waybar-sway-workspaces - Man Page

sway workspaces module

Description

The workspaces module displays the currently used workspaces in Sway.

Configuration

Addressed by sway/workspaces

all-outputs:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to false, workspaces will only be shown on the output they are on. If set to true all workspaces will be shown on every output.

format:
typeof: string
default: {value}
The format, how information should be displayed.

format-icons:
typeof: array
Based on the workspace name and state, the corresponding icon gets selected. See icons.

disable-scroll:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to false, you can scroll to cycle through workspaces. If set to true this behaviour is disabled.

disable-click:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to false, you can click to change workspace. If set to true this behaviour is disabled.

smooth-scrolling-threshold:
typeof: double
Threshold to be used when scrolling.

disable-scroll-wraparound:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to false, scrolling on the workspace indicator will wrap around to the first workspace when reading the end, and vice versa. If set to true this behavior is disabled.

enable-bar-scroll:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to false, you can't scroll to cycle throughout workspaces from the entire bar. If set to true this behaviour is enabled.

disable-markup:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to true, button label will escape pango markup.

current-only:
typeof: bool
default: false
If set to true. Only focused workspaces will be shown.

persistent-workspaces:
typeof: json (see below)
default: empty
Lists workspaces that should always be shown, even when non-existent

on-update:
typeof: string
Command to execute when the module is updated.

disable-auto-back-and-forth:
typeof: bool
Whether to disable workspace_auto_back_and_forth when clicking on workspaces. If this is set to true, clicking on a workspace you are already on won't do anything, even if workspace_auto_back_and_forth is enabled in the Sway configuration.

alphabetical_sort:
typeof: bool
Whether to sort workspaces alphabetically. Please note this can make "swaymsg workspace prev/next" move to workspaces inconsistent with the ordering shown in Waybar.

warp-on-scroll:
typeof: bool
default: true
If set to false, you can scroll to cycle through workspaces without mouse warping being enabled. If set to true this behaviour is disabled.

Format Replacements

{value}: Name of the workspace, as defined by sway.

{name}: Number stripped from workspace value.

{icon}: Icon, as defined in format-icons.

{index}: Index of the workspace.

{output}: Output where the workspace is located.

Icons

Additional to workspace name matching, the following format-icons can be set.

  • default: Will be shown, when no string matches are found.
  • urgent: Will be shown, when workspace is flagged as urgent
  • focused: Will be shown, when workspace is focused
  • persistent: Will be shown, when workspace is persistent.
  • high-priority-named: Icons by names will be shown always for those workspaces, independent by state.

Persistent Workspaces

Each entry of persistent_workspace names a workspace that should always be shown. Associated with that value is a list of outputs indicating where the workspace should be shown, an empty list denoting all outputs.

  "sway/workspaces": {
  	"persistent-workspaces": {
  		"3": [], // Always show a workspace with name '3', on all outputs if it does not exist
  		"4": ["eDP-1"], // Always show a workspace with name '4', on output 'eDP-1' if it does not exist
  		"5": ["eDP-1", "DP-2"] // Always show a workspace with name '5', on outputs 'eDP-1' and 'DP-2' if it does not exist
  	}
  }

n.b.: the list of outputs can be obtained from command line using swaymsg -t get_outputs

Examples

  "sway/workspaces": {
  	"disable-scroll": true,
  	"all-outputs": true,
  	"format": "{name}: {icon}",
  	"format-icons": {
  		"1": "",
  		"2": "",
  		"3": "",
  		"4": "",
  		"5": "",
  		"high-priority-named": [ "1", "2" ],
  		"urgent": "",
  		"focused": "",
  		"default": ""
  	}
  }

Style

  • #workspaces button
  • #workspaces button.visible
  • #workspaces button.focused
  • #workspaces button.urgent
  • #workspaces button.persistent
  • #workspaces button.current_output
  • #workspaces button#sway-workspace-${name}

Referenced By

waybar(5).

2024-01-29