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Workspace Move Behaviour #3858

H8to opened this issue Nov 6, 2019 · 1 comment


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@H8to H8to commented Nov 6, 2019

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

Current Behavior

When I move a workspace from monitor A to monitor B and still hold down the $SUPER key the focus will not follow to the new monitor. However, the mouse jumps to it and it makes all sense to me to move the focus with it.

Strange enough.. After releasing the $SUPER key, the focus WILL switch to the next monitor.
This causes irritation as e.g. in a three monitor setup you would have to let go $SUPER each time to move the workspace from A to B and then to C.
If you do not do it, the leftover workspace at monitor A will be moved to monitor B.

Expected Behavior

Consistent focus move to the next monitor even when holding down the $SUPER key or which ever key you have bound it to.

Reproduction Instructions

Open two workspaces with content on it on monitor A. Move the workspace to monitor B but keep holding down the $SUPER key. You will see the border indicator switched to workspace2 on monitor A instead of following your workspace to monitor B.

Let the $SUPER-Key go. You will notice the focus now follows the mouse to monitor B.


Output of i3 --moreversion 2>&-:

i3 version:  4.17.1 (2019-08-30) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors
set $super Mod4
# move workspaces to monitor
bindsym $super+w move workspace to output up
bindsym $super+s move workspace to output down
bindsym $super+a move workspace to output left
bindsym $super+d move workspace to output right
- Linux Distribution & Version: Arch Linux i3 
- With and without compton

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@i3bot i3bot commented Nov 6, 2019

I don’t see a link to Did you follow (In case you actually provided a link to a logfile, please ignore me.)

@i3bot i3bot added the 4.17 label Nov 6, 2019
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