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asked 2012-08-29 20:01:25 +0000

omaciel gravatar image

I just started using i3 and wanted to get floating windows for whenever someones initiates a conversation (IM) over Empathy with me or vice-versa, but couldn't get the chat window to resize to a smaller window. Currently the chat window does float but it takes the entire height of the screen. I tried a few resize statements but it didn't seem to make any difference. So far here's what I have:

# Empathy                                                                                                            
for_window [title="^Contact List"] floating enable
for_window [class="^Empathy$"] floating enable

Thanks in advance for any pointers!

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answered 2012-08-29 22:21:35 +0000

updated 2012-08-29 22:21:55 +0000

I am using Pidgin, but I believe the problem is similar with yours. I notice this as well, specially when you just change your configuration the first time... I am not sure about the code running it, but somehow i3 remembers (caches?) the dimension of the window (probably if it has no standard definitions from which i3 relies on to display the window - it is pretty much a standard, but recent DE kind of solve that for them so many applications just got careless about it, I reckon).

In short, after you open the window, which in in the same dimension as it was tiled, just manually (with the mouse, or key bindings) resize the window, then close it. The next time you open it, it should be fixed.

By the way, this is my config for pidgin:

for_window [class="^Pidgin$"] floating enable
for_window [class="^Pidgin$" title="^Buddy List$"] floating disable

(I want the list to be tiled. Note: The order of the commands does matter)

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Hey Bruno, thanks for your reply. That worked for me, once I resized the windows themselves. :)

omaciel gravatar imageomaciel ( 2012-09-08 03:01:19 +0000 )edit

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