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A tiling window manager is a window manager which organizes windows into non-overlapping frames.

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Is there a way to make window either spawning or changing from tiled to floating take the earlier size and place?

I know that I can tell bspwm to spawn windows in specified desktop or monitor in tiled mode or in certain shape and position via floating mode. But I am looking for the window to remember its previous ...
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Tabbing only some windows in i3

Sorry for the noob question. I have recently started using i3, and often I find I need some windows to be tabbed and another window to not be tabbed. Usually I press mod+w, but that puts all of my ...
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Debian 11 XFCE 4: how to tile windows?

Context: In 2015, yoshisherry said, on UNIX Stack Exchange: In windows 7 using Windows Key + Left or Right arrow makes a window take up half the screen. XFce 4 has the ability to tile either two ...
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How to Switch Audio Output through i3?

I've tried an assortment of Google results already, but haven't found anything that works or simple. How would you cycle or switch through audio outputs on Pulseaudio through an i3 keyboard shortcut?
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Qtile does not start on my Arch linux (VM)

Hi guys I would like some guide with this problem that I just faced. JFYI I am beginner Arch user and I had in mind that in addition to learn how to install Arch linux, learn about how to install and ...
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Switching keyboard layouts

END GOAL I use Arch Linux with bspwm as my window manager and sxhkd as a hotkey daemon. I want to map a certain key combination in my sxhkdrc so that it shuffles through different keyboard layouts. ...
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Setting Default Applications without a Desktop Environment [duplicate]

Since Awesome Window Manager is mainly a window manager, and not quite a full desktop environment, I don't know how to manage the concept of default applications. Without a desktop environment ...
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How do you tile a window in Awesome Window Manager?

I'm apparently missing some knowledge that is very fundamental about Awesome Window Manager. I'm using the default configuration that comes with Debian 11 and for the past two weeks I've been using ...
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Toggle fullscreen in Xmonad?

I'm new around Xmonad WM and haskell is completely new to me, so be patient. Running the almost stock ArcoLinux Xmonad. I'm trying to setup Xmonad WM to be able to go full screen at anytime and in all ...
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i3 GTK & Qt theming problem

Applications that use Qt and GTK look different how can I fix this, i’m using i3 is there any software to theme Qt? PS: I’ve heard about lxappearance but it only works for GTK
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Tiling Window manager performance issues i3wm. Is this wm specific or the environment?

I'm doing some development on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4gb of ram. After about a week of using the default WM, lxde/openbox, I decided a really needed a tiling capability. So much better for ...
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Tiling window manager that works relatively out of the box

I was trying i3. I really enjoy controlling my PC, without moving hands from the keyboard, but there are a lot of basic functions that i3 doesn't support out of the box like sound or brightness ...
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How to set herbstluftwm window transparency?

In HLWM unfocused windows have their opacity reduced to something like 80%-90%. I would like to remove this feature and I can't seem to find the correct config options for this. herbstlufwm version 0....
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Does XMonad has screen sleep?

My story is a bit long. I have a Linux Mint Tricia. It comes with Cinnamon, after a while, I started using XFCE and removed Cinnamon. After a while, I installed GNOME and removed XFCE and now I ...
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i3wm doesn't move Inkscape to workspace assigned

suddenly, i3 stopped moving Inkscape to the workspace I assigned to it. I really cannot understand why it is doing this, because it was just working fine like two days ago. I'll post the code I wrote ...
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Can't change workspace on i3wm

I'm having this problem with i3 for the first time: I can't change workspace with mod+number of workspace. Neither I can move programs to other workspaces. The only thing I could think of that can be ...
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DWM Gaps not aligned

is there a way I can fix this? If you check it a little closely, you can see that firefox actually goes a little bit under the terminal and I really don't like it. I am using DWM with vanity-gaps. ...
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i3-gaps doesn’t apply to one window

I am relatively new to window managers and I got into i3 after an installation of Manjaro, through Manjaro Architect. Gaps are working properly when two or more windows are opened, but with only one, ...
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is it possible to align the order of i3 bars in i3 window manager?

I am using two i3bars. I want bar-0 on top of bar-1 both at the bottom position. is this possible? if it's not possible in i3bar config, any tweaks are appreciated in code or configs like using sleep ...
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Error compiling xmonad.hs

I was trying to make different workspace have different layout, I found this module - https://hackage.haskell.org/package/xmonad-contrib-0.15/docs/XMonad-Layout-PerWorkspace.html I imported XMonad....
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dwmblocks bluetooth module. how to show connected device name?

im using DWM with dwmblocks for the statusbar, i have serveral modules/scritps running for the status including bluetooth script that wrote to show some info and status if a device is connected #!/...
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detecting when a usb drive is connected script not working as intended

im using DWM (Tiling Window Manager) with dwmblocks for the statusbar on my laptop. i have 3 usb ports on this laptop. im using this script to detect and show a block(icon) on the statusbar when i ...
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Bare-bones pdf viewer that works with Amethyst tiling (macOS)

I want to have a bare-bones pdf viewer like zathura or mupdf-gl which can display a pdf, tile successfully with the window manager Amethyst, and be navigable with vim bindings. I'm not wedded to any ...
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Black Screen After Logging Into Any Window Manager

I am trying to install a tiling window manager on my Acer nitro 7 AN715-51 laptop CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H CPU GPU: GeForce GTX 1650 OS: Pop!_OS 19.10 OS type: 64-bit I tried to install awesomeWM ...
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OpenBox tiling keybindings

I'm running OpenBox on a Debian 10 Buster system and I would like to configure it to behave like a tiling window manager. I know OpenBox is a stacking window manager but since it is pretty well ...
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Is it possible to display applets on dwm status bar?

