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Change titles in tabbed mode?

asked 2015-06-21 09:07:21 +0000

Nishant gravatar image

updated 2015-06-21 09:57:06 +0000

Is it possible to show the process name instaed of Title when you are in tabbed mode? Title looks fine in stacked mode. The problem is that when you are tabbed most of the Window Titles won't fit it in and you see Title... everywhere and you have variable sized names so its not going to look cool. I think most of the modern commercial GUI's actually show the process name or icon instead of Title probably because of this.

https://faq.i3wm.org/question/4074/ch... is a similar question.

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answered 2015-06-21 09:56:44 +0000

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updated 2015-06-29 15:29:35 +0000

Edit: This is now possible on the current development branch and will be in the next release (probably 5.0). The directive you want to look for in the userguide is title_format.

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No, this isn't possible. But there is a PR pending right now with which it would be possible when combined with a little IPC script: https://github.com/i3/i3/pull/1747

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Cool thanks for the reply - it has been merged. I might have to compile i3 though. I use Ubuntu so there are some challenges.

Nishant gravatar imageNishant ( 2015-06-29 12:47:12 +0000 )edit

Look at this to see how to compile under Ubuntu. This is for i3-gaps, but except for the repo it'll be the same (especially dependencies): https://github.com/Airblader/i3/wiki/Compiling-&-Installing

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-06-29 15:27:59 +0000 )edit

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