Other i3wm floating sticky window perfect for video

NapoleonWils0n

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i3wm is a tiling window manager which has the ability to create floating sticky windows,
which will remain visible when you switch workspaces

This allows you to have a floating sticky window containing a video player like mpv,
which will remain visible when you switch workspaces.

Studies have shown that watching youtube videos of a man being hit in the groin by a football,
is not only extremely amusing but can increase productivity 10 fold.

ok i made the stat up but sometimes it nice to to watch a video while your banging away at the keyboard,
its also very useful if you are trying to follow a video tutorial for example or watch your favourite tv show

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add the the following to your ~/.config/i3/config file

Bash:
# Use Mouse+$mod to drag floating windows to their wanted position
floating_modifier $mod

# toggle tiling / floating
bindsym $mod+Shift+space floating toggle

# sticky window toggle
bindsym $mod+Shift+s sticky toggle
You can resize the floating window using the i3wm shortcuts listed in the i3wm users guide

This is my i3wm config file with the floating and sticky window code:

Bash:
# This file has been auto-generated by
# i3-config-wizard(1).
# It will not be overwritten, so edit it as you like.
#
# Should you change your keyboard layout some time, delete
# this file and re-run i3-config-wizard(1).
#

# i3 config file (v4)
#
# Please see http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html for a complete reference!

set $mod Mod4

# Font for window titles. Will also be used by the bar unless a different font
# is used in the bar {} block below.
#font pango:monospace 8
#font pango:inconsolata 10
font pango:Inconsolata\ for\ Powerline\ 8

# This font is widely installed, provides lots of unicode glyphs, right-to-left
# text rendering and scalability on retina/hidpi displays (thanks to pango).
#font pango:DejaVu Sans Mono 8

# Before i3 v4.8, we used to recommend this one as the default:
# font -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-C-70-iso10646-1
# The font above is very space-efficient, that is, it looks good, sharp and
# clear in small sizes. However, its unicode glyph coverage is limited, the old
# X core fonts rendering does not support right-to-left and this being a bitmap
# font, it doesn’t scale on retina/hidpi displays.

# Use Mouse+$mod to drag floating windows to their wanted position
floating_modifier $mod

# start a terminal
bindsym $mod+Return exec urxvt

# kill focused window
bindsym $mod+Shift+q kill

# start dmenu (a program launcher)
#bindsym $mod+d exec dmenu_run -nf '#56B30B' -sb '#1F4802' -sf '#449307'

# rofi (app launcher)
# bindsym $mod+d exec rofi -modi drun -show drun
bindsym $mod+d exec "rofi -combi-modi window,drun -show combi -modi combi"

# There also is the (new) i3-dmenu-desktop which only displays applications
# shipping a .desktop file. It is a wrapper around dmenu, so you need that
# installed.
# bindsym $mod+d exec --no-startup-id i3-dmenu-desktop

# change focus
bindsym $mod+h focus left
bindsym $mod+j focus down
bindsym $mod+k focus up
bindsym $mod+l focus right

# move focused window
bindsym $mod+Shift+h move left
bindsym $mod+Shift+j move down
bindsym $mod+Shift+k move up
bindsym $mod+Shift+l move right

# split in horizontal orientation
bindsym $mod+c split h

# split in vertical orientation
bindsym $mod+v split v

# enter fullscreen mode for the focused container
bindsym $mod+f fullscreen toggle

# change container layout (stacked, tabbed, toggle split)
bindsym $mod+s layout stacking
bindsym $mod+w layout tabbed
bindsym $mod+e layout toggle split

# toggle tiling / floating
bindsym $mod+Shift+space floating toggle

# change focus between tiling / floating windows
bindsym $mod+space focus mode_toggle

# sticky window toggle
bindsym $mod+Shift+s sticky toggle

# focus the parent container
bindsym $mod+a focus parent

# next previous workspace
bindsym $mod+Shift+Tab workspace prev
bindsym $mod+Tab workspace next

# switch to workspace
bindsym $mod+1 workspace 1
bindsym $mod+2 workspace 2
bindsym $mod+3 workspace 3
bindsym $mod+4 workspace 4
bindsym $mod+5 workspace 5
bindsym $mod+6 workspace 6
bindsym $mod+7 workspace 7
bindsym $mod+8 workspace 8
bindsym $mod+9 workspace 9
bindsym $mod+0 workspace 10

# move focused container to workspace
bindsym $mod+Shift+1 move container to workspace 1
bindsym $mod+Shift+2 move container to workspace 2
bindsym $mod+Shift+3 move container to workspace 3
bindsym $mod+Shift+4 move container to workspace 4
bindsym $mod+Shift+5 move container to workspace 5
bindsym $mod+Shift+6 move container to workspace 6
bindsym $mod+Shift+7 move container to workspace 7
bindsym $mod+Shift+8 move container to workspace 8
bindsym $mod+Shift+9 move container to workspace 9
bindsym $mod+Shift+0 move container to workspace 10

# reload the configuration file
bindsym $mod+Shift+c reload
# restart i3 inplace (preserves your layout/session, can be used to upgrade i3)
bindsym $mod+Shift+r restart
# exit i3 (logs you out of your X session)
bindsym $mod+Shift+e exec "i3-nagbar -t warning -m 'You pressed the exit shortcut. Do you really want to exit i3? This will end your X session.' -b 'Yes, exit i3' 'i3-msg exit'"

# resize window (you can also use the mouse for that)
mode "resize" {
        # These bindings trigger as soon as you enter the resize mode

        # Pressing left will shrink the window’s width.
        # Pressing right will grow the window’s width.
        # Pressing up will shrink the window’s height.
        # Pressing down will grow the window’s height.
        bindsym h resize shrink width 10 px or 10 ppt
        bindsym j resize grow height 10 px or 10 ppt
        bindsym k resize shrink height 10 px or 10 ppt
        bindsym l resize grow width 10 px or 10 ppt

        # same bindings, but for the arrow keys
        bindsym Left resize shrink width 10 px or 10 ppt
        bindsym Down resize grow height 10 px or 10 ppt
        bindsym Up resize shrink height 10 px or 10 ppt
        bindsym Right resize grow width 10 px or 10 ppt

        # back to normal: Enter or Escape
        bindsym Return mode "default"
        bindsym Escape mode "default"
}

bindsym $mod+r mode "resize"

# window styles
new_window none

# Start i3bar to display a workspace bar (plus the system information i3status
# finds out, if available)
bar {
        status_command i3status
        font pango:DejaVu Sans Mono, Awesome 8
        #tray_output primary
    # tray output, use xrandr to get the screen name, needed for icons to work
        tray_output eDP-1
    tray_padding 0
          colors{
          background #1b2631
          statusline #e4e4e4
          }
}

# workspace back and forth
workspace_auto_back_and_forth yes
bindsym $mod+z workspace back_and_forth

# Shutdown, reboot, lock screen
set $Locker i3lock && sleep 1

set $mode_system System (l) lock, (e) logout, (r) reboot, (Shift+s) shutdown
mode "$mode_system" {
    bindsym l exec --no-startup-id $Locker, mode "default"
    bindsym e exec --no-startup-id i3-msg exit, mode "default"
    bindsym r exec --no-startup-id exec reboot, mode "default"
    bindsym Shift+s exec --no-startup-id exec poweroff -i, mode "default"

    # back to normal: Enter or Escape
    bindsym Return mode "default"
    bindsym Escape mode "default"
}

bindsym $mod+Shift+BackSpace mode "$mode_system"

# wallpaper
exec --no-startup-id ~/.fehbg
 
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