Hi and thanks, I installed the community awesome edition and I love it. One thing, I have been on Awesome one way or the other for years. This is the first time on version 4. When adding new windows to a screen it used to always add them to the master position, for some reason 4 adds it to the child position. Is this intended? and if so is there some way to change it? Thanks in advance for any help.
It took me a moment to realize what you meant, as I started with awesome 4 and never used awesome 3.
I think it is the default behavior of awesome in version 4.
However, I think I can help you with changing this setting. It just needs to be added to a
rc.lua in the
Signals section for:
-- Signal function to execute when a new client appears. client.connect_signal("manage", function (c) -- Set the windows at the slave, -- i.e. put it at the end of others instead of setting it master. -- if not awesome.startup then awful.client.setslave(c) end if awesome.startup and not c.size_hints.user_position and not c.size_hints.program_position then -- Prevent clients from being unreachable after screen count changes. awful.placement.no_offscreen(c) end end)
and uncomment and change the line:
- -- if not awesome.startup then awful.client.setslave(c) end + if not awesome.startup then awful.client.setmaster(c) end
See in the documentation of awesome: https://awesomewm.org/doc/api/classes/client.html#Layout_related_functions
It should then add new clients as the master. I suggest to correct the comments above to your usecase.
Wow, got it one, thanks very much!