[OPEN] i3 - trouble saving desktop after reboot

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[OPEN] i3 - trouble saving desktop after reboot

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Hello,

I have trouble saving my i3 desktop, I wanted to automatically load things like a htop, music player etc. after a boot, but after 2 days of searching I’m still confused.

Should I use i3-save-tree ? Is it even meant to do what I want ? If yes could you explain me step by step how to achive my goal and/or maybe link some good tutorials because I have trouble searching for right things. (I already saw "Layout saving in i3” , wiki's, tutorials but still have no idea how to get things to work)

also nor exec nor bindsym save proportions or right placing of windows witch is what I need mainly.

I also tried this tutorial: But ofcourse with not satisfying result.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: [OPEN] i3 - trouble saving desktop after reboot

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Delete the # sign starting from this line

https://github.com/arcolinux/arcolinux- ... onfig#L410

and geany, thunar, ... will be started at boot

it is that simple

first read the whole config and experiment with it

# means it will not be used and is used for comments mainly
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Re: [OPEN] i3 - trouble saving desktop after reboot

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The thing is that using this method windows will pop up like that: (always just opening horizontally with same proportions)

[...][...][...][...]
[...][...][...][...]
[...][...][...][...]

And my goal is to set everything that way, so it will be looking more like that: (proportions, sizes and placing of windows choosed specifically for a certain desktop look):
[....][..............[....]
[.........][...][.........]
[.........][...][.........]
And I also forgot to mention that I'm from Manjaro but desperate enough to look here :?

EDIT:
I fount resize and Tiling parameters but can you help me merge those together and applying to an app after the startup ? I would be really grateful for a example with a few explanations what does what

Another one is, can I just copy your txt into the .config/i3 and will it work ? It is more clearly described than the standard one for sure
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You can say where it should popup

workspace x

when two applications popup there it will tile it

https://github.com/arcolinux/arcolinux- ... onfig#L364

that is where you say it
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Re: [OPEN] i3 - trouble saving desktop after reboot

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It's not about the workspace, its about arranging windows on one of the workspaces

here's what Im trying to achieve: *after every reboot on the main page

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Ask this on telegram and discord and see if anyone knows.

there are also i3 specific groups on the internet

Can it be done? is the first question
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