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i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager that is primarily targeted at developers and advanced users.

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How to disable touchpad automatically when mouse is connected in i3wm?

Is there a way to disable the touchpad permanently or when external mouse is connected. It’s easy when it’s in a full desktop environment but (and there is always a “but”) it’s unknown how to do it ...
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see which process is giving a notification i3 [closed]

I've been getting notifications that are just suggestions for youtube videos and I don't want them anymore but I don't know how to get rid of them. I suspect they're coming from firefox but they ...
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how to split windows horizontally on i3 windows manager on arch linux

i know that mod key + s gives you a stacked layout, but after that, how do you split the windows vertically? i am not really sure how to fix this problem. do i need to edit a config file? if so which ...
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I am no longer able to drag certain things in Chromium in i3wm

This is a problem that has started happening over the last week or so. I am no longer able to drag and rearrange tabs with my mouse in chromium when using i3wm. Any time I try to do so it simply ...
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How do I get per-window bindsym in i3?

I've managed to do this in Sway, but is i3 able to do it too? If I use this config: for_window [class="XTerm"] bindsym Mod1+1 focus left bindsym Mod1+2 focus right ...
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Ubuntu changed to startx

Hello i switched from the standard graphical interface of ubuntu to boot into a tty so now i have to start i3 with startx instead of using the graphical one. But now i have some issues: Im using rofi ...
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I'm not understanding this error from i3 config

I seem to be getting this error from i3 when I boot. ERROR: CONFIG: (in file /home/jack/.config/i3/config) ERROR: CONFIG: Line 761: # variable border background Text ERROR: CONFIG: Line 762: ...
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Can't get scratchpad to work on i3wm

I'm trying to get scratchpad to work on my i3wm setup. I'm following some directions I got off YouTube with it's corresponding code. Even after my edits I can't get it to work. I'd like for i3 to ...
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i3wm how to let active window capture keybinds instead of window manager

I am connecting to a remote machine over vnc. both the remote and local machines are running i3. When I press a keybind like Mod+d, it is captured by i3 on local machine. Is there a way to send that ...
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I3 wm PageUp and PageDown remap names in config file are Prior and Next

How can I bind PageUp and PageDown key in i3 configuration file ? using PageUp and PageDown does not work.
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Is it possible to let `i3-msg` wait until some window is shown?

Is it possible to use i3-msg somehow to wait for a window of some class to be shown on the desktop before continuing?
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Arch Linux prevent lock when running specific application

I'm currently running arch linux with i3. To lock my device, I use i3exit. Furthermore I have xfce4-power-manager installed to manage sleep timers ect. My problem is, that I can't figure out how to ...
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i3 in vmware doesn't share clipboard with host windows-machine

My main os is Windows, I then run ubuntu in VmWare. Before switching to i3 on gnome, I used Ubuntu gnome. In Ubuntu, I could share the clipboard between the windows-host and the ubuntu-virtual machine ...
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Picom: Failed to trigger fence

I would like to get transparent terminals in i3 under Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia drivers 435.21, but I can't get it to work. When I execute picom, I get the following output: [ 11.11.2020 20:51:24.270 ...
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i3blocks config doesn't work on Arch install, but works fine on debian

I recently moved to Arch from Debian (and loving it so far), but I have a slight UI issue. I pulled my i3blocks config from my debian install, but my weather and volume modules do not load for some ...
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How to select specific windows in i3?

You are able to select all windows to run a command with $mod + a, is it possible to select multiple specific windows at once? For example, wanting to select the two leftmost windows to run a close ...
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simulate hdmi/displayport “unplug” + “re-plug” from shell

I'd like to ~duplicate "unplug, re-plug hdmi/displayport cable from monitor", via shell. Obviously there may/will be some differences in result from real physical plug event. Also, it may ...
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Inserting ssh-agent into i3wm's startup so it's available to all processes in the session

I use the i3wm window manager on Fedora, and the urxvt-mld terminal dæmon for my multipl urxvt-mlc terminal clients. My problem is that I want just one ssh-agent for my entire session, and for the ssh-...
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Have new windows pop up in same workspace of the program that created them in the i3 windows manager

I'm using the i3 windows manager on Linux Mint. I'm using a program called Scid vs PC to run a tournament between various chess engines. When two engines are playing, the software displays two windows,...
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Xev not detecting media keys

My media keys are not detected on fresh Manjaro i3 edition, they worked normally on KDE edition before. When i try to use xev to check key codes nothing is happening when i try to use sound, mute and ...
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Possible to prevent windows from other desktops to pop up?

If I have a chat program on desktop 2 when I am on desktop 1, and it opens a new window, then it pops up on the current desktop (1 in this case), and this I don't want. Question Is it possible to ...
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i3 start new terminal in same directory using ctrl-windows-enter

I like the feature in i3 with which you can open a new terminal using windows-enter. But unfortunately it always starts in ~. A lot of the time I need a second terminal in a directory I'm already ...
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Using xrandr, is it possible to use only part of a secondary monitor without panning

there are a few other questions that talk about this but most of them are not for secondary monitors, or at least they don't seem to be, and I've hit a point where I'm not sure if I'm missing ...
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How to use installed fonts?

I use fedora with i3-gaps and I want to use different font than monospace. I donwloaded this realease of iosevka font iosevka-term-ss01-3.0.0-rc.4 Then I coppied all .tff files to folders: ~/.local/...
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How to launch program in floating with certain key bindings in i3?

