i3 Tiling Window Manager Notes

Submitted by code_admin on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:46


Known Keys

  1. mod f Toggle fullscreen
  2. mod s Stack window bars
  3. mod w line of window bars

If you get the windows in a single stack use mod + shift + arrows



  1. nmcli con
  2. nmcli --ask con up "Imperial College VPN"

Trackpad settings

I collected settings in both ubuntu and i3 by running the following:

  1. synclient -l

I found all the differences, then I edited the file:

and added the line:

  1. exec --no-startup-id synclient VertEdgeScroll=0 HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 TouchpadOff=2 RTCornerButton=0 RBCornerButton=0 TapButton1=0 TapButton2=0


install flameshot
Add the following to ~/.config/i3/config

  1. bindsym Print exec /usr/bin/flameshot gui

Chrome passwords

Chrome passwords were not working
This thread has suggestions https://www.reddit.com/r/i3wm/comments/81i9tl/gnome_keyring_not_working…

Run chrome with the command
google-chrome --password-store=gnome

Lock screen

I have tried two,
Add the following to ~/.config/i3/config

  1. ##bindsym $mod+l exec gnome-screensaver-command -l
  2. bindsym $mod+l exec i3lock -i /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png

(use one or the other)


RJM Article Type
Work Notes