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How can we move focus between tiling and floating windows

asked 2012-06-06 08:55:07 +0000

Whenever I get a window that is floating and with focus, I can not get the focus to the other tiled windows without moving the mouse. Is there any way to achieve that with keyboard?

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answered 2012-06-06 08:58:23 +0000

This wm is amazing... I ended up finding the answer when writing this question... (laughs). It is defined in .i3/config (by default) as:

# toggle tiling / floating
bindsym $mod+Shift+space floating toggle

# change focus between tiling / floating windows
bindsym $mod+space focus mode_toggle

So to move the focus from floating to tiled windows, use $mod+Shift+space!

(this was bothering me for a month!)

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Sorry for posting this here, as it may sound like regurgitating the documentation, but I felt that some keywords from the question might help people find this problem.

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-06-06 08:59:26 +0000 )edit

Definitely useful, thanks

YetAnotherAccount gravatar imageYetAnotherAccount ( 2015-10-05 06:25:51 +0000 )edit

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