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An Awesome WM module that add MacOS-like window decorations, with seamless titlebars, double click to maximize, and window shade feature

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N.B. This branch is for Awesome v4.3 git. You can find the branch for Awesome v4.3 stable here

nice is an easy to use, highly configurable extension for Awesome WM that adds beautiful window decorations (and extra functionality!) to clients. It...

  • ...adds a subtle 3D look, and soft, rounded anti-aliased, corners to windows
  • ...picks the window decoration color based on the client content for a seamless look , and adjusts the window title text color accordingly
  • ...auto-generates titlebar buttons (and their states) for you based on the colors your pick or you can let it pick the colors for you!
  • ...allows you to customize which titlebar buttons to include, their order, and their layout
  • ...adds the ability to maximize/unmaximize floating windows by double clicking the titlebar, and of course, moving them by clicking and holding
  • ...adds the ability to "roll up" and "roll down" the client window like a window shade! Scroll up over the titlebar to instantly hide the window contents but keep the title bar right where it is. And then either scroll down or click the titlebar to make the window contents visible again!

Preview

Getting Started

Prerequisites

  shadow = true;
  shadow-radius = 40;
  shadow-opacity = .55;
  shadow-offset-x = -40;
  shadow-offset-y = -20;
  shadow-exclude = [
    "_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE:a = '_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NOTIFICATION'",
    "[email protected]:32a *= '_NET_WM_STATE_HIDDEN'",
    "[email protected]:c"
  ];
  shadow-ignore-shaped = false
  • For GTK applications add the following line to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini under the [Settings] section to hide client-side window control buttons:
  gtk-decoration-layout=menu:
  • Within you Awesome configuration, make sure that you do not already have code in place that request default titlebars for clients. Something like this:
client.connect_signal("request::titlebars", function(c) ... end) -- Remove this
  • Additionally, nice only adds window decorations to clients that have the
    titlebars_enabled
    property set to true. So configure your client rules accordingly.

Installation

The easiest and quickest way to get started is by cloning this repository to your awesome configuration directory

$ cd ~/.config/awesome
$ git clone https://github.com/mut-ex/awesome-wm-nice.git nice

Usage

To use nice, you first need to load the module. To do that, put the following line right after

beautiful.init(...)
local nice = require("nice")
nice()

If you are fine using the default configuration, you are all done!

nice will automatically detect and change the window decoration color to match the client. However...

  • To pick the window decoration color yourself, right-click the titlebar and select 'Manually Pick Color'
  • To update the window decoration colors, right-click on the titlebar and select 'Redo Window Decorations'
  • Scroll-up with your mouse over the titlebar to "roll up" the window shade. Scroll-down over the titlebar, or left-click to "roll down" the window shade
  • nice saves its color rules in the color_rules file within the module directory. If you wish you can manually edit it, or delete the file if you want to start again.

Configuration

You can override the defaults by passing your own configuration. For example

local nice = require("nice")
nice {
    titlebar_color = "#00ff00",

-- You only need to pass the parameter you are changing
context_menu_theme = {
    width = 300, 
},

-- Swap the designated buttons for resizing, and opening the context menu
mb_resize = nice.MB_MIDDLE,
mb_contextmenu = nice.MB_RIGHT,

}

Below you will find further details explaining the configuration parameters for nice.

| Parameter | Type | Description | Default | | --------------------- | :--: | ----------- | ------------------- | |

titlebar_height
| integer | The height of the titlebar |
38
| |
titlebar_radius
| integer | The radius of the top left and top right corners of the titlebar. Should be
>= 3
and
<= titlebar_height
|
9
| |
titlebar_color
| string | The default color of the titlebar and window decorations. Should be a hex color string |
"#1e1e24"
| |
titlebar_padding_left
| integer | The padding on the left side of the titlebar |
0
| |
titlebar_padding_right
| integer | The padding on the right side of the titlebar |
0
| |
titlebar_font
| string | The font and font size for text within the titlebar. See the default value for an example of the format |
"Sans 11"
| |
win_shade_enabled
| boolean | Whether the window shade feature should be enabled |
true
| |
no_titlebar_maximized
| boolean | Whether the titlebar should be hidden for maximized windows |
false
| |
mb_move
| integer or named constant | Mouse button to move a window. |
nice.MB_LEFT
| |
mb_contextmenu
| integer or named constant | Mouse button to open the nice context menu |
nice.MB_MIDDLE
| |
mb_resize
| integer or named constant | Mouse button to resize a window |
nice.MB_RIGHT
| |
mb_win_shade_rollup
| integer or named constant | Mouse button to roll up/hide window contents |
nice.MB_SCROLL_UP
| |
mb_win_shade_rolldown
| integer or named constant | Mouse button to roll down/show window contents |
nice.MB_SCROLL_DOWN
| |
button_size
| integer | The size (diameter) of the titlebar buttons | 16 | |
button_margin_horizontal
| integer | The horizontal margin around each titlebar button.
button_margin_left
and
button_margin_right
can override this parameter. | 5 | |
button_margin_vertical
| integer | The vertical margin above and below each titlebar button.
button_margin_top
and
button_margin_bottom
can override this parameter. | nil | |
button_margin_top
| integer | The margin above each titlebar button | 2 | |
button_margin_bottom
| integer | The margin below each titlebar button | nil | |
button_margin_left
| integer | The margin to the left of each titlebar button | 0 | |
button_margin_right
| integer | The margin to the right of each titlebar button | 0 | |
tooltips_enabled
| boolean | If tooltip hints should be shown when the mouse cursor is hovered over a titlebar button | nil | |
close_color
| string | The base color for the close button | "#ee4266" | |
minimize_color
| string | The base color for the minimize button | "#ffb400" | |
maximize_color
| string | The base color for the maximize button | "#4cbb17" | |
floating_color
| string | The base color for the floating mode toggle button | "#f6a2ed" | |
ontop_color
| string | The base color for the on top mode toggle button | "#f6a2ed" | |
sticky_color
| string | The base color for the sticky mode toggle button | "#f6a2ed" |

