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asked 2015-03-07 13:09:52 +0000

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I have virtual Windows installed through VirtualBox.

While the command

VBoxManage startvm "Windows XP"

works in the terminal, editing the i3 config file and inserting

bindsym $mod+Shift+W VBoxManage startvm "Windows XP"

does not work. I double checked and there is no other key combination involving $mod+Shift+W . It is a default keybindings anyway, besides this single additional keybinding.

Any thoughts?

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answered 2015-03-07 14:46:53 +0000

updated 2015-03-07 14:47:04 +0000

I think the config line should be bindsym $mod+Shift+W exec VBoxManage startvm "Windows XP". The exec is neccessary in the i3 config since it is no shell script but a config file

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Thanks, you were totally right!!

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