Learn the i3 Linux window manager shortcuts

Learn the i3 Linux window manager shortcuts

Use this cheat sheet to become even more productive with i3.

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The i3 window manager is a lightweight tiling window manager for the Linux operating system. For more information about i3, check out this article: 5 reasons the i3 window manager makes Linux better. If you are ready to start with i3, check out Getting started with the i3 window manager on Linux.

The i3 window manager may seem hard to use at first because it relies on keyboard shortcuts for most operations. Use this cheat sheet to help you get around i3 when you're starting. This list includes the default keybindings to open and close terminal and other programs, navigate around workspaces, move and resize windows, and exit i3. Soon these shortcuts will feel natural and you learn how to define your own shortcuts to become even more productive with i3.

Download the i3 window manager cheat sheet.


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Ricardo Gerardi - Ricardo Gerardi is a Senior Consultant at Red Hat Canada where he specializes in IT automation with Ansible and OpenShift. He has been a Linux and open source enthusiast and contributor for over 20 years. He is currently interested in hacking stuff using the Go programming language, and he's the author of Powerful Command-Line Applications in Go book. Ricardo also writes regularly about Linux,...