sway man page

sway — configuration file and commands

Description

A sway configuration file is a list of sway commands that are executed by sway on startup.  These commands usually consist of setting your preferences and setting key bindings. An example config is likely present in /etc/sway/config for you to check out.

Lines in the configuration file might be extended through multiple lines by adding a '\' character at the end of line. e.g.:

  bindsym Shift+XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec \
  	pactl set-sink-volume @DEFAULT_SINK@ -1%

Commands can also be given as a block in the form command { <subcommands...> }. Anything before the opening { will be prepended to the lines inside the block. For example:

  output eDP-1 {
  	background ~/wallpaper.png
  	resolution 1920x1080
  }

is identical to

  output eDP-1 background ~/wallpaper.png
  output eDP-1 resolution 1920x1080

These commands can be executed in your config file, via swaymsg(1), or via the bindsym command.

Command Conventions

Commands are split into several arguments using spaces. You can enclose arguments with quotation marks ("..." or '...') to add spaces to a single argument. You may also run several commands in order by separating each with , or ;. Criteria is retained across commands separated by ,, but will be reset (and allow for new criteria, if desired) for commands separated by a ;.

Throughout the documentation, | is used to distinguish between arguments for which you may only select one. [...] is used for optional arguments, and <...> for arguments where you are expected to supply some value.

Commands

The following commands may only be used in the configuration file.

bar [<bar-id>] <bar-subcommands...>

For details on bar subcommands, see sway-bar(5).

default_orientation horizontal|vertical|auto

Sets the default container layout for tiled containers.

include <path>

Includes another file from path. path can be either a full path or a path relative to the parent config, and expands shell syntax (see wordexp(3) for details). The same include file can only be included once; subsequent attempts will be ignored.

swaybg_command <command>

Executes custom background command. Default is swaybg. Refer to sway-output(5) for more information.

It can be disabled by setting the command to a single dash: swaybg_command -

swaynag_command <command>

Executes custom command for swaynag. Default is swaynag. Additional arguments may be appended to the end. This should only be used to either direct sway to call swaynag from a custom path or to provide additional arguments. This should be placed at the top of the config for the best results.

It can be disabled by setting the command to a single dash: swaynag_command -

xwayland enable|disable

Enables or disables Xwayland support, which allows X11 applications to be used.

The following commands cannot be used directly in the configuration file. They are expected to be used with bindsym or at runtime through swaymsg(1).

border none|normal|csd|pixel [<n>]

Set border style for focused window. normal includes a border of thickness n and a title bar. pixel is a border without title bar n pixels thick. Default is normal with border thickness 2. csd is short for client-side-decorations, which allows the client to draw its own decorations.

border toggle

Cycles through the available border styles.

exit

Exit sway and end your Wayland session.

floating enable|disable|toggle

Make focused view floating, non-floating, or the opposite of what it is now.

<criteria> focus

Moves focus to the container that matches the specified criteria.

focus up|right|down|left

Moves focus to the next container in the specified direction.

focus child

Moves focus to the last-focused child of the focused container.

focus parent

Moves focus to the parent of the focused container.

focus output up|right|down|left

Moves focus to the next output in the specified direction.

focus output <name>

Moves focus to the named output.

focus tiling

Sets focus to the last focused tiling container.

focus floating

Sets focus to the last focused floating container.

focus mode_toggle

Moves focus between the floating and tiled layers.

fullscreen [enable|disable|toggle] [global]

Makes focused view fullscreen, non-fullscreen, or the opposite of what it is now. If no argument is given, it does the same as toggle. If global is specified, the view will be fullscreen across all outputs.

gaps inner|outer|horizontal|vertical|top|right|bottom|left all|current set|plus|minus <amount>

Changes the inner or outer gaps for either all workspaces or the current workspace. outer gaps can be altered per side with top, right, bottom, and left or per direction with horizontal and vertical.

inhibit_idle focus|fullscreen|open|none|visible

Set/unset an idle inhibitor for the view. focus will inhibit idle when the view is focused by any seat. fullscreen will inhibit idle when the view is fullscreen (or a descendant of a fullscreen container) and is visible. open will inhibit idle until the view is closed (or the inhibitor is unset/changed). visible will inhibit idle when the view is visible on any output. none will remove any existing idle inhibitor for the view.

