NAME

zathurarc - zathura configuration file

SYNOPSIS

/etc/zathurarc, $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/zathura/zathurarc

DESCRIPTION

The zathurarc file is a simple plain text file that can be populated with various commands to change the behaviour and the look of zathura which we are going to describe in the following subsections. Each line (besides empty lines and comments (which start with a prepended #) is evaluated on its own, so it is not possible to write multiple commands in one single line.

COMMANDS

set - Changing options

In addition to the build-in :set command zathura offers more options to be changed and makes those changes permanent. To overwrite an option you just have to add a line structured like the following

set <option> <new value>

The option field has to be replaced with the name of the option that should be changed and the new value field has to be replaced with the new value the option should get. The type of the value can be one of the following:

INT - An integer number
FLOAT - A floating point number
STRING - A character string
BOOL - A boolean value ("true" for true, "false" for false)

In addition we advice you to check the options to get a more detailed view of the options that can be changed and which values they should be set to.

The following example should give some deeper insight of how the set command can be used

set option1 5
set option2 2.0
set option3 hello
set option4 hello\ world
set option5 "hello world"

If you want to use color codes for some options, make sure to quote them accordingly or to escape the hash symbol.

set default-fg "#CCBBCC"
set default-fg \#CCBBCC

map - Mapping a shortcut

It is possible to map or remap new key bindings to shortcut functions which allows a high level of customization. The :map command can also be used in the zathurarc file to make those changes permanent:

map [mode] <binding> <shortcut function> <argument>

Mode

The map command expects several arguments where only the binding as well as the shortcut-function argument is required. Since zathura uses several modes it is possible to map bindings only for a specific mode by passing the mode argument which can take one of the following values:

normal (default)
fullscreen
index

The brackets around the value are mandatory.

Single key binding

The (possible) second argument defines the used key binding that should be mapped to the shortcut function and is structured like the following. On the one hand it is possible to just assign single letters, numbers or signs to it:

map a shortcut_function
map b shortcut_function
map c shortcut_function
map 1 shortcut_function
map 2 shortcut_function
map 3 shortcut_function
map ! shortcut_function
map ? shortcut_function

Using modifiers

It is also possible to use modifiers like the Control or Alt button on the keyboard. It is possible to use the following modifiers:

A - Alt
C - Control
S - Shift

Now it is required to define the binding with the following structure:

map <A-a> shortcut_function
map <C-a> shortcut_function

Special keys

zathura allows it also to assign keys like the space bar or the tab button which also have to be written in between angle brackets. The following special keys are currently available:

Identifier Description

BackSpace  Back space
CapsLock   Caps lock
Esc        Escape
Down       Arrow down
Up         Arrow up
Left       Arrow left
Right      Arrow right
F1         F1
F2         F2
F3         F3
F4         F4
F5         F5
F6         F6
F7         F7
F8         F8
F9         F9
F10        F10
F11        F11
F12        F12
PageDown   Page Down
PageUp     Page Up
Return     Return
Space      Space
Super      Windows key
Tab        Tab

Of course it is possible to combine those special keys with a modifier. The usage of those keys should be explained by the following examples:

map <Space> shortcut_function
map <C-Space> shortcut_function

Mouse buttons

It is also possible to map mouse buttons to shortcuts by using the following special keys:

Identifier Description

Button1    Mouse button 1
Button2    Mouse button 2
Button3    Mouse button 3
Button4    Mouse button 4
Button5    Mouse button 5

They can also be combined with modifiers:

map <Button1> shortcut_function
map <C-Button1> shortcut_function

Buffer commands

If a mapping does not match one of the previous definition but is still a valid mapping it will be mapped as a buffer command:

map abc quit
map test quit

Shortcut functions

The following shortcut functions can be mapped:

Function          Description

abort             Switch back to normal mode
adjust_window     Adjust page width
change_mode       Change current mode
display_link      Display link target
focus_inputbar    Focus inputbar
follow            Follow a link
goto              Go to a certain page
jumplist          Move forwards/backwards in the jumplist
navigate          Navigate to the next/previous page
navigate_index    Navigate through the index
print             Show the print dialog
quit              Quit zathura
recolor           Recolor the pages
reload            Reload the document
rotate            Rotate the page
scroll            Scroll
search            Search next/previous item
set               Set an option
toggle_fullscreen Toggle fullscreen
toggle_index      Show or hide index
toggle_inputbar   Show or hide inputbar
toggle_page_mode  Toggle between one and multiple pages per row
toggle_statusbar  Show or hide statusbar
zoom              Zoom in or out

