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How do I change the default orientation?

asked 2013-08-18 21:05:36 +0000

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Hey,

I'd like to change the default orientation such that new windows (or whatever they're called) split the screen horizontally -- one on top, one at the bottom. How do I do that? I've tried adding

default_orientation horizontal

to ~/.i3/config, but it doesn't seem to change anything. I'm using Debian 7.1 (maybe something's awry with file permissions? I'll try chmod +x).

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answered 2013-08-19 09:58:59 +0000

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Did you try default_orientation vertical ?

I'll cite the userguide

New workspaces get a reasonable default orientation: Wide-screen monitors (anything wider than high) get horizontal orientation, rotated monitors (anything higher than wide) get vertical orientation. With the default_orientation configuration directive, you can override that behaviour.

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Yes, that's probably it. @Anonymous: Did you recognize, that splitting horizontally means the containers are next to each other on the same horizontally line?

cee gravatar imagecee ( 2013-08-19 11:35:34 +0000 )edit
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answered 2013-08-19 07:37:36 +0000

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Try this

exec i3-msg split v


It seems to work for me.

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