Individually coloring tag labels in the Awesome window managerJan 13, 2018 in computers, programming
Uh, so this is maybe a weird post to put up after not writing anything for a while, but here I am.
I’m a big fan of the Awesome window manager. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I switched to it a while ago and have really become a fan of how it works. I don’t even use most of its features, honestly, but I like that they’re there. And I really appreciate that you can change almost any aspect of how it works. One weakness of it, though, is that it isn’t very well-documented. You kind of have to dig into the internals to figure out how things work, or get lucky and find some internet rando’s blog post telling you how to do the thing you want to do.
In this blog post, I, internet rando, will tell you about one Awesome customization I’ve done, to give each tag (workspace) button a different color.
(By the way, these instructions are written for Awesome 4.2. You might be able to follow along for other versions, though.)