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 start applications. This menu is quite interesting as the menu is based on the .desktop files in your /usr/share/applications. Other menu’s tend to show ALL programs. In linux this can be quite a long series.”

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  • where is the code for the two menu’s
  • choose your font and change it
  • change the size of the font
  • change one item to ff0000 (red) and see what variable you changed
  • tip : CTRL + ALT + M and kill the process screenkey