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i3 is a powerful, efficient, and highly configurable tiling window manager for X11. It provides a minimalistic and clean environment, focusing on simplicity and productivity. i3 is designed to be keyboard-driven, allowing users to navigate and manipulate windows using only the keyboard, which can greatly enhance workflow efficiency. It offers a dynamic and automatic tiling feature, arranging windows in a way that maximizes available screen space. Additionally, it supports splitting windows, tabbed layouts, and stacking containers, giving users flexibility in managing their workspace. i3 allows for easy and intuitive configuration through a plain text file, making it highly customizable to suit individual preferences and needs. It has extensive keyboard shortcuts that enable users to perform various window-related operations, such as resizing, moving, and switching focus, with minimal effort. i3 is highly extensible, offering a comprehensive set of features and functionality through the use of external programs, scripts, and plugins. It has a vibrant and active community, with regular updates, bug fixes, and new feature additions. i3 is mainly intended for advanced users who appreciate a lightweight, efficient, and highly customizable window manager for their Linux system.

List of commands for i3:

  • i3:tldr:51d4b i3: Start i3 (Note that a pre-existing window manager must not be open when this command is run.).
    $ i3
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