Module: awful.widget.layoutlist

Display the available client layouts for a screen.

This is what the layoutlist looks like by default with a vertical layout:

Usage example

awful.popup {
    widget = awful.widget.layoutlist {
        screen      = 1,
        base_layout = wibox.layout.flex.vertical
    },
    maximum_height = #awful.layout.layouts * 24,
    minimum_height = #awful.layout.layouts * 24,
    placement      = awful.placement.centered,
}

In the second example, it is shown how to create a popup in the center of the screen:

Usage example

local ll = awful.widget.layoutlist {
    base_layout = wibox.widget {
        spacing         = 5,
        forced_num_cols = 5,
        layout          = wibox.layout.grid.vertical,
    },
    widget_template = {
        {
            {
                id            = 'icon_role',
                forced_height = 22,
                forced_width  = 22,
                widget        = wibox.widget.imagebox,
            },
            margins = 4,
            widget  = wibox.container.margin,
        },
        id              = 'background_role',
        forced_width    = 24,
        forced_height   = 24,
        shape           = gears.shape.rounded_rect,
        widget          = wibox.container.background,
    },
}

local layout_popup = awful.popup {
    widget = wibox.widget {
        ll,
        margins = 4,
        widget  = wibox.container.margin,
    },
    border_color = beautiful.border_color,
    border_width = beautiful.border_width,
    placement    = awful.placement.centered,
    ontop        = true,
    visible      = false,
    shape        = gears.shape.rounded_rect
}

-- Make sure you remove the default Mod4+Space and Mod4+Shift+Space
-- keybindings before adding this.
awful.keygrabber {
    start_callback = function() layout_popup.visible = true  end,
    stop_callback  = function() layout_popup.visible = false end,
    export_keybindings = true,
    release_event = 'release',
    stop_key = {'Escape', 'Super_L', 'Super_R'},
    keybindings = {
        {{ modkey          } , ' ' , function()
            awful.layout.set(gears.table.cycle_value(ll.layouts, ll.current_layout, 1))
        end},
        {{ modkey, 'Shift' } , ' ' , function()
            awful.layout.set(gears.table.cycle_value(ll.layouts, ll.current_layout, -1), nil)
        end},
    }
}

This example extends ‘awful.widget.layoutbox’ to show a layout list popup:

Usage example

-- Normally you would use your existing bars, but for this example, we add one
local lb = awful.widget.layoutbox(screen[1])
local l = wibox.layout.align.horizontal(nil, lb, nil)
l.expand = 'outside'
awful.wibar { widget = l }

local p = awful.popup {
    widget = wibox.widget {
        awful.widget.layoutlist {
            source      = awful.widget.layoutlist.source.default_layouts,
            screen      = 1,
            base_layout = wibox.widget {
                spacing         = 5,
                forced_num_cols = 3,
                layout          = wibox.layout.grid.vertical,
            },
            widget_template = {
                {
                    {
                        id            = 'icon_role',
                        forced_height = 22,
                        forced_width  = 22,
                        widget        = wibox.widget.imagebox,
                    },
                    margins = 4,
                    widget  = wibox.container.margin,
                },
                id              = 'background_role',
                forced_width    = 24,
                forced_height   = 24,
                shape           = gears.shape.rounded_rect,
                widget          = wibox.container.background,
            },
        },
        margins = 4,
        widget  = wibox.container.margin,
    },
    preferred_anchors = 'middle',
    border_color      = beautiful.border_color,
    border_width      = beautiful.border_width,
    shape             = gears.shape.infobubble,
}
p:bind_to_widget(lb)

This example shows how to add a layout subset to the default wibar:

Usage example

wb:setup {
    layout = wibox.layout.align.horizontal,
    { -- Left widgets
        mytaglist,
        awful.widget.layoutlist {
            screen = 1,
            style = {
                disable_name = true,
                spacing      = 3,
            },
            source = function() return {
                awful.layout.suit.floating,
                awful.layout.suit.tile,
                awful.layout.suit.tile.left,
                awful.layout.suit.tile.bottom,
                awful.layout.suit.tile.top,
            } end
        },
        layout = wibox.layout.fixed.horizontal,
    },
    mytasklist, -- Middle widget
    { -- Right widgets
        layout = wibox.layout.fixed.horizontal,
        mykeyboardlayout,
        mytextclock,
        mylayoutbox,
    },
}

Info:

  • Copyright: 2010, 2018 Emmanuel Lepage Vallee
  • Author: Emmanuel Lepage Vallee <[email protected]>

Constructors

awful.widget.layoutlist {[args]} Create a layout list.

