How to get alert messages on application crash in i3?

asked 2015-10-02 15:04:11 +0000

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I installed i3 on Ubuntu 15.04 via the repo. When an app crashes (e.g. VLC or Mendeley), I get no error message, alert popup, or ubuntu's "send report to developers" dialog. It just looks like the app decided to cleanly close the window (which is not what happens, due to Mendeley warning me of a crash/recovery the next time I start it). How can I get big loud error messages after a window crashes in i3?

What I primarily want to know is if and why the app crashed.


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(Everyone I know who runs Ubuntu disables these reports. Never heard of someone actually wanting them)

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-10-02 15:05:14 +0000 )edit

Anyway. i3 has no such feature and I don't think it's the job of a window manager. I don't know if there are independent tools doing this though.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-10-02 15:06:04 +0000 )edit