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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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unable to change i3wm scaling

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop. When it logs in I have to change the scale for menu and title bars to 2 in the screen display menu, so the system icons and text is not super tiny. I want ...
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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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Render everything in two colours

Is it possible to recolour everything on the screen, every application, web pages, menus, everything, in two colours (with intermediate shades, i.e. monochromatic)? Some document viewers support this....
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i3status script that change its text by itself

I am trying to add a block for rss the latest news in my status bar. The news is composed by a title and a description. The full text doesn't fit in the status bar, so I would like to make it read ...
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Can I scroll background window without giving it focus in i3wm

I have disabled accidental touchpad click to activate background windows. However, when I move two fingers or my palm along the touchpad, this generates wheel events and they activate whichever window ...
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How to use right-Alt key instead of left-Alt key

I have archlinux with i3 window manager. My left alt key is broken and I want to assign left-alt tasks to right-alt. How i can do this? Now when I hold right alt and press a key, just types ...
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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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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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Can I map something to Ctrl+Shift in i3?

I want to run my script when pressing Ctrl+Shift in i3. But when I'm trying to map a custom command to Ctrl+Shift in ~/.config/i3/config it doesn't work. For example: bindsym Control+Shift exec ...
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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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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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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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NetworkManager not auto-connecting to wifi on login

I am running Manjaro KDE and have recently installed i3 to be used as my WM alongside KDE as my DE, instead of KWin. I have got everything working fine with this unorthodox combination of DE and WM ...
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Run i3lock with another user's password

I am trying to run i3lock which relies on the USER variable for the password to unlock the computer. I am running this on Fedora 24. I need this to be in a shell script because it is being executed ...
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xterm highlighting always white, not reverse

I'm running Debian on my desktop, laptop, and netbook. On my desktop and laptop, I am using Gnome desktop environment; whereas my netbook is using i3wm (installed after a text-only install initially). ...
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Issues with X and xrandr on Debian

I am having an issue that I think is associated with X, xrandr and maybe WM I am using. I am on Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics, i3wm, no DE lightDM (not sure if this is relevant, but at ...
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Different behaviour of systemctl suspend when executed via i3 wm key binding

I am using the i3 tiling windows manager in combination with light-locker to lock the screen. Light-locker displays a lock message on the locked TTY and shows the password screen on a second TTY. ...
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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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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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alsa-utils on FreeBSD don't seem to work

I have working sound. I can play a youtube video through chrome and sound works just fine. However, I'm using i3 as my window manager and I am trying to setup the fn+sound keys to raise and lower the ...
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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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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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Custom font with dmenu_run in i3

I am trying to change the font of dmenu. I am running the i3 window manager. $ dmenu_run -v /bin/bash: line 1: dmenu-4.5,: command not found $ dmenu_run -fn "-xos4-terminus-medium-r-*-*-14-*" ...
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How to bind bash script to a key combination?

I have a lock-screen script that I wish to execute upon a key combination such as Ctrl+L, but cannot seem to bind the script to the key combination. Is such a thing possible? I gave the script a ...
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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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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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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 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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compiling i3 under cygwin - cannot find libiconv library

I am trying to compile i3 version 4.14.1 under Cygwin 2.884 (Windows 7). I have installed needed libiconv library via Cygwin setup but while running ./configure I get this error: configure: error: in ...
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How do I get Horizontal Inverted Scrolling in i3wm?

I recently installed i3wm on my Ubuntu 16.04 system, Thinkpad T450s. Vertical scrolling worked but was not inverted. Horizontal scrolling did not work. To fix vertical scrolling I followed the ...
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Stop my PC going to sleep every 10 minutes

I have Lubuntu 17.04 with i3 as a window manager. For some reason, after 10 minutes the PC goes to sleep even while I am watching online videos like Youtube. I have tried several things, primarily ...
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Fixing DPI from .xinitrc

Problem: I recently installed nvidia-beta drivers on my Arch Linux build (switching from nouveau). It made all of the fonts extremely small on my i3 window manager. The Temporary Fix: Running startx -...
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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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Could not set locale for common user

I'm using i3wm, after an update, I run into a locale problem that doesn't let me run i3status correctly. I had a major advance on this issue. Reconfigure locale on /etc/locale.gen and also on /etc/...
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Debian - No wired connection after restart

Last night I was working on my computer, for reference I'm using i3, and decided to uninstall XFCE4, as I felt I didn't need it. The next morning I turned on my computer and have no wired connection. ...
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i3wm amixer controls from i3status

I can run bindsym button4 exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+ and bindsym button5 exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%- to adjust the volume from a terminal session. However when I add the commands to ...
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Wifi toggle script not running properly through i3

I have the following line in my ~/.i3/config: bindsym XF86WLAN exec ~/.i3/i3-scripts/toggle-wifi.sh toggle-wifi.sh: #!/bin/bash if nmcli nm wifi | grep -q "disabled" ; then nmcli nm wifi on ...
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Background color breaking when loop piped into lemonbar (Arch)

I have a setup where I am piping the time into lemonbar on a loop. Essentially I have three sections of the bar with two different background colours. Everything works fine until the time gets piped ...
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i3 screen goes blank after 5 min inactivity

I am using i3 on Fedora 22, without a DM. The way I run it is with: exec i3 in my /etc/X11/xinitrc-common file, and: if [ -z "$DISPLAY" -a $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]; then startx fi in ~/....
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Remembering external monitor settings

I like to have an external monitor hooked up from time to time, but I keep the monitor in portrait mode. I have i3 running with xfce utilities. Every time I hook up the monitor it sets it to landscape ...
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configuring setxkbmap for a single user/debugging xkbmap changes

I'm trying to do something similar to what this user asked, storing my keyboard layout. My first thought was to use .bashrc, but I turned to .bash_profile after realizing that I only need it set once (...
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How to use i3 on CentOS 7 with Gnome?

I have a CentOS 7 with Gnome running on my machine. Now I want to use i3 as the window manager. I managed to install i3 but I don't know how to make CentOS 7 use i3 now. I tried to edit .xinitrc like ...
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Can I make i3 not recognize some mod commands?

I find it ergonomically impossible to use anything other than the Control key as a mod key in i3, however I run into the problem that well-ingrained commands as ctrl+c, ctrl+v does not work anymore. ...