macOS - i3 on XQuartz

Written by Mimi Flynn

07 January 2017

i3 Configuration Wizard

Installing i3 on macOS




Install i3

brew install i3

Configure i3 as default window manager in XQuartz

mkdir ~/.xinitrc.d/
touch ~/.xinitrc.d/

chmod +x ~/.xinitrc.d/

Open in your favorite text editor and add:

exec /usr/local/bin/i3

Start XQuartz

start xQuartz and you will see the following dialog appear from i3-config-wizard that runs at first start of i3.

i3 Configuration Wizard

i3 Configuration Wizard

Now you can configure i3 and your Xquartz apps as you would normally.