This can also be used with criteria to set an idle inhibitor for any existing view or with for_window to set idle inhibitors for future views.

layout default|splith|splitv|stacking|tabbed

Sets the layout mode of the focused container.

layout toggle [split|all]

Cycles the layout mode of the focused container though a preset list of layouts. If no argument is given, then it cycles through stacking, tabbed and the last split layout. If "split" is given, then it cycles through splith and splitv. If "all" is given, then it cycles through every layout.

layout toggle [split|tabbed|stacking|splitv|splith] [split|tabbed|stacking|splitv|splith]...

Cycles the layout mode of the focused container through a list of layouts.

move left|right|up|down [<px> px]

Moves the focused container in the direction specified. If the container, the optional px argument specifies how many pixels to move the container. If unspecified, the default is 10 pixels. Pixels are ignored when moving tiled containers.

move [absolute] position <pos_x> [px] <pos_y> [px]

Moves the focused container to the specified position in the workspace. If absolute is used, the position is relative to all outputs.

move [absolute] position center

Moves the focused container to be centered on the workspace. If absolute is used, it is moved to the center of all outputs.

move position cursor|mouse|pointer

Moves the focused container to be centered on the cursor.

move [container|window] [to] mark <mark>

Moves the focused container to the specified mark.

move [--no-auto-back-and-forth] [container|window] [to] workspace [number] <name>

Moves the focused container to the specified workspace. The string "number" is optional and is used to match a workspace with the same number, even if it has a different name.

move [container|window] [to] workspace prev|next|current

Moves the focused container to the previous, next or current workspace on this output, or if no workspaces remain, the previous or next output.

move [container|window] [to] workspace prev_on_output|next_on_output

Moves the focused container to the previous or next workspace on this output, wrapping around if already at the first or last workspace.

move [container|window] [to] workspace back_and_forth

Moves the focused container to previously focused workspace.

move [container|window] [to] output <name-or-id>|current

Moves the focused container to the specified output.

move [container|window] [to] output up|right|down|left

Moves the focused container to next output in the specified direction.

move [container|window] [to] scratchpad

Moves the focused container to the scratchpad.

move workspace [to] output <name-or-id>|current

Moves the focused workspace to the specified output.

move workspace to [output] <name-or-id>|current

Moves the focused workspace to the specified output.

move workspace [to] output up|right|down|left

Moves the focused workspace to next output in the specified direction.

move workspace to [output] up|right|down|left

Moves the focused workspace to next output in the specified direction.

nop <comment>

A no operation command that can be used to override default behaviour. The optional comment argument is ignored, but logged for debugging purposes.

reload

Reloads the sway config file and applies any changes.

rename workspace [<old_name>] to <new_name>

Rename either <old_name> or the focused workspace to the <new_name>

resize shrink|grow width|height [<amount> [px|ppt]]

Resizes the currently focused container by amount, specified in pixels or percentage points. If the units are omitted, floating containers are resized in px and tiled containers by ppt. amount will default to 10 if omitted.

resize set height <height> [px|ppt]

Sets the height of the container to height, specified in pixels or percentage points. If the units are omitted, floating containers are resized in px and tiled containers by ppt. If height is 0, the container will not be resized.

resize set [width] <width> [px|ppt]

Sets the width of the container to width, specified in pixels or percentage points. If the units are omitted, floating containers are resized in px and tiled containers by ppt. If width is 0, the container will not be resized.

resize set [width] <width> [px|ppt] [height] <height> [px|ppt]

