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Gaps between windows?

asked 2014-09-10 20:19:34 +0000

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Are there any plans to support some kind of gaps in between windows? Is it out of question? If it's already implemented, how can I make use of that? Thank you.

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Comments is a fork that adds the ability to have gaps between windows

luke gravatar imageluke ( 2015-01-01 17:47:53 +0000 )edit

There is a fork ( that might serve this purpose

kaslusimoes gravatar imagekaslusimoes ( 2015-04-21 14:33:45 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-09-10 20:54:49 +0000

Do you mean something like in this i3 screenshot? This question has been asked on IRC several times. I don't think it is going to be implemented in core i3, but the tools to achieve padding are already in place.

The image linked above demonstrates it is possible to introduce the gaps (whatever their purpose might be…). Note there's only one floating window in that screenshot.

The trick is to use empty containers for padding. An empty container can be spawned by issuing open command. As of now, this feature hasn't been documented for quite a while, so it is possible it won't be available in the future, but it's rather unlikely.

Of course padding each window manually is probably not what you want, but you can do that automatically with use of IPC.

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