i3, the tiling window manager

Mar 24, 2015 min read

This year I’ve been in a journey to be more comfortable with my window manager/desktop, dwm served me well for a long time, but I needed more flexibility and ease of configuration.

My journey came to an end for now, with i3, a tiling window manager with a very good documentation and very similar to dwm functionality-wise.

For the status bar I am using py3status, which is a Python library for i3 that works. The code could be better, but It’s easy to create your own plugins, I have started two for now.

My i3 configuration can be found in my dotfiles.

A good reference on how to start with i3 on ArchLinux.