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app i3-autolayout

Service to automatically managing i3 window manager layout

5 releases

0.2.3 Sep 10, 2022
0.2.3-beta Aug 13, 2022
0.2.2 Jul 26, 2022
0.1.0 Jul 16, 2022

#240 in GUI

30 downloads per month




crates.io Rust


i3-autolayout is a simple service which helps keep a reasonable windows layout for your i3 manager.

without i3-autolayout with i3-autolayout
DEMO GIF without autolayout DEMO GIF with autolayout

Without autolayout, you have to manually decide whether to split the windows horizontally or vertically.

Instead, when i3-autolayout service is enabled, the split mode is automatically selected to better distribute the width and the height of windows uniformly.

Of course, you can still perform a manual split: indeed, i3-autolayout aims to be as less invasive as possible.

i3-autolayout is written in Rust (programming language) for best performances and minimal system resource usage.

Key Features

  • Easy to install (see the installation guide).
  • tabmode: real tabbed layout with a single command.
    • This command is integrated with save/restore layout. So it is possible to toggle tabmode saving the previous layout.
  • Written in Rust. Minimum resources overhead.
  • Systemd Unit (if you like it).


See the installation guide.


See the usage guide.


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