This is a package for Arch Linux, to use the i3 window manager within a Cinnamon-session.

Shamelessly stolen from i3-gnome (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/i3-gnome), licensed under GPLv2.

Screensaver / i3lock

As of version 0.3, i3-cinnamon will automatically start cinnamon-screensaver. This is done so Cinnamon can automatically lock the screen on special occasions (closing the lid, pressing XF86ScreenSaver, administrative command via loginctl, etc).

If you want to use a different screensaver, say i3lock, edit i3-cinnamon.session and remove cinnamon-screensaver from RequiredComponents.


Cinnamon, just like other modern desktops, handles keybindings via its window manager. Thus, with i3-cinnamon every keybinding has to be configured via your i3 config. You can use dbus-send to still make use of cinnamon-settings-daemon(s) though:

Screen brightness

Increase Brightness: dbus-send --dest=org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power --type=method_call /org/cinnamon/SettingsDaemon/Power org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power.Screen.StepUp

Decrease Brightness: dbus-send --dest=org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power --type=method_call /org/cinnamon/SettingsDaemon/Power org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power.Screen.StepDown

Keyboard Backlight

Increase Brightness: dbus-send --dest=org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power --type=method_call /org/cinnamon/SettingsDaemon/Power org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power.Keyboard.StepUp

Decrease Brightness: dbus-send --dest=org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power --type=method_call /org/cinnamon/SettingsDaemon/Power org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power.Keyboard.StepDown

Toggle On/Off: dbus-send --dest=org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power --type=method_call /org/cinnamon/SettingsDaemon/Power org.cinnamon.SettingsDaemon.Power.Keyboard.Toggle

I3 Cinnamon

Mirror of https://git.revreso.de/gigadoc2/i3-cinnamon

I3 Cinnamon Info

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😎 Author Gigadoc2