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app i3-workspace-groups

Organize i3 (and Sway) workspaces into groups

4 releases

0.2.2 Jan 23, 2019
0.2.1 Dec 26, 2018
0.2.0 Dec 22, 2018
0.1.0 Nov 12, 2018

#7 in #workspace

MIT license

21KB
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i3-workspace-groups

Adds the ability to group i3 (and Sway) workspaces for easier workspace management and navigation when working on independent projects that each take up multiple workspaces. Provides functions that add the ability to:

  • move workspaces between groups
  • focus a different group
  • focus a different workspace in the current group

The name of the group is prepended to the name of each of its workspaces for clarity.

Uses Rofi to query for group names.

Port/rewrite of infokiller/i3-workspace-groups.

Installation

Requires Rofi.

Install from Cargo with:

cargo install i3-workspace-groups

Configuration

Keybinds

i3 config:

bindsym $mod+1 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 1
bindsym $mod+2 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 2
bindsym $mod+3 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 3
bindsym $mod+4 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 4
bindsym $mod+5 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 5
bindsym $mod+6 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 6
bindsym $mod+7 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 7
bindsym $mod+8 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 8
bindsym $mod+9 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 9
bindsym $mod+0 exec i3-workspace-groups focus-workspace 10

bindsym $mod+Shift+1 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 1
bindsym $mod+Shift+2 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 2
bindsym $mod+Shift+3 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 3
bindsym $mod+Shift+4 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 4
bindsym $mod+Shift+5 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 5
bindsym $mod+Shift+6 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 6
bindsym $mod+Shift+7 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 7
bindsym $mod+Shift+8 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 8
bindsym $mod+Shift+9 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 9
bindsym $mod+Shift+0 exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-workspace 10

bindsym $mod+Control+1 workspace number 1
bindsym $mod+Control+2 workspace number 2
bindsym $mod+Control+3 workspace number 3
bindsym $mod+Control+4 workspace number 4
bindsym $mod+Control+5 workspace number 5
bindsym $mod+Control+6 workspace number 6
bindsym $mod+Control+7 workspace number 7
bindsym $mod+Control+8 workspace number 8
bindsym $mod+Control+9 workspace number 9
bindsym $mod+Control+0 workspace number 10

bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+1 move container to workspace number 1
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+2 move container to workspace number 2
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+3 move container to workspace number 3
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+4 move container to workspace number 4
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+5 move container to workspace number 5
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+6 move container to workspace number 6
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+7 move container to workspace number 7
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+8 move container to workspace number 8
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+9 move container to workspace number 9
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+0 move container to workspace number 10

bindsym $mod+g exec i3-workspace-groups focus-group
bindsym $mod+Shift+g exec i3-workspace-groups move-container-to-group
bindsym $mod+Shift+Control+g exec i3-workspace-groups rename-group

sxhkd:

alt + {_, shift +} {0-9}
	i3-workspace-groups {focus-workspace,move-container-to-workspace} {10,1-9}

alt + ctrl + {_, shift +} {0-9}
	i3-msg {workspace number,move to workspace number} {10,1-9}

alt + {_, shift +, ctrl + shift +} g
	i3-workspace-groups {focus-group,move-container-to-group,rename-group}

Status bar

i3status:

bar {
    strip_workspace_numbers yes
}

polybar:

[module/i3]
type = internal/i3

strip-wsnumbers = true

waybar:

"sway/workspaces": {
    "format": "{name}"
}

Limitations

  • Workspaces in groups cannot have custom names (i.e. they have to remain their default number).
    • The default workspaces that are not in a group can have custom names, but have to have workspace numbers (i.e. prepend the workspace name with a number and colon).
  • Group names cannnot have a colon (:) in them.

Dependencies

~5.5MB
~124K SLoC