Difference between revisions of "I3/9.2"

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Revision as of 09:05, 1 August 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

[1][1] is a lightweight, tiling window manager. Keyboard shortcuts are provided to open xterms in order to start applications from the command line.

I3 provides a panel and on PC-BSD that panel will contain icons for Update Manager, Bluetooth Manager, Wireless Configuration, and Mount Tray.

Figure 6.9a shows a screenshot of i3 running on PC-BSD 9.1.

Figure 6.9a: i3 Window Manager on PC-BSD


To open an xterm, use Alt+Enter. Windows do not provide minimize/mazimize or close buttons, so type exit when you are finished using an xterm. To leave the window manager and return to the login screen, type killall i3 from within an xterm.

The [2][2] contains the default key bindings and instructions for customizing i3.


  1. http://i3wm.org/
  2. http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html