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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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Assign workspaces on i3 to multiple displays

I've switched on using i3 on my Linux laptop. I'm usually using only the laptop's internal monitor (display eDP1), but when I'm at work I tend to connect a secondary monitor to my computer's HDMI port ...
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Special configuration of i3wm [closed]

I'm trying to install a certain configuration of i3, but the procedure is unclear (nothing is working!!). The font is really awesome, but hard to install : http://dotshare.it/dots/1011/. Error : ...
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How to start tmux from script-wrapper

I have # dotfiles/bin/withtmux.sh #!/bin/sh exec tmux And I want to # i3config # start terminal without tmux, plain zsh, work bindsym $mod+e exec $terminal # and with tmux, not working bindsym $...
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RDP to i3wm-session from a windows machine

At my university, I have a Linux workstation, on which all my simulations and other scientific applications/calcs are run. When I am physically present in the office, I use the i3 window manager, ...
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Make KeepassX float in i3wm

I want to start keepassX in floating mode in i3wm. my .config/i3/config contains the line for_window [class="keepassx"] floating enable and the xprop xprop _NET_WM_USER_TIME(CARDINAL) = 7578932 ...
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i3wm: Start applications without class attribute on specific workspaces

I've recently installed the i3 window manager on Arch Linux. I have been able to set everything up except the opening of apps into certain workspaces because some applications can only be opened via ...
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Can't disable fullscreen from i3 script

I use an i3 binding to execute the script #!/bin/sh i3-msg workspace web /bin/chromium --start-fullscreen sleep 5 i3-msg fullscreen disable The last two lines are to disable the fullscreen (I don't ...
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X configuration resets on display change

I use Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, but I use i3 as my window manager. I've set up ~/.xprofile to configure my key repeat rate, and some custom keyboard mappings (see below) # Detect and apply current ...
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Special opacity conditions in Compton

I am trying to set special conditions for transparancy in Compton. I have alight opacity in my browser, but would like streaming videos (i.e. YouTube) to have 99 opacity... is this possible in Compton?...
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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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i3wm: more than 10 workspaces with double modifier key?

Recently, I started to use i3wm and fell in love with it. However, one thing bothers me: controlling more than 10 workspaces. In my config $mod+1 to $mod+9 switches between the workspaces 1 to 9 (and ...
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Sway/Wayland does not activate my second monitor

I was previously using arch linux, lightdm, and sway (an i3 clone for wayland, basically). However, at the time lightdm would not launch sway for me, so I ended up switching to a tty (ctrl+alt+f#) and ...
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ssh x11-ask-pass alternative? i3wm display fail

The project seems dead and that's a good thing because it was the weirdest tool I'm using in my entire configuration. Issues : It grabs the keyboard/mouse until you set the right password, ...
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CPU temperature in i3 statusbar

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the i3 window manager and want to display CPU temperature in the i3-statusbar. Folder /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0 does not exists and neither does /proc/acpi/...
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Where do I put xrandr --dpi?

I just started to use i3wm as my default GUI on Manjaro / Arch Linux. Since I have a WQHD display (2560x1440) all the fonts are pretty small and hard to read. After some Google searching I found out ...
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Running a script on leaving an i3 workspace

Does i3 have the ability to run a script whenever one leaves a workspace? I ask because I would like a certain keyboard layout in emacs (including hyper) and a different one outside of emacs (...
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i3 run dmenu in different modes for each workspace

Assume I would open a new workspace e.g. to run a terminal in the next unused workspace. i3-msg workspace $(($(i3-msg -t get_workspaces | tr , '\n' | grep '"num":' | cut -d : -f 2 | sort -rn | head -...
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Changing the lock screen in xscreensaver to i3lock

I am running Arch Linux + Fluxbox. I have installed i3lock but the screen won't lock automatically as the program isn't designed to do that. Now, I want to change the default lock screen in ...
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i3 dmenu does not browse $PATH

I want to run a shell script ~/.local/bin/test.sh via dmenu. If I run dmenu via $mod+D and browse for the entry test.sh I couldn't find it. The path ~/.local/bin is already set to my $PATH variable ...
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i3 Windows Manager - assigning window to workspace

How can I configure i3 window manager to open new program (window) started in terminal on a specific workspace?
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xrandr --dpi does not affect Gnome Apps on i3wm

So I used xrandr --dpi in order to adjust the dpi of my HiDPI screen on i3wm on Arch (antergos). It seems to have worked well for i3 itself and other apps like Chrome and Telegram, but all the Gnome ...
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How do I include shortcuts for the gnome setting program and wine apps in dmenu?

