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How to launch layout with applications?

asked 2014-11-27 13:02:21 +0000

cutuchiqueno gravatar image

As far as I understand it is not possible to open an i3 layout together with the programs that should run in it, is it?

What would be a workaround to achieve this? A shell script which first opens the layout which containers reserved for specific application and than the applications that are grapped by the placeholders in the layout? Or is there a better, more straight forward approach?

(I know that there is tmux and screen, but I don't see the point using it when having a designable tiling manager, plus it's another layer that sometimes causes problems between terminal and applications like vim for example, so it seems sufficient for me to stick to i3)

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Isn't what you're describing exactly a combination of i3 4.8's feature of restoring layouts and then auto-starting applications?

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2014-11-27 17:16:00 +0000 )edit

yes it is, but it does not really feel straight forward, so the question was looking for a more elegant version, maybe one that would have layout and program execution in one file/step

cutuchiqueno gravatar imagecutuchiqueno ( 2014-11-28 09:38:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-12-02 14:30:12 +0000

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As far as I understand it is not possible to open an i3 layout together with the programs that should run in it, is it?

It is possible. The documentation contains a short example. You need to write a script that opens a layout and launches your applications simultaneously. That's really the only way to do it, and I can't imagine anything more straight-forward.

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ok, than it's exactly what I did, than you.

cutuchiqueno gravatar imagecutuchiqueno ( 2014-12-02 15:03:02 +0000 )edit

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