to use the ...
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Problem remapping function buttons on Ubuntu 18.04 / i3 / xkb

I have been trying to remap my functions keys on my X1 Carbon 6th gen, since there's no Media Keys on the default keyboard. Until now, I have remapped F8, F9 and F10 to respectively XF86AudioPrev, ...
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Use a background image with rofi

Is it possible to use a background image in rofi, in the spirit of the ones in this GitHub repository? Here is one from there:
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Open Link in GNOME Terminal under i3/sway not working

If I try to open a link in GNOME terminal, then nothing happens if I'm in a Sway/i3 session. If I try the same while running GNOME, then opening a link works, i.e., Firefox opens the link. Any ideas ...
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Run a command on X server exit as root

I'm running i3 on Arch Linux with plain startx. Optimus manager wants me to execute specific scripts on X server start and exit. Startup script is being executed from i3 config file, however I cannot ...
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How to invert colors for specific window (by unique ID?)

I would like to invert colors for only one specific window, not for the whole class. I found how to invert colors using compton compositor, for a whole class like this: compton --invert-color-include ...
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Open bash terminal application with keybinding/script and keep/hold window after application ends

After executing a command for a bash terminal application the window closes. This can happen when the terminal is opened by a automatism like a keybinding (e.g. in i3wm/i3) or invoked by a script. E....
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Run background command from bash script as autostart for i3wm

I'm configuring my i3 window manager (version 4) and sometimes I think the auto-start using its native exec or exec_all fail. (*) So I decided to create a i3_autostart.sh script to add all the stuff ...
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Pasteconfigured string on any window

I'd like to configure a shortcut to paste some pre-defined text on any window I'm currently working. For example, I have a setting: proxy=http://localhost:3128 that I have to type sometimes on a ...

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