API documentation for awesome, a highly configurable X window manager (version master-g25dea5b).

Welcome to the documentation for the awesome window manager. Below you find an overview of the individual parts which links to the full documentation.

If you are a new user, you may want to read 07-my-first-awesome.md to get started. In 05-awesomerc.md, the default configuration is explained.

If you already used awesome in the past, 89-NEWS.md and 17-porting-tips.md should be useful for you.

Libraries

awesome awesome core API
awful.client This module documentation has been merged with the client class.
awful.completion Completion module.
awful.ewmh Implements EWMH requests handling.
awful.hotkeys_popup Popup widget which shows current hotkeys and their descriptions.
awful.hotkeys_popup.keys Additional hotkeys for awful.hotkeys_widget
awful.hotkeys_popup.keys.firefox Firefox hotkeys for awful.hotkeys_widget
awful.hotkeys_popup.keys.qutebrowser Qutebrowser hotkeys for awful.hotkeys_widget
awful.hotkeys_popup.keys.tmux tmux hotkeys for awful.hotkeys_widget
awful.hotkeys_popup.keys.vim VIM hotkeys for awful.hotkeys_widget
awful.hotkeys_popup.widget Popup widget which shows current hotkeys and their descriptions.
awful.key Create easily new key objects ignoring certain modifiers.
awful.keygrabber Keygrabber Stack
awful.layout Layout module for awful
awful.menu A menu for awful
awful.mouse This module documentation has been merged with the mouse class.
awful.placement Algorithms used to place various drawables.
awful.prompt Prompt module for awful.
awful.rules Rules for clients.
awful.screen This module documentation has been merged with the screen class.
awful.spawn Spawning of programs.
awful.tag This module documentation has been merged with the tag class.
awful.titlebar Titlebars for awful.
awful.util Utility module for awful
awful.wibox This module is deprecated and has been renamed awful.wibar
beautiful Theme library.
beautiful.theme_assets Generate vector assets using current colors.
beautiful.xresources Library for getting xrdb data.
dbus awesome D-Bus API
gears.color
gears.debug
gears.filesystem Filesystem module for gears
gears.geometry Helper functions used to compute geometries.
gears.math Math module for gears
gears.object.properties An helper module to map userdata index and newindex entries to lua classes.
gears.protected_call
gears.shape Module dedicated to gather common shape painters.
gears.string String module for gears
gears.surface
gears.table Table module for gears
gears.wallpaper
keygrabber awesome keygrabber API
menubar Menubar module, which aims to provide a freedesktop menu alternative
menubar.menu_gen Menu generation module for menubar
menubar.utils Utility module for menubar
mouse awesome mouse API.
mousegrabber awesome mousegrabber API
naughty Notification library
naughty.dbus DBUS/Notification support Notify
objects.button Mouse buttons bindings
objects.client client_t type
objects.drawable drawable type
objects.drawin Drawin type
objects.key Key modifier
objects.screen Is this screen still valid and may be used?
objects.tag Tag type
objects.window Windows type
root awesome root window API
selection awesome selection (clipboard) API
wibox.hierarchy Management of widget hierarchies.

Sample files

rc.lua The default rc.lua file.
theme.lua The default theme file.

Classes

awful.button Create easily new buttons objects ignoring certain modifiers.
awful.tooltip Tooltip module for awesome objects.
awful.wibar Wibox module for awful.
awful.widget.button A simple button widget.
awful.widget.calendar_popup A calendar popup wibox

Display a month or year calendar popup using calendar_popup.month or calendar_popup.year.

awful.widget.clienticon Container showing the icon of a client.
awful.widget.common
awful.widget.graph This module has been moved to wibox.widget.graph
awful.widget.keyboardlayout
awful.widget.launcher
awful.widget.layoutbox Layoutbox widget.
awful.widget.only_on_screen A container that makes a widget display only on a specified screen.
awful.widget.progressbar This module has been moved to wibox.widget.progressbar
awful.widget.prompt The widget version of awful.prompt.
awful.widget.taglist Taglist widget module for awful
awful.widget.tasklist Tasklist widget module for awful.
awful.widget.textclock This widget has moved to wibox.widget.textclock
awful.widget.watch Watch widget.
button awesome button API

Furthermore to the classes described here, one can also use signals as described in signals.

client A process window.
drawable awesome drawable API
gears.cache
gears.matrix An implementation of matrices for describing and working with affine transformations.
gears.object The object oriented programming base class used by various Awesome widgets and components.
gears.timer Timer objects and functions.
key awesome key API

Furthermore to the classes described here, one can also use signals as described in signals.

menubar.icon_theme Class module for icon lookup for menubar
menubar.index_theme Class module for parsing an index.theme file
screen awesome screen API

Screen objects can be added and removed over time.

signals Handling of signals.
tag awesome tag API

Furthermore to the classes described here, one can also use signals as described in signals.

wibox
wibox.container.arcchart A circular chart (arc chart).
wibox.container.background A container capable of changing the background color, foreground color widget shape.
wibox.container.constraint
wibox.container.margin
wibox.container.mirror
wibox.container.place A container used to place smaller widgets into larger space.
wibox.container.radialprogressbar A circular progressbar wrapper.
wibox.container.rotate A container rotating the conained widget by 90 degrees.
wibox.container.scroll This container scrolls its inner widget inside of the available space.
wibox.drawable Handling of drawables.
wibox.layout.align
wibox.layout.constraint This class has been moved to wibox.container.
wibox.layout.fixed
wibox.layout.flex
wibox.layout.grid A grid layout.
wibox.layout.manual A layout with widgets added at specific positions.
wibox.layout.margin This class has been moved to wibox.container.margin
wibox.layout.mirror This class has been moved to wibox.container.mirror
wibox.layout.ratio A layout filling all the available space.
wibox.layout.rotate This class has been moved to wibox.container.rotate
wibox.layout.scroll This class has been moved to wibox.container.scroll
wibox.layout.stack A stacked layout.
wibox.widget
wibox.widget.background This class has been moved to wibox.container.background
wibox.widget.base
wibox.widget.calendar A calendar widget

This module defines two widgets: a month calendar and a year calendar

The two widgets have a date property, in the form of a table {day=[number|nil], month=[number|nil], year=[number]}.

wibox.widget.checkbox A boolean display widget.
wibox.widget.graph A graph widget.
wibox.widget.imagebox
wibox.widget.piechart Display percentage in a circle.
wibox.widget.progressbar A progressbar widget.
wibox.widget.slider An interactive mouse based slider widget.
wibox.widget.systray
wibox.widget.textbox
wibox.widget.textclock Text clock widget.
xproperties Handling of X properties.

Documentation

00-authors.md
01-readme.md
02-contributing.md
03-declarative-layout.md
04-new-widgets.md
05-awesomerc.md
06-appearance.md
07-my-first-awesome.md
16-using-cairo.md
17-porting-tips.md
89-NEWS.md
90-FAQ.md
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