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Text Post: Hints/tips for i3? posted by ohtwenty
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  • ohtwenty (edited 10 months ago)
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    let me start with a question: why is xbacklight not working for me? None of the fixes online seem to be working.... any idea?

    I can share what I've found, so far! First of all, after you're acquainted with the very basics, read over each part of the user's guide; even if you're not going to use it now it might come in handy in the future (I'm looking at you, scratchpad).

    Besides that, I've adjusted things in this way:

    Put the i3bar at the top, as per this

    Prettied the bar up using this source; mind you, I had to personally adjust the battery number due to how my laptop was set up before it would show up! (and if this is the case for you you'll have to do it twice!!!! once at the top, and down lower); ditto for wireless, which is on another dev # for me, for unknown reasons.

    I used this to set a grey generic background, but decided to put a pic instead, which it links to too.

    And lastly, and almost most importantly because it bothers me so much that this isn't included by default, here's a few settings on how to enable multimedia keys, like volume and brightness

    edit: wicd-client is what I'm using for wifi now, seems to work pretty well.