I'm on Manjaro with i3. I'm trying to make certain key bindings launch stuff in floating, while others don't. I've tried several things so far: 1. Straight up floating toggle with bindsym # in i3/...
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Avoid blinking terminator cursor when window is not focused

When the terminator window is not focused, the cursor will still be blinking. Is this by design?! To me, that's optically distracting and I would like to disable it – but still have it blinking when ...
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How to install i3 on Manjaro KDE?

I'm trying to install i3wm on my Manjaro KDE machine. What I've done sudo pacman -S i3-wm i3lock i3status echo "exec i3" >> ~/.xinitrc In my /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc, I commented out the twm ...
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Prevent hiding the bar when fullscreen mode in i3

I am using i3wm, and often I want to focus on a certain window, so I might put it in fullscreen and exit it when I need to see the other windows. This is fast, however it makes the bar dissapear (I'm ...
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i3wm: Screenshot script fails if bound to key

imagemagick's import shell command takes snapshots of ones desktop. Executing import /tmp/foo.png will convert my cursor into a crosshair and will allow me to select a screen area to capture. ...
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How to copy icon from font in i3wm i3block setup

i am setting up a i3block in i3wm. Now i have font-awesome installed in proper directory. I am puzzled with one thing how icon is copied to the below command. When i google i already see the shell ...
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Change the delay before a key is repeatedly sent after depressing it

When I press down a key on my keyboard, after a brief delay the key-code is repeatedly sent if I continue to hold the key. How can I manipulate this delay on my linux machine? I work in terminals a ...
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How to used copied file name using "yn" command in ranger

I am using ranger file manager and I came across a command to copy the filename. How do I use this yank file name in other command? I mean, read from clipboard. I tried using Shift+Insert. I am not ...
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i3wm Layout file doesn't move windows

I'm trying to auto-start Spotify on workspace 8. I'm currently on Manjaro i3, so i3 was pre-configured pretty well, I only changed the config to have mod+f2 open Firefox. Here's the layout file: { ...
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ALE not working despite passing correct flags to the enabled linters

I'm using VIM to program in C11. I'm trying to setup ALE but it seems that the linters can't find the headers, despite the correct flags are passed, such as -I /path/to/include. I'm using CMake, so ...
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How to make an application "recognized" as an application

I'm using ubuntu and i3 window manager. To launch matlab I have to navigate to /usr/local/MATLAB/R2019a/bin and type ./matlab. Other applications like firefox and atom are recognized as ...
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Automate starting up programs on different workspaces in i3

I have i3 installed on ubuntu. I want specific windows to open in specific workspaces when I execute a script (or more optimally on startup). The structure is this: Workspaces: Firefox window ...
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How to change default browser?

I use i3 via regolith on ubuntu. I set the default browser to chromium in ubuntu, and yet the key combination still opens firefox.
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NetworkManager Applet is unresponsive and I see 'org.freedesktop.Notifications: Timeout was reached' errors in ~/.xsession-errors

I see the following errors in my ~/.xsession-errors (nm-applet:1122): nm-applet-WARNING **: 11:12:56.101: Failed to show notification: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop....
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Unable to run firefox in headless mode

I am attempting to run Firefox in headless mode. I have made a new profile called 'headless'. Here is what I get when running the command from a terminal in Fedora 30: (I can wait several minutes ...
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How to solve "Operation not permitted" while running i3status?

I'm trying to installing i3status(2.12-1) in a debian docker container(docker run -it debian) using these commands: apt update apt install i3status -y The install succeed and when I'm going to run ...
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Split windows for 4 panels in i3wm

In default i3wm I can split windows only vertical or horizontal. Can I split my 4 windows are like that: |_1_|_2_| |_3_|_4_|
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How to use both setxkbmap and xmodmap on Linux Debian i3?

I bought new laptop that doesn't have Home and End keys. I need both keys when I type code in Vim. I installed Debian with the i3WM desktop environment on my laptop. I remapped my keyboard using the ...
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running ranger on urvxt in i3 with bindsym

I am trying to use bindsym $mod+Mod1+b exec "urxvt -e bash -c ranger" in my i3-config. It runs but many features of ranger is not accessible, like, I can't copy the file(/folder) path using yp When ...
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Debian: Blank screen following login after systemd upgrade

I am running Debian sid with the slim login manager and i3. I recently upgraded systemd. The update removed consolekit and switched to logind. Since that upgrade, the system hangs after login with a ...
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Remap the CapsLock key to Exit and Super or Ctrl

The position of CapsLock is valuable. I would like to add 3 functions to it. This idea is inspired by lucksmith's i3-gap settings which only add 2 functions to it (see remapSuper and remapCtrl script ...
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how to install gtk3 on void linux

i am using i3 on void linux and i am having this issue when installing gtk3 when running the following command: sudo xbps-install -S gtk+3-devel it returns this error: Password: [*] Updating `...
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The HOST shortcut keys are not working in GUEST windows in VirtualBox

I am using i3wm as my Windows manager in my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and VirtualBox version 5.2.18. I want to change the workspaces using the i3 shortcuts like ALT+some_number to go to that number workspace. ...
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No configuration files on Solus i3

Well, i recently switched from Mint cinnamon to Solus Os I am used to I3wm, when i tried to install it and switch to it, it boots normally but the issue is there's no configuration files, and key ...
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Strange behavior of compton composite manager with several terminals (i3 wm)

I am using i3 window manager and compton composite manager to make some windows transparent. Here is my compton.conf menu-opacity = 0.95; inactive-opacity = 0.7;#this option doesn't work ...
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I3 systray refuses to run

I'm going nuts and hope someone can help. I can't get the system tray to work on i3bar (or any other panel under i3 for that matter - tried tint2, mate-panel and neither showed the tray). Infos: ...
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