Object properties

base_layout widget The layoutlist default widget layout.
widget_template table The delegate widget template.
screen screen The layoutlist screen.
source function A function that returns the list of layout to display.
filter function The layoutlist filter function.
buttons table The layoutlist buttons.
layouts table The currenly displayed layouts.
current_layout layout The currently selected layout.
children table Get or set the children elements. Inherited from wibox.widget
all_children table Get all direct and indirect children widgets. Inherited from wibox.widget
forced_height number or nil Force a widget height. Inherited from wibox.widget
forced_width number or nil Force a widget width. Inherited from wibox.widget
opacity number The widget opacity (transparency). Inherited from wibox.widget
visible boolean The widget visibility. Inherited from wibox.widget
buttons table The widget buttons. Inherited from wibox.widget

Object methods

:setup {[args]} Set a declarative widget hierarchy description. Inherited from wibox.widget
:add_button (button) Add a new awful.button to this widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
:emit_signal_recursive (signal_name, ...) Emit a signal and ensure all parent widgets in the hierarchies also forward the signal. Inherited from wibox.widget
:emit_signal (name, ...) Emit a signal. Inherited from gears.object
:connect_signal (name, func) Connect to a signal. Inherited from gears.object
:weak_connect_signal (name, func) Connect to a signal weakly. Inherited from gears.object

Signals

widget::layout_changed When the layout (size) change. Inherited from wibox.widget
widget::redraw_needed When the widget content changed. Inherited from wibox.widget
button::press When a mouse button is pressed over the widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
button::release When a mouse button is released over the widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
mouse::enter When the mouse enter a widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
mouse::leave When the mouse leave a widget. Inherited from wibox.widget

Theme variables

beautiful.layoutlist_fg_normal string or pattern The default foreground (text) color.
beautiful.layoutlist_bg_normal string or pattern The default background color.
beautiful.layoutlist_fg_selected string or pattern The selected layout foreground (text) color.
beautiful.layoutlist_bg_selected string or pattern The selected layout background color.
beautiful.layoutlist_disable_icon boolean Disable the layout icons (only show the name label).
beautiful.layoutlist_disable_name boolean Disable the layout name label (only show the icon).
beautiful.layoutlist_font string The layoutlist font.
beautiful.layoutlist_align string The selected layout alignment.
beautiful.layoutlist_font_selected string The selected layout title font.
beautiful.layoutlist_spacing number The space between the layouts.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape gears.shape The default layoutlist elements shape.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_width number The default layoutlist elements border width.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_color string or color The default layoutlist elements border color.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_selected gears.shape The selected layout shape.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_width_selected number The selected layout border width.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_color_selected string or color The selected layout border color.

List source functions

awful.widget.layoutlist.source.for_screen The layout list for the first selected tag of a screen.
awful.widget.layoutlist.source.current_screen The layouts available for the first selected tag of awful.screen.focused().
awful.widget.layoutlist.source.default_layouts The default layout list.


Constructors

awful.widget.layoutlist {[args]}
Create a layout list.

Parameters:

  • args
    • layout widget The widget layout (not to be confused with client layout).
    • buttons table The list of awful.buttons. (default nil)
    • source function A function to generate the list of layouts. (default awful.widget.layoutlist.source.for_screen)
    • widget_template table A custom widget to be used for each action. (optional)
    • screen screen A screen (default ascreen.focused())
    • buttons table The list of awful.buttons. (default nil)
    • style table Extra look and feel parameters (default {})
    • style.disable_icon boolean
    • style.disable_name boolean
    • style.fg_normal string or pattern
    • style.bg_normal string or pattern
    • style.fg_selected string or pattern
    • style.bg_selected string or pattern
    • style.font string
    • style.font_selected string
    • style.align string left, right or center
    • style.spacing number
    • style.shape gears.shape
    • style.shape_border_width number
    • style.shape_border_color string or pattern
    • style.shape_selected gears.shape
    • style.shape_border_width_selected string or pattern
    • style.shape_border_color_selected string or pattern

Returns:

    widget The action widget.

Object properties

base_layout widget · 1 signal
The layoutlist default widget layout. If no layout is specified, a wibox.layout.fixed.vertical will be created automatically.

See also:


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Emit signals:

  • property::base_layout When the base_layout value changes.
    • self awful.widget.layoutlist The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value widget The new value affected to the property.
widget_template table · 1 signal
The delegate widget template.
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Emit signals:

  • property::widget_template When the widget_template value changes.
    • self awful.widget.layoutlist The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value table The new value affected to the property.
screen screen
The layoutlist screen.
source function
A function that returns the list of layout to display.
filter function
The layoutlist filter function.
buttons table

The layoutlist buttons.

The default is:

gears.table.join(
    awful.button({ }, 1, awful.layout.set)
)
layouts table
The currenly displayed layouts.
current_layout layout
The currently selected layout.
children table · Inherited from wibox.widget
Get or set the children elements.

