Apparently, the configuration at the bottom of https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/i3/ are unnecessary if you install i3-settings-qubes. You should do that before running i3, if you haven't remove .config/i3 in dom0 and then rerun. In addition to customizing terminal generation, and fixing up the scripts, it also provides a qubes specific status bar.
I'm not a big fan of dmenu. I did build a mode switch ($mod+p) for starting programs in various VMs; probably build another mode switch for starting a terminal in various VMs. I used an external monitor in addition to notebook screen so I created an extra 10 workspace (using the function keys). -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/ed14a9ac-2a5b-4307-ae57-286f592517d9%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.