i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 01/2017 update

i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 01/2017 update

This article also applies for Linux Mint 18.1 Mate and Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce. We installed i3wm following this article on the newly released Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. Since the latest article about i3wm, I added a shadow around the windows and some transparency to...
How to install i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

How to install i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

Also suited to install on Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce or Linux Mint 18.1 Mate. Screenshots at bottom of page. It always starts with the installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon via usb and updating Linux Mint. Then you download the scripts of this github and run...
Installing i3 on Solus 1.2.1 Budgie

Installing i3 on Solus 1.2.1 Budgie

I3 has been moving with me from Archlinux to Antergos to Linux Mint 17-18 to Ubuntu 16.10 and now on Solus 1.2.1. My point ? it works on any linux distro it looks awesome on any linux distro it feels the same on any linux distro it has the same shortcuts on any linux...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon October update

i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon October update

This is a follow up of the article written a few months ago. That article will provide you with more details of this project. Issues Installing i3 on an other computer can have its issues. Other hardware will have its consequences. other monitors have other names...
Installing i3 on the latest Ubuntu 16.10

Installing i3 on the latest Ubuntu 16.10

Just wondered if I could install i3 on the very recent release 16.10 of Ubuntu. I3 improved tiling manager has proven its stability to me over the years on systems like archlinux antergos linux mint 16, 17, 18 and now Ubuntu 16.10. Started with the scripts of this...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

What is i3 i3 is an improved tiling windows manager and it is available for many distributions. I give a quote from zdnet. i3 is not a desktop environment in the sense of things like KDE and Gnome, or even the lightweight Xfce and LXDE. One of the simplest ways that I...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon September update

i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon September update

This  is a follow up of the article written a few weeks ago. That article will provide you with more details of this projects. Changelog Since this article was written many things have been changed. config code has more structure and more help extra config files as...
i3 gaps settings and colouring of i3

i3 gaps settings and colouring of i3

i3 gaps is a fork from i3 and it provides the same functionality but with more options to define the gaps between the different applications. There are some settings that are interesting to know. You can always read from the source here. We will also change the...
i3 on linux mint 18 playlist

i3 on linux mint 18 playlist

i3 is a windows tiling manager that can be used on many distro’s. In this article we explain how it is possible to install it on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. There are many tutorials online starting from the installation procedure to the use of i3, the configuration...
Two different ways to make a screenshot in i3

Two different ways to make a screenshot in i3

In the config file at 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you will find two lines that will help you make screenshots: 123 # Screen Shotsbindsym Print exec scrot '%Y-%m-%d-%s_screenshot_$wx$h.jpg' -e 'mv $f ~/Pictures/'bindsym Control+Print exec gnome-screenshot -i The -i...
Application related settings – to float or to tile

Application related settings – to float or to tile

In the config file at 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you will find lines that define which tray application will be started at boot which applications will float or will be tiled which application you want to start automatically You can always read more on the i3...
Assigning applications to a specific workspace

Assigning applications to a specific workspace

In the config file of i3 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you can assign applications to always start on a specific workspace. Content of movie For example I assign firefox to workspace 1 in the movie. You can focus on an application as well. Figuring out the class to...
i3 is ideal for a dual screen

i3 is ideal for a dual screen

In the config file at 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you will find lines that define where the workspaces should be when you have a dual screen. You can always read more on the i3 documentation site. This concerns only those with two monitors or more. Content of movie...
Finding the menu in i3 and changing the colours

Finding the menu in i3 and changing the colours

The normal menu in i3 is dmenu. You will find this application on your system. But an extra menu has been added as well during the installation procedure j4-dmenu-desktop. MOD + D is dmenu MOD + SHIFT +D is j4-dmenu-desktop “We will install an extra menu to...
Changing the font type of i3

Changing the font type of i3

You can change the font and the font size. They are both defined in one line in the config file 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf I have been trying out other fonts on Archlinux, Antergos and Manjaro i3. You can always take a look at the coding and naming of the fonts...
Changing the colours of the i3 status bar

Changing the colours of the i3 status bar

In the article changing the i3 status bar via configuration file we did not change the colours. We can do so in the config file of i3. 1 ~/.config/i3/config Contents of the movie changing colours to see the effect hexadecimal codes ffffff = white 000000 = black ff0000...
Changing the i3 status bar via configuration file

Changing the i3 status bar via configuration file

At the bottom of your i3 screen you will notice a bar which holds some icons and information. This is called the i3 status bar. I have changed it already to show me the much needed info and deleted a lot of unwanted information. You can change this bar in the...
Changing the icons, theme and cursor in i3

Changing the icons, theme and cursor in i3

All themes shown in this movie are coming from my github themes-icons-pack. They have been tested and will be maintained to work on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. You will see they work equally fine on i3. You change the theme with the program lxappearance (on the right)...
How to make variety work in i3 windows manager Linux Mint 17.3

How to make variety work in i3 windows manager Linux Mint 17.3

Variety is one of the best wallpaper changers from Peter Levi. Normally it just works out of the box on many known desktop environments. Since it did not work under i3 windows manager, I dived into the code and found an easy and quick fix to solve the issue. Quick and...
How to install i3 on Linux mint 17.3 Rosa

How to install i3 on Linux mint 17.3 Rosa

I first discovered i3 improved tiling window manager a few years ago. It keeps pulling me to it because of : geeky factor structured thinking by way of desktops shortcut lover terminal lover LOWEST CPU consumption ever This is I3 installed on Linux mint 17.3 cinnamon...
How to install i3 on Linux mint 17.1 Rebecca

How to install i3 on Linux mint 17.1 Rebecca

I first discovered i3 improved tiling window manager or short i3 when I was exploring archlinux. Let us first show with a picture what you can get. Do not mind the colours. They can be set. I like things dark for the moment. This is I3 installed on Linux mint 17.1...

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