Notes on i3wm

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i3 User’s Guide by Michael Stapelberg

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        /home/craig/dotfiles/.i3/config        
        /home/craig/dotfiles/.i3/i3status.conf 
        
        /usr/local/share/lightdm/ivie2.sh
        /usr/local/share/lightdm/trackball.sh
        

/usr/local/share/lightdm/ivie2.sh

        xrandr --output HDMI3 --mode 1280x960 --pos 1280x0 --rotate normal --output HDMI2 --mode 1280x960 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output HDMI1 --off --output DP1 --off --output VGA1 --off
        xinput --set-button-map "Logitech USB Trackball" 1 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 2
        xinput set-int-prop "Logitech USB Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 8 1 
        xinput set-int-prop "Logitech USB Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 8 8
        xinput set-int-prop "Logitech USB Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes" 8 6 7 4 5 
        

xrandr output

        Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
        VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        HDMI2 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 474mm x 296mm
           1680x1050     59.88*+
           1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
           1280x960      60.00  
           1152x864      75.00  
           1024x768      75.08    70.07    60.00  
           832x624       74.55  
           800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
           640x480       75.00    72.81    66.67    60.00  
           720x400       70.08  
        HDMI3 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 527mm x 296mm
           1920x1080     60.00 +
           1680x1050     59.88* 
           1280x1024     60.02  
           1440x900      59.90  
           1280x800      59.91  
           1152x864      75.00  
           1280x720      59.97  
           1024x768      70.07    60.00  
           800x600       60.32    56.25  
           640x480       66.67    60.00  
           720x400       70.08  
        
        HDMI2 connected 1680x1050
        HDMI3 connected 1680x1050+0+0 but should be 1920x1080
        
        xrandr --output HDMI2 --auto --output HDMI3 --auto --right-of HDMI2 --output HDMI1 --off --output DP1 --off --output VGA1 --off
        

Switching monitor

Changed

        /usr/local/share/lightdm/ivie2.sh
        
        xrandr --output HDMI3 --mode 1280x960 --pos 1280x0 --rotate normal --output HDMI2 --mode 1280x960 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output HDMI1 --off --output DP1 --off --output VGA1 --off
          to
        xrandr --output HDMI2 --auto --output HDMI3 --auto --right-of HDMI2 --output HDMI1 --off --output DP1 --off --output VGA1 --off
        

Notes

Keyboard $mod

Keyboard shift+$mod

Named Workspaces

6.5.2. Renaming workspaces

You can rename workspaces. This might be useful to start with the default numbered workspaces, do your work, and rename the workspaces afterwards to reflect what’s actually on them. You can also omit the old name to rename the currently focused workspace. This is handy if you want to use the rename command with i3-input.

i3-msg 'rename workspace to "2: irc"'
        
        bindsym $mod+n exec i3-input -F 'rename workspace to "%s"' -P 'New name: '
        

IRC

Channel #i3

i3 debian development autobuild repo

1. When should you use our repositories?

You want the latest i3 development version

If you are using Debian (Debian-derived systems might work, too) or Ubuntu and want the latest development version of i3, you should use our Debian repository.

3. Debian repository

Our Debian repository contains packages which are automatically built a few minutes after every commit. To use it, run the following commands:

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/i3-autobuild.list
        echo 'deb http://build.i3wm.org/debian/sid sid main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/i3-autobuild.list
        apt-get update
        apt-get --allow-unauthenticated install i3-autobuild-keyring
        apt-get update
        apt-get install i3
        

Asked on #i3 - Tue Dec 16 09:03:50 MST 2014

Reading 6.5.1. Named workspaces in the User’s Guide. I don’t understand how to do a rename command.