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

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Smooth scrolling with i3wm is janky on Google Chrome

Scrolling is very janky on i3wm on Ubuntu. I'm using a Dell laptop which uses the libinput driver for the touchpad. Below is the behaviour I experience while scrolling. The first scroll down on a ...
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Refreshing i3 status causes CPU spike

I first noticed this when I increase/decrease my volume with bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume @DEFAULT_SINK@ +10% && $refresh_i3status bindsym ...
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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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terminator configuration file doesn't work

I can't seem to make the terminator configuration file work on Ubuntu , either w/ i3-gaps or KDE plasma. Here is my config file : [global_config] borderless = True titlebars = False [...
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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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I3WM Command Criteria To Select Single Window

I would like to configure i3WM to hide a window's title bar, iff it is the only window on its workspace. The configuration should probably look something like that: for_window [???] border pixel 0 ...
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i3 startup applications don't orient correctly

Setup: 2 monitors (left horizontal, right vertical). ~/.config/i3/config ... exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace 6' exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'move workspace to output right' exec --no-startup-...
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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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i3bar spawns many more processes than expected

I'm using i3blocks as my i3 status command and I've noticed abnormally high idle CPU usage (5-10% compared to 2-3% idle in Xfce) and decided to look at my task manager, and there seems to be many ...
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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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With Oracle Virtual machine and mod key of i3wm not working

I have an issue when I run oracle virtual machine. I am using I3wm, please see the version below Binary i3 version: 4.17.1 (2019-08-30) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors In my oracle ...
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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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Change clipboard utility

I don't like xclip. I wrote a small command-line program that suffices for my clipboard uses. It's used like echo "test" | clip --add, to add something to the clipboard, and clip -o to print out what ...
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How can I switch between multibly display setups on the fly in I3?

I am currently setting up I3 on my Notebook and I am stuck on my display configuration. I need it to be able to switch from one screen when I am on move and a 3 display Setup when I am at home, and I ...
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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 open a new window when opening a link?

There's a behaviour that bugs me extremely, and that is that if I click on a link in an application that is not a browser, rather then opening a new window in the same workspace, it opens a new tab in ...
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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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Problems with starting a command when i3 starts

When I execute this command by itself it works: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap But adding it to the config file doesn't have any effect: exec_always xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
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Is there a way to have scratchpad apps in fullscreen in i3?

For example, I have a fullscreen writing app, that I write on occasionally in the middle of doing other stuff, and I'd like to keep it in the scratchpad.
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Is there a way to set the mod-key to program launcher in i3?

In windows and gnome, when you press the super key you can immidiately start typing the name of a program, and open it. I tried setting this in i3: bindsym $mod exec rofi -show drun -theme $rofiTheme ...
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Super - S opens sound settings rather then switching to stacking mode

I tried removing this in the ubuntu keyboard settings, but couldn't find a setting for it.
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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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i3wm turns off screen after login

I have Kali Linux 2019.1 installed with Gnome Desktop Environment installed. I tried to shift to i3 window manager with sudo apt install i3, but as I try to login with i3wm It just puts my screen ...
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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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add anaconda spyder to desktop

I installed anaconda 201903. I can launch spyder by using terminal under base env. Since I use i3wm, and want to launch spyder by dmenu. However, I fail to add spyder to desktop file. My main ...
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nmcli requires password when run in sway or i3 session but not under Gnome

If I run nmcli c up VPNFoobar under a Gnome session, then I do not have to enter any password or whatsoever and my VPN connection is setup properly. However, if I run the same command under i3 or sway,...
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No 'Add' or 'Save' Button openconnect vpn dialogue Arch linux

I am trying to connect to a VPN using network-manager on arch (WM i3). I am using nm-applet and this works fine to connect me to wifi. I have installed openconnect and networkmanager-openconnect. When ...
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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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How to disable urxvt autoscroll on output?

I today installed the latest version of Manjaro i3 on my Macbook Pro late 2012. I have one problem: I don't like that the urxvt console is scrolling down when a program shows new output. (its rxvt-...
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xautolock tries to log itself when already locked

I'm using the following command after login to enable automatic locking of my screen: xautolock -corners ---- -time 1 -locker "bash /path/to/i3lock.sh /path/to/Wallpaper.png" -notify 10 -notifier "...