Can I make MPV be a floating window by default?

I tried adding for_window [class="mpv"] floating enable in my .i3/config. I'm trying to make it so that the window that pops up when I do something like mpv pops up as a floating window, not tiling.

Also, is there any way to theme the mpv player? I like it a lot, but the buttons are kind of ugly.

Thanks for any help.

Why not just use:

mpv --player-operation-mode=pseudo-gui

edit- yeah, misread that.

That's correct. Did you reload i3 config or restart i3?


D'oh. I've been editing my .bashrc all day and forgot I had to reload.

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As for theming, you can try one of the mpv frontends like gnome-mpv or Smplayer.

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