Stop Start and Restart The Yabai Tiling Window Manager

November - 2021

Restart

brew services stop yabai && brew services start yabai

It takes a bit (up to a minute or so) for yabai to stop. Using this command joined with && makes sure that the start command waited for the stop command to finish.

Things jump around a lot when it starts back up. Give it a bit to settle down. Also, windows sometimes end up in different places. Don't be surprised if you have to move stuff around after a restart.

Just Stop

brew services stop yabai

Just Start

brew services start yabai