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"floating" workspace

asked 2012-11-19 15:12:24 +0000

anonymous user


Is it possible to do something like this:

for_window [ workspace="9" ] floating enable
to emulate "empty" workspaces in ION3?

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answered 2015-09-22 09:08:27 +0000

Airblader gravatar image

updated 2015-10-03 15:03:51 +0000

This does actually work as of i3 4.11, exactly with the syntax OP originally proposed:

for_window [workspace="9"] floating enable

That said, our attitude towards floating hasn't changed and don't recommend doing this.

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answered 2012-11-19 15:24:36 +0000

Michael gravatar image

No. Floating workspaces are evil as i3 is not a floating wm. Use tiling windows instead.

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It is a Ratpoison which is not a floating wm. If we are already have a floating layer over a tiling windows, why dont make in a little more customizable? :)

alex_geirby gravatar imagealex_geirby ( 2012-11-19 15:43:11 +0000 )edit

We have the floating layer only, and i stress, ONLY, for popup windows. There is no need to make it configurable and you should not use it for anything serious.

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2012-11-19 21:02:45 +0000 )edit

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