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::The reason I've reverted the edit is because it duplicated [[Power management]], which users of other window managers benefit from as well (I realize I didn't set the right example by posting power management tips in the BBS i3 thread ...)
 
::The reason I've reverted the edit is because it duplicated [[Power management]], which users of other window managers benefit from as well (I realize I didn't set the right example by posting power management tips in the BBS i3 thread ...)
 
::Anyway, if you can confirm the option doesn't work, feel free to remove it (I can't check it right now). -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 19:07, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
 
::Anyway, if you can confirm the option doesn't work, feel free to remove it (I can't check it right now). -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 19:07, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
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== [[I3#External_displays_manual_management]]==
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OK, I trimmed most of the xrandr-specific stuff out of it, only leaving ''xrandr --query'' as it should be enough to set right one's i3 config file.
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As this is a "tips and tricks" section I believe this way is relevant because it integrates uniquely inside i3. There are, of course, many other non i3-specific ways of doing that. [[User:Tropicalicecube|Tropicalicecube]] ([[User talk:Tropicalicecube|talk]]) 11:19, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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I3#Containers

This section has a note saying it should be expanded. After reading the linked article ([http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#_tree here) I don't see what needs expansion; to me it's quite clear and concise in conveying i3's concept of containers. --Pyroh (talk) 23:25, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Well to the experienced user it may be quite clear, but personally I've found it not easy to tackle for the beginner. I'd thought of some simple examples (like a tabbed container layout with splits), as well as "focus child" which is not covered in the user's guide. Thoughts? -- Alad (talk) 23:54, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
What has spountaneously come to my mind after reading these comments, is that i3 focuses so much on clarity of official documentation that they'd probably be happy if someone reported that some section is not clear enough, possibly attaching a "patched" version or some suggestions on how to improve it. However, I understand this is not as practical as editing this article directly, so at least I guess the reason for the Expansion template should be "expanded" with more precise indications of what's required. -- Kynikos (talk) 12:35, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding this edit

I saw the edit linked in the title and am not sure if it's correct. The reason for said edit states that i3's default configuration folder is in ~/.i3, but the man page states otherwise (I think?):

   ~/.i3/config (or ~/.config/i3/config)
       When starting, i3 looks for configuration files in the following order:

        1. ~/.config/i3/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/i3/config if set)

        2. /etc/xdg/i3/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/i3/config if set)

        3. ~/.i3/config

        4. /etc/i3/config

       You can specify a custom path using the -c option.

IIRC, if there is no configuration files for i3 in the linked locations, it creates the file/folder structure in ~/.i3, so counterintuitive to the man page reference above. I'll have to verify later, or someone else can.

Perhaps this could be solved by paraphrasing the referenced man page section? Either that, or linking to http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#configuring

--Pyroh (talk) 20:43, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, I assume most users start with the i3-config-wizard which creates the file in ~/.i3/config. From the user guide:
To start the wizard, use the command i3-config-wizard. Please note that you must not have ~/.i3/config, otherwise the wizard will exit.
[1] is linked to in i3#Configuration, but maybe you might shift things around... -- Alad (talk) 21:10, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
I made an edit regarding that, do you have any objections? I'm not completely satisfied with the wording/ordering, but I think it's better than before at least. --Pyroh (talk) 21:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Unsure, perhaps it's better to decide on one location, and add instructions accordingly. If you go with 1. .i3/config, you could add how i3-config-wizard creates this file by default, but how the file is precided by .config/i3/config should it be present. Reversely, if you go with 2. .config/i3/config you should add how i3-config-wizard creates a different file, so you have to make a separate copy.
I feel the first way is more elegant, but if you wish to keep the initial "wizard" config you might prefer the second. -- Alad (talk) 23:57, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Consider XDG Base Directory support, we should go with ~/.config/i3/config. Expanded on i3-config-wizard with [2]. Closing as this is unlikely to get more input. -- Alad (talk) 19:00, 21 December 2015 (UTC) -- Alad (talk) 19:00, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

xautolock -lockaftersleep

[Forward from email. -- Alad (talk) 19:02, 21 December 2015 (UTC)]

Hi, i've seen you've reverted back my changes on i3's wiki page, but i've seen that the -lockaftersleep of xautolock doesn't exist under its man.

-- Toketin Sun 20:29

The reason I've reverted the edit is because it duplicated Power management, which users of other window managers benefit from as well (I realize I didn't set the right example by posting power management tips in the BBS i3 thread ...)
Anyway, if you can confirm the option doesn't work, feel free to remove it (I can't check it right now). -- Alad (talk) 19:07, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

I3#External_displays_manual_management

OK, I trimmed most of the xrandr-specific stuff out of it, only leaving xrandr --query as it should be enough to set right one's i3 config file. As this is a "tips and tricks" section I believe this way is relevant because it integrates uniquely inside i3. There are, of course, many other non i3-specific ways of doing that. Tropicalicecube (talk) 11:19, 20 March 2016 (UTC)