Purple line on the right side of single window

                     ./o.                  andrew@Endeavour-i3 
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                                           Memory: 16851MiB / 32053MiB 

Hi everyone! I’ve noticed a subtle purple line that runs the vertical right hand side of most windows open in a workspace. It’s not exclusive to any app, but it’s always present when I have a single window open. Adding a second window horizontally to the same workspace, seems to make it go away. Adding a second window vertically, keeps the original app purple line and is not present in the second opened app. I’ve had a look at my i3 config but nothing has popped out at me. Has anyone else noticed this? It’s a single pixel length across and all the way up the app window, right at the very edge. I’ll attach some screenshots. Thanks in advanced if anyone has had this and found a fix :smiley:

# exec --no-startup-id ~/set_once_i3.sh
# This file is a modified version based on default i3-config-wizard config
# source is available here:
# https://raw.githubusercontent.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/master/.config/i3/config
# Maintainer: joekamprad [joekamprad@endeavouros.com]
# https://endeavouros.com
#
# iconic font icon search: https://fontawesome.com/v4.7/cheatsheet/
#
# --> to update this run the following command (will backup existing setup file)
# wget --backups=1 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/main/.config/i3/config -P ~/.config/i3/
#
# Endeavouros-i3 config file
# Source for complete framework of our i3 config and theming here: https://github.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup
# EndeavourOS wiki holds some Information also: https://discovery.endeavouros.com/window-tiling-managers/i3-wm/
# Please see http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html for the official i3 reference!

#######################
# config starts here: #
#######################

# Font for window titles. Will also be used by the bar unless a different font
# is used in the bar {} block below.
# This font is widely installed, provides lots of unicode glyphs, right-to-left
# text rendering and scalability on retina/hidpi displays (thanks to pango).
font pango: Noto Sans Regular 10

# set the mod key to the winkey:
set $mod Mod1

#####################
# workspace layout: #
#####################

# default i3 tiling mode:
workspace_layout default

# i3 stacking layout:
# Each window will be fullscreen and tabbed top to bottom.
#workspace_layout stacking

# i3 tabbed layout:
# Each new window will open fullscreen as a tab (left to right)
#workspace_layout tabbed

##############################
# extra options for windows: #
##############################

#border indicator on windows:
new_window pixel 1

# thin borders
# hide_edge_borders both

# Set inner/outer gaps
gaps inner 6
gaps outer 3

# show window title bars (not officially supported with i3gaps)
#default_border normal

# window title alignment
#title_align center

# Use Mouse+$mod to drag floating windows to their wanted position
floating_modifier $mod

# switch to workspace
bindsym $mod+1    workspace  $ws1
bindsym $mod+2    workspace  $ws2
bindsym $mod+3    workspace  $ws3
bindsym $mod+4    workspace  $ws4
bindsym $mod+5    workspace  $ws5
bindsym $mod+6    workspace  $ws6
bindsym $mod+7    workspace  $ws7
bindsym $mod+8    workspace  $ws8
bindsym $mod+9    workspace  $ws9
bindsym $mod+0    workspace  $ws10

# switch to workspace with numpad keys
bindcode $mod+87 workspace 1
bindcode $mod+88 workspace 2
bindcode $mod+89 workspace 3
bindcode $mod+83 workspace 4
bindcode $mod+84 workspace 5
bindcode $mod+85 workspace 6
bindcode $mod+79 workspace 7
bindcode $mod+80 workspace 8
bindcode $mod+81 workspace 9
bindcode $mod+90 workspace 10

# switch to workspace with numlock numpad keys
bindcode $mod+Mod2+87 workspace $ws1
bindcode $mod+Mod2+88 workspace $ws2
bindcode $mod+Mod2+89 workspace $ws3
bindcode $mod+Mod2+83 workspace $ws4
bindcode $mod+Mod2+84 workspace $ws5
bindcode $mod+Mod2+85 workspace $ws6
bindcode $mod+Mod2+79 workspace $ws7
bindcode $mod+Mod2+80 workspace $ws8
bindcode $mod+Mod2+81 workspace $ws9
bindcode $mod+Mod2+90 workspace $ws10

