Posts tagged with "I3wm"
Tiling window managers

Everyone who’s used a computer operating system (whether Windows, Mac or the more popular desktop Linux distributions) knows what windows are. When your computer starts up, you’re greeted with a blank desktop, and in order to do something with it, you open up one or more applications, which, in a bit of a mixed metaphor, appear as “windows” on top of your desktop. You can move these windows around, hide them, and expand them to the full size of the desktop. At first, the whole...

Showing the current Google Music song in conky

So here’s a trivial-seeming task that required a bit more digging that I anticipated. I’m increasingly using Google Music streaming over my local music collection these days, but I’d like to get the same general experience as I’d have with a local music player. This includes being able to play and pause with one of the extra buttons on my mouse and seeing what song’s playing in the conky-powered i3bar at the top of my screen. If you’re using i3wm with the default i3status...