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how to set window as sidebar

asked 2012-12-08 09:35:12 +0000

anonymous user


I wanna have system monitor on my right side. Windows Vista had this feature called sidebar. I wanna configure conky/gkrellm/... to be sidebar - unmovable window on the right of my screen. This should be shown with containers - not covering (as floating window) nor on the desktop (part of wallpaper, covered by containers).

What I want: (window and sidebar don't cover each other, also sidebar is unmovable - not act as normal container - ie. ability to move, change size...)

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answered 2012-12-08 09:42:47 +0000

Michael gravatar image

i3 does not support dock areas on the left or right side of the screen as of v4.3 (and v4.4).

If you care, please send a patch :-).

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I would really like this functionality as well. Would it be a big job to add? Where in the code to look first?

joe gravatar imagejoe ( 2013-04-11 07:31:04 +0000 )edit

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