# move focused container to workspace
bindsym $mod+Shift+1    move container to workspace  $ws1
bindsym $mod+Shift+2    move container to workspace  $ws2
bindsym $mod+Shift+3    move container to workspace  $ws3
bindsym $mod+Shift+4    move container to workspace  $ws4
bindsym $mod+Shift+5    move container to workspace  $ws5
bindsym $mod+Shift+6    move container to workspace  $ws6
bindsym $mod+Shift+7    move container to workspace  $ws7
bindsym $mod+Shift+8    move container to workspace  $ws8
bindsym $mod+Shift+9    move container to workspace  $ws9
bindsym $mod+Shift+0    move container to workspace  $ws10

# move focused container to workspace with numpad keys
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+87 	move container to workspace  $ws1
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+88 	move container to workspace  $ws2
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+89 	move container to workspace  $ws3
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+83 	move container to workspace  $ws4
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+84 	move container to workspace  $ws5
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+85 	move container to workspace  $ws6
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+79 	move container to workspace  $ws7
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+80 	move container to workspace  $ws8
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+81 	move container to workspace  $ws9
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+90 	move container to workspace  $ws10

# move focused container to workspace with numpad keys
bindcode $mod+Shift+87 	 move container to workspace  $ws1
bindcode $mod+Shift+88 	 move container to workspace  $ws2
bindcode $mod+Shift+89 	 move container to workspace  $ws3
bindcode $mod+Shift+83 	 move container to workspace  $ws4
bindcode $mod+Shift+84 	 move container to workspace  $ws5
bindcode $mod+Shift+85 	 move container to workspace  $ws6
bindcode $mod+Shift+79 	 move container to workspace  $ws7
bindcode $mod+Shift+80 	 move container to workspace  $ws8
bindcode $mod+Shift+81 	 move container to workspace  $ws9
bindcode $mod+Shift+90 	 move container to workspace  $ws10

# resize window (you can also use the mouse for that):
#mode "resize" {
# These bindings trigger as soon as you enter the resize mode
# Pressing left will shrink the window's width.
# Pressing right will grow the window's width.
# Pressing up will shrink the window's height.
# Pressing down will grow the window's height.
#        bindsym j resize shrink width 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym k resize grow height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym l resize shrink height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym ntilde resize grow width 10 px or 10 ppt

# same bindings, but for the arrow keys
#	bindsym Left resize shrink width 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym Down resize grow height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym Up resize shrink height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym Right resize grow width 10 px or 10 ppt

# back to normal: Enter or Escape
#	bindsym Return mode "default"
#        bindsym Escape mode "default"
#}

#bindsym $mod+r mode "resize"

######################################
# keybindings for different actions: #
######################################

# start jgmenu
bindsym $mod+z exec jgmenu_run

# start a terminal
bindsym $mod+Return exec xfce4-terminal

# kill focused window
bindsym $mod+shift+q kill

# exit-menu
bindsym $mod+Shift+e exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/powermenu

# Lock the system
# lock with a picture:
#bindsym $mod+l exec i3lock -i  ~/.config/i3/i3-lock-screen.png -p default|win -t
# lock by blurring the screen:
bindsym $mod+l exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/blur-lock

# reload the configuration file
bindsym $mod+Shift+c reload

# restart i3 inplace (preserves your layout/session, can be used to update i3)
bindsym $mod+Shift+r restart

# keybinding in fancy rofi (automated):
bindsym F1 exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/keyhint-2
# alternative
# keybinding list in editor:
# bindsym $mod+F1 exec xed ~/.config/i3/keybindings

# Backlight control
bindsym XF86MonBrightnessUp exec xbacklight +5 && notify-send "Brightness - $(xbacklight -get | cut -c1-2)%"
bindsym XF86MonBrightnessDown exec xbacklight -5 && notify-send "Brightness - $(xbacklight -get | cut -c1-2)%"

# change focus
bindsym $mod+j focus left
bindsym $mod+k focus down
bindsym $mod+b focus up
bindsym $mod+o focus right

# alternatively, you can use the cursor keys:
bindsym $mod+Left focus left
bindsym $mod+Down focus down
bindsym $mod+Up focus up
bindsym $mod+Right focus right

# move focused window
bindsym $mod+Shift+j move left
bindsym $mod+Shift+k move down
bindsym $mod+Shift+b move up
bindsym $mod+Shift+o move right

