Installed a few weeks ago. (Also install in ArcoLinux). Excellent for workflow. Tiling window manager workspaces and windows cooperate. Floating windows in DE's compete with each other. I''ve added i3blocks, Rofi, Compton, feh. Workspaces are numbered and named. Apps are assigned to them, with a few workspaces for little used apps. There's no switching back now. :)
Great wm. 1st I configured mate, especially ibus (German, English, Chinese, Japanese). Then I installed I3 using "sudo apt-get install i3 i3status dbus suckless-tools xfce4-appfinder". After logout and then login with I3, the input method selection button shows up in the bottom bar. --- I moved ~/.i3/config to ~/.config/i3/config --- Caja should be called with "caja --no-desktop".
Much better than awesome wm imho and more flexible for multiple monitors (aside that it doesn't support compositing well).
Ditch yo mouse! Great for multiple monitors and managing a bunch of VMs
not a fan