On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:31:38 PM UTC-4, Jon Solworth wrote:
> I'm using i3, and I like it so far better than
> kde or xfce, but its definitely not the window
> manager to start using qubes with.
> I have some questions
> 1. https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/i3/ is very helpful,
>    but I'm a bit confused by the configuration instructions
>    at the bottom.  It says to install a script qubes_autostart_xdg.sh
>    but it doesn't say 
>      (a) in which domain
>      (b) in which directory
>      (c) what filename should be used
>    (It would also be helpful to know what the script is needed for)
> 2. What should I use to launch individual applications from the status
>    bar (e.g., keypassx or firefox)?  I'll make key bindings for some,
>    but I'll want others on the bar.  These are security sensitive,
>    aren't they, since they run in dom0?
> 3. Is there a recommended way of bringing up VMs?  I'm using qvm-start
>    for the VM, and .config/autostart for applications I always want to
>    started in the VM.  Any better suggestions?
> 4. nm_applet seems to sometimes go away.  Any suggestions?
> 5. I would be pleased to see other peoples config files.
> thanks,
> Jon

Not sure where all the i3 users are...

1.   I'm not sure of the official answer needless to say, but there's a few 
ways in which it could be done. 
   a) presumably in dom0 as that's where i3 is
   b) depends how you want to run it, systemd unit or profile script?
   c) same as b

2. You use demenu to launch apps? It's typically bound to $mod+d by default.

3. By starting an application from dmenu, it will start the vm. Alternatively 
you can use the qubes manager to do it with clicking.

4. It went away on first few runs, but it seems to be fine now. Perhaps start a 
bug ticket if this is an issue you're having?

5. I can post up my config but it's very stock other than removing anything 
using the arrow keys. (vim keybindings are fine thanks)

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