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asked 2013-01-11 18:01:46 +0000

joel gravatar image
$ i3 --version
i3 version 4.4 (2012-12-12, branch "tags/4.4") © 2009-2012 Michael Stapelberg and contributors

I don't have any named workspaces in my config file - it just looks like:

bindsym $mod+1 workspace 1
bindsym $mod+Shift+1 move container to workspace 1

(have 1-10)

So, I rename a workspace with i3-input and put in

rename workspace 3 to "3: www"

for example and the workspace in the bottom left goes from "3" to "3: www"

BUT - here's my question - how do I switch to it? If I press $mod-3, I get a new workspace called "3".

The only way I can get to "3: www" is with $mod-n because I have:

bindsym $mod+n workspace next
bindsym $mod+Shift+n workspace previous

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong (or misunderstanding the Users's Guide).

thanks in advance for any guidance

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answered 2013-01-11 18:15:04 +0000

badboy_ gravatar image

Use workspace number 1 in your config and it should work.

See 6.5. Changing (named) workspaces/moving to workspaces for that

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answered 2013-01-11 18:12:06 +0000

joel gravatar image

updated 2013-01-11 18:12:57 +0000

Ok, I figured it out.

I need

bindsym $mod+3 workspace number 3

instead of

bindsym $mod+3 workspace 3
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Please accept your own answer :)

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-01-12 21:16:57 +0000 )edit

I tried - do not have enough points (?)

joel gravatar imagejoel ( 2013-01-30 21:54:46 +0000 )edit

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