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i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager inspired by wmii. It supports tiling, stacking, and tabbing layouts.

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How to display terminals with commands on startup

I'm trying to open 2 terminals on startup. One will execute one command, and the other one will execute a different command. I already tried using Ubuntu's Startup Applications program pointing to ...
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regolith/i3 startup after login

I using regolith as my window manager under ubuntu 20.04. I am trying to understand how a window-manager (especially regolith/i3-gaps) starts after clicking on the login button. What changes when I ...
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How do I RDP from windows into Ubuntu with i3-wm?

I installed regular Ubuntu 20.04 I then installed i3 On the local computer I have a choice on login of ubuntu or i3 and logging into i3 works beautifully! I installed XRDP and I am RDP'ing from a ...
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How to restore Regolith i3xrocks status bar

Here is what I did to mess things up. I followed the process of removing regolith as this was during an upgrade of Ubuntu 18 to 20.04 Install regolith-desktop-complete with apt install regolith-...
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Swapping CTRL with Caps Lock in i3 config in ubuntu 20.04

I tried many options to just swap CTRL and Caps Lock and startup. rc.local setting up a init.d used /etc/default/keyboard gnome-session-properties gnome-tweaks By now i know any possible way to ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and CTRL in i3 in Ubuntu 20.04 at startup

I want to switch caps lock in i3 at startup I wrote a script and put this code: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps But still i get the message: Mär 28 09:52:20 dave-desktop systemd[1]: myfirst.service: ...
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DPI Scaling Issues since installing i3wm alongside Gnome

I have an issue with the user interface scaling under Gnome 3.38. I am using it only on the internal display of a Dell XPS 15 inch laptop with a 2160p 4K display. Nvidia dGPU with proprietary driver. ...
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What means --clearmodifiers in i3 config

I feel so stupid .. What means --clearmodifiers in i3 config? I got this #bindsym --release mod1+Shift+Left exec --no-startup-id xdotool key --clearmodifiers Shift+Home #...
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eDP-1-1 to eDP-1

I am currently running Ubuntu 20.04 with 5.11 kernel on a dell xps 15 9500 with i3 wm. Since yesterday I'm having a problem about the laptop monitor: it is no longer seen as eDP-1 but eDP-1-1. This ...
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Laptop Fn key code for bindsym in i3wm

I am using i3wm with ubuntu 20.04. I would like to Fn+Left/Right work as End/Home like in my previous laptop. I know how to make bindsyn in i3wm config but I cannot find Fn code. I used xev but it ...
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unable to change brightness on amd integrated gpu

I am using i3 window manager on ubuntu. My laptop has an AMD CPU and integrated GPU and class is amdgpu_bl0. please help me with the command to change the brightness so that I can bind that in config. ...
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i3wm has wrong scaling when running on Ubuntu virtual machine

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 on a VirtualBox virtual machine. I want to use i3 window manager with it, and have installed it as such. One problem I came across was that, even with guest additions ...
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Using fresh i3 with regolith desktop together

I'm using ubuntu 18.04.5 with regolith desktop. Can I use fresh i3 like this image With regolith desktop together?
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Regolith - i3-wm - Background color of some text and some text colors messed up

I got Regolith-Ubuntu and I'm pretty satisfied so far. I could solve most of the issues, with the wide support including this site here. I wasn't sure, if this issue is right here or might be better ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) when opening vlc or celluloid over Ubuntu with i3wm

I'm having this problem where I can't open any video inside ubuntu. To be honest I have no clue about where to look for a solution. But I'm pasting down here the info given by vlc when trying to open ...
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How to set display scaling to 200% for i3 desktop environment

I am new to the i3 desktop environment. How do I set the display scaling to 200%?
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Liri-terminal error messages on startup

When starting liri-terminal, these two lines appear: cat: /home/seulement/.cache/wal/sequences: No such file or directory cat: /home/seulement/.cache/wal/sequences: No such file or directory
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Editing my i3 config file makes no change

I am trying to replace Dmenu with Rofi but any alterations to my config file have zero effects. To start I used the setup wizard and ran: mkdir ~/.i3 and then: cp /etc/i3/config ~/.i3/config After ...
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Synaptics touchpad stops working after some time

I'm running the synaptics driver on X11 using i3wm. Tapping the touchpad and using two fingers to scroll will work just fine after starting the X server. A few minutes later, at some point the ...
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Brightness issues on i3

I'm facing this issue on ubuntu 20.10 with i3 window manager: in i3 I found this workaround to change the screen brightness with a little .sh script: #!/bin/bash echo -n "Enter brightness: " ...
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Screen lock disables color correction profile

I calibrated my monitor using a colorimeter and the color tab in Gnome settings. The color on the screen looks good until the screen turns off (automatically after some time). When the screen starts ...
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Unable to change desktop environment with Lightdm in Ubuntu 20.10

I just shifted to Ubuntu Mate 20.10. I prefer to use i3 as my window manager. However I am unable to login into i3 through lightdm! Even if I select i3 from the gear icon on the login screen, it keeps ...
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i3-wm, Google Chrome passwords not saved

Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla Google Chrome Version 87.0.4280.88 (Official Build) (64-bit) Google Chrome passwords do not save when I switched between different Desktop Environments (Gnome, Unity, ...
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Zathura i3 Ubuntu

So I have zathura installed on Ubuntu 18.04 with i3-wm. Zathura works all well but every time I close zathura using the Mod+Shift+Q and then open the PDF next time it always starts from the first page,...
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Binding google-chrome tabs to certain workspaces in i3-wm

