i3 Reference Card


Throughout this guide, the i3 logo will be used to refer to the configured modifier. This is the key (Mod1) by default, with super/ (Mod4) being a popular alternative.


+ open new terminal
+j focus left
+k focus down
+l focus up
+; focus right

Changing the container layout

+e default
+s stacking
+w tabbed

Fullscreen mode

+f toggle fullscreen

Opening other applications

+d open application (with dmenu)

Closing windows

++ q kill a window

Using workspaces

+19 switch to another workspace

Moving windows to workspaces

+ + 19 move a window to another workspace


Look at “Resizing containers / windows” section of the user guide.

Restart / Exit

+ + r restart i3 inplace
+ + e exit i3


+ + toggle floating
+ drag floating

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