How to make Arch lighter?

Am interested in anything that makes arch install lighter. Managed to get an iso with xorg and i3wm under 500mbs but I want to trim more.

If anyone has any ideas then would be interested to hear them…

What browser did you add? I mean, Firefox weighs 180MB and Qute 9MB.

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He won’t have any browser, once you touch any graphical applications the iso size jumps.

@mrgreen What xorg packages are you installing, things like gtk, unused filesystems, lvm/crypt can be removed if you’re not using them, eventually you’ll reach a point where the iso can’t be shrunk further without compromising usability but it depends on what your use case is. Below 600M the main offenders will be things you need (linux-firmware)

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