Sets the width and height of the container to width and height, specified in pixels or percentage points. If the units are omitted, floating containers are resized in px and tiled containers by ppt. If width or height is 0, the container will not be resized on that axis.

scratchpad show

Shows a window from the scratchpad. Repeatedly using this command will cycle through the windows in the scratchpad.

split vertical|v|horizontal|h|toggle|t

Splits the current container, vertically or horizontally. When toggle is specified, the current container is split opposite to the parent container's layout.

splith

Equivalent to split horizontal

splitv

Equivalent to split vertical

splitt

Equivalent to split toggle

sticky enable|disable|toggle

"Sticks" a floating window to the current output so that it shows up on all workspaces.

swap container with id|con_id|mark <arg>

Swaps the position, geometry, and fullscreen status of two containers. The first container can be selected either by criteria or focus. The second container can be selected by id, con_id, or mark. id can only be used with xwayland views. If the first container has focus, it will retain focus unless it is moved to a different workspace or the second container becomes fullscreen on the same workspace as the first container. In either of those cases, the second container will gain focus.

title_format <format>

Sets the format of window titles. The following placeholders may be used:

%title - The title supplied by the window
%app_id - The wayland app ID (applicable to wayland windows only)
%class - The X11 classname (applicable to xwayland windows only)
%instance - The X11 instance (applicable to xwayland windows only)
%shell - The protocol the window is using (typically xwayland or

xdg_shell)

This command is typically used with for_window criteria. For example:

for_window [title="."] title_format "<b>%title</b> (%app_id)"

Note that markup requires pango to be enabled via the font command.

The default format is "%title".

The following commands may be used either in the configuration file or at runtime.

assign <criteria> [→] [workspace] [number] <workspace>

Assigns views matching criteria (see Criteria for details) to workspace. The → (U+2192) is optional and cosmetic. This command is equivalent to:

for_window <criteria> move container to workspace <workspace>

assign <criteria> [→] output left|right|up|down|<name>

Assigns views matching criteria (see Criteria for details) to the specified output. The → (U+2192) is optional and cosmetic. This command is equivalent to:

for_window <criteria> move container to output <output>

bindsym [--whole-window] [--border] [--exclude-titlebar] [--release] [--locked]   [--to-code] [--input-device=<device>] [--no-warn] [Group<1-4>+]<key combo>   <command>

Binds key combo to execute the sway command command when pressed. You may use XKB key names here (xev(1) is a good tool for discovering these). With the flag --release, the command is executed when the key combo is released. If input-device is given, the binding will only be executed for that input device and will be executed instead of any binding that is generic to all devices. If a group number is given, then the binding will only be available for that group. By default, if you overwrite a binding, swaynag will give you a warning. To silence this, use the --no-warn flag.

Unless the flag --locked is set, the command will not be run when a screen locking program is active. If there is a matching binding with and without --locked, the one with will be preferred when locked and the one without will be preferred when unlocked. If there are matching bindings and one has both --input-device and --locked and the other has neither, the former will be preferred even when unlocked.

Bindings to keysyms are layout-dependent. This can be changed with the --to-code flag. In this case, the keysyms will be translated into the corresponding keycodes in the first configured layout.

Mouse bindings operate on the container under the cursor instead of the container that has focus. Mouse buttons can either be specified in the form button[1-9] or by using the name of the event code (ex BTN_LEFT or BTN_RIGHT). For the former option, the buttons will be mapped to their values in X11 (1=left, 2=middle, 3=right, 4=scroll up, 5=scroll down, 6=scroll left, 7=scroll right, 8=back, 9=forward). For the latter option, you can find the event names using libinput debug-events.

The priority for matching bindings is as follows: input device, group, and locked state.

