A group is a container for a bunch of windows, analogous to workspaces in other
window managers. Each client window managed by the window manager belongs to
exactly one group. The
groups config file variable should be initialized to
a list of
DGroup objects provide several options for group
configuration. Groups can be configured to show and hide themselves when
they’re not empty, spawn applications for them when they start, automatically
acquire certain groups, and various other options.
from libqtile.config import Group, Match groups = [ Group("a"), Group("b"), Group("c", matches=[Match(wm_class=["Firefox"])]), ] # allow mod3+1 through mod3+0 to bind to groups; if you bind your groups # by hand in your config, you don't need to do this. from libqtile.dgroups import simple_key_binder dgroups_key_binder = simple_key_binder("mod3")
Group(name, matches=None, exclusive=False, spawn=None, layout=None, layouts=None, persist=True, init=True, layout_opts=None, screen_affinity=None, position=9223372036854775807)¶
Represents a “dynamic” group
These groups can spawn apps, only allow certain Matched windows to be on them, hide when they’re not in use, etc.
name : string
the name of this group
matches : default
Matchobjects whose windows will be assigned to this group
exclusive : boolean
when other apps are started in this group, should we allow them here or not?
spawn : string or list of strings
this will be
exec()d when the group is created, you can pass either a program name or a list of programs to
layout : string
the default layout for this group (e.g. ‘max’ or ‘stack’)
layouts : list
the group layouts list overriding global layouts
persist : boolean
should this group stay alive with no member windows?
init : boolean
is this group alive when qtile starts?
position : int
Bind keys to mod+group position or to the keys specified as second argument
Match(title=None, wm_class=None, role=None, wm_type=None, wm_instance_class=None, net_wm_pid=None)¶
Match for dynamic groups
It can match by title, class or role.
Matchsupports both regular expression objects (i.e. the result of
re.compile()) or strings (match as a “include” match). If a window matches any of the things in any of the lists, it is considered a match.
things to match against the title (WM_NAME)
things to match against the second string in WM_CLASS atom
things to match against the WM_ROLE atom
things to match against the WM_TYPE atom
things to match against the first string in WM_CLASS atom
things to match against the _NET_WM_PID atom (only int allowed in this rule)
Rule(match, group=None, float=False, intrusive=False, break_on_match=True)¶
How to act on a Match
A Rule contains a Match object, and a specification about what to do when that object is matched.
Matchobject associated with this
auto float this window?
override the group’s exclusive setting?
Should we stop applying rules if this rule is matched?