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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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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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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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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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i3wm: How to move workspaces between monitors?

In a multiple monitor set-up, is there a way to transfer entire workspaces (as opposed to single applications) to a different monitor?
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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 set i3 to be the default window manager?

In the Kali login, I have to select i3 in the menu in order to use i3 instead of gnome. How to set i3 as the default window manager (no need of selection?
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How to protect against purge of bash history?

Following the answer: When closing multiple bash instances at the same time, there is a known race condition that may cause the history to be cleared. This occurs because there is no locking ...
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Prevent MATE from launching Caja Desktop when running i3

A while back I installed i3 on my MATE box, and I'm quite happy with it, however despite disabling Caja Desktop (x-caja-desktop) when setting i3 as the default window manager through dconf editor, ...
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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 can I make media keys work with i3?

I've moved from Gnome to i3 on Manjaro, and I'm almost done with configuring the window manager, and terminal colors and whatnot. After some time I just decided to listen to some music, and after a ...
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unlock login gnome-keyring on i3wm autologin

Problem This question seems to have been asked a billion times, but I'm still completely unable to unlock my login keyring automatically. Background I automatically login, chvt and startx along ...
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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 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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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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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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How to unstack windows

I pressed Mod+S and my windows flatted into a stack of bars. How can I undo this action or expand them back into their original configuration? The best route I found was to individually select each ...
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i3 status bar: low battery not showing up in red

I have configured this in my i3status.conf: battery 0 { format = "%status %percentage - %remaining" low_threshold = 30 threshold_type = time integer_battery_capacity = true } And the battery ...
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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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i3-msg how to execute a specific command right after termite startup

I'm using this command to start my i3 layout: exec --no-startup-id "i3-msg 'workspace 1; append_layout /home/michael/.i3/workspace-1.json'; exec termite; exec termite" I have two windows which ...
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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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How to install i3wm window manage on centos7

I want setup i3wm on centos. I try download rpm file i3 in rpmfind.net but two package (i3-doc <-> i3-wm) have interdependent. I try search google but no answer: How to use i3 on CentOS 7 with ...
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Pairing KDE Connect with phone on i3wm

I am trying to connect my Android phone to the KDE Connect app with my laptop. My system is a Minimal Debian Sid system with just i3wm no other alternate Desktop Environments or Window managers ...
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i3wm running in Arch Linux guest (VirtualBox) stops auto-resizing

I'm trying to get Arch Linux to work on VirtualBox. I've followed the instructions on the ArchWiki and the OS boots fine (running linux-lts kernel, with virtualbox-guest-dkms Guest Additions ...
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Installing i3wm on Manjaro with KDE

I recently installed the Manjaro i3wm edition and I actually quite liked it. But there were some things that simply didn't work out of the box (like multi-monitor setup etc.) and I simply dind't want ...
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Prevent xrandr scaling from becoming blurry

I am attempting to connect a laptop with a LVDS1 resolution of 1366x768 to a HDMI1 resolution of 1920x1080 (hardware that HDMI1 is connected to is a 4k Samsung TV). I am trying to clone my laptops ...
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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 can I easily make screenshots of screen regions on Arch Linux with i3 WM?

About a month ago I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Arch and I'm quite happy with this decision. However, I miss some features with my new distro, especially Shift+printscr which in Unity allows ...
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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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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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X11 controlling root window or setting a window to be the background window (wallpaper)

I would like an animated background image. Or better, to make an application be the background, with no interactivity, so I don't accidentally click on it. I've seen many discussions about setting ...
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Can't exit i3 because no sensible terminal emulator is installed

I am trying to setup Arch Linux, and after getting the most basic stuff setup I installed and ran i3 with: pacman -S i3 dmenu xorg xorg-xinit startx It finally started, but I can't exit it. After ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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Virtualbox and Manjaro i3 (where is mod key)?

I am using Manjaro with i3 desktop on Virtualbox and I can't seem to figure out what the mod key is (I'm using a standard English keyboard). I've done the expected finger mashing and have tried ...
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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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`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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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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Resizing windows in i3 using keyboard only

I am trying to set up my computer (running Crunchbang Linux Waldorf and i3) so that it is always, by default, configured so that pressing Ctrl + Shift and arrow keys resizes the window according to ...
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How do I change key bindings based on which window is focused?

I have these lines in my i3 config right now: # Play/pause, prev, next bindcode 172 exec "/opt/playerctl/bin/playerctl play-pause" bindcode 173 exec "/opt/playerctl/bin/playerctl previous" bindcode ...
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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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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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X11 - How can I determine what is preventing DPMS from suspending my display?

[Note: Noticed a similar question but it never received a response.] I am using i3 on archlinux. I have setup DPMS to suspend my display after 2 minutes of inactivity (xset dpms 0 120 180). However, ...