Making i3 the Best Window Manager with i3-swallow and i3-layout-manager
Recently I gave dwm a try. I really enjoyed window swallowing and not having to worry as much about maintaining window layouts, but I could not work with the multiple monitor support. Luckily awesome people have written scripts/patches that bring these features to i3!
This script makes taking advantage of i3’s layout saving super easy. There was one layout I consistently found myself putting together. This script helps eliminate that friction as seen below. Github
Installation is very easy with the AUR.
This one is pretty self explanatory. Very easy to install and does a great job. Make sure to install
i3ipc. Reddit Link.
I almost looked into trying bspwm, but didn’t want to take the time to set everything up the way I have done with i3. I’m glad to have found these scripts. Off the top of my head I can’t think of anything else I would want from a window manager that I’m not getting. Hopefully I’ll be able to avoid spending time on customization for the next while.