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README.md

About Slate

Slate is a window management application similar to Divvy and SizeUp (except better and free!). Originally written to replace them due to some limitations in how each work, it attempts to overcome them by simply being extremely configurable. As a result, it may be a bit daunting to get configured, but once it is done, the benefit is huge.

Slate currently works on Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Summary of Features

  • Highly customizable
  • Bind keystrokes to:
    • move and/or resize windows
    • directionally focus windows
    • activate preset layouts
    • create, delete, and activate snapshots of the current state of windows
  • Set default layouts for different monitor configurations which will activate when that configuration is detected.
  • Window Hints: an intuitive way to change window focus
  • [Beta] A better, more customizable, application switcher.

Credits

Big thanks to philc for the Window Hints idea (and initial implementation) as well as plenty of other suggestions and improvement ideas.

Using Slate

Installing Slate

NEW Installation Instructions

Note: You must turn on the Accessibility API by checking System Preferences > Universal Access > Enable access for assistive devices

Direct Download

Terminal

Just run this in your terminal:

cd /Applications && curl http://www.ninjamonkeysoftware.com/slate/versions/slate-latest.tar.gz | tar -xz

Configuring Slate

NEW: You may now use a ".slate.js" file to configure slate using JavaScript. This allows for much more complex and dynamic configurations than the normal slate configuration style below. You can check out the documentation for this here.

Slate is configured using a ".slate" file in the current user's home directory. Configuration is loaded upon running Slate. You can also re-load the config using the "Load Config" menu option on the status menu (use this at your own risk. It is better to simply restart Slate).

Note: If no ".slate" file exists in the current user's home directory, the default config file will be used.

Configuration is split into the following directives:

  • config (for global configurations)
  • alias (to create alias variables)
  • layout (to configure layouts)
  • default (to default certain screen configurations to layouts)
  • bind (for key bindings)
  • source (to load configs from another file)

Note: # is the comment character. Anything after a # will be ignored.

Expressions

Some directives allow parameters that can be expressions. The following strings will be replaced with the appropriate values when using expressions:

screenOriginX = target screen's top left x coordinate (should not be used in Window Hints configs)
screenOriginY = target screen's top left y coordinate (should not be used in Window Hints configs)
screenSizeX = target screen's width
screenSizeY = target screen's height
windowTopLeftX = window's current top left x coordinate (should not be used in Window Hints configs)
windowTopLeftY = window's current top left y coordinate (should not be used in Window Hints configs)
windowSizeX = window's width
windowSizeY = window's height
newWindowSizeX = window's new width (after resize, only usable in topLeftX and topLeftY, should not be
                 used in configs)
newWindowSizeY = window's new height (after resize, only usable in topLeftX and topLeftY, should not be
                 used in configs)
windowHintsWidth = the value of the windowHintsWidth config (only usable in windowHintsTopLeftX and
                   windowHintsTopLeftY)
windowHintsHeight = the value of the windowHintsHeight config (only usable in windowHintsTopLeftX and
                    windowHintsTopLeftY)

In addition to the variables above, expressions can be used with the following functions and operators:

+          e.g. 1+1 = 2
-          e.g. 1-1 = 0
*          e.g. 2*2 = 4
/          e.g. 4/2 = 2
**         e.g. 3**2 = 9
sum        e.g. sum({1,2,3}) = 6
count      e.g. count({4,5,6}) = 3
min        e.g. min({1,3,5}) = 1
max        e.g. max({1,3,5}) = 5
average    e.g. average({1,2,3,4}) = 2.5
median     e.g. median({1,2,3,10,15}) = 3
stddev     e.g. stddev({1,2,3,4,5}) = 1.4142135623730951
sqrt       e.g. sqrt(9) = 3.0
log        e.g. log(100) = 2.0
ln         e.g. ln(8) = 2.0794415416798357
exp        e.g. exp(2) = 7.3890560989306504 (this is "e**parameter")
floor      e.g. floor(1.9) = 1.0
ceiling    e.g. ceiling(1.1) = 2.0
abs        e.g. abs(-1) = 1
trunc      e.g. trunc(1.1123123123) = 1.0
random     e.g. random() = 0.20607629744336009 (random float between 0 and 1)
randomn    e.g. randomn(10) = 4 (random integer between 0 and parameter-1)

Note: When using expressions spaces are not allowed!

