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ssh key forwarding not working under i3wm

I recently switched from the regular Lubuntu LXDE/openbox to the i3 window manager under Lubuntu 16.04. In either environment I can ssh with authentication forwarding activated into another machine ...
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Make Lubuntu's login screen solid color

Since i3 appears to inherit the wallpaper from Lubuntu (16.04)'s login screen, I figure I need to change the latter. I followed these instructions, but to no effect. Not only do I not get the blue ...
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Change font glyph is taken from

I've trying to use some Font Awesome glyphs as icons for workspaces in i3wm, but I can't get them to display correctly. After reading the answers on this post, I saw that the glyph I want was being ...
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i3wm screen locking security issue

I am using i3-wm on Ubuntu 16.04. I am locking the screen using dm-tool lock, and it looks good, but I noticed you can circumvent the lock screen by switching a TTY (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and then switching ...
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Should I choose Ubuntu Server when installing a custom WM?

I would like to install the i3 Window Manager and when I tried it with the Unity version, some styles carried over to i3, which didn't look good. From my understanding the Server edition is just ...
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i3-wm doesn't start after kubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I just upgraded my Dell XPS13 laptop to Kubuntu 16.04. I can't seem to login to either i3-wm or awesome-wm. After I bootup the computer, the sddm login screen appears. After I select i3 (or awesome),...
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Launching proper version of Eclipse IDE via i3wm

So currently I use the gnome desktop and somehow I ended up with 2 versions of eclipse. If I recall correctly, I installed one via the Ubuntu software center and the other from the eclipse website. ...
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i3wm open 2 applications with one keybinding?

I want to make a keybinding for i3wm that launches 2 GUI applications at the same time. Is that possible?
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Ubuntu doesn't give the correct keycodes for some media keys

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ThinkPad T450s and for some reason the media keys for volume and screen brightness are not giving any keycodes or keysyms (ie. XF86AudioRaiseVolume). But all the ...
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Screen times out in i3 WM

I love i3 for obvious reasons (light, maxing screen size, ability to customize). However, my screen times out after five minutes of inactivity. I would like to turn this off, how? I've got i3 on ...
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Alternative for the 'system settings' application?

Is there a "good" alternative application for the system settings application that comes with Ubuntu? I mean I know that KDE and gnome come with their alternatives, but I would like to have one ...
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Monitor not idling after i3wm installation

Yesterday I installed i3wm and noticed that after the screensaver turns on, the screens turns black, but the monitors stay on (have two of them). Up to now I was using Unity and the session locked ...
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Screen tearing when using i3, none when using unity

I was attempting to use i3 on my ubuntu installation the other day. I noticed however that when I would logout and switch to using i3 I would start to see tearing when watching videos or scrolling ...
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panel/bar run conky

I wanna run a conky in my i3 status bar. Works well with the conkyi3.sh script as status_command: #!/bin/sh echo "{\"version\":1}" echo "[[]" exec conky -c $HOME/.conkyrc and here is my conky: ...
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Prevent i3 from moving icons from mate panel

I recently installed i3 on my Ubuntu Mate 15.10 laptop, opting to keep the mate applications panel. However I recently rebooted the system, and everything except the calendar and shutdown widget has ...
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How can I run a custom script on /usr/bin/ via cronjob?

First of all: This is not a duplicated of Cronjobs made via cronjob not working which seems to be fixed by simply giving execution permissions to the script and/or adding the #!/bin/bash at the ...
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Slow USB Transfer rates in gnome

I have an amazing USB transfer rate when I use unity. But when I am running gnome with i3 or only i3, I get terrible USB transfer rates. How to fix this? p.s.: i3 is a windows manager, and not the ...
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Slower USB transfer speed on i3wm

I recently moved to i3 windows manager from Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that the USB transfer rate to my external hard disk is unusually slow. To load the Ex-HD I am using udisks-glue. I have 2 ...
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How to install this package?

I would like to install: i3blocks. But when I try: sudo apt-get install i3blocks I get: E: Unable to locate package i3blocks How to fix this? p.s.: I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How to know XF86 code for multimedia keys for i3 Windows Manager?

I have a Lenovo machine and pressing F4 used to close the focused window. I want this feature on my i3 desktop too. I tried adding: bindsym XF86Close kill to .i3/config. But it doesn't work. What ...
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How to start `gnome-keyring-daemon` outside of Unity?

I'm running Ubuntu with i3WM instead of Unity (while Unity is still available as a choice on the login screen). gnome-keyring-daemon works fine with Unity which starts it automatically. I just don't ...
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Change QT5 theme

I am using i3wm on Ubuntu 15.10. I was wondering on how to change the QT5 theme? With old QT4 it was possible to change it with qt4-config. There is however no qt5-config as of yet. I have tried using ...
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Using i3wm on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am having trouble figuring out how to use i3wm on my installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The only way I've got it working was through stopping gdm with systemctl stop gdm in text-only mode, and then ...
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Keyboard settings wont stay on i3

I've recently installed i3 on my Ubuntu Gnome (15.04) computer (using these instructions). i3 is working fine and I can select it in GDM when i log in. But the problem is that when I log into i3 my ...
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lemonbar with i3 - fonts?

I just set up this lemonbar to go with my i3 setup. Seems to work fine, although only with the default font (-xos4-terminesspowerline-medium-r-normal--12-120-72-72-c-60-iso10646-1). Tried ...
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How to switch user from i3lock?

On most lock screens, there's a "Switch User" button. However, i3lock doesn't seem to have any buttons. Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch user or an option to add a button?
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Automatically disable monitor with i3 window manager in xrandr

I just started using the i3-wm in ubuntu (15), lovely! I have one problem however, each time I login I need to turn my display port of in xrandr with the following line: xrandr --output VGA-1-2 --...
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i3 screen tearing

Ok so I have some pretty bad screen tearing, like a very brief white flash when I mod1+enter to open a new terminal instance (I don't have the problem when I change workspace) I've already tried : ...
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Enhance i3-wm appearance

I am a student and therefore don't have time to program and customize stuff as much as I'd like. However I very quickly went from Windows to Linux and then adopted i3. However, as efficient and ...
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Problem updating i3

I have a problem with updating i3-wm When I type i3 --moreversion 2>&- || i3 --version I get Binary i3 version: 4.7.2 (2014-01-23, branch "tags/4.7.2") © 2009-2013 Michael Stapelberg ...
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How to run Gnome Startup Applications in i3?

i3 does not launch Ubuntu's startup applications by default. It will only execute what is added to its configuration. Which command or script do I have to execute do start all the startup applications ...
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Google Chrome automatically opens all URIs

When clicking on URIs that should open desktop apps (magnet://, and steam://), Chrome will automatically open a new tab in a new window. I'm currently using Chrome version 43.0.2357.134, Ubuntu 14.0.2,...
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screen garbled after suspend when not using unity

When using unity or gnome my laptop wakes up from suspend and everything works properly. When using i3, the laptop wakes up from suspend but the screen is garbled, and I need to reboot, not even a ...
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What process is responsible for media keys in Unity?

I want to use my media keys when using i3wm. When I am using Unity, all media keys work. When I use i3 none of my keys work even though they are detected properly by xev, so I assume there is some ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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i3wm Dunst no longer showing notification

I an running a minimal install of ubuntu with i3wm, dunst was running fine until I installed feh wich is I think is totaly unrelated... when I try to send a test notification using notify-send "test"...
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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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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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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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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 ...