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i3 Reference Card

Basics

  • mod + Enter open new terminal
  • mod + j focus left
  • mod + k focus down
  • mod + l focus up
  • mod + ; focus right
  • mod + a focus parent
  • mod + Space toggle focus mode

Moving windows

  • mod + Shift + j move window left
  • mod + Shift + k move window down
  • mod + Shift + l move window up
  • mod + Shift + ; move window right

Modifying windows

  • mod + f toggle fullscreen
  • mod + v split a window vertically
  • mod + h split a window horizontally
  • mod + r resize mode Look at the “Resizing containers / windows” section of the user guide.

Changing the container layout

  • mod + e default
  • mod + s stacking
  • mod + w tabbed

Floating

  • mod + Shift + Space toggle floating
  • mod + Right Click drag floating

Using workspaces

  • mod + 0-9 switch to another workspace
  • mod + Shift + 0-9 move a window to another workspace

Opening applications / Closing windows

  • mod + d open application launcher (dmenu)
  • mod + Shift + q kill a window

Restart / Exit

  • mod + Shift + c reload the configuration file
  • mod + Shift + r restart i3 inplace
  • mod + Shift + e exit i3

Copyright © 2012, Michael Stapelberg All rights reserved Designed by Zeus Panchenko, updated by Moritz Bandemer

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