The config Directive

The config directive follows the following format:

config name value

List of allowed configs

Example:

config defaultToCurrentScreen true

Note: the .slate file is read top-down directives that come before config directives may not have the config applied. As such, it is best to put config directives at the top of your .slate file.

The alias Directive

The alias directive follows the following format:

alias name value

When you set an alias, you can refer to it in any directive (sequentially after that alias directive) by referencing like ${name}.

Example:

alias bot-right-2nd-mon move screenOriginX+2*screenSizeX/3;screenOriginY+screenSizeY/2 screenSizeX/3;screenSizeY/2 1

Will allow you to use ${bot-right-2nd-mon} as a reference to move screenOriginX+2*screenSizeX/3;screenOriginY+screenSizeY/2 screenSizeX/3;screenSizeY/2 1 in any directive following the alias (including other alias directives)

The layout Directive

The layout directive follows the following format:

layout name 'app name':OPTIONS operations

Where:

name = the name you want to use to reference the layout
'app name' = single-quoted name of the application to add to the layout **or** BEFORE or AFTER
OPTIONS = a comma separated list of options for this application (cannot be used with BEFORE or AFTER)
operations = a pipe separated list of operations (move, resize, push, nudge, throw, or corner)

Possible Options:

Name Function
IGNORE_FAIL This will let slate move to the next operation if the current operation fails to resize/move on the current window
REPEAT This will repeat the list of operations if the number of windows is larger than the number of operations
REPEAT_LAST This will repeat the last operation in the list if the number of windows is larger than the number of operations
MAIN_FIRST This will cause the main window to always use the first operation
MAIN_LAST This will cause the main window to always use the last operation (mutally exclusive with MAIN_FIRST)
SORT_TITLE This will cause the window operations to be triggered on the windows in sorted order by the window title (can be used with MAIN_FIRST or MAIN_LAST)
TITLE_ORDER=order This will cause the operations to be triggered on the windows starting with order which is a semi-colon separated list of window titles
TITLE_ORDER_REGEX=order This will cause the operations to be triggered on the windows starting with the order which is a semi-colon separated list of window title regexes to match. Note that once a match is seen, the next regex will be used to match. This means if you have two windows that match the same regex, only the first one seen will be matched. The second will not.

You can have multiple layout directives that point to the same name in order to link any number of applications to the same layout.

Example:

layout myLayout 'iTerm' push up bar-resize:screenSizeY/2 | push down bar-resize:screenSizeY/2
layout myLayout 'Google Chrome' push left bar-resize:screenSizeX/2 | push right bar-resize:screenSizeX/2
layout myLayout BEFORE shell path:~/ '/opt/local/bin/mvim before'
layout myLayout AFTER shell path:~/ '/opt/local/bin/mvim after'

Will create a layout called myLayout with two operations for iTerm and two operations for Google Chrome. When activated, the first window of iTerm will be moved using the first operation in the first list and the second window of iTerm will be moved using the second operation in the first list. In addition, the first window of Google Chrome will be moved using the first operation in the second list and the second window of Google Chrome will be moved using the second operation in the second list. Finally, the operation shell path:~/ '/opt/local/bin/mvim before' will be run before any Applications are moved and the operation shell path:~/ '/opt/local/bin/mvim after' will be run after any Applications are moved. BEFORE and AFTER may also be used if the layout doesn't have any applications tied to it. Also, you may specify multiple BEFORE or AFTER lines (they will be run in the order that they appear). More information on how to actually use these layouts can be found under the layout operation in the bind directive section.

