I3 Scratchpad: What do you use for and show your config


#1

For me, I use it pretty exclusively for pacman (installs and mostly update).
Love that you keep it hidden yet callable at any given time then hide it again.

So - what are you using your for AND, would love to see how folks are configuring it.

Cheers
Chris


#2

I hardly ever use Scratchpad, I completely forget it exists.

I should really spend more time with it.


#3

I never really used it for anything; like dobbie03 pretty much forgot about it.

What are your keybindings for it? Is it possible to start the application in the scratchpad?


#4

Never knew it existed, but I m no linux expert .


#5

I’m assuming he means the i3 scratchpad (maybe clarify that in the title). The i3 scratchpad is a hidden workspace you can send open applications to - kind of like iconifying or hiding the window. You can then cycle through the applications on the scratchpad to bring one back into focus.

It’s actually a handy feature to work with floating windows in a tiling wm.

I’m not aware of an Arch package named “scratchpad”.


#6

That is exactly what I was talking about. Sorry - I just kinda thought most all i3 folks would have seen the settings in the config. I never really paid much mind to it but did some investigating as to what’s it about. It is kinda handy


#7

Use it to open and close keepassxc! Quite handy to have the password manager accessible as a floating window.


#8

Nice idea! Didn’t think of that one!