Switching to next window. [closed]

asked 2015-03-29 05:14:42 +0000

faust gravatar image

I expected i3 to provide the ability to toggle between windows as quickly as one can toggle between workspaces.

I certainly don't find this to be the case by attempting to awkwardly combine [SUPER + n].

Is there a next window command that is undocumented or can this be scripted/mapped?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by Michael
close date 2015-03-31 07:19:15.969560


I am not sure, if I understand your question correctly. Do you look for a way to directly address each and every window, just like with workspaces. Or are you looking for a way to go through all windows with just on shortcut (e.g. Alt+Tab as in Windows)?

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-03-30 06:51:40 +0000 )edit

I don't use Microsoft Windows so I can't speak to that, but in Xubuntu, I press CTRL + ALT + RIGHT ARROW to increment to the next window. I could find nothing in the docs or otherwise stating how to do this in i3.

faust gravatar imagefaust ( 2015-03-30 12:36:33 +0000 )edit

This is not a duplicate. Alt+Tab in Windows switches the focus between open programs. Windows does not have the concept of Gnome's Workspaces - which is different than the concept of workspaces in i3 - which are essentially tmux panels.

faust gravatar imagefaust ( 2015-03-31 08:08:09 +0000 )edit

windows in i3 are equivalent to workspaces in Gnome. And in Gnome you can iterate to the next workspace with ctrl + alt + right arrow. i3 seems to make you explicitly enter the number of the workspace/window - which is rather absurd.

faust gravatar imagefaust ( 2015-03-31 08:09:14 +0000 )edit