How to install i3 on any Linux Mint 18.1

How to install i3 on any Linux Mint 18.1

You can install i3wm or i3 on ANY Linux Mint 18.1. I3 is a window tiling manager. It will automatically tile your windows/applications on your screens and workspaces. I have set it to 10 workspaces. It means I have 10 virtual monitors. First we will do a typical and...
How to install i3 on Arch Linux

How to install i3 on Arch Linux

We have just finished this Arch Linux base installation following this article. The operating system is not meant to be run on a virtualbox. That is only for educational purposes. You should install it on a proper ssd. We have chosen to install xorg as display server...
Aureola conky installed on i3wm

Aureola conky installed on i3wm

Since I have a collection of conky’s I use and maintain on my github named Aureola. It is a collection of conky’s I collected, adapted or created. The fun is in the scripting and the creation of these conky’s. They can be installed on any distro as...
Using conky’s on i3

Using conky’s on i3

Many people will tell you that it defeats the purpose of having a tiling manager and having a conky on an i3wm system. There is ofcourse the statusbar to help you. I would suggest you start up Manjaro i3 and you will see conky’s helping out the first time...
Changing the status bar in i3

Changing the status bar in i3

Remember that this is demonstrated on  an Antergos machine. But you will have to do the same actions on any other distro. As long as the applications are installed, it will work. You will see me install conky. Future scripts will install conky automatically. This is...
How to install i3 on Antergos

How to install i3 on Antergos

i3wm is ‘something else’. It is not a desktop environment per se. It is an improved tiling manager. It tiles your applications over the screen. Complete windows, in halves etc or vertically and horizontally. It is IDEAL for dual or more screens and it...
How to install i3 on Solus Budgie

How to install i3 on Solus 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...
How to install i3 on Ubuntu 16.10

How to install i3 on 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 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...
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...
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...
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...

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