In addition to the above mentioned parameters, there some more parameters that require a little more explanation:

titlebar_items

titlebar_items
— Specifies the titlebar items to include
  • It should be a table with the following keys:
    • left
      — Specifies the item(s) to place on the left side of the titlebar
    • middle
      — Specifies the item(s) to place in the middle of the titlebar
    • right
      — Specifies the items(s) to place on the right side of the titlebar
  • Multiple items should be passed as an array of identifiers. For a single item simply passing the identifier is sufficient
  • Valid titlebar item identifiers are:
    • "close"
    • "minimize"
    • "maximize"
    • "floating"
    • "ontop"
    • "sticky"
    • "title"
  • Default value for
    titlebar_items
    is:
titlebar_items = {
    left = {"close", "minimize", "maximize"},
    middle = "title",
    right = {"sticky", "ontop", "floating"},
}

contextmenutheme

context_menu_theme
— Specifies theming parameters for the context (default right-click) menu
  • It should be a table with the following keys:
    • ​bg_focus
      — Background color of focused menu item
    • bg_normal
      — Background color of not-focused menu items
    • ​border_color
      — Color of the border around the entire menu
    • ​border_width
      — Width of the border around the entire menu
    • ​fg_focus
      — Foreground color of focused menu item
    • ​fg_normal
      — Foreground color of not-focused menu items
    • ​font
      — Font used for menu text
    • ​height
      — Height of each menu list item
    • ​width
      — Width of the menu
  • Default value for
    context_menu_theme
    is:
context_menu_theme = {
    bg_focus = "#aed9e0",
    bg_normal = "#5e6472",
    border_color = "#00000000",
    border_width = 0,
    fg_focus = "#242424",
    fg_normal = "#fefefa",
    font = "Sans 11",
    height = 27.5,
    width = 250,
}

tooltip_messages

tooltip_messages
— Specifies the hints that are shown when the mouse cursor is hovered over a titlebar button
  • It should be a table with the following keys:
    • close
      — Text shown when hovering over the close button
    • minimize
      — Text shown when hovering over the minimize button
    • maximize_active
      — Text shown when hovering over the maximize button when the window is maximized
    • maximize_inactive
      — Text shown when hovering over the maximize button when the window is not maximized
    • floating_active
      — Text shown when hovering over the floating button when the window is floating
    • floating_inactive
      — Text shown when hovering over the floating button when the window is tiled
    • ontop_active
      — Text shown when hovering over the ontop button when the window is set to be above other windows
    • ontop_inactive
      — Text shown when hovering over the ontop button when the window is not set to be above other windows
    • sticky_active
      — Text shown when hovering over the sticky button when the window is set to be available on all tags
    • sticky_inactive
      — Text shown when hovering over the sticky button when the window is not to be available on all tags

The default value for

tooltip_messages
is:
tooltip_messages = {
    close = "close",
    minimize = "minimize",
    maximize_active = "unmaximize",
    maximize_inactive = "maximize",
    floating_active = "enable tiling mode",
    floating_inactive = "enable floating mode",
    ontop_active = "don't keep above other windows",
    ontop_inactive = "keep above other windows",
    sticky_active = "disable sticky mode",
    sticky_inactive = "enable sticky mode",
}

Using

nice will automatically detect and change the window decoration color to match the client. However...

  • If nice doesn't pick the right color or you want to specify it yourself, right-click the titlebar and select 'Manually Pick Color'
  • If the client theme changes (for example if you change your terminal emulator colors), to update the window decoration colors, right-click on the titlebar and select 'Redo Window Decorations'
  • Scroll-up with your mouse over the titlebar to "roll-up" the window shade. Scroll-down over the titlebar, or left-click to "roll-down" the window shade
  • nice saves its color rules in the color_rules file within the module directory. If you wish you can manually edit it, or delete the file if you want to start again.

Issues

If you face any bugs or issues (or have a feature request), please feel free to open an issue on here

License

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