inv_det inv_det - 1 year ago 126
Linux Question

How to launch a gui program in i3 without tiling?

I need to run a graphical program on i3 window manager but it's automatically sized then put on the split screen when I launch it :

$ source my_gui

How to obtain a floating window directly in i3 without use the keybord shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Space ?

Answer Source

There is no way to start an application as floating, but you can create a rule which to tell i3 it should be in floating mode. You can create rules based on x properties like class. If your window has "MyApp" as WM_CLASS you can use for_window [class="MyApp"] floating enable. Of course you can also use different properties.

For more information see also this i3 faq and the i3 documentation, e.g. this part about criterias.

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