I3 layouts, how to save?

layout

#1

Hi all, I have found a nice little program on github, very convinient to save your i3 layouts.
i3-layout-manager based on rofi.


#2

Have you installed it? What’s Arch equivalent to x11-xserver-utils?

[EDIT] Alright, there’s a package in AUR.


#3

Of course I 've installed it, did you find your equivalent package ?
Oups sorry you’re on Arch-based :smile:


#4

Nope, decided to trust i3-layout-manager-git from AUR. :slight_smile:


#5

The AUR package misses a dependency: perl-anyevent-i3. Should be installed manually if absent.


#6

does it actually work? played with something similar, if not that actual package, but it just wouldn’t do anything. Grinds my gears to have to re-open a very specific set of programs and layouts every time I reboot…


#7

It does. My Arch installation needed the package I mentioned above to get it to work.


#8

What steps do you take to save then reload?


#9

Just launch i3-layout-manager, and it displays the menu, You need rofi for it to appear. Note: it just loads layouts, does not launch programs, if I understood well. I’m away from all my Linux machines at the moment. Check the video on the site linked in OP.


#10

So, after short testing: it works as expected / shown in the video. However, usability is limited, if it comes to me. I keep Google Hangouts open all the time. Opening Hangouts crashes i3 if the i3-layout-manager is running.