Focus and select windows in i3
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Focus and select windows in i3.

Draws a small label ('a'-'z') on top of each visible container, which can be selected by pressing the corresponding key on the keyboard (cancel with ESC). By default, only windows on the current workspace are labelled.


Focus the selected window:


It also possible to only print out the con_id of the selected window and, for example, move it to workspace 3:

./i3-easyfocus -i | xargs -I {} i3-msg [con_id={}] move workspace 3

Or to print the window id and use it with other commands, like xkill:

./i3-easyfocus -w | xargs xkill -id


Usage: i3-easyfocus <options>
 -h --help              show this message
 -i --con-id            print con id, does not change focus
 -w --window-id         print window id, does not change focus
 -a --all               label visible windows on all outputs
 -c --current           label visible windows within current container
 -r --rapid             rapid mode, keep on running until Escape is pressed
 -s --sort-by <method>  how to sort the workspaces' labels when using --all:
                            - <location> based on their location (default)
                            - <num> using the workspaces' numbers
 -f --font <font-name>  set font name, see `xlsfonts` for available fonts

You can change the keybindings and the font in src/config.h.





If there is a problem or you have an idea, please feel free to open a new issue.

In order to get more details about a problem you can build in debug mode, which will produce more log messages:

make clean debug