# alternatively, you can use the cursor keys:
bindsym $mod+Shift+Left move left
bindsym $mod+Shift+Down move down
bindsym $mod+Shift+Up move up
bindsym $mod+Shift+Right move right

# split in horizontal orientation
bindsym $mod+h split h

# split in vertical orientation
bindsym $mod+v split v

# enter fullscreen mode for the focused container
bindsym $mod+f fullscreen toggle

# change container layout (stacked, tabbed, toggle split)
bindsym $mod+s layout stacking
bindsym $mod+g layout tabbed
bindsym $mod+e layout toggle split

# toggle tiling / floating
bindsym $mod+space floating toggle

# change focus between tiling / floating windows
bindsym $mod+shift+space focus mode_toggle

# focus the parent container
bindsym $mod+a focus parent

# open new empty workspace
bindsym $mod+Shift+n exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/empty_workspace

# Multimedia Keys

# volume
bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+ && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks
bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%- && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks

# gradular volume control
bindsym $mod+XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 1%+ && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks
bindsym $mod+XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 1%- && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks

# mute
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec amixer sset Master toggle && killall -USR1 i3blocks

# audio control
bindsym XF86AudioPlay exec playerctl play
bindsym XF86AudioPause exec playerctl pause
bindsym XF86AudioNext exec playerctl next
bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec playerctl previous

# Redirect sound to headphones
bindsym $mod+p exec /usr/local/bin/switch-audio-port

## App shortcuts
bindsym $mod+w exec /usr/bin/firefox
bindsym $mod+n exec /usr/bin/thunar
bindsym Print exec scrot ~/%Y-%m-%d-%T-screenshot.png && notify-send "Screenshot saved to ~/$(date +"%Y-%m-%d-%T")-screenshot.png"

# Power Profiles menu switcher (rofi)
bindsym $mod+Shift+p exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/power-profiles

##########################################
# configuration for workspace behaviour: #
##########################################

# Define names for default workspaces for which we configure key bindings later on.
# We use variables to avoid repeating the names in multiple places.
set $ws1 "1"
set $ws2 "2"
set $ws3 "3"
set $ws4 "4"
set $ws5 "5"
set $ws6 "6"
set $ws7 "7"
set $ws8 "8"
set $ws9 "9"
set $ws10 "10"

# use workspaces on different displays:
# where you have to replace VGA-0/HDMI-0 with the names for your displays
# you can get from xrandr command
#workspace $ws1 output VGA-0
#workspace $ws2 output VGA-0
#workspace $ws3 output HDMI-0
#workspace $ws4 output HDMI-0
#workspace $ws5 output HDMI-0

# bind program to workspace and focus to them on startup:
#assign [class="Xfce4-terminal"] $ws1
#assign [class="(?i)firefox"] $ws2
#assign [class="Thunar"] $ws3
#assign [class="Thunderbird"] $ws4
#assign [class="TelegramDesktop"] $ws5

# automatic set focus new window if it opens on another workspace then the current:
for_window [class=Xfce4-terminal] focus
for_window [class=(?i)firefox] focus
for_window [class=Thunar] focus
for_window [class=Thunderbird] focus
for_window [class=TelegramDesktop] focus

##############
# compositor #
##############

# transparency
# uncomment one of them to be used (picom package is installed per default)
# options could need changes, related to used GPU and drivers.
# to find the right setting consult the archwiki or ask at the forum.
#
# xcompmgr: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xcompmgr
# manpage: https://man.archlinux.org/man/xcompmgr.1.en
#exec --no-startup-id xcompmgr -C -n &
# or an more specialized config like this:
#exec --no-startup-id xcompmgr -c -C -t-5 -l-5 -r4.2 -o.55 &
#
# or:
#
# picom: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Picom
# manpage: https://man.archlinux.org/man/picom.1.en
exec_always --no-startup-id picom -b
#exec_always --no-startup-id killall picom && picom -b
#exec_always --no-startup-id picom --config ~/.config/picom.conf

#############################################
# autostart applications/services on login: #
#############################################

#AutoSet RefreshRate
exec xrandr --output DisplayPort-0 --mode 3440x1440 --rate 144

