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i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager that is primarily targeted at developers and advanced users.

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How do I bind a mouse button (specifically the scroll wheel buttons `4` and `5`) to a keyboard key on Arch Linux?

The scroll wheel on my mouse is broken (though middle-click still works, apparently) and I would like to bind two of my keyboard keys (yes, I have spare keys for this) in such a way as to emulate ...
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Hide tmux pane border

This is currently what my tmux pane borders look like: This is multiple terminals open in i3 (what I would like to have it look like in tmux): Is it possible to just make the pane borders invisible? ...
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How to set system wide proxy in i3 tiling window manager?

I am looking for something like gsettings in gnome. I had written a bash function for gnome, which would take ip and port as arguments (at the command line) and then set it into gnome using : // For ...
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How to use current keyboard layout for keyboard shortcuts in i3?

I've just installed i3 with the default configuration, and there's a major issue with keyboard shortcuts: even though my keyboard layout isn't QWERTY the keyboard shortcuts are mapped to the relevant ...
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Java/swing apps have cut off text

I've had an issue that came up a couple months ago but just started to get in the way. Basically all java apps(for example visualvm, or minecraft) are very "distorted", which comes out as cut off text ...
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Rofi on kde+i3 doesn't start with shortcut

I use Antergos kde edition with i3wm. I'd like to run rofi. If I execute rofi -show-icons -show run on terminal it runs ok. But shortcut in i3config bindsym $mod+space exec rofi -show run doesn't ...
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Trackpad setup for HiDPI screen

I've just gotten the new Dell XPS 13. I've managed to setup almost everything, except for the touchpad. If I place the cursor to the left edge of the screen, and start moving my finger to the right, ...
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setxkbmap settings stop working after my Bluetooth keyboard reconnects

I have the following setxkbmap setting in my .xinitrc: exec setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us,ru -option grp:lctrl_lshift_toggle -option caps:swapescape & It is working fine; however, when the ...
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VMWare Workstation 12 Player - i3wm - ArchLinux - Full screen not working?

I'm running into a wall where i3wm will not resize properly with the window. The window itself resizes however, i3wm stays the same and there's black area around where it needs to fill in yet it doesn'...
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Linux - start/kill a bash script using keyboard combinations

I want to record my screen with a simple ffmpeg command. The problem is I want to do it without opening terminal, for example pressing Ctrl+R to start the script, and again Ctrl+R to kill it. Is that ...
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Apple keyboard and XF86AudioPlay media key in Linux

I have external apple keyboard and I have a problem of mapping XF86AudioPlay key. All the other keys for controlling brightness, music volume, mute, audio next, audio prev work well. This is the only ...
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startx only working with xterm specified

I changed some environment variables and now xorg is not working anymore. When I log in the screen turns black and the computer becomes completely unresponsive. I got it working by logging in without ...
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amixer does not change master when sounds goes through hdmi

I use this command to change the volume in my system: amixer set Master 5%+ or 5%-. I mapped it to my volume keys in the i3.conf file. So far this was working always working, no matter if the sound ...
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Firefox paste stopped working

Good day guys, I've woken up today and realize that I can't paste into firefox. I've somehow fixed other GUI apps but the firefox still won't paste anything into it. UPDATE: Everything started ...
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How bind touch event to i3wm?

Is it possible to bindsym a MotionNotify event in i3 config? Something like: bindsym MotionNotify button1 kill

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