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i3 is a tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C. It supports tiling, stacking, and tabbing layouts, which it handles dynamically. Configuration is achieved via plain text file and extending i3 is possible using its Unix domain socket and JSON based IPC interface from many programming languages. (Wikipedia)


Arch Linux

pacman -S i3

Setup with MATE

Further information: Replacing default MATE window manager Marco in favor i3 in Debian (Video)

  • Install and open the dconf-editor:
pacman -S dconf-editor
  • Navigate to org/mate/desktop/session/required-components
  • Change the value of the windowmanager from marco to i3
  • Navigate to org/mate/desktop/session
  • Delete filemanager from the array in required-components-list

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