The default Directive

The default directive follows the following format (tokens may be separated by any number of spaces):

default layout-or-snapshot-name screen-configuration

Where:

layout-or-snapshot-name = the name of the layout or snapshot you want to default to
screen-configuration = either "count:NUMBER_OF_SCREENS" or
                              "resolutions:SEMICOLON_SEPARATED_LIST_OF_RESOLUTIONS"

This directive will cause any screen configuration change (add monitor, remove monitor, screen resolution change) to trigger a search for a default layout or snapshot. If the screen configuration matches one of the defaults set, the layout or snapshot matching layout-or-snapshot-name will be triggered. For example:

default myLayout count:2

Will trigger myLayout anytime the screen configuration changes to have 2 monitors. Also:

default myLayout2 resolutions:1440x900;1024x768;1680x1050

Will trigger myLayout2 anytime the screen configuration changes to have exactly 3 monitors with resolutions 1440x900, 1024x768, and 1680x1050.

The bind Directive

The bind directive follows one of the following formats (tokens may be separated by any number of spaces):

bind key:modifiers operation parameter+
bind key:modal-key operation parameter+

Key

key is a reference to a key on the keyboard. See Allowed Keys for a complete list. For example: the s key would simply be s while the 1 key on the number pad would be pad1.

Modifiers

modifiers is a comma or semicolon separated list of standard modifier keys. Allowed modifiers are:

  • Control: ctrl
  • Option/Alt: alt
  • Command: cmd
  • Shift: shift

Note: If you bind any binding to cmd-tab or cmd-shift-tab, Slate will completely disable the default Mac OS X Application switcher!

Note: Bindings that are used by Mac OS X spaces, expose, and mission control will override Slate bindings. Be sure to turn these bindings off if you want to use them in Slate.

Modal Key

modal-key is any one of the Allowed Keys. If using a modal-key, pressing that key will cause the Slate menu bar icon to change indicating modal mode is activated. then clicking key will activate the binding. Modal mode will remain active until key has been pressed or modal-key is pressed again. You may specify multiple bindings with the same modal-key as long as key is different. Also, modal-key can accompany a comma or semicolon separated list of modifier keys listed above. This will cause that entire keystroke to be considered the modal activation binding. For example: bind 1:f4,ctrl,alt will result in the modal keystroke being ctrl+alt+f4. After pressing that keystroke, modal mode will be activated and pressing 1 after that will activate the binding.

Modal Toggle Behavior

If you add :toggle to the end of a modal binding it will cause that binding to not end the modal mode. For example with the binding 1:ctrl,f4, you press ctrl+f4 and then press 1 to activate the binding. Once that binding is activated, modal mode will end and you have to press ctrl+f4 again to activate it. However, with the binding 1:ctrl,f4:toggle pressing ctrl+f4 will toggle modal mode. pressing 1 will activate the binding but not end modal mode. To end modal mode, press ctrl+f4 again or use the config modalEscapeKey.

Operation

Operations define what to actually do to the focused window.

Screens

Some operations allow you to specify a screen. Here are the list of possible values for screen:

  • Integer representing the screen ID (indexed at 0). Screens are ordered from left to right (by X coordinate of the origin which is the top-left point). If orderScreensLeftToRight is set to false, the screen ID is the Mac OS internal ID (indexed at 0). If orderScreensLeftToRight is set to false but you still want to reference screens in the default ordered mode, prefix the screen ID with ordered:.
  • Screen resolution in the format WIDTHxHEIGHT (e.g. 1440x900)
  • Screen direction relative to the current screen (left|right|up|above|down|below)
  • next or previous (represents the currentID+1 or currentID-1 screen)

Allowed operations are:

move

Move/Resize the window any which way: move topLeftX;topLeftY sizeX;sizeY screen

    topLeftX = top left x coordinate of the window's desired position (can be an expression)
    topLeftY = top left y coordinate of the window's desired position (can be an expression)
    sizeX = width of the window's desired position (can be an expression)
    sizeY = height of the window's desired position (can be an expression)
    screen = (optional) the reference to the screen of the window's desired position.
             If this is not specified, it will default to the screen the window is currently on.
             See the table at the beginning of the Operation section for more information.

