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show (non-floating-window) borders only with multiple windows on given workspace

asked 2013-05-18 03:17:07 +0000

panth0r gravatar image

Is there a way to display borders for non-floating windows only when more than one window is shown on a given workspace?

For me, borders don't serve much purpose when there's only one window on the current workspace; however, it really is nothing more than a very minor cosmetic disturbance (less than 0.5% of the pixels).


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answered 2013-05-18 03:24:41 +0000

baumy gravatar image

updated 2013-05-18 03:25:46 +0000

Not possible with the default configuration, but a patch enables that behavior, I use it myself:

I can't post links, but search on github for "i3 smart-border.patch" by user "0x2493"

Get the latest source from here: git clone git://

apply patch and make. might want to do it in a separate branch so you can easily merge upstream changes

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