I would like to use dmenu as my launcher instead of the Gnome3-overlay that is displayed after hitting the super-key. From the Gnome3-overlay, I am able to launch both apps, gnome settings, and wine ...
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How do i make guake start with tmux?

i am using i3wm and guake. I always use tmux inside guake to have split functionality detach function etc is there a way to start guake by default tmux running ?
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Unable to find keycode for volume key on Apple keyboard

Summary I switched to i3wm and I'm trying to set up my environment. I am using an Apple keyboard (circa 2007). It has three volume keys and I can't find their keycodes for mapping. Analysis I read ...
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Lowering the height of gnome application toolbars

I am using this gnome application called oregano in i3 window manager and it looks like all gnome applications do - they all have this large toolbar whose height is way too large. Is there any way ...
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Change TTY resolution on Fedora

I'm using Fedora 25 on ASUS laptop connected to the LG external monitor. The monitor (unlike the laptop's screen itself) doesn't show TTY full screen, while it's okay with the GUI (that's i3wm or ...
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startx doesn't read xinitrc and Xprofile config files

It happened after I have uninstalled GNOME on Fedora and switched completely to i3. I use .xinitrc for setting wallpaper (what contains exec i3 line as well), and .Xprofile for setting keyboard ...
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Force LibreOffice to use Kde integration?

I am using i3wm and Libreoffice. I have already installed the libreoffice-kde package. Currently LO seems to be integrating with gnome by default, but I was wondering if there is a way to force it to ...
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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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XF86MonBrightnessUp/XF86MonBrightnessDown special keys not working

I'm trying to enable some multimedia keys, and the ones for volume do work. F5 and F6, the ones for increasing/decreasing do not work, I do not know why. When I run in the terminal: xbacklight +10 I ...
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Manjarno-i3 config location

I recently started using Manjarno-i3 edition. I noticed there is no i3 config file at the lcoation ~/.config/i3/config which is where I always found the default file on ubuntu. Does anyone know where ...
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Manjaro-i3: change default for open as terminal?

Recently moved from Ubuntu to Manjaro-i3. I installed sqlitebrowser and when I first opened it I accidently chose to open it as a terminal instance. How can I change that choice so I don't have a ...
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login as other user without exiting my i3wm session

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 system. While I am logged in using the i3 window manager how is it possible to login as another user (perhaps using a different window manager) without losing my i3wm ...
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Execute script from i3 config

Question: I'm using i3-wm and I have Mod3 working as a hotkey. I have the following in ./config/i3/config: #This command works bindsym Mod3+f exec "firefox" #This doesn't work nor do my other ...
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gdm3: change default wm from gnome to i3

When I login from gdm3 with 'System Default' selected, my (debian based) system starts gnome. I don't want to choose i3 every time I boot, rather set i3 as 'System Default'. Is there a way to do so?
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How to specify the display manager of a new session launched from tty?

When prompting startx from tty, the graphical display start but without any display manager but have a xterm from which my display manager have to be launched. How can I directly launch a session ...
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i3-wm clipboard is cleared when I close a window

I'm using i3 and normally I can copy text between windows no problem but if I close the window where the text is copied from before pasting the clipboard seems to get cleared. Any ideas on how I can ...
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What is starting i3 when I run startx?

I'm trying to find the configuration file that startx uses to start the i3 window manager. The weird part is, grep -r i3 returns no relevant results in ~ and /etc/X11/. I have checked every file I ...
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i3 font totally broken

the font on my machine changed almost everywhere out of nowwhere, while i was browsing. it happened ca. half an hour after i've updated my system, now i'm basically unable to do anything. how can ...
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i3 - bindcode 229 and 230 not working

I am trying to enable my keyboard LED's on Arch Linux and here I found this nice script: #!/usr/bin/env python3 # coding: utf-8 from sys import argv import dbus def kb_light_set(delta): bus = ...
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i3wm stacking under thunar

I am Using i3wm on Debian Jessie. I was wondering how to define the following behaviour: When you open any file in Thunar (with gedit, document viewer, etc), start stacking in the Thunar box i.e. ...
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Can't change the xdg-open url-handler to firefox

My problem is that many programs call xdg-open to open websites but on my manjaro system (arch based) this is somehow bound to cups :) When such a call to xdg-open happens, the cpu-usage goes up a ...
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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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Firefox on i3 - all hieroglyphs

I just ran a system update on my Arch System, after a rather long while. There were some issues with the automatic update for Firefox so I uninstalled it completely and reinstalled it later. ...
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Xscreensaver on startup, i3wm

How do I set up xscreensaver to run in the background on login? Will a simple xscreensaver & do the trick?
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Wrong keyboard-layout using Synergy and i3

I have a setup where my keyboard-layout won't work in i3 using Synergy (Swedish). When I switch from i3 to Mate there's no problem with the keyboard (still using Synergy). Synergy server Windows 10 ...
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nohup cmd & in i3

When I run nohup google-chrome & in i3 terminal it will start a new terminal with google-chrome. But if I close the terminal where I ran the nohup command then the google-chrome terminal will also ...
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Feh and i3-gaps not playing nicely

so I'm using exec_always feh --bg-scale *wallpaper* and it sets it correctly. I'm also using i3-gaps which can be found here. When I start setting my windows up, my wallpaper starts freaking out. I'm ...
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Retrieving i3 tree

I know that the i3 state is stored in a tree somewhere. Does anyone know how I could retrieve the state of my i3 environment to deal with as I wish?
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i3: emacs refuses to open in full screen after `fullscreen enable`

After for_window [class=".*"] fullscreen enable has been put into ~/.config/i3/config, and i3 reloaded, all programmes opened open in full screen---except emacs! The result is the same if Emacs is ...