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Questions tagged [i3]

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

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How to have consistent cursor size on HiDPI?

So, I'm on a HiDPI machine (XPS 9370) and using the Adwaita cursor; this is on a fresh install of Antergos w/ i3 for context. I've been playing around with some settings for adapting to HiDPI, but I ...
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How to execute a specific sequence of operations in i3 on start-up?

Using exec in the config file would start an application on startup. Any application to be bound to a workspace when it starts using assign. However, how could one do a sequence of operations on start-...
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Can't open deepin control-center on i3

I can't open deepin control-center on i3wm on arch linux. When I try to execute dde-control-center, I get the following error: "dtkwidget2" can not find qm files load translate "/usr/share/dde-...
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Is it possible to add colored lines under or over the swaybar?

I'm looking at improving the looks of my future Sway setup and I'd like to add colored lines under each block in the Swaybar because I want to make the bar transparent. However, I only really see ...
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Why i3lock and xautolock and not xscreensaver?

I'm just trying understand why i3 created their own utilities, i3lock xautolock It seems this is just something xscreensaver should be doing? What's the advantage of not using xscreensaver? Did i3 ...
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Is it possible for i3 to hard-set full-screen size?

Often times with applications full-screen mode does exactly what I want, cutting out optional items (like URL bars, bookmarks, play/pause buttons, status bars, menu bars, etc). The problem is the size ...
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Can I trigger a bindsym command with i3 from the commandline?

Let's say I have a command inside a mode, mode "foo" { bindsym $mod+~ exec something } Can I trigger that command with something like i3-msg? Or also specify that bindsym to run on the initial i3 ...
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i3 immutable window?

IRSSI has a concept of an immutable window: a window that can not be closed. Does i3 have a similar concept. I don't like the idea of being to mess up my formatting after I have it the way I want. I'...
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Can i3's assign be used to move a program to the scratchpad?

I'm trying to move a window a workspace. Is assign [class="^konsole$" title="^__scratch__"] → scratchpad sufficient to move a term to the scratchpad?
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i3 toggle to and from workspace?

I have a bindsym keybinding for $mod+y that focuses YouTube whereever it may be, bindsym $mod+y [title="YouTube"] focus Is there a way to make a subsequent push, when the window is already focused, ...
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How can I exit i3 without using a mouse?

Whenever I go to exit i3 a bar shows up on the top giving me the ability to to click Yes, to exit, or X to cancel.
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Hiding Chromium tab bar, omnibar (address bar) and window decorations?

I'm using both i3 and Chromium. I love Chromium tabs, but hate having that tab-bar there if there is only one tab open. I want it to behave more like a terminal (sanely) If there is more than one tab,...
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How can I disable my Lenovo touchpad with i3?

I would like to disable my touchpad with i3. Previously I was using XFCE and I was using the GUI to do this. How can I do this in i3 too?
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Why doesn't the keyring used by XFCE migrate to i3?

I'm moving from Xubuntu XFCE to i3 and I have this option checked in XFCE, Launch GNOME services on startup Enable this option if you need the GNOME keyring daemon to be run on startup. I can't ...
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Can't load desktop environment with startx [closed]

I'm facing a problem that I've never seen before. I want to load i3 with my new installation of Arch Linux but when I launch startx, the tty is freezing with no error. I've checked the log of xorg, I ...
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i3-msg doesn't move workspaces between multiple monitors consistently

I have two monitors; eDP1: primary (laptop's screen) and HDMI2, the external monitor. What I want to do is to use i3wm such that when I run a script (below), it put some workspaces on eDP1 and some on ...
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Query unread emails count from Thunderbird via terminal

I want to add to i3 status bar indicator showing number of unread emails in Thunderbird profile. Since Thunderbird itself doesn't have command-line options to get that info, I've tried to query it's ...
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How do I get HexChat to start on i3 login in its own workspace (but not in workspace 1)?

On i3 start up I'd like HexChat to automatically start in my fifth workspace. I know how to edit my config (~/.i3/config) to start HexChat on i3 start up, namely by adding exec hexchat line to it, ...
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i3: change focus_follows_mouse with keybinding

As we know, the window manager i3 provides an option to control the behavior of the mouse moving from one window to another - the focus_follows_mouse option. I wanted to control this behavior with my ...
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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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What could cause the i3wm title bar to turn black? [closed]

It goes absent, when I enter then exit fullscreen mode it reappears. Is this due to some poor settings in my configs?
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i3wm: Fn key causes certain apps to crash (Manjaro on ThinkPad E570)

Running i3wm on a Lenovo Thinkpad E570. Everything else typically works just fine. However, pressing the Fn key instantly kills Firefox (if open), all tray icons, and dunst. Some notes: There is ...
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My audio stopped working suddenly in Debian/i3wm/alsa/pulseaudio

Once after i rebooted my laptop, my sound just stopped to work since then. I've already search a lot of solutions, the common solutions didn't suit my case. The auto-mute mode is disabled in ...
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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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Looking for a standalone 3D compositor for i3wm

I'm using i3wm as window manager and compton / xcompmgr as compositors. (transparency and few transitions) I see a lot of fancy 3D features in other WM : for example KWin or Compiz. Is there a ...
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Running ibus with i3 on Ubuntu with multiple users

I have Ubuntu 18.04 running and I installed i3 as my display manager. In this Ubuntu version, it is nevertheless the default to have a GDM login screen. If I login into any account, Ubuntu starts that ...
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xmodmap: Super modifier negates Mode_switch modifier when pressed together

Running Manjaro with i3wm. I mapped my Caps key to Mode_switch modifier with xmodmap. I am using it to turn WASD into arrow keys, and a few other combinations. Pressing Caps+W/A/S/D works as ...
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Can not run a sudo script without password?

