Why did I switch to a tiling window manager?
I am not going to say that a minimalistic environment such as
i3 is better than a desktop manager such as
Xfce, but a minimalistic environment has helped me improve my tactics. After switching to a tiling window manager, I have found myself more focused on my task at hand and more efficient with my screen usage. Before using a tiling window manager, I would often clutter up my windows on one workspace, even when I had workspace switching as an option.
I choose i3 tiling window manager. According to the i3 webpage:
i3 is a tiling window manager, completely written from scratch. The target platforms are GNU/Linux and BSD operating systems, our code is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) under the BSD license. i3 is primarily targeted at advanced users and developers.
1 sudo pacman -S i3
Caution: If you are using
sure to edit your
~/.xinitrc and add the line
exec i3. I am using
the login manager for kde to start i3.
Neat keybindings for i3
i3 has a special
$mod key which you would use anytime when you are using i3’s
special keybindings. You can decide which key this
$mod is. It is usually
alt or the
windows key. Some of the most common used key bindings are:
DOpens the dmenu
QKills the current window
#Goes to the