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A spacemacs menu inspired gtk module

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SpaceMenu is a python module inspired by the spacemacs "space menu". Designed to be used as a laucher for i3wm




pip install spacemenu



The class Window represents the menu window itself

from spacemenu import Window
window = Window(root, options)

root -> A dictionary with the desired display information in the following schema:

  "label": 'title of the window',
  "branches": [
      "label": "label for the first branch",
      "branches": [],
      "leaves": []
  "leaves": [
    { "label": "label for leaf 1", "command": "shell command to be executed""}

so, a branch can contain other branches or leaves, and each leaf executes a command.

options -> Options can either be a dictonary or an Options object

  "margin": 10,
  "column_spacing": 1,
  "row_spacing": 1,
  "max_columns": 5,
  "row_height": 35,
  "margin_left": 0,
  "margin_right": 0,
  "margin_bottom": 0,
  "font": "italic bold 12px Georgia, serif",
  "background_color": "#ffffff"
  "button_background_color": "#ffffff"
  "button_text_color": "#000000"
  "branch_background_color": "#ffffff",
  "branch_text_color": "#ffffff",
  "branch_text_shortcut_color": "#ff0000",
  "branch_text_separator_color": "#00ff00",
  "branch_text_label_color": "#0000ff",
  "leaf_background_color": "#ffffff",
  "leaf_text_color": "#000000",
  "leaf_text_shortcut_color": "#ff0000",
  "leaf_text_separator_color': "#00ff00",
  "leaf_text_label_color": "#0000ff"

note: any undefined values will be set to the Gtk theme default


draw() -> draw the window


Outer Shape

  • margin_left: Sets outer left margin (in px)
  • margin_right: Sets outer right margin (in px)
  • margin_bottom: Sets outer bottom margin (in px)

Inner Shap

  • inner_margin: Inner margin for the window
  • column_spacing: Spacing between each column
  • row_spacing: Spacing between each row
  • max_columns: Maximum number of columns to display
  • row_height: The height of the buttons in each row
  • font: Font to be used by the labels


  • background_color: The color for the window background (#rrggbb)
  • button_background_color: The color for the button background (#rrggbb)
  • button_text_color: The color for the text of the buttons(#rrggbb)


  • allow externally defined shortcuts



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