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Can you put i3 on an alternate GUI terminal?

Is there a way to put another GUI type, such as i3, on one of the other GUI terminals (i.e. Ctrl + Alt F7-F12)?
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how can I start Wiznote without GUI

I'm new here but not really novice by Ubuntu. Now I have a little problem with Wiznote (its a cloud notepad): I can start it from GUI (Unity) by click on the icon. But now I use an other WM (i3) and ...
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Can you use vmware unity with i3wm?

When trying to enter unity within the vmware player, I get the following error: The virtual machine can no longer run in Unity mode: There was an error retrieving desktop/viewport information from ...
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i3wm disable laptop screen

Is it possible when using i3wm to disable my built in screen completely? I know how to do it in Unity, but I can't google anything that makes sense.
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How to de-uglify i3-wm

I recently installed the i3 Window Manager and have fallen thoroughly in love with it. However, it's rather ugly... I followed the instructions here for getting started, and one of the points was ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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Get sound working with startx

I have set up my computer to boot to a text environment and then I enter startx to start an i3 session When I do this my sound does not work alsamixer does not work. But if I do sudo ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu with i3wm

I would like to use the i3 Window Manager with Ubuntu and not Unity. Since I am going to do a fresh install Id like to keep the bloat to a minimum. Should I just install it normally with the ...
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I'm getting confused trying to use fstab [duplicate]

I have been using i3 recently and it doesn't auto mount things. So I mounted a USB drive myself using sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/external When I copy files onto the USB drive there they are all ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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gnome control center shows only a few icons

When using gnome-control-center, it shows only a few icons, like this: I am using i3 and I am calling gnome-settings-daemon on start. Should I start any other daemons?
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How to have multiple instance of unity-settings-daemon

Is there a way to have another running unity-settings-daemon on a different $DISPLAY. I tried --display=:1 but I always got this error. ** (unity-settings-daemon:xxxx): WARNING **: Name taken or bus ...
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Set Openbox to be readable on a QHD screen?

I have a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, which has a Quad HD (3200 x 1800) screen. Needless to say, the scaling on this make the font super tiny and hard to read. In unity it's easy to adjust the window ...
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Ubuntu Minimal Install

Every attempt I've made to install via the Minimal Install has resulted in a full blown Unity Install, whereas I simply want the Base System, the Repositories, and i3WM installed (of course flash and ...
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What is the media-key command in 14.04 for sound and brightness?

I am using a laptop and with vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 I was able to control my monitor brightness with super+F5/F6. Now I want to switch to i3wm and I need to manually bind those keys. What is the ...
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User upstart session in different window manager wIndow manager

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and i3 as window manager. After I have logged in to i3, upstart won't find my user jobs under ~/.config/upstart/. How can I make upstart find these config files without having ...
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How can I install i3 wm on Ubuntu 13.10?

I just followed the instructions here to install i3 on a clean installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VMWare Fusion on OS X, however after selecting the i3 session from the login screen and logging in, all I see ...
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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? ...
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Nitrogen is not setting the wallpaper when i start i3

Nitrogen is not starting on start of i3, i don't know why. felipe@ubuntu:~$ cat .xinitrc #!/usr/bin/env bash exec i3 exec nitrogen --no-startup-id --restore here is the config felipe@ubuntu:~$ ...
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New Laptop stopped booting after a good week (13.10) (Solved)

So far I always could solve my problems by reading through questions already asked but this time I can't find any prescedental case, so here we go: I got a new laptop for christmas, immediately ...
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Running script at startup

I can't for the life of me get scripts to run at startup. I have a script called "startup.sh" in my home directory. I have tried (at least) the following ways to get it to run at startup: Adding it ...
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How to change font size using i3-wm?

When I start ubuntu with i3-wm the font of all Applications is too big. How do I change the Font and Size? I already looked into i3 Documentation but found nothing about this topic.
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When logging into i3 WM with GWM login loop

After I boot up and attempt to login from GWM with i3 WM selected, the screen goes blank for a few seconds then goes back to the login-screen. I can login with any other WM, such as unity, gnome.etc
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Failed i3wm install package has unment dependinces [duplicate]

Tried installing i3wm from these instructions using the Ubuntu ppa http://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html Got this error when I typed in the final command apt-get install i3 sudo apt-get install i3 ...
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Name of the lubuntu screen brightness programme

I have lubuntu 13.04 on a couple of year old iMac and using the screen brightness keyboard buttons works great out of the box. However, I tend to use i3wm as my primary windows manager and the buttons ...
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Copy & Paste between terminal(s) and application windows in i3

I have recently installed the i3 tiling window manager [1] on my Ubuntu system and I'm trying to figure out how to copy & paste between various terminal and application windows. How can this be ...
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Recommended auto-mounter for tiling window managers?

What is the recommended way to automatically mount usb drives, optical media, hard drives, etc... with a tiling window manager on Ubuntu? I am a big fan of tiling window managers, but I always look ...
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Use NotifyOSD with i3wm window manager

I use i3wm as window manager, but something seems to be broken. I want to use NotifyOSD as a notification service, but I am not able to set it as a default service. At the moment I get ugly blueish ...
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How to start Ubuntu One indicator from command line

I'm switching to i3 window manager. I want to use the indicator-sync tool from within that desktop environment, but I couldn't find the executable for it. Where is it? Thanks in advance. update: I've ...
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Using Unity with i3-wm

Is it possible to use the Unity Panel (with or without launcher) with i3-wm instead of compiz? And if that's not possible, could I somehow use the HUD inside the i3 session?
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no power notifications with i3wm

I use Ubuntu 12.10, but changed to the i3 window manger. It works great, but I do not get the normal "low power" notification. Notify OSD works as expected (I tested it per notify-send). How can I ...
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Thunar Icons Missing

I installed thunar yesterday but on starting up this morning, I found that all of the folder icons had vanished. I'm using i3wm (but the icons were visible in i3 as of yesterday). Any idea why they ...
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How to prevent nautilus from launching?

I'm running i3-wm under a gnome session in 12.04. Nautilus is not normally running. I regularly loop-mount ISO and other filesystem image files, and every time I do this nautilus pops up both a ...
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I3 WM with auto internet connectivity and a gnome panel

I wanna use I3 as WM with a gnome-panel on the bottom. But when i try to start the gnome-panel, I3 crashes. So how is it possible to run both? Another question is: How can i connect to the internet ...