--whole-window, --border, and --exclude-titlebar are mouse-only options which affect the region in which the mouse bindings can be triggered.  By default, mouse bindings are only triggered when over the title bar. With the --border option, the border of the window will be included in this region. With the --whole-window option, the cursor can be anywhere over a window including the title, border, and content. --exclude-titlebar can be used in conjunction with any other option to specify that the titlebar should be excluded from the region of consideration.

If --whole-window is given, the command can be triggered when the cursor is over an empty workspace. Using a mouse binding over a layer surface's exclusive region is not currently possible.

Example:

  		# Execute firefox when alt, shift, and f are pressed together
  		bindsym Mod1+Shift+f exec firefox

bindcode [--whole-window] [--border] [--exclude-titlebar] [--release]   [--locked] [--input-device=<device>] [--no-warn] [Group<1-4>+]<code> <command> is also available for binding with key/button codes instead of key/button names.

bindswitch [--locked] [--no-warn] [--reload] <switch>:<state> <command>

Binds <switch> to execute the sway command command on state changes. Supported switches are lid (laptop lid) and tablet (tablet mode) switches. Valid values for state are on, off and toggle. These switches are on when the device lid is shut and when tablet mode is active respectively. toggle is also supported to run a command both when the switch is toggled on or off.

Unless the flag --locked is set, the command will not be run when a screen locking program is active. If there is a matching binding with and without --locked, the one with will be preferred when locked and the one without will be preferred when unlocked.

If the --reload flag is given, the binding will also be executed when the config is reloaded. toggle bindings will not be executed on reload. The --locked flag will operate as normal so if the config is reloaded while locked and --locked is not given, the binding will not be executed.

By default, if you overwrite a binding, swaynag will give you a warning. To silence this, use the --no-warn flag.

Example:

  		# Show the virtual keyboard when tablet mode is entered.
  		bindswitch tablet:on busctl call --user sm.puri.OSK0 /sm/puri/OSK0 sm.puri.OSK0 SetVisible b true

		# Log a message when the laptop lid is opened or closed.
		bindswitch lid:toggle exec echo "Lid moved"

client.<class> <border> <background> <text> <indicator> <child_border>

Configures the color of window borders and title bars. All 5 colors are required, with the exception of client.background, which requires exactly one. Colors may be specified in hex, either as #RRGGBB or #RRGGBBAA.

The available classes are:

client.background

Ignored (present for i3 compatibility).

client.focused

The window that has focus.

client.focused_inactive

The most recently focused view within a container which is not focused.

client.placeholder

Ignored (present for i3 compatibility).

client.unfocused

A view that does not have focus.

client.urgent

A view with an urgency hint. Note: Native Wayland windows do not support urgency. Urgency only works for Xwayland windows.

The meaning of each color is:

border

The border around the title bar.

background

The background of the title bar.

text

The text color of the title bar.

indicator

The color used to indicate where a new view will open. In a tiled container, this would paint the right border of the current view if a new view would be opened to the right.

child_border

The border around the view itself.

The default colors are:

classborderbackgroundtextindicatorchild_border
backgroundn/a#ffffffn/an/an/a
focused#4c7899#285577#ffffff#2e9ef4#285577
focused_inactive#333333#5f676a#ffffff#484e50#5f676a
unfocused#333333#222222#888888#292d2e#222222
urgent#2f343a#900000#ffffff#900000#900000
placeholder#000000#0c0c0c#ffffff#000000#0c0c0c
default_border normal|none|pixel [<n>]

Set default border style for new tiled windows.

default_floating_border normal|none|pixel [<n>]

Set default border style for new floating windows. This only applies to windows that are spawned in floating mode, not windows that become floating afterwards.

exec <shell command>

Executes shell command with sh.

exec_always <shell command>

Like exec, but the shell command will be executed again after reload.

floating_maximum_size <width> x <height>

Specifies the maximum size of floating windows. -1 x -1 removes the upper limit. The default is 0 x 0, which will use the width and height of the entire output layout as the maximums

floating_minimum_size <width> x <height>

Specifies the minimum size of floating windows. The default is 75 x 50.

