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Is there a way to kill/reset a whole workspace?

asked 2013-11-11 09:49:43 +0000

flylo gravatar image

Is there a way to kill the current workspace(like in tmux)? Essentially killing all the containers inside a certain workspace.

Is that function native to i3 or would I have to use a script?

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answered 2013-11-11 19:24:00 +0000

Adaephon gravatar image

updated 2014-05-19 08:46:01 +0000

You can use focus parent until all containers are selected (just press and hold the bound key(s) for a second or two) and then kill.

As you can bind multiple commands to a key, you could also do this:

bindsym $mod+Control+Shift+k focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, focus parent, kill

Add more focus parent,, if you are stacking more than ten levels deep.

Note: this may need version 4.7 to work, as previous versions threw error messages when trying to kill workspace containers.

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Cool, thanks. I'm on 4.6 but look forward to the next release. Glad to hear it's been implemented

flylo gravatar imageflylo ( 2013-11-11 20:32:14 +0000 )edit

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