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John Wells
hello all. I love amethyst and use it every day. However, lately, for some reason it seems to slooooowww down or just freeze completely. When it slows down, events will lag by 30 seconds or more and I get the rainbow pinwheel when hovering the icon. Any ideas what is causing this or how to troubleshoot? It's slowly making amethyst unusable for me :-/
Version 0.15.4 (91) on the latest updates of big sur
Hey, is it possible to modify config (such as mod key bindings) in a config file? I tried making a ~/.amethyst file but it gives an error when loading the app
@seand52 I agree, I would like to be able send specific apps to the main window when they are launched.

Hi, I can see that a while back a section from readme was removed about the configuration file. Also the code for loading the config file is still present in the development branch. Plus a default config file is still in the development branch.

If I create ~/.amethyst file, the app warns me about the file when I enter in app preferences but it seems that the configuration from the file is not being applied. Is this still a reliable way to have an external and versioned configuration for amethyst or is it no longer supported?

Ian Ynda-Hummel
@d1rewolf are you running on M1? I started noticing this after I got a new Air.
Albin Groen
Hey, I just wanted to let you guys know that I wrote a little tool to help automate changing your Amethyst config
Hi, is there a shortcut or a quick way to tile all of the existing windows in the space automatically after Amethyst has just started up?
Ian Ynda-Hummel
It should happen by default when it’s launched. Might be a bug.
Hello! I'm pretty new to Amethyst. I was looking for something i3-like. I like the BSP idea, but I can't figure it out for amethyst. If I'm in the BSP layout, how do I determine where the new window will be placed?
Each time I relaunch amethyst, each desktop layout gets reset to the layout listed first in preferences. I have "Restore layouts on launch" checked. Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix? Thanks.
Daniel Corbe
It would be nice to be able to override height controls in tall mode so that I can make windows taller or shorter as I need them
Is it possible for windows to retain their relative position in a screen when thrown to another space/screen? e.g., my Messages app is in upper right corner, not directly attached to the edges. Want it to appear in upper right corner. However, when thrown, windows always go to the upper left corner, fully attached to the edges
@HanSooloo The closest thing Ive found is "send new windows to main pane"
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Is there a way to always open only certain apps in the main window only?
Prabhjot Singh Chadha
can anyone suggest which key, you have set for mod1 option + shift and mod2 ctrl + option + shift
Hi! Just found this app and really thanks for making this!! One question want to ask. Is there a shortcut to set the currently focused window as the main window directly?
Sorry, didn't noticed the shortcut swap focused window with main window
Will Sheldon
I've been having problems making windows float - specifically some browser extensions which open a new window. I got it working so i figured I'd share. It's done by telling amethyst to float all chrome windows, limited by window title, then run the below applescript to show the titles (which are not the same as what appears in the app bar) - maybe we could add a panel to the UI to list all open windows, making this easier?
tell application "System Events"
get name of every window of every process
end tell
Ian Ynda-Hummel
Hey all, sorry I haven't been active on here. There's no good mobile option for Gitter, and that's usually where I am when I have time available. Considering switching to Discord.
Ian Ynda-Hummel
Okay, going to give this a try.
Jordan Parker
Hi @ianyh , It looks like that discord invite is invalid. Is there a more recent one?
Ian Ynda-Hummel
Changed it to never expire.
hi anyone online here
does amnethyst disable itself after a while of not using the computer or should i be worried
Aryan Prodduturi
what exactly does amethyst define as a small window? I'm referring to the "float small windows" option.
William Cherry

First off, thanks for putting in the time to create this great app. I finally can stop rearranging windows manually :)
Q: How do I enable debugging/logging to diaganose an issue I'm having with layouts working


The app [version 0.15.5 (92)] works as advertised on my personal laptop running MacOS 12.1 but on my work laptop also running MacOS 12.1 layouts don't seem to work at all (e.g. the windows don't move or rearrange in any layouts)
I'm not getting any errors and I've checked the system logs and don't see anything obviously wrong. I'm 98% sure its something that IT has installed on my work laptop that is causing the issue.

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Abdisalan Mohamud
Anyone else use an ultrawide monitor? I really don't like when I only have one window open and it takes the full space. Has anyone figured out how to make it half size and stay in the middle? I've tried using the other presets but not luck
My current solution is to have a useless window on the left while in 3Column Middle mode
Gerry Hernandez
Greetings, everyone! I was hoping to get some help with setting up my environment for Amethyst development. The setup script seems to be outdated and I can't find any other documentation. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Gerry Hernandez
Sooo.... Not to be too spammy/annoying, but I made an issue for this. Does anyone else build Amethyst from source and have it working in XCode? I could really use some help getting started. I'd like to hack on it for a bit and explore this as an alternative to Yabai.
Forgot to paste this: ianyh/Amethyst#1194
Jonathan Kelley
Does anyone have issues where their windows just disappear randomly?
I can't tell if it's a macOS issue or an amethyst issue
The window itself just becomes completely transparent but the buttons still work
Hey guys - is there a way to use a specific layout as default? I have an ultrawide monitor and my preference is the 3Column Middle orientation. Is there a way to have the main focused window always in this orientation & dimensions even if there are no other windows open?
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Hi! is someone else having issues with small windows being thrown to the background?
like if i open the preference panel before i can do anything it gets pushed to the back
@gerryhernandez you can install it from Hombrew
Louis Pilfold
Hello friends! Thanks for this excellent software. I'm trying to understand resizing using the mouse. Using the "tall" layout I seem to be able to resize the columns left and right, but I don't seem to be able to resize the right hand side row up and down. Am I doing something wrong or is that not doable?
Louis Pilfold
I'm also having an issue where the windows in a layout reset to their original places when I change workspace, switching away from where I positioned them.
anyone else having an issue where amethyst hangs when trying to switch windows around? use to be a option shift z would fix it, but now it can hang for 30 seconds or even longer until it snaps windows to their respective places. m1 macos monterey
Hey guys, I'm trying out macOS after using Linux (Xubuntu) for ages, and horrified by the terrible, inflexible UI. Will Amethyst provide a task-switching feature that would me to exclude certain apps (minimized apps, apps on other Spaces)?
My workflow on XFCE was to set up a separate desktop for each project, then switch between them. I regularly had 4-5+ desktops, each running 10+ apps, so I really don't want to see them all in a single app-switcher menu.
Blake Barr
Hi, I'm a long time Linux user and while Amethyst is not i3, it's the closet thing I have found. My frustration is that when I open up new windows (whether it be new browser windows or a terminal) it moves it to a different space, and not the current one which is what I want. Any way to fix this
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I assume I am not the first person to notice that if you are programming and running a mac app and you've hit a breakpoint, amethyst stops working until you contiune?
anyone else seen this?
David Storm
I have been using Amethyst for a while and wondering if there is a way force float on top. I have this problem where if I float an important window the main pane or any pane can easily obscure it....