Example:

    bind pad1:ctrl move 0;0 100;100 1

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-numpad1 to moving the window to the screen at index `1` with top-left coordinate `0,0` and size `100,100`

**Note:** Remember to offset with `screenOriginX` in your `topLeftX` and `screenOriginY` in your `topLeftY` when using the `screen` option (or when using multiple screens in general) or your move operation will offset from the default origin `(0,0)` which is the origin of screen `0`.
resize

Resize the window (keeping top-left the same): resize x y anchor

    x = amount to resize width either as a percent or a hard value (+10% or -100)
    y = amount to resize height either as a percent or a hard value (+10% or -100)
    anchor = (optional) which corner to anchor on top-left|top-right|bottom-left|bottom-right (default is top-left)

Example:

    bind right:ctrl resize +10% +0

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-rightarrow to increase the width the current window by `10%`.

**Note:** ctrl-rightarrow is used by default in Mac OS X by spaces. Be sure to turn these bindings off if you want to use them in Slate.
push

Push the window to the edge of the screen: push direction style

    direction = top|up|bottom|down|left|right
    style = (optional) none|center|bar|bar-resize:expression (default is none)
    screen = (optional) the reference to the screen of the window's desired position.
             If this is not specified, it will default to the screen the window is currently on.
             See the table at the beginning of the Operation section for more information.

Example:

    bind up:alt,ctrl push up

Will bind the keystroke alt-ctrl-uparrow to push the window so that it is aligned with the top of the screen
nudge

Nudge the window in any direction: nudge x y

    x = amount to nudge x either as a percent or a hard value (+10% or -100)
    y = amount to nudge y either as a percent or a hard value (+10% or -100)

Example:

    bind left:ctrl,shift nudge -100 +0

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-shift-leftarrow to nudge the window `100` pixels to the left
throw

Throw the window to any screen's origin: throw screen style

    screen = the screen you want to throw the window to (0 indexed)
    style = (optional) resize|resize:x-expression;y-expression (default will not resize)

Example:

    bind pad1:alt,ctrl throw 1 resize

Will bind the keystroke alt-ctrl-numpad1 to throw the window to the 2nd screen and resize it to fit that screen
corner

Move/Resize the window into a corner: corner direction style

    direction = top-left|top-right|bottom-left|bottom-right
    style = (optional) resize:x-expression;y-expression (default will not resize)
    screen = (optional) the reference to the screen of the window's desired position.
             If this is not specified, it will default to the screen the window is currently on.
             See the table at the beginning of the Operation section for more information.

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl corner top-left resize:screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to move the window to the top-left corner and resize it to 1/4 of the screen
shell

Execute a shell command: shell options 'command'

    command = (required) the command to run. note that it is a quoted string.
    options = (optional) a space separated list of:
               wait  - block slate until the shell command exits. Useful when using shell commands in a
                       sequence binding
               path: - the inital working directory to use when starting the command. For example
                       path:~/code would set the inital working directory to ~/code

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl wait path:~/code '/opt/local/bin/mvim'

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to run the command `/opt/local/bin/mvim` with the current working directory of `~/code`. Slate will also block until the command is done. Note that you may **not** use the tilda home directory shortcut within the command itself, it is only allowed within the path.
hide

Hide one or more applications: hide applications

    applications = a comma separated list of application names. Individual application names must be
                   surrounded by quotes. You can also specify `current`, `all`, or `all-but:` for the
                   Application name (no quotes). `current` will apply to the currently focused
                   application, `all` will apply to all open applications and `all-but:'APP_NAME'` will
                   apply to all open applications except `APP_NAME`. Note that when trying to hide `all`
                   it will not work as intended because OS X will not allow every visible app to be
                   hidden. Hiding `all` will hide all apps but OS X will auto-show one of the apps that
                   were hidden.

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl hide 'iTerm','Google Chrome'

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to hide iTerm and Google Chrome.
show

Show one or more applications: show applications

    applications = a comma separated list of application names. Individual application names must be
                   surrounded by quotes. You can also specify `current`, `all`, or `all-but:` for the
                   Application name (no quotes). `current` will apply to the currently focused
                   application, `all` will apply to all open applications and `all-but:'APP_NAME'` will
                   apply to all open applications except `APP_NAME`.

