i3 Migration Guide

Drew DeVault edited this page Oct 31, 2017 · 10 revisions

Sway is almost a drop-in replacement for i3, but you may have to make a few changes to get everything working correctly. Here are a few common ones:

  • Use the output command to configure outputs instead of xrandr
  • Use the output command to configure your wallpaper instead of feh
  • Use the input command to configure input devices
  • Use xkb environment variables to customize your keyboard layout, not setxkb
  • Replace usage of i3-msg, i3-lock, and so on, with the equivalent sway tools. There is no replacement for i3-nagbar. However, i3-nagbar works with Sway if you wish to continue to use it.
  • Sway handles quotes slightly differently - commands are handled more like shell commands

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