i3-config-wizard

I3-CONFIG-WIZARD(1)                i3 Manual               I3-CONFIG-WIZARD(1)



NAME
       i3-config-wizard - creates a keysym based config based on your layout

SYNOPSIS
       i3-config-wizard [-s socket] [-m modifier] [-v] [-h]

OPTIONS
       -s, --socket socket
           Overwrites the path to the i3 IPC socket.

       -m, --modifier modifier
           Generates the configuration file headlessly. Accepts win or alt.

       -v, --version
           Display version number and exit.

       -h, --help
           Display a short help message and exit.

FILES
   /etc/i3/config.keycodes
       This file contains the default configuration with keycodes. All the
       bindcode lines will be transformed to bindsym and the user-specified
       modifier will be used.

DESCRIPTION
       i3-config-wizard is started by i3 in its default config, unless
       /.i3/config exists. i3-config-wizard creates a keysym based i3 config
       file (based on /etc/i3/config.keycodes) in /.i3/config.

       The advantage of using keysyms is that the config file is easy to read,
       understand and modify. However, if we shipped with a keysym based
       default config file, the key positions would not be consistent across
       different keyboard layouts (take for example the homerow for movement).
       Therefore, we ship with a keycode based default config and let the
       wizard transform it according to your current keyboard layout.

SEE ALSO
       i3(1)

AUTHOR
       Michael Stapelberg and contributors



i3 4.17.1                         09/01/2019               I3-CONFIG-WIZARD(1)