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Thread: Using i3; Help with tweaking lubuntu.

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    Using i3; Help with tweaking lubuntu.

    Hi,

    For quite some time, I've been using i3 on my netbook, but haven't yet transfered it over to my main computer due to its lack of general functionality. In lubuntu, I noticed the option to change the default window manager, so I changed it to i3 in a virtual machine and I'm loving what I see for the most part.

    The only main problem I currently have is that PCManFM controls the desktop, and seems to be required by the parts of LXDE I want(Bar, session management, etc.).
    Edit: I've also tried messing about with the config files in .config with no success.

    Does anybody know how to remove this functionality from PCManFM, or how to replace it with a more agreeable file manager?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Using i3; Help with tweaking lubuntu.

    I have the issue semi-solved.
    I added
    Code:
    exec killall pcmanfm
    to my i3 config file.

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    Re: Using i3; Help with tweaking lubuntu.

    Check out the output of 'pcmanfm --help', it has some desktop related options.

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    Re: Using i3; Help with tweaking lubuntu.

    Thanks!

    The solution's been improved to including
    Code:
    exec pcmanfm --desktop-off
    in my i3 config.


    Edit:
    This is no longer terribly good when using Feh. However, using killall as in the first solution works nicely.
    Last edited by LiamOS; June 4th, 2012 at 08:19 PM.

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