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Switch focus between monitors

asked 2014-01-14 08:13:13 +0000

FSund gravatar image

Is there any way to switch focus between two monitors, without having to manually switch to the numbered workspace you want to to go?

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answered 2014-01-14 09:56:58 +0000

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updated 2014-01-14 10:04:10 +0000

You can use the command focus output <left|right|down|up>|output> for that (see User's Guide, Section 6.4).

I myself use this:

bindsym Mod4+dead_circumflex focus output left

There is a wrap around so it seems to toggle between my two monitors.

You can also target a specific output by issuing its name:

bindsym Mod4+Control+1 focus output DP-1

You can use xrandr on the command line to get the names of your outputs.

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Thanks a lot, this was exactly what I was looking for. I've read parts of the User's Guide, but didn't think of searching for "focus"...

FSund gravatar imageFSund ( 2014-01-14 10:24:17 +0000 )edit

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