This script uses the i3ipc-python library to switch the layout splith/splitv depending on the currently focused window dimensions. It works on both sway and i3 window managers.
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The script does one thing: it checks the window height / width ratio, and
executes the equivalent of either
swaymsg splitv or
swaymsg splith. Nothing
less, nothing more. This may make stack and tabbed layouts behave oddly.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done about it – please, do not
submit issues about it –, but there are two workaround that you can try.
One option is, to enable autotiling on certain workspaces or outputs only. For instance, you could configure autotiling to be enabled on odd workspaces, but not on even ones:
### Autostart exec_always autotiling -w 1 3 5 7 9
Another option you can try, is setting
--limit and only use stacking or
tabbing on the lowest level. A good place to start would be
--limit 2. Open
four windows with the third and fourth window in the same container as two. This
might mimic a master-stack layout and you should now be able to switch to
stacking or tabbed. Beware that the decision on how to split is still based on
the height / width ratio.
The script has been packaged for the following distributions:
- Install the
python-i3ipc>=2.0.1package (or whatever it's called in your Linux distribution);
- save the
main.pyfile anywhere, rename to
autotiling, make executable, move to your bin folder;
exec_always autotilingto the
exec_always --no-startup-id autotilingto the
$ autotiling -h usage: autotiling [-h] [-d] [-v] [-w [WORKSPACES ...]] [-e [EVENTS ...]] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -d, --debug print debug messages to stderr -v, --version display version information -o [OUTPUTS ...], --outputs [OUTPUTS ...] restricts autotiling to certain output; example: autotiling --output DP-1 HDMI-0 -w [WORKSPACES ...], --workspaces [WORKSPACES ...] restricts autotiling to certain workspaces; example: autotiling --workspaces 8 9 -l LIMIT, --limit LIMIT limit how often autotiling will split a container; try "2", if you like master-stack layouts; default: 0 (no limit) -e [EVENTS ...], --events [EVENTS ...] list of events to trigger switching split orientation; default: WINDOW MODE
Changing event subscription has already been the objective of several pull request. To avoid doing this again and again,
starting from v1.6 you may specify them in the
--events argument. If no value given, the script will subscribe
Event.MODE, as if it was executed with
autotiling -e WINDOW MODE. See
altdesktop/i3ipc-python` for event enumeration.