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Hiding / minimizing floating windows?

asked 2012-08-12 03:27:08 +0000

jnsg gravatar image

updated 2012-08-12 03:27:46 +0000

Is there a shortcut for getting floating windows out of the way? Something like minimizing, send to background, shading etc.

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answered 2012-08-12 07:27:09 +0000

ShadowPrince gravatar image

Read docs for scratchpad: http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#_scratchpad

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Scratchpad is cool, but it's not suitable for my situation, i.e. I have other windows in scratchpad mode that I don't want to bring into the foreground and I don't want my window to be resized. I guess I still want to have a little floating window management.

jnsg gravatar imagejnsg ( 2012-08-13 02:20:32 +0000 )edit

I understand your need but this defeats the purpose of tiling window manager, I guess?

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-08-15 00:31:48 +0000 )edit

You're probably right, it seems like I want something from both worlds. I'm working on an application with a GUI that requires a larger window than the one offered by scratchpad. Additionally, it will get closed and opened quite often. Anyway, thanks for your help!

jnsg gravatar imagejnsg ( 2012-09-17 14:29:05 +0000 )edit

You're probably right, it seems like I want something from both worlds. I'm working on an application with a GUI that requires a larger window than the one offered by scratchpad. Additionally, it will get closed and opened quite often.

jnsg gravatar imagejnsg ( 2012-09-17 14:29:06 +0000 )edit

Some feature like unity does a nice tiling for floating windows...

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-11-01 07:47:21 +0000 )edit
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answered 2014-05-24 19:49:36 +0000

joelmo gravatar image

I have found tabbed mode to work well when I want to hide away a window, it's not exactly minimizing, and the window won't be floating any more.

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