You would end up having one tab with a representation of the split container (e.g., "H[urxvt firefox]") and the other one being the terminal window you moved down.For example, you can configure bindings to jump to specific windows, you can set specific applications to start on specific workspaces, you can automatically start applications, you can change the colors of i3, and you can bind your keys to do useful things. i3 will try to automatically detect the format version of a config file based on a few different keywords, but if you want to make sure that your config is read with the new format, include the following line in your config file: It is possible and recommended to use comments in your configuration file to properly document your setup for later reference.You can also do that by using the [floating_modifier].Another way to resize floating windows using the mouse is to right-click on the titlebar and drag.i3 stores all information about the X11 outputs, workspaces and layout of the windows on them in a tree.Using this mode violates the tiling paradigm but can be useful for some corner cases like "Save as" dialog windows, or toolbar windows (GIMP or similar).Those windows usually set the appropriate hint and are opened in floating mode by default..If you open a new workspace, it will be bound to the screen you created it on.
Instead, press Let’s stay with our example from above.
Depending on your monitor, i3 will put the created window beside the existing window (on wide displays) or below the existing window (rotated displays).
At the moment, your workspace is split (it contains two terminals) in a specific direction (horizontal by default).
Every window can be split horizontally or vertically again, just like the workspace.
The terminology is "window" for a container that actually contains an X11 window (like a terminal or browser) and "split container" for containers that consist of one or more windows.