2018-02-25 18:40:50 UTC
I have recently installed i3 and enjoy the tiling window manager
immensely - especially the quick action enabled with the generous number
I am used to keeping Thunderbird/Slack open in a separate workspace, so
that I can be notified of any incoming messages. My issue was that I
would eventually switch to that workspace, check all the messages and
and close the windows without thinking - thanks to the learned keybinding.
I have produced a tool which gives you a replacement command for i3-msg
kill, as well as several additional commands to lock and unlock
containers. A locked container cannot be closed via the usual means -
this also applies for when trying to close its parent container.
The repository can be found here: https://github.com/Igrom/i3-persist.
The code is released under the 3-clause BSD license.
I hope that the i3 community can benefit from the tool. As I am new to
this, I would be grateful if I could be showed where I can advertise the
tool to those who might find use of it.