Does dwm support displaying of applets on its status bar ? Applets like the nm-applet, pamac-tray or cbatticon ? On i3 you just run them and their icons just show up on the i3bar, but this is not ...
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System tray for Tiling window manager ( dwm )

I am a noob at the tiling window manager installed dwm and it isn't shipped with the system tray. How can I install those (battery, volume, network manager, etc.) and put it into the dwm bar or any ...
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Is there a Desktop that allows for certain workspaces to be tiling?

I am interested in trying out a tiling window manager, but I also like a conventional desktop. Are there any desktop environments where you can specify a certain work space to using tiling windows, ...
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Unable to change the configuration of my new Regolith Linux installation

I am a new user of Regolith Linux. I'm just using the Desktop version with a Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the instructions on the website to customize my desktop by creating a new configuration file from ...
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Are there any distros that come with a prebuild DWM or EXWM install?

And if yes, how good* are they? I like to use Tiling Window Managers but I do not like to configure everything from scratch. I already use Manjaro-i3 and it is pretty nice. Right now I am interested ...
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Which window managers support "detached" desktops?

What do I mean by "detached"? In the herbstluftwm windows manager (and others, notably xmonad), the concept of a "virtual desktop" is removed from the physical monitors themselves. That means that ...
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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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Is there a tiling WM that allows to place a common background window for all workspaces persisting the ability to use tiling algorithms?

Recently, I came across the idea of placing a window with currently playing video behind transparent terminal, like this. At the moment, I am using dwm, and I can implement a simple case of this idea ...
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Is there a (tiling) WM where there can be several stacked/tabbed windows next to each other on a workspace?

I'm looking for a Window Manager on Linux that, given a certain window configuration on a given workspace, supports stacking or tabbing of each separate window? In particular I am thinking of a ...
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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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dynamic window manager (dwm): number of columns [closed]

In dwm typically I use one window in the master area (left) and all the others stacked on the right side. Once I accidentally hit Meta+I all windows get stacked in one single column (spanning full ...
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Open and tile windows with shell script

I cannot find this answer anywhere. No idea where to start. How do I open let's say nemo. I know I can set the window size using -geometry. But how do I tile it on a specific monitor/quadrant? I'm ...
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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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Run i3 commands from the command line

I am writing a script which allows me to start my report writing setup (pdf viewer, vim, terminal) automatically. For this, I want to start okular, set the split mode of the terminal to vertical and ...
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Gnome shell disable "glued" tiled windows

I often use tiled windows in GNOME, and it's great, but lately (I did not really notice when this started happening, I am running GNOME 3.26.2) I noticed a small change in behavior that I find really ...
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How to define some shortcut-keys for dmenu?

When using dmenu to launch applications, it supports Ctrl+N and Ctrl+P to choose next one and previous one. How can I define Ctrl+H and Ctrl+L to function same to choose?
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Assigning output number to X output

I am trying to manually assign an output index to my X output (monitor). xrandr does that for output 0, with the option --primary, what I am missing is an option --secondary. Background: I'm happy ...
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Super key (A.K.A. Windows Key) not working in i3wm (Fedora 26)

The Super Key does not work with i3wm when I configure it as the configured modifier key. The used configuration file is the one that is initially generated choosing the Super/Windows Key instead of ...
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i3wm multi-monitor error while moving displays

I am trying out i3wm with 2 displays and when I logged in for the first time my displays were swapped around. This doesn't happen with Gnome 3. So I used arandr (GUI tool that generates xrandr ...
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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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Tiling window manager using mouse only

I am looking for a way to define a grid and use the middle mouse button only, to drag a window into a specific area and resize it. Nothing I found seems to be able to do this. Specifically I am ...
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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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How can I have dwm start with a different view (i.e., a different tag)?

dwm starts with with the first tag in view. How can I modify dwm.c or config.h in order to start on another tag?
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Make Guake Float in i3wm

I want to default Guake to open as a floating window under i3. I created an entry under ~/.i3/config that reads as the following. My code is - for_window [class="guake"] floating enable My xprop ...
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Getting Ibus working with tiling window manager

I am wanting to get the Ibus IME (Anthy engine for Japanese input) working in all my window managers. Unity is fine, along with Compiz and Metacity. But the one I really want to get it working with ...
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