I'm using arch linux - i3. I have a script to run rmmod hid-multitouch && sudo modprobe hid-multitouch. I edited the hot key in i3 and set an exception to run a script without password using ...
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Calling clipit from inside a shell script

I am trying to launch clipit from inside a script using i3wm and polybar. I expect it to relaunch polybar and start all the programs I wanted if they're not already running when I reload i3, but ...
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xterm: how to copy text with Ctrl+C under FreeBSD?

I've got this XTerm file: XTerm*Background: black XTerm*Foreground: white XTerm*SaveLines: 2000 XTerm*faceName: "Font Awesome 5 Brands-Regular-400" XTerm*faceSize: 8 XTerm*rightScrollBar: true XTerm*...
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i3lock wallpaper when closing lid

I'm new to Arch Linux, and I would like to have i3lock with a background of my choice welcoming me after I close the lid of my laptop. However, though I was able to achieve the nice background for ...
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i3wm: How to not get floating windows to background when mouse pointer is not over them? [closed]

How do I prevent i3wm from moving floating windows to background when mouse pointer is not over them? Problem: A program has a dialog window. I move the mouse pointer, the window moves to the ...
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notify-send with crontab in i3

I am trying to create a cron job that sends a notification via notify-send. I am currently trying this: */2 * * * * DISPLAY=:0 DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/$(id -u)/bus /usr/bin/...
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Application dpi change on runtime - Xserver

I try to handle problems with Linux X-Server with mixed dpi displays. At the office I would like to use two non HDPI displays, else I like to use the HDPI screen of my XPS13. The best results on the ...
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Focus preservation in i3wm

tl;dr: How do I implement the no_focus directive in i3wm and how do I dynamically assign a program to a workspace based on the workspace where I key the binding to open the program (i.e., I press the ...
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pactl works in userspace not as root on i3

I am running i3wm and am setting up keybindings for it. I would like to use a set of keybindings to control the volume of my system. I have set a key to: exec pactl set-sink-mute 0 toggle Pressing ...
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Unable to install i3 on Debian stretch [closed]

I'd like to try out the i3 window manager. When I run apt-get install i3 I run into the following error; root@hammerhead:~# apt-get install i3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to completely override default i3wm layout with append_layout?

I'm using i3 WM under fresh installation of Arch linux. Goal: I'd like to have a specific layout on each startup consisting of two windows in tabbed mode. In my case it's Terminator plus Firefox. ...
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Default application used for “open folder” in popup menu

When I enter, for instance, xdg-mime query filetype Video/movie.mkv, the output is video/x-matroska; if I then enter xdg-mime query default video/x-matroska, the output is mplayer.desktop, and that is ...
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Installing i3 broke MATE? “Your session lasted less than 10 seconds”

I’ve just installed i3 and after using it for around 10 minutes (and not being able to open anything using dmenu — nothing loaded), I tried going back to MATE. I’m running Mint 18.2 Sonya. I get the ...
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i3wm: Switching to workspaces and moving container to (same) workspace map to different workspaces

Hey all, this problem has me stumped: Current Behavior My i3 config has the following workspacewise: bindsym $mod+grave workspace h0me bindsym $mod+1 workspace term1nal bindsym $mod+...
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Wrong font for some unicode characters [closed]

I have been experiencing some issues with how my terminal shows some of the Unicode characters form my language. The picture shows the issue in the editor in the left terminal. It seems like some of ...
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Opening a programme in a floating window in i3

I want to open a programme in a floating window. I tried exec emacsclient -c ; floating enable, but that made the window that was active before floating, not the new window.
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Using i3 to insert text into window

Is it possible to use i3 to insert text into a window? (This could be used to avail oneself of special emacs input methods outside of emacs.)
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VSCode in i3 wm not loading PATH

I am using i3 with ubunu 18.04. When I open VSCode either from the launcher or commanline and then try to start VSCodes debugger I get an error that node is not in the PATH. When I open develop tools ...
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Script to check server status from polybar

I'm currently running Arch with i3 and polybar. I also maintain 6 servers, so to make my life easier I made a series of shell scripts to notify me if a server is down. The scripts work, but it's far ...
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i3 - a hateful handful of font sizes for my desktop

Since I installed i3 on Arch Linux I noticed a too big font size (in what was the first thing I saw, the i3bar at the bottom), so I changed the font size in the .config/i3/config file (now the line ...
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dropbox service fails or succedes depending on time spent at the login screen

I think I've been doing more than a dozen system reboots in the last few minutes to check this strange behavior. It seems that the service of dropbox succedes or fails in running at startup depending ...
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i3 assign spotify to workspace

I'm trying to assign Spotify to a specific workspace but with no luck. My i3 config file looks like this #Startup-programs exec firefox exec spotify assign [class="Spotify"] $ws4 assign [...
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keyboard freezes after opening program, mouse keeps working

I'm not so new to Linux in general, but I am new to Arch. I've installed it twice (the first time on an HDD, just to try while waiting for the SSD to be delivered to me, the second time, a few days ...