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In the config file at


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.


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  • where is the code that can help you with dual monitors
  • xrandr will tell you how the monitors are named
  • hash-tag at the beginning line will not be loaded
  • divide the workspaces over the monitors

This line of code is interesting. You want to have the monitor on the left to start with workspaces 1-5 and monitor to your right to continue with 6-10 workspaces. Change according to your needs.

xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --right-of DVI-I-1 --auto