# start numlockx:
exec_always --no-startup-id numlockx

#get auth work with polkit-gnome
exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1

# dex execute .desktop files
# keep in mind that it can cause issues
# when second to i3 a DE is installed or mixed usage of i3 + xfce4 or GNOME
# in this cases better disable dex and use manual starting apps using xdg/autostart
# if enabled you should comment welcome app.
#exec --no-startup-id dex -a -s /etc/xdg/autostart/:~/.config/autostart/
exec --no-startup-id dex --autostart --environment i3

# start welcome app
#exec --no-startup-id sh /usr/share/endeavouros/scripts/welcome --startdelay=3 

# num lock activated
#exec --no-startup-id numlockx on
# configure multiple keyboard layouts and hotkey to switch (Alt+CAPSLOCK in this example)
#exec --no-startup-id setxkbmap -layout 'us,sk' -variant altgr-intl,qwerty -option 'grp:alt_caps_toggle'

# start conky:
#exec_always --no-startup-id conky

# start a script to setup displays
# uncomment the next line, use arandr to setup displays and save the file as monitor:
exec --no-startup-id ~/.screenlayout/monitor.sh

# set wallpaper
exec --no-startup-id sleep 2 && nitrogen --restore
#exec --no-startup-id feh --bg-fill /usr/share/endeavouros/backgrounds/endeavouros_i3.png

# set powersavings for display:
exec --no-startup-id xset s 480 dpms 600 600 600

# disable power saving (for example if using xscreensaver)
#exec --no-startup-id xset -dpms

# use xautolock to use autosuspend rules for mobile devices
# https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Session_lock#xautolock
#exec --no-startup-id xautolock -time 60 -locker "systemctl suspend"


# xscreensaver
# https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver
#exec --no-startup-id xscreensaver --no-splash

# Desktop notifications
exec --no-startup-id dbus-launch dunst --config ~/.config/dunst/dunstrc
# alternative if you installed aside with XFCE4:
# exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd &

# autotiling script
# https://github.com/nwg-piotr/autotiling
# `yay -S autotiling ;) (it is in AUR)
#exec_always --no-startup-id autotiling

# Autostart apps as you like
#exec --no-startup-id sleep 2 && xfce4-terminal
exec --no-startup-id sleep 7 && firefox https://github.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/blob/main/force-knowledge.md
#exec --no-startup-id sleep 3 && thunar

###############
# system tray #
###############
# if you do not use dex: exec --no-startup-id dex --autostart --environment i3
# you need to have tray apps started here:

# start blueberry app for managing bluetooth devices from tray:
#exec --no-startup-id blueberry-tray

# networkmanager-applet
#exec --no-startup-id nm-applet

# clipman-applet
#exec --no-startup-id xfce4-clipman

##################
# floating rules #
##################

# set floating (nontiling) for apps needing it
for_window [class="Yad" instance="yad"] floating enable
for_window [class="Galculator" instance="galculator"] floating enable
for_window [class="Blueberry.py" instance="blueberry.py"] floating enable

# set floating (nontiling) for special apps
for_window [class="Xsane" instance="xsane"] floating enable
for_window [class="Pavucontrol" instance="pavucontrol"] floating enable
for_window [class="qt5ct" instance="qt5ct"] floating enable
for_window [class="Blueberry.py" instance="blueberry.py"] floating enable
for_window [class="Bluetooth-sendto" instance="bluetooth-sendto"] floating enable
for_window [class="Pamac-manager"] floating enable
for_window [window_role="About"] floating enable

# set border of floating window
for_window [class="urxvt"] border pixel 1

# set size of floating window
#for_window [window_role="(?i)GtkFileChooserDialog"] resize set 640 480 #to set size of file choose dialog
#for_window [class=".*"] resize set 640 480 #to change size of all floating windows 

# set position of floating window
#for_window [class=".*"] move position center

######################################
# color settings for bar and windows #
######################################

# Define colors variables:
set $darkbluetrans	#08052be6
set $darkblue		#08052b
set $lightblue		#5294e2
set $urgentred		#e53935
set $white		#ffffff
set $black		#000000
set $purple		#e345ff
set $darkgrey		#383c4a
set $grey		#b0b5bd
set $mediumgrey		#8b8b8b
set $yellowbrown	#e1b700