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl show 'iTerm','Google Chrome'

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to show (unhide) iTerm and Google Chrome.
toggle

Toggle one or more applications: toggle applications

    applications = a comma separated list of application names. Individual application names must be
                   surrounded by quotes. You can also specify `current`, `all`, or `all-but:` for the
                   Application name (no quotes). `current` will apply to the currently focused
                   application, `all` will apply to all open applications and `all-but:'APP_NAME'` will
                   apply to all open applications except `APP_NAME`. Note that when trying to toggle `all`
                   it will may not work as intended because OS X will not allow every visible app to be
                   hidden. If at any point during the toggling all apps become hidden, OS X will auto-show
                   one of the apps that were hidden.

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl toggle 'iTerm','Google Chrome'

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to toggle iTerm and Google Chrome. Toggle meaning if the individual
application is currently hidden it will be shown and if it is currently shown it will be hidden.

**Note:** If you specify current in this toggle operation it will not toggle properly because after the current application is hidden, it is no longer the current application anymore.
chain

Chain multiple operations to one binding: chain opAndParams1 | opAndParams2 ...

    opAndParamsX = any operation string (except sequence, hint and grid)

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl chain push up | push right | push down | push left

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to push up on the first press, then push right on the second press, then push down on the third press, the push left on the fourth press and rotate back to pushing up on the fifth press (etc).
sequence

Activate a sequence of operations in one binding: sequence opAndParams1 separator opAndParams 2 ...

    opAndParamsX = any of the above operation strings (except chain and grid. hint must be last if present)
    separator = | or >. | will cause the next operation to be performed on the window focused at the time of
                execution of that operation, > will cause the next operation to be performed on the window
                focused at the start of the > chain.

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl sequence focus right > push left | push right

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to first focus the window to the right, then push the previously focused window to the left, then push the newly focused window to the right. Obviously Hint will ignore `>` and `|` and just display because it doesn't care which window was focused.
layout

Activate a layout: layout name

    name = the name of the layout to activate (set using the layout directive)

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl layout myLayout

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-l to activate the layout called `myLayout`. Note that the layout **must** be created before you bind it.
focus

Focus a window in a direction or from an application: focus direction|app

    direction = right|left|up|above|down|below|behind
    app = an app name surrounded by quotes

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl focus above

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to focus the window Slate finds to be above the currently focused window (from any application). Minimized and hidden windows are ignored. A couple global configuration options set using the `config` directive exist to tweak this. Also, up and above are the same. Down and below are also the same.

    bind 1:ctrl focus 'iTerm'

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to focus the main window of the application iTerm. The main window is the last focused window of that application.
snapshot

Create a snapshot of your current window locations: snapshot name options

    name = the name of the snapshot to create (used in delete-snapshot and activate-snapshot)
    options = (optional) a semicolon separated list of any of the following options:
      save-to-disk -> saves the snapshot to disk so Slate will load it when it starts up next
      stack -> treats this snapshot as stack so you can use this binding multiple times to push snapshots on the stack

Example:

     bind 1:ctrl snapshot theName save-to-disk;stack

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to create a snapshot called `theName`, save that snapshot to disk, and treat it as a stack so you can hit the keystroke multiple times to push snapshots onto the stack.

**Note:** There is a menu option to take a snapshot of the current screen configuration.
delete-snapshot

Delete a snapshot: delete-snapshot name options

    name = the name of the snapshot to delete
    options = (optional) a semicolon separated list of any of the following options:
      all -> if the snapshot is a stack (if it isn't, this option is useless), this will delete all snapshots in the
             stack (if this option is not specified, the default is to only delete the top snapshot of the stack).

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl delete-snapshot theName all

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to delete the snapshot called `theName` if it exists. This will delete all instances of theName meaning if you have pushed multiple snapshots on the stack, it will completely clear them all.
activate-snapshot

Activate a snapshot: activate-snapshot name options

    name = the name of the snapshot to activate
    options = (optional) a semicolon separated list of any of the following options:
      delete -> this will delete the snapshot after activating it (if the snapshot is a stack, it will pop the top
                snapshot off and keep the rest)

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl activate-snapshot theName delete

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to activate the snapshot called `theName` if it exists. This will also delete the snapshot (or pop it off the stack if the snapshot is a stack).

