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Do i3wm autofloat?

asked 2012-10-03 08:28:54 +0000

fly-away gravatar image

updated 2012-10-03 12:11:26 +0000

gmrun (and I guess other small-window apps) use all available space on i3 that looks ugly.

But in awesome gmrun window float in tile layout with default config.

I know the trick with adding windows classes for floating to .i3/config

But autofloat looks much hightech

Any ideas?

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In I3 all dialog windows will show in float mode.

Shahin gravatar imageShahin ( 2012-10-03 08:50:22 +0000 )edit

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answered 2012-10-03 09:04:12 +0000

Michael gravatar image

gmrun does not request to be floating. Running xprop(1) on its window returns:


Therefore, i3 will comply and not set it floating. You should file a bug at gmrun about this.

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awesome check minimum and maximum window size, and if its equal, as for gmrun, make window float. WM_NORMAL_HINTS(WM_SIZE_HINTS): program specified location: 0, 0 program specified minimum size: 408 by 48 program specified maximum size: 408 by 48 window gravity: NorthWest Looks reasonable.

fly-away gravatar imagefly-away ( 2012-10-03 11:39:56 +0000 )edit

Aha. Feel free to file a feature request at and/or even provide a patch :)

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2012-10-04 11:13:43 +0000 )edit

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