floating_modifier <modifier> [normal|inverse]

When the modifier key is held down, you may hold left click to move windows, and right click to resize them. If inverse is specified, left click is used for resizing and right click for moving.

focus_follows_mouse yes|no|always

If set to yes, moving your mouse over a window will focus that window. If set to always, the window under the cursor will always be focused, even after switching between workspaces.

focus_on_window_activation smart|urgent|focus|none

This option determines what to do when an xwayland client requests window activation. If set to urgent, the urgent state will be set for that window. If set to focus, the window will become focused. If set to smart, the window will become focused only if it is already visible, otherwise the urgent state will be set. Default is smart.

focus_wrapping yes|no|force

This option determines what to do when attempting to focus over the edge of a container. If set to no, the focused container will retain focus, if there are no other containers in the direction. If set to yes, focus will be wrapped to the opposite edge of the container, if there are no other containers in the direction. If set to force, focus will be wrapped to the opposite edge of the container, even if there are other containers in the direction. Default is yes.

font [pango:]<font>

Sets font to use for the title bars. To enable support for pango markup, preface the font name with pango:. For example, monospace 10 is the default font. To enable support for pango markup, pango:monospace 10 should be used instead. Regardless of whether pango markup is enabled, font should be specified as a pango font description. For more information on pango font descriptions, see https://developer.gnome.org/pango/stable/pango-Fonts.html#pango-font-description-from-string

titlebar_border_thickness <thickness>

Thickness of the titlebar border in pixels

titlebar_padding <horizontal> [<vertical>]

Padding of the text in the titlebar. horizontal value affects horizontal padding of the text while vertical value affects vertical padding (space above and below text). Padding includes titlebar borders so their value should be greater than titlebar_border_thickness. If vertical value is not specified it is set to the horizontal value.

for_window <criteria> <command>

Whenever a window that matches criteria appears, run list of commands. See Criteria for more details.

gaps inner|outer|horizontal|vertical|top|right|bottom|left <amount>

Sets default amount pixels of inner or outer gap, where the inner affects spacing around each view and outer affects the spacing around each workspace. Outer gaps are in addition to inner gaps. To reduce or remove outer gaps, outer gaps can be set to a negative value. outer gaps can also be specified per side with top, right, bottom, and left or per direction with horizontal and vertical.

This affects new workspaces only, and is used when the workspace doesn't have its own gaps settings (see: workspace <ws> gaps ...).

hide_edge_borders [--i3] none|vertical|horizontal|both|smart|smart_no_gaps

Hides window borders adjacent to the screen edges. Default is none. The --i3 option enables i3-compatible behavior to hide the title bar on tabbed and stacked containers with one child.

input <input_device> <input-subcommands...>

For details on input subcommands, see sway-input(5).

* may be used in lieu of a specific device name to configure all input devices. A list of input device names may be obtained via swaymsg -t get_inputs.

seat <seat> <seat-subcommands...>

For details on seat subcommands, see sway-input(5).

kill

Kills (closes) the currently focused container and all of its children.

smart_borders on|no_gaps|off

If smart_borders are on, borders will only be enabled if the workspace has more than one visible child (identical to hide_edge_borders smart). If smart_borders is set to no_gaps, borders will only be enabled if the workspace has more than one visible child and gaps equal to zero.

smart_gaps on|off

If smart_gaps are on gaps will only be enabled if a workspace has more than one child.

mark --add|--replace [--toggle] <identifier>

Marks are arbitrary labels that can be used to identify certain windows and then jump to them at a later time. By default, mark sets identifier as the only mark on a window. --add will instead add identifier to the list of current marks. If --toggle is specified mark will remove identifier if it is already marked.

mode <mode>

Switches to the specified mode. The default mode default.

mode [--pango_markup] <mode> <mode-subcommands...>

The only valid mode-subcommands... are bindsym, bindcode, bindswitch, and set. If --pango_markup is given, then mode will be interpreted as pango markup.

mouse_warping output|container|none

If output is specified, the mouse will be moved to new outputs as you move focus between them. If container is specified, the mouse will be moved to the middle of the container on switch. Default is output.

no_focus <criteria>

Prevents windows matching <criteria> from being focused automatically when they're created. This has no effect on the first window in a workspace.

output <output_name> <output-subcommands...>

For details on output subcommands, see sway-output(5).

