Key Bindings for the i3 Window Manager
"Multitask, prioritize, and execute effectively with i3wm" Most special combinations involve the key called Mod4 or Super or Windows. To exit your i3 session: Mod4 + e or Mod4 + Pause to enter System Mode, then... l to logout r to reboot s to shut down Get out of resize mode: Enter or ESC To bring up Rofi, the window list and application menu: Mod4 + r or right click on the i3 bar To start... ...Web Browser: Mod4 + i ...Video Player: Mod4 + m ...Audio Player: Mod4 + d ...Volume Control: Mod4 + v (Alsamixer) ...Volume Control2: Mod4 + Shift + v (Pavucontrol) ...Terminal: Mod4 + Enter or Ctrl + Alt + t ...Bit Torrent Mod4 + q ...Screenshot Mod4 + Print To kill a focused window: Mod4 + Shift + q or Ctrl + q To drag a window: Mod4 + left mouse button and drag it. To reload the i3 configuration: Mod4 + Shift + c To restart i3 inplace: Mod4 + Shift + r Tiled layout: Mod4 + e Stacked layout: Mod4 + s Tabbed layout: Mod4 + w To change layouts from tiled to split-horiz to split-vert to tabbed: Mod4 + g toggles through the layouts. To toggle a window between floating and tiled: Mod4 + Shift + Space You do not minimize in i3, but there is a special "scratchpad workspace": Hide a focused window on the scratchpad: Mod4 + Shift + F1 Retrieve windows from the scratchpad: Mod4 + F1 repeat as necessary. There may be up to 10 workspaces, (numbered 0 through 9)... Switch to a workspace: Mod4 + number Move focused container to a workspace: Mod4 + Shift + number Resize Mode to change window size: Mod4 + z Shrink laterally; h or left arrow key Expand laterally: l or right arrow key Expand vertically: j or down arrow key Shrink vertically: k or up arrow key Get out of resize mode: Enter or ESC To keep focus, but move a tab within a container: Mod4 + Tab + n next (or right, down, n, r, d) Mod4 + Shift + Tab + p prev (or left, up, l, u) To move focused windows among containers: left Mod4 + Shift + h down Mod4 + Shift + j up Mod4 + Shift + k right Mod4 + Shift + l To change focus to another window: left Mod4 + h down Mod4 + j up Mod4 + k right Mod4 + l There is much more to i3wm than this. Find good online resources and study the efficacy and power of tiling window managers.
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