**Note:** There is a menu option to activate the snapshot that you may have created using the menu option.
hint

Show Window Hints (similar to Link Hints in Vimium except for Windows): hint characters

    characters = (optional) a simple string of characters to be used for the hints. each hint consists of one
                 character. if there are more windows than characters then some windows will not get hints.
                 this string can contain any of the single character Allowed Keys. Letters may be upper case or
                 lower case, but both will be bound to the lowercase letter for the hint. Using upper or lower
                 case only changes how they are displayed. The default string of characters is
                 "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789"

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl hint QWERTYUIOP

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to show Window Hints using the letters `Q`, `W`, `E`, `R`, `T`, `Y`, `U`, `I`, `O`, and `P`.  This will show an overlay in the top-left corner of every window on screen containing one of those letters. While the overlays are showing, if one of those letters is pressed, the corresponding window will be focused. If there are more than 10 windows, some windows will not get hints. Pressing ESC will dismiss the hints.

**Note:** There are *tons* of config options to tweak this.
grid

Show a Grid to one-off resize and move windows: grid options

    options is a whitespace separated list of:
      padding:<integer> = the padding between cells
      screenRef:width,height = width and height are integers specifying the width and height of the grid
                               (number of cells, not absolute size). screenRef is either the screenID or
                               screen resolution (widthxheight)

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl grid padding:5 1680x1050:16,9 1050x1680:9,16

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to show Grids on each screen. The default width and height are 12. This will set the padding between the cells to be 5. Also, this will change the width and height of the grid on the monitor with the resolution 1680x1050 to 16 and 9 respectively. For the monitor with the resolution 1050x1680, it will set the width to 9 and height to 16. If you have multiple monitors, the Grid that is on the same screen as your mouse pointer will be focused. If you want to use a grid on a different monitor you **must** click it first and then click+drag.

**Note:** There are a bunch of config options to tweak how this looks.
relaunch

Relaunch Slate: relaunch

Example:

    bind 1:ctrl relaunch

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to relaunch Slate. This will also reload the `.slate` file from scratch.
undo

Undo an Operation: undo

Example

    bind 1:ctrl undo

Will bind the keystroke ctrl-1 to undo the last binding that was triggered. By default you can undo up to the last 10 commands. This can be changed using the `undoMaxStackSize` config. Also, you can only undo movement-based operations. Focus-related operations will not undo.
switch

[Beta] A Better Application Switcher: switch

If you bind any binding to cmd-tab or cmd-shift-tab, Slate will completely disable the default Mac OS X Application switcher!

Example:

    bind tab:cmd switch

Will disable the default Mac OS X Application switcher and bind the keystroke cmd-tab to a better application switcher.

 **Note:** There are *tons* of config options to tweak this.

The source Directive

The source directive follows the following format (tokens may be separated by any number of spaces):

source filename optional:if_exists

Where filename is the name of a file containing any of the directives above (including source). If no absolute path is specified, the user's home directory will be prepended to filename. If the user specifies the option if_exists as the second argument, Slate will not complain if it cannot find the file.

For Example:

source ~/.slate.test if_exists

Will append all of the configurations from the file ~/.slate.test to the current configuration if the file ~/.slate.test exists.

Note: You may use any aliases, layouts, etc that you specify before the source directive in the file you source. Any aliases, layouts, etc specified after cannot be used. Additionally, any aliases, layouts, etc that you specify in the file you source can be used after the source directive.

Example Config

You can check out my own config here.

Useful Stuff

Contact

Please send all questions, bug reports, suggestions, or general commentary to Jigish Patel or create an issue on github.

Allowed Keys

Note: If you bind any binding to cmd-tab or cmd-shift-tab, Slate will completely disable the default Mac OS X Application switcher!

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