* may be used in lieu of a specific output name to configure all outputs. A list of output names may be obtained via swaymsg -t get_outputs.

popup_during_fullscreen smart|ignore|leave_fullscreen

Determines what to do when a fullscreen view opens a dialog. If smart (the default), the dialog will be displayed. If ignore, the dialog will not be rendered. If leave_fullscreen, the view will exit fullscreen mode and the dialog will be rendered.

set $<name> <value>

Sets variable $name to value. You can use the new variable in the arguments of future commands. When the variable is used, it can be escaped with an additional $ (ie $$name) to have the replacement happen at run time instead of when reading the config. However, it does not always make sense for the variable to be replaced at run time since some arguments do need to be known at config time.

show_marks yes|no

If show_marks is yes, marks will be displayed in the window borders. Any mark that starts with an underscore will not be drawn even if show_marks is yes. The default is yes.

opacity [set|plus|minus] <value>

Adjusts the opacity of the window between 0 (completely transparent) and 1 (completely opaque). If the operation is omitted, set will be used.

tiling_drag  enable|disable|toggle

Sets whether or not tiling containers can be dragged with the mouse. If enabled (default), the floating_mod can be used to drag tiling, as well as floating, containers. Using the left mouse button on title bars without the floating_mod will also allow the container to be dragged. toggle should not be used in the config file.

tiling_drag_threshold <threshold>

Sets the threshold that must be exceeded for a container to be dragged by its titlebar. This has no effect if floating_mod is used or if tiling_drag is set to disable.  Once the threshold has been exceeded once, the drag starts and the cursor can come back inside the threshold without stopping the drag.  threshold is multiplied by the scale of the output that the cursor on.  The default is 9.

title_align left|center|right

Sets the title alignment. If right is selected and show_marks is set to yes, the marks will be shown on the left side instead of the right side.

unbindswitch <switch>:<state>

Removes a binding for when <switch> changes to <state>.

unbindsym [--whole-window] [--border] [--exclude-titlebar] [--release] [--input-device=<device>] <key combo>

Removes the binding for key combo that was previously bound with the given flags.  If input-device is given, only the binding for that input device will be unbound.

unbindcode [--whole-window] [--border] [--exclude-titlebar] [--release] [input-device=<device>] <code> is also available for unbinding with key/button codes instead of key/button names.

unmark [<identifier>]

unmark will remove identifier from the list of current marks on a window. If identifier is omitted, all marks are removed.

urgent enable|disable|allow|deny

Using enable or disable manually sets or unsets the window's urgent state. Using allow or deny controls the window's ability to set itself as urgent. By default, windows are allowed to set their own urgency.

workspace [--no-auto-back-and-forth] [number] <name>

Switches to the specified workspace. The string "number" is optional and is used to sort workspaces.

workspace prev|next

Switches to the next workspace on the current output or on the next output if currently on the last workspace.

workspace prev_on_output|next_on_output

Switches to the next workspace on the current output.

workspace back_and_forth

Switches to the previously focused workspace.

workspace <name> gaps inner|outer|horizontal|vertical|top|right|bottom|left <amount>

Specifies that workspace name should have the given gaps settings when it is created.