# define colors for windows:
#class		        	border		bground		text		indicator	child_border
client.focused		    $lightblue	$darkblue	$white		$purple		$mediumgrey
client.unfocused	    $darkblue	$darkblue	$grey		$purple		$darkgrey
client.focused_inactive	$darkblue	$darkblue	$grey		$purple		$black
client.urgent		    $urgentred	$urgentred	$white		$purple		$yellowbrown

############################################
# bar settings (input comes from i3blocks) #
############################################

# Start i3bar to display a workspace bar
# (plus the system information i3status finds out, if available)
bar {
		font pango: Noto Sans Regular 10
		status_command i3blocks -c ~/.config/i3/i3blocks.conf
	    	position bottom
#	    	i3bar_command i3bar --transparency
# it could be that you have no primary display set: set one (xrandr --output <output> --primary)
# reference: https://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#_tray_output
		    tray_output primary
		    tray_padding 0

# When strip_workspace_numbers is set to yes,
# any workspace that has a name of the form
# “[n][:][NAME]” will display only the name.
strip_workspace_numbers yes
##strip_workspace_name no

		    colors {
		    separator          $purple
		    background         $darkgrey
		    statusline         $white
#                          		border 		        bg		txt		indicator
		focused_workspace	$mediumgrey	   	$grey		$darkgrey	$purple
		active_workspace	$lightblue      	$mediumgrey	$darkgrey	$purple
		inactive_workspace	$darkgrey   		$darkgrey	$grey		$purple
		urgent_workspace	$urgentred	    	$urgentred	$white		$purple
	}
}

# you can add different bars for multidisplay setups on each display:
# set output HDMI-0 to the display you want the bar, --transparency can be set.
# Transparency needs rgba color codes to be used where the last two letters are the transparency factor see here:
# https://gist.github.com/lopspower/03fb1cc0ac9f32ef38f4
# #08052be6 --> e6=90%

# bar {
#	font pango: Noto Sans Regular 10
#	status_command i3blocks -c ~/.config/i3/i3blocks-2.conf
#	i3bar_command i3bar --transparency
#	output HDMI-0
#	position bottom
#
# When strip_workspace_numbers is set to yes,
# any workspace that has a name of the form
# “[n][:][NAME]” will display only the name.
#strip_workspace_numbers yes
##strip_workspace_name no
#
#	colors {
#		separator          $purple
#		background         $darkbluetrans
#        	statusline         $white
#					border		bg		txt		indicator
#		focused_workspace	$lighterblue	$lighterblue	$darkblue	$purple
#		active_workspace	$lightdblue	$lightdblue	$darkblue	$purple
#		inactive_workspace	$darkblue	$darkblue	$lightdblue	$purple
#		urgent_workspace	$urgentred	$urgentred	$white		$purple
#	}
#}

#####################################
# Application menu handled by rofi: #
#####################################

## rofi bindings fancy application menu ($mod+d /F9 optional disabled)

bindsym $mod+d exec rofi -modi drun -show drun \
		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

#bindsym F9 exec rofi -modi drun -show drun \
#		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

## rofi bindings for window menu ($mod+t /F10 optional disabled)

bindsym $mod+t exec rofi -show window \
		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

#bindsym F10 exec rofi -show window \
#		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

## rofi bindings to manage clipboard (install rofi-greenclip from the AUR)

#exec --no-startup-id greenclip daemon>/dev/null
#bindsym $mod+c exec --no-startup-id rofi -modi "clipboard:greenclip print" -show clipboard \
#		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

I remember that this is some inconvenience with some settings… was it focused window ?
I do not have this but i have no window focus indicator…

# (window-color) class  border  bground text    indicator child_border
client.focused          #7F7FFF $darkbluetrans $white #2E9EF4   #285577
client.focused_inactive #333333 #5F676A $white #484E50   #5F676A
client.unfocused        #333333 #222222 #888888 #292D2E   #222222
client.urgent           $purple $urgentred $white $purple   $lightdblue
# Smart borders (draw borders around container only if it is not the only container on this workspace)
set $smart_borders off

# default window borders
default_border none
default_floating_border 1pixel
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