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Error when renaming workspaces

asked 2014-05-14 15:12:44 +0000

gaetanm gravatar image

I've just installed i3 and I'm currently trying to rename the default workspaces. I don't understand why I have this error:

ERROR: CONFIG: Line 154: rename workspace 1 to "1: Coding"

ERROR: CONFIG: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ERROR: FYI: You are using i3 version 4.7.2 (2014-01-23, branch "tags/4.7.2")

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answered 2014-05-16 07:58:56 +0000

Adaephon gravatar image

rename is a command, not a configuration option. As such it can only be bound to a key (bindkey or bindsym) or called with the i3-IPC (for example i3-msg) while i3 is already running.

If you want your workspace 1 to be named 1: Coding instead, you just have to modify the keybinding for it.

bindsym $mod+1 workspace 1: Coding

i3 will take the names of workspaces from these bindings.

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