Module settings

Centralized settings system

The settings module provides a central place to access and modify settings for all of luakit's modules.

Functions

settings.register_settings (settings)

Register a table of settings. Entries in the table of settings to register should be keyed by the setting path string.

Parameters

  • settings
    Type: {[string]=table}
    The table of settings to register.

settings.get_setting_for_view (view, key)

Retrieve the value of a setting for a webview.

This function considers, in order:

  1. any view-specific overrides
  2. the setting's domain-specific values
  3. the setting's non-domain-specific value
  4. the setting's default value

The settings key must be a valid settings key.

Parameters

  • view
    Type: widget
    The webview.
  • key
    Type: string
    The key of the setting to retrieve.

Return Values

  • any type
    The value of the setting.

settings.override_setting_for_view (view, key)

Add or remove a view-specific override for a setting. Passing nil as the value will clear any override.

The settings key must be a valid settings key.

Parameters

  • view
    Type: widget
    The webview.
  • key
    Type: string
    The key of the setting to override.

Return Values

  • any type
    The new value of the setting override.

settings.override_setting (key, The)

Add an override for a setting.

The settings key must be a valid settings key.

Parameters

  • key
    Type: string
    The key of the setting to override.
  • The
    Type: any type
    value of the setting override.

settings.get_setting (key)

Retrieve the value of a setting, whether it's explicitly set or the default.

This does not take into account any domain-specific values.

The settings key must be a valid settings key.

Parameters

  • key
    Type: string
    The key of the setting to retrieve.

Return Values

  • any type
    The value of the setting.

settings.set_setting (key, value, opts)

Assign a value to a setting. Values assigned in this way are persisted to disk, and automatically set when luakit starts.

The settings key must be a valid settings key.

Parameters

  • key
    Type: string
    The key of the setting to retrieve.
  • value
    Type: any type
    The new value of the setting.
  • opts
    Type: table
    Table of options. Currently the only valid field is domain, which allows setting a domain-specific setting value.

settings.get_settings ()

Retrieve information about all registered settings and their values.

Return Values

  • table
    A table of records, one for each setting.

settings.add_migration_warning ()

Deprecated: should be used only for existing code

Migration helper function.

settings.migrate_global ()

Deprecated: should be used only for existing code

Migration helper function.

Attribution

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