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Start urxvt in a scratchpad

asked 2012-08-26 19:44:42 +0000

lzap gravatar image

Hello, I googled this solution which does not work for me:

urxvt -e "i3-msg 'border 1pixel'; i3-msg move scratchpad"

When I try it in the "exec" command within the i3 config, it does not work. If I try to run this manually from a different terminal, it just pops up for a fraction of second and it disappears.

How to properly do this?

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answered 2012-08-26 20:03:26 +0000

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updated 2012-12-19 16:35:55 +0000

Michael gravatar image

Try add this line to your i3 config.

for_window [instance="urxvt_scratchpad"] move to scratchpad, border 1pixel

And then run urxvt like this.

urxvt -name urxvt_scratchpad
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