Type constraints:

  • children table The children.
all_children table · Inherited from wibox.widget
Get all direct and indirect children widgets. This will scan all containers recursively to find widgets Warning: This method it prone to stack overflow id the widget, or any of its children, contain (directly or indirectly) itself.

Type constraints:

  • children table The children.
forced_height number or nil · Inherited from wibox.widget
Force a widget height.

Type constraints:

  • height number or nil The height (nil for automatic)
forced_width number or nil · Inherited from wibox.widget
Force a widget width.

Type constraints:

  • width number or nil The width (nil for automatic)
opacity number · Inherited from wibox.widget
The widget opacity (transparency).

Type constraints:

  • opacity number The opacity (between 0 and 1) (default 1)
visible boolean · Inherited from wibox.widget
The widget visibility.
buttons table · Inherited from wibox.widget
The widget buttons.

The table contains a list of awful.button objects.

See also:

Object methods

:setup {[args]} · Inherited from wibox.widget
Set a declarative widget hierarchy description. See The declarative layout system

Parameters:

  • args An array containing the widgets disposition
:add_button (button) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Add a new awful.button to this widget.

Parameters:

  • button awful.button The button to add.
:emit_signal_recursive (signal_name, ...) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Emit a signal and ensure all parent widgets in the hierarchies also forward the signal. This is useful to track signals when there is a dynamic set of containers and layouts wrapping the widget.

Parameters:

  • signal_name string
  • ... Other arguments
:emit_signal (name, ...) · Inherited from gears.object
Emit a signal.

Parameters:

  • name string The name of the signal.
  • ... Extra arguments for the callback functions. Each connected function receives the object as first argument and then any extra arguments that are given to emit_signal().
:connect_signal (name, func) · Inherited from gears.object
Connect to a signal.

Parameters:

  • name string The name of the signal.
  • func function The callback to call when the signal is emitted.
:weak_connect_signal (name, func) · Inherited from gears.object
Connect to a signal weakly.

This allows the callback function to be garbage collected and automatically disconnects the signal when that happens.

Warning: Only use this function if you really, really, really know what you are doing.

Parameters:

  • name string The name of the signal.
  • func function The callback to call when the signal is emitted.

Signals

widget::layout_changed · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the layout (size) change. This signal is emitted when the previous results of :layout() and :fit() are no longer valid. Unless this signal is emitted, :layout() and :fit() must return the same result when called with the same arguments.

See also:

widget::redraw_needed · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the widget content changed. This signal is emitted when the content of the widget changes. The widget will be redrawn, it is not re-layouted. Put differently, it is assumed that :layout() and :fit() would still return the same results as before.

See also:

button::press · Inherited from wibox.widget
When a mouse button is pressed over the widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • lx number The horizontal position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • ly number The vertical position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • button number The button number.
  • mods table The modifiers (mod4, mod1 (alt), Control, Shift)
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

See also:

button::release · Inherited from wibox.widget
When a mouse button is released over the widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • lx number The horizontal position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • ly number The vertical position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • button number The button number.
  • mods table The modifiers (mod4, mod1 (alt), Control, Shift)
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

See also:

mouse::enter · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the mouse enter a widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

See also:

mouse::leave · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the mouse leave a widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

See also:

Theme variables

beautiful.layoutlist_fg_normal string or pattern
The default foreground (text) color.

See also:

beautiful.layoutlist_bg_normal string or pattern
The default background color.

See also:

beautiful.layoutlist_fg_selected string or pattern
The selected layout foreground (text) color.

See also:

beautiful.layoutlist_bg_selected string or pattern
The selected layout background color.

See also:

beautiful.layoutlist_disable_icon boolean
Disable the layout icons (only show the name label).
beautiful.layoutlist_disable_name boolean
Disable the layout name label (only show the icon).
beautiful.layoutlist_font string
The layoutlist font.
beautiful.layoutlist_align string
The selected layout alignment.

Type constraints:

  • align string left, right or center (default left)
beautiful.layoutlist_font_selected string
The selected layout title font.
beautiful.layoutlist_spacing number
The space between the layouts.

Type constraints:

  • spacing number The spacing between tasks. (default 0)
beautiful.layoutlist_shape gears.shape
The default layoutlist elements shape.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_width number
The default layoutlist elements border width.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_color string or color
The default layoutlist elements border color.

See also:

beautiful.layoutlist_shape_selected gears.shape
The selected layout shape.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_width_selected number
The selected layout border width.
beautiful.layoutlist_shape_border_color_selected string or color
The selected layout border color.

See also:

List source functions

awful.widget.layoutlist.source.for_screen
The layout list for the first selected tag of a screen.
awful.widget.layoutlist.source.current_screen
The layouts available for the first selected tag of awful.screen.focused().
awful.widget.layoutlist.source.default_layouts
The default layout list.

See also:

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