A notification system for tiling window managers.
twmn is two things:
twmnc: command line tool to send notifications to
twmnd. You can also use
notify-send for a similar purpose, but
twmnc is more powerful. See
twmnc --help for more information.
twmnd: daemon listening to notification requests and showing them one after another. Configure it at
~/.config/twmn/twmn.conf. The file is generated the first time
twmnd is launched.
Notifications are shown in a one-line bar called the notification slide. They can be navigated through and activated with shortcuts.
twmn.conf for more information.
[gui] ; Screen number to display notifications on when using a multi-head desktop. screen= ; 0 indexed screen number ; WARNING: Deprecated by "screen" ; Absolute position from the top-left corner of the slide. You may need it for a multi-screen setup. ; You still have to set position in order to choose the slide animation. If empty, twmnd will try ; to figure out where to display the slide according to your desktop size and the slide position. absolute_position= ; Supported format: WxH. Width and Height being integers. ; Background color. background_color=black ; RBG hex and keywords (eg. lightgray) are supported. ; An icon for the layout. Useful only for a layout file. icon= ; Path to image file. Optional. ; Font family. font=Sans ; Font size. font_size=13 ; In pixel. ; Text color. foreground_color=white ; RBG hex and keywords (eg. lightgray) are supported. ; Height of the slide bar. Useful to match your tiling window manager's bar. height=18 ; In pixel. ; Position of the notification slide. position=top_right ; Accepted values: top_right (tr), top_left (tl), bottom_right (br), ; bottom_left (bl), top_center (tc), bottom_center (bc), center (c). ; The animation to use when the slide appear in_animation=38 ; see http://doc.qt.nokia.com/latest/qeasingcurve.html#Type-enum for types ; The in animation's duration in_animation_duration=1000 ; in milliseconds ; The animation to use whe the slide is closing out_animation=13 ; The out animation's duration out_animation_duration=1000 ; Enable or disable notification bounce when changing notification bounce=true ; true or false [icons] ; An icon. You can add as many as you want. NAME= ; Path to image file. NAME being the icon's custom name. [main] ; Program/command to be executed on notification activation. activate_command= ; Path to command. ; Time each notification remains visible. duration=3000 ; In millisecond. ; Enable or disable shortcuts. enable_shortcuts=true ; true or false. ; UDP port used for notifications. port=9797 ; Program/command to play sound with. sound_command= ; Path to command. Leave empty for no sound. [shortcuts] ; Modifiers shortcuts. modifiers=Alt+ ; Up to three modifiers. Use with the following shortcuts. ; Shows the previous notification. Mouse wheel up does it too. previous=K ; Shows the next notification. If a modification is manually shown it will not be displayed again ; when twmnd process the notification stack. Mouse wheel up does it too. next=J ; Activates the notification. Runs the command defined at activate_command. ; Mouse left click activates it too. activate=Return ; Hides all notifications. To hide the current notification, use the "next" key ; instead. Mouse right click has the same effect. hide=X
Otherwise you can install
dbusif they weren't before
git clone https://github.com/sboli/twmn.gitto get
qmaketo generate a Makefile
sudo make installto install
/usr/local/bin. Make sure this folder is in your
$PATHenvironment variable. (
twmndto be always running, add it to your
storage_notifier example requires
dbus-python to be installed. The
mpd_notifier example requires
python-mpd to be installed and running.