This command does not affect existing workspaces. To alter the gaps of an existing workspace, use the gaps command.

workspace <name> output <outputs...>

Specifies that workspace name should be shown on the specified outputs. Multiple outputs can be listed and the first available will be used. If the workspace gets placed on an output further down the list and an output that is higher on the list becomes available, the workspace will be moved to the higher priority output.

This command does not affect existing workspaces. To move an existing workspace, use the move command in combination with the workspace criteria (non-empty workspaces only) or workspace command (to switch to the workspace before moving).

workspace_auto_back_and_forth yes|no

When yes, repeating a workspace switch command will switch back to the prior workspace. For example, if you are currently on workspace 1, switch to workspace 2, then invoke the "workspace 2" command again, you will be returned to workspace 1. Default is no.

workspace_layout default|stacking|tabbed

Specifies the initial layout for new workspaces.

Bar Control

bar hidden_state hide|show|toggle [<bar_id>]

Sets the hidden state of the bar (see sway-bar(5)), either individually, by specifying a bar id, or if none is given, for all bar instances. toggle switches between hide and show.

bar mode dock|hide|invisible|toggle [<bar_id>]

Sets the mode of the bar (see sway-bar(5)), either individually, by specifying a bar id, or if none is given, for all bar instances. toggle switches between dock and hide.

Criteria

A criteria is a string in the form of, for example:

  [class="[Rr]egex.*" title="some title"]

The string contains one or more (space separated) attribute/value pairs. They are used by some commands to choose which views to execute actions on. All attributes must match for the criteria to match. Criteria is retained across commands separated by a ,, but will be reset (and allow for new criteria, if desired) for commands separated by a ;.

Criteria may be used with either the for_window or assign commands to specify operations to perform on new views. A criteria may also be used to perform specific commands (ones that normally act upon one window) on all views that match that criteria. For example:

Focus on a window with the mark "IRC":

  [con_mark="IRC"] focus

Kill all windows with the title "Emacs":

  [class="Emacs"] kill

Mark all Firefox windows with "Browser":

  [class="Firefox"] mark Browser

You may like to use swaymsg -t get_tree for finding the values of these properties in practice for your applications.

The following attributes may be matched with:

app_id

Compare value against the app id. Can be a regular expression. If value is __focused__, then the app id must be the same as that of the currently focused window. app_id are specific to Wayland applications.

class

Compare value against the window class. Can be a regular expression. If value is __focused__, then the window class must be the same as that of the currently focused window. class are specific to X11 applications.

con_id

Compare against the internal container ID, which you can find via IPC. If value is __focused__, then the id must be the same as that of the currently focused window.

con_mark

Compare against the window marks. Can be a regular expression.

floating

Matches floating windows.

id

Compare value against the X11 window ID. Must be numeric.

instance

Compare value against the window instance. Can be a regular expression. If value is __focused__, then the window instance must be the same as that of the currently focused window.

shell

Compare value against the window shell, such as "xdg_shell" or "xwayland". Can be a regular expression. If value is __focused__, then the shell must be the same as that of the currently focused window.

tiling

Matches tiling windows.

title

Compare against the window title. Can be a regular expression. If value is __focused__, then the window title must be the same as that of the currently focused window.

urgent

Compares the urgent state of the window. Can be "first", "last", "latest", "newest", "oldest" or "recent".

window_role

Compare against the window role (WM_WINDOW_ROLE). Can be a regular expression. If value is __focused__, then the window role must be the same as that of the currently focused window.

window_type

Compare against the window type (_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE). Possible values are normal, dialog, utility, toolbar, splash, menu, dropdown_menu, popup_menu, tooltip and notification.

workspace

Compare against the workspace name for this view. Can be a regular expression. If the value is __focused__, then all the views on the currently focused workspace matches.

See Also

sway(1) sway-input(5) sway-output(5) sway-bar(5) sway-ipc(7)

Referenced By

sway(1), sway-bar(5), swayidle(1), sway-input(5), sway-ipc(7), swaymsg(1), sway-output(5).

2019-09-11