Module beautiful

Theme library.

Info:

Functions

get_font (name) Get a font description.
get_merged_font (name, merge) Get a new font with merged attributes, based on another one.
get_font_height (name) Get the height of a font.
init (config) Function that initializes the theme settings.
get () Get the current theme.

Theme variables

font The default font.
useless_gap The gap between clients.
border_width The client border width.
border_normal The default clients border color.
border_focus The focused client border color.
border_marked The marked clients border color.
wallpaper The wallpaper path.
awesome_icon The Awesome icon path.

Fields

theme_path The current theme path (if any)

lib.beautiful.theme_assets Functions

theme_assets.taglist_squares_sel (size, fg) Generate selected taglist square.
theme_assets.taglist_squares_unsel (size, fg) Generate unselected taglist square.
theme_assets.gen_awesome_name (cr, height, bg, fg, alt_fg) Put Awesome WM name onto cairo surface.
theme_assets.gen_logo (cr, width, height, bg, fg) Put Awesome WM logo onto cairo surface.
theme_assets.awesome_icon (size, bg, fg) Generate Awesome WM logo.
theme_assets.wallpaper (bg, fg, alt_fg, s) Generate Awesome WM wallpaper.
theme_assets.recolor_titlebar (theme, color, state, postfix) Recolor titlebar icons.
recolor_titlebar_normal [deprecated] Recolor unfocused titlebar icons.
recolor_titlebar_focus [deprecated] Recolor focused titlebar icons.
theme_assets.recolor_layout (theme, color) Recolor layout icons.

lib.beautiful.xresources Functions

xresources.get_current_theme () Get current base colorscheme from xrdb.
xresources.get_dpi [deprecated] Get global or per-screen DPI value falling back to xrdb.
xresources.set_dpi (dpi[, s]) Set DPI for a given screen (defaults to global).
xresources.apply_dpi (size[, s]) Compute resulting size applying current DPI value (optionally per screen).


Functions

Methods
get_font (name)
Get a font description.

See https://developer.gnome.org/pango/stable/pango-Fonts.html#PangoFontDescription.

  • name string or lgi.Pango.FontDescription The name of the font.

Returns:

    lgi.Pango.FontDescription
get_merged_font (name, merge)
Get a new font with merged attributes, based on another one.

See https://developer.gnome.org/pango/stable/pango-Fonts.html#pango-font-description-from-string.

  • name string or Pango.FontDescription The base font.
  • merge string Attributes that should be merged, e.g. “bold”.

Returns:

    lgi.Pango.FontDescription
get_font_height (name)
Get the height of a font.
  • name Name of the font
init (config)

Function that initializes the theme settings. Should be run at the beginning of the awesome configuration file (normally rc.lua).

Example usages:

-- Using a table
beautiful.init({font = 'Monospace Bold 10'})

-- From a config file
beautiful.init("<path>/theme.lua")

Example “/theme.lua” (see 05-awesomerc.md:Variable_definitions):

theme = {}
    theme.font = 'Monospace Bold 10'
return theme

Example using the return value:

local beautiful = require("beautiful")
if not beautiful.init("<path>/theme.lua") then
    beautiful.init("<path>/.last.theme.lua") -- a known good fallback
end
  • config string or table The theme to load. It can be either the path to the theme file (which should return a table) or directly a table containing all the theme values.

Returns:

    true or nil True if successful, nil in case of error.
get ()
Get the current theme.

Returns:

    table The current theme table.

Theme variables

font
The default font.
useless_gap
The gap between clients.

Type:

  • number (default 0)
border_width
The client border width.
border_normal
The default clients border color. Note that only solid colors are supported.
border_focus
The focused client border color. Note that only solid colors are supported.
border_marked
The marked clients border color. Note that only solid colors are supported.
wallpaper
The wallpaper path.
awesome_icon
The Awesome icon path.

Fields

theme_path
The current theme path (if any)

lib.beautiful.theme_assets Functions

theme_assets.taglist_squares_sel (size, fg)
Generate selected taglist square.
  • size number Size.
  • fg color Background color.

Returns:

    Image with the square.
theme_assets.taglist_squares_unsel (size, fg)
Generate unselected taglist square.
  • size number Size.
  • fg color Background color.

Returns:

    Image with the square.
theme_assets.gen_awesome_name (cr, height, bg, fg, alt_fg)
Put Awesome WM name onto cairo surface.
  • cr Cairo surface.
  • height number Height.
  • bg color Background color.
  • fg color Main foreground color.
  • alt_fg color Accent foreground color.
theme_assets.gen_logo (cr, width, height, bg, fg)
Put Awesome WM logo onto cairo surface.
  • cr Cairo surface.
  • width number Width.
  • height number Height.
  • bg color Background color.
  • fg color Foreground color.
theme_assets.awesome_icon (size, bg, fg)
Generate Awesome WM logo.
  • size number Size.
  • bg color Background color.
  • fg color Background color.

Returns:

    Image with the logo.
theme_assets.wallpaper (bg, fg, alt_fg, s)
Generate Awesome WM wallpaper.
  • bg color Background color.
  • fg color Main foreground color.
  • alt_fg color Accent foreground color.
  • s screen Screen (to get wallpaper size).

Returns:

    Wallpaper image.
theme_assets.recolor_titlebar (theme, color, state, postfix)
Recolor titlebar icons.
  • theme table Beautiful theme table.
  • color color Icons' color.
  • state string "normal" or "focus".
  • postfix string nil, "hover" or "press".

Returns:

    table Beautiful theme table with the images recolored.
recolor_titlebar_normal [deprecated]
Recolor unfocused titlebar icons. This method is deprecated. Use a beautiful.theme_assets.recolor_titlebar.

param:

  • theme table Beautiful theme table
  • color color Icons' color.
recolor_titlebar_focus [deprecated]
Recolor focused titlebar icons. This method is deprecated. Use a beautiful.theme_assets.recolor_titlebar.

param:

  • theme table Beautiful theme table
  • color color Icons' color.
theme_assets.recolor_layout (theme, color)
Recolor layout icons.
  • theme table Beautiful theme table
  • color color Icons' color.

Returns:

    table Beautiful theme table with the images recolored.

lib.beautiful.xresources Functions

xresources.get_current_theme ()
Get current base colorscheme from xrdb.

Returns:

    table Color table with keys ‘background’, ‘foreground’ and ‘color0’..‘color15’
xresources.get_dpi [deprecated]
Get global or per-screen DPI value falling back to xrdb.

This function is deprecated. Use s.dpi and avoid getting the DPI without a screen.

param:

xresources.set_dpi (dpi[, s])
Set DPI for a given screen (defaults to global).
  • dpi number DPI value.
  • s integer Screen. (optional)
xresources.apply_dpi (size[, s])
Compute resulting size applying current DPI value (optionally per screen).
  • size number Size
  • s integer or screen The screen. (optional)

Returns:

    integer Resulting size (rounded to integer).
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