I am aware that it is possible in i3-wm to bind certain apps to certain workspaces and certain workspaces to certain displays(I have a dual monitor setup). Is it also possible to bind specific google-...
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How to configure i3 on Kubuntu 20.10

I'm new (and a newbie) to the window managers world. I have Kubuntu 20.10 installed, and I'd like to understand how to setup, use and control i3 wm, with kde and Polybar. I tried following a guide ...
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Ubuntu old login page

After installing i3, when I restarted the system, I came across this page
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i3 + gnome keyring issue

I have Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with Gnome. A few months ago I switched to i3, and I like it! The only issue I have is that when I run some software that needs Gnome Keyring it misbehaves, for example, ...
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Hey everyone! Newbie here. How can I get started making my own DE just like the people on r/unixporn

So basically i somehow found my way into the subreddit r/unixporn where people share their truly amazing Desktop environments. Of course I immediatley want to make my own too, since I am full of cool ...
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Unable to use menu key with i3

I'm trying to use the menu key as a mod key on my PC on i3. I'm currently using ubuntu 18.04. I tried to identify the name associated to the menu key to bind it on i3 but failed to do so. I installed ...
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Hibernate from i3

I'm trying to hibernate using a shortcut from i3. My i3 config file looks like this : 14 # Keyboard friendly exit 15 set $exit exit: [l]ock, [e]logout, [h]ibernate, [r]eboot, [s]hutdown 16 mode &...
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How to launch specific programs on particular workspaces at i3 startup without assign?

My workspace 1 is named in the i3 config file as set $ws1 "1: Browser " I have set up execution of Firefox at startup and assigned it to ws1 in the config file as: # Startup appplication ...
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simulate hdmi/displayport “plug”/“unplug” event via command line

I'm running two 4k monitors on i3 (regolith variant) on X on Ubuntu 20.04. Since initial install a couple months ago, I've had some frustrating issues around display; the most vexing issue is that: ...
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How do I change my color theme for i3?

I recently switched from gnome to i3 and was wondering how to change my color theme. I want to set a custom bg and text color as well as font. I have the yaru-dark theme using an app called "...
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Changing windows manager without a windows manager

I honestly don't know how to phrase my problem differently (Question title's awful, sorry!)... Just in case this is important, I'm using Lubuntu LTS 18.04. Here's what happened: I wanted to change my ...
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xrdp + i3 - i3 opens windows in another session

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 Hyper-V VM with installed XRDP and i3-gaps. When I log in to XOrg server using Windows RDP client and launch i3 session, any terminal window I launch opens in Hyper-V console ...
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Conky own_window_type = 'override' doesn't work in Ubuntu 20.04

As written in the title, I'm having problems using conky in Ubunutu 20.04. I recently installed the i3 window manager and I found out that the own_window_type parameter of the conky.conf file should ...
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Change from i3 wm to Unity

I have installed i3 and logged in by using i3 as GUI/Window Manager. Now, whenever I start Ubuntu, it automatically logs into i3. How can I go back using Unity as GUI? I am using Ubuntu 18.04.
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How to set/change i3wm mouse speed (not acceleration)

When I run xinput list-props 12 (12 is the id for 'Touchpad'), I get the following: Device Enabled (145): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (147): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1....
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compton config for transparency in i3's tabbed/stacked mode

I am trying to: make some applications transparent using compton on i3wm such that in tabbed/ stacked mode in i3wm the underlying windows are hidden (or are not drawn). For example's sake, let us ...
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Multiple monitors with i3 window manager

I just started using i3 (version 4.17.1), and cannot figure out how to get it working with 2 monitors. I am running Ubuntu 20.04, and when I log into gnome, it utilizes them both. My research ...
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how to change language in i3wm

i'm new to i3wm and stuck with the config. I wanted to ask how can I change language in i3wm. I made some search and found some stuff but it's not working in my case. these are two ways that I found # ...
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Why does Zoom screenshare crash i3wm on annotating?

I am on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS running i3wm. ~ [I] ➜ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic ~ [I] ➜ i3 ...
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unity-greeter resolution will not change

i am using i3 and lightdm, which comes with the default unity-greeter. i have been battling for days now in trying to change the resolution of the greeter. It is stuck at 800x600px I have googled and ...
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How can I enable AnyDesk Unattended Login on i3WM?

Please note: parts of this question comes from my opened thread on reddit. Please also note: The expected solution should be related to AnyDesk and i3WM, no "NoMachine", VNC, TeamViewer or ...
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Brightness control in SwayWM (i3wm wayland)

So, I have the laptop without buttons on the keyboard for brightness control and when I try to change my config then these shortcuts are not working. Any ideas? # Sreen brightness controls bindsym $...
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I have installed I3wm onto my Ubuntu 20.04 but I have no xsession file

Here my screenshot and I just don't know what do I need to write to .desktop file because I suppose the cause it is.
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Cant install polybar because python-xcbgen is not available

I ran into dependency issue for polybar, I am using Ubuntu20.04. apt-get install gave me the following error: Package python-xcbgen is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may ...
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How can I start automatically a command on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a small command like this xinput set-prop "XP-PEN G430S Pen Pen (0)" --type=float "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 1.155756, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.529, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000,...
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I3WM: How can I restore a window from scratchpad keeping its original status/dimensions?

I am using this code inside my ~/.config/i3/config file: bindsym $mod+Shift+minus move scratchpad bindsym $mod+Shift+plus scratchpad show This allow me to hit the Super+Shift+- keys to move the ...

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