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Only 1 Workspace and None Being Created

asked 2014-01-13 03:56:42 +0000

natec425 gravatar image

I just installed i3 (4.7 from the i3 Ubuntu repository) on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't seem to get more than 1 workspace. When I log in the bottom left only shows the single box with a "1" in it. The other workspaces seem to be working, but I can't change my view to actually see any workspace but workspace 1.

Examples: I can use mod+2 to move focus to workspace 2, but it doesn't actually change my view. It DOES make my current window lose focus, and causes the workspace "1" box to go gray out. I can then mod+1 to get back to workspace 1.

I can do other things like moving windows to and from other workspaces, and even create terminals in other workspaces and then move them to workspace 1. But I can't move my view.

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answered 2014-01-13 07:14:55 +0000

joepd gravatar image

This is expected behaviour for output 1 if there is a second output. You can see what i3 thinks are the active outputs with i3-msg -t get_outputs. If that does not help, please update your post with a description of your monitor setup, and your config.

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Yeah, I think this is correct and another output is active which you don’t actually look at. Does your graphics card have anything else connected, or maybe a TV output?

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2014-01-18 15:22:02 +0000 )edit

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