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Scratchpad specific applications and bind their showing/hiding to a key shortcut


The below is a deprecated approach to showing/hiding applications on the scratchpad.  I've moved to using more i3 native approaches

The i3 scratchpad is great holding area for application windows that you might want to keep hide from all workspaces until you need them.  I often use the scratchpad for applications like my email client (which I don't want to see until an email arrives etc.) or for an on-demand terminal (not really a drop-down terminal but similar use case), or for an application that I regularly want to (quickly) popup, retrieve information and then have it get out of the way just as quickly (like a password manager for example).