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Two keybindings for starting terminal normally and floating

asked 2015-04-22 10:02:43 +0000

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updated 2015-04-22 10:05:25 +0000

I would like to have two different keybindings for starting a terminal once normally in tiling mode, and once as floating window.

How could I achieve this?

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answered 2015-04-22 10:11:22 +0000

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You could start your terminal with a given name.
e.g.

urxvt -name floating

and then add a rule to your i3config.

for_window [class="URxvt" instance"floating"] floating enable

In your i3 config file it would look something like this:

bindsym $sup+3 exec urxvt
bindsym $sup+4 exec urxvt -name floating
for_window [class="URxvt" instance="floating"] floating enable border pixel 3

This works with xterm, urxvt and might also work for other programs where you can set a name or the window title.

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