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order of bar blocks in the config file is not respected #3491

vivien opened this Issue Oct 31, 2018 · 0 comments


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vivien commented Oct 31, 2018

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[x] Bug
[ ] Feature Request
[ ] Documentation Request
[ ] Other (Please describe in detail)

Current Behavior

With multiple bar blocks defined in the config file, the order they are drawn by i3 isn't deterministic.

With the following config, restarting i3 multiple times will display bars in non-deterministic orders:

bar {
  position top
  workspace_buttons yes

bar {
  position top
  workspace_buttons no

Expected Behavior

With the previous example, we expect the bar with workspace buttons to be always first, at the very top.

Reproduction Instructions

Test the previous example and trigger i3-msg restart multiple times while watching the workspace buttons at top of the screen.


Output of i3 --moreversion 2>&-:

Binary i3 version:  4.15 (2018-03-10) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors
(Getting version from running i3, press ctrl-c to abort…Running i3 version: 4.15 (2018-03-10) (pid 1026)
Loaded i3 config: /home/vivien/.config/i3/config (Last modified: Wed 31 Oct 2018 11:21:34 AM EDT, 315 seconds ago)

The i3 binary you just called: /usr/bin/i3
The i3 binary you are running: i3

- Linux Distribution & Version: 4.18.16-arch1-1-ARCH
- Are you using a compositor (e.g., xcompmgr or compton): no

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