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"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.