Gnome with i3 on Fedora 29

I have been thinking of doing this for long time, finally I managed to get this working. Here is what you need to do to get i3 with all other gnome services running.

First we will create 2 files, this is actually all you need. In these ones, I copied the original gnome files and just change gnome-shell to i3 to replace my window manager.

11:15:43=>[~]> cat /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-i3.session
[GNOME Session]
Name=GNOME + i3
# RequiredComponents=gnome-flashback-init;gnome-flashback;i3;gnome-settings-daemon;
RequiredComponents=i3;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.A11ySettings;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Clipboard;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Color;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Datetime;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Housekeeping;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Keyboard;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.MediaKeys;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Mouse;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Power;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.PrintNotifications;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Rfkill;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.ScreensaverProxy;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Sharing;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Smartcard;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Sound;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Wacom;org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XSettings;
11:15:47=>[~]> cat /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-i3.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=GNOME i3
Comment=This session logs you into GNOME + i3
Exec=env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=gnome-i3 gnome-session –session gnome-i3
TryExec=gnome-session
Type=Application
DesktopNames=GNOME-Classic;GNOME;

Once, you have created these files, you can restart gdm and then select “Gnome i3” to login to your brand new session of gnome with i3.

fvwm Look and Feel, icons and themes

I am liking fvwm more and more. Rather I went ahead to get the themes and icons for fvwm and am quite happy with the amount of customization I can do with the WM. So, I found the themes page for the fvwm which gives about 27 themes and all of them look quite cool.

You can choose to have the gnome and the KDE menu in your fvwm menu which is built dynamically. Decide on when the window should become active and things like Animation, Auto Raise, Banner and the list continues and you dont have to search anything to do any of those. The FAQ is a good resource to start.

And then you can go to the sites to get your theme:
http://fvwm-themes.sourceforge.net/rpm/
http://ironphoenix.org/tril/fvwm/configs/fvwm-theme/

For now I am trying the various themes to see which one suites my mood. Oh BTW the one thing that I did not like is that the time to change the theme is on the upper side.

Heres a screenshot of my desktop with one of the themes:

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