[i3 tip] Where did my newly made window go?



If you’re using i3 and have multiple workspaces open you may notice that when you have a new window popup like when trying to save a file from firefox or wanting to discard an email draft in thunderbird that the message window doesn’t appear in the same workspace. I suspect this is because the new window creation is still in another workspace.

This tip is to share that a quick way to track down where the new window is is by holding the mod key and the number of the workspace you’re currently on. This is also why I suspect my explanation for the behavior to be the case.