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Old 10-06-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
tadevokle
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[Solved] i3wm, Pop-ups


Hi,

Is there any option I can set in the config file, that would stop i3 from tiling the pop-up windows (i.e those produced by firefox)?

Just in case someone asks: No this is not what I want to do: http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#...ullscreen_mode
i3 version: 4.0.2

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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If you are talking about FF download manager and download completed notification pop-up windows, you can disable them in FF about:config
Change the value of the following strings to false:
Quote:
browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete

browser.download.manager.showWhenStarting
While those popups are particularly annoying in i3wm, they obviously provide some useful information. Disabling both of them might not be what you want.
You can also install Download Status plugin for Firefox which will let you monitor your downloads from a status bar at the bottom of the screen (no popups).

HTH

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your input I didn't know about that plugin.


Having to fiddle with every single application, that produces pop-ups seems kind of inefficient though.

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #4
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Well, in my case it's only FF that annoys me. Bear in mind that for some screens or areas of the screen the tabbed mode is more suitable (IMO).

Could you be more specific what other popups you have in mind? You know you can assign certain windows to specific workspaces (eg. to hide annoying windows to look at them later)
 
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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Well, in my case it's only FF that annoys me. Bear in mind that for some screens or areas of the screen the tabbed mode is more suitable (IMO).

Could you be more specific what other popups you have in mind? You know you can assign certain windows to specific workspaces (eg. to hide annoying windows to look at them later)

Using one workspace as a dumpster is actually a pretty good idea, thanks I am marking the thread as solved

As far as the applications with pop-ups would go there is only one application right now that annoys me : xfce4-volumed (it sucks that pulse doesn't have a utility like amixer).
 
Old 10-08-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
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As far as the applications with pop-ups would go there is only one application right now that annoys me : xfce4-volumed (it sucks that pulse doesn't have a utility like amixer).
Have a look at this: http://lmazy.verrech.net/2011/02/con...io-from-shell/

You could either assign some keys to control pulseaudio or write a script to have some (mouse/keyboard controllable) icon in the i3wbar or conky (I remember seeing some scripts where people did something like that with amixer.

Volume control is one of the few things I am not entirely happy with in i3 (yet!) I just don't have time to look into it.

edit: which version of i3 are you using? If it's 3.x, I recommend upgrading to 4.0.2.

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Old 10-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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edit: which version of i3 are you using? If it's 3.x, I recommend upgrading to 4.0.2.
I use 4.0.2.
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Have a look at this: http://lmazy.verrech.net/2011/02/con...io-from-shell/

You could either assign some keys to control pulseaudio or write a script to have some (mouse/keyboard controllable) icon in the i3wbar or conky (I remember seeing some scripts where people did something like that with amixer.
Thanks, I'll post if I come up with something useful.
 
  


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