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asked 2013-11-16 08:31:53 +0000

emq gravatar image

I just started using i3 after using XFCE primarily and I was wondering if there was anything analogous to application launchers that you can place on the XFCE panel. Other than running the XFCE panel along with i3, is there anything that i3 provides to quickly run applications from the bar?

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answered 2013-11-16 16:56:41 +0000

Adaephon gravatar image

i3 itself does not provide anything like, neither for the bar nor as additional tool. i3 is intended to be used mainly by keyboard, so mouse driven application launchers do not really fit the design.

i3 does have the exec command for starting applications, so you could just bind a shortcut for any program you wish to start often.

bindsym Mod4+p exec program

If you really want buttons to click, you need additional tools, like the Xfce panel.

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I ended up using keybindings as per your suggestion; it is as you said more in line with the keyboard-centric philosophy of i3. Thanks.

emq gravatar imageemq ( 2013-11-17 12:19:59 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-11-16 17:06:16 +0000

Zucca gravatar image

I actually use menutray and wbar with i3.

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