Pass arguments

Some shortcut function require or have optional arguments which influence the behaviour of them. Those can be passed as the last argument: map <C-i> zoom in map <C-o> zoom out

Possible arguments are:

best-fit
bottom
collapse
collapse-all
default
down
expand
expand-all
full-down
full-up
half-down
half-up
in
left
next
out
page-bottom
page-top
previous
right
rotate-ccw
rotate-cw
select
specific
toggle
top
up
width

unmap - Removing a shortcut

In addition to mapping or remaping custom key bindings it is possible to remove existing ones by using the :unmap command. The command is used in the following way (the explanation of the parameters is described in the map section of this document

unmap [mode] <binding>

OPTIONS

girara

This section describes settings concerning the behaviour of libgirara and zathura. The settings described here can be changed with set.

n-completion-items

Defines the maximum number of displayed completion entries.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 15

completion-bg

Defines the background color that is used for command line completion entries

Value type: String
Default value: #232323

completion-fg

Defines the foreground color that is used for command line completion entries

Value type: String
Default value: #DDDDDD

completion-group-bg

Defines the background color that is used for command line completion group elements

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

completion-group-fg

Defines the foreground color that is used for command line completion group elements

Value type: String
Default value: #DEDEDE

completion-highlight-bg

Defines the background color that is used for the current command line completion element

Value type: String
Default value: #9FBC00

completion-highlight-fg

Defines the foreground color that is used for the current command line completion element

Value type: String
Default value: #232323

default-fg

Defines the default foreground color

Value type: String
Default value: #DDDDDD

default-bg

Defines the default background color

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

exec-command

Defines a command the should be prepanded to any command run with exec.

Value type: String
Default value:

font

Defines the font that will be used

Value type: String
Default value: monospace normal 9

guioptions

Shows or hides GUI elements. If it contains 'c', the command line is displayed. If it contains 's', the statusbar is displayed. If it contains 'h', the vertical scrollbar is displayed. If it contains 'v', the horizontal scrollbar is displayed.

Value type: String
Default value: s

inputbar-bg

Defines the background color for the inputbar

Value type: String
Default value: #131313

inputbar-fg

Defines the foreground color for the inputbar

Value type: String
Default value: #9FBC00

notification-bg

Defines the background color for a notification

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

notification-fg

Defines the foreground color for a notification

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

notification-error-bg

Defines the background color for an error notification

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

notification-error-fg

Defines the foreground color for an error notification

Value type: String
Default value: #FF1212

notification-warning-bg

Defines the background color for a warning notification

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

notification-warning-fg

Defines the foreground color for a warning notification

Value type: String
Default value: #FFF712

tabbar-fg

Defines the foreground color for a tab

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

tabbar-bg

Defines the background color for a tab

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

tabbar-focus-fg

Defines the foreground color for the focused tab

Value type: String
Default value: #9FBC00

tabbar-focus-bg

Defines the background color for the focused tab

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

show-scrollbars

Defines if both the horizontal and vertical scrollbars should be shown or not. Deprecated, use 'guioptions' instead.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

show-h-scrollbar

Defines whether to show/hide the horizontal scrollbar. Deprecated, use 'guioptions' instead.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

show-v-scrollbar

Defines whether to show/hide the vertical scrollbar. Deprecated, use 'guioptions' instead.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

statusbar-bg

Defines the background color of the statusbar

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

statusbar-fg

Defines the foreground color of the statusbar

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

statusbar-h-padding

Defines the horizontal padding of the statusbar and notificationbar

Value type: Integer
Default value: 8

statusbar-v-padding

Defines the vertical padding of the statusbar and notificationbar

Value type: Integer
Default value: 2

window-height

Defines the window height on startup

Value type: Integer
Default value: 600

window-width

Defines the window width on startup

Value type: Integer
Default value: 800

zathura

This section describes settings concerning the behaviour of zathura.

abort-clear-search

Defines if the search results should be cleared on abort.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

adjust-open

Defines which auto adjustment mode should be used if a document is loaded. Possible options are "best-fit" and "width".

Value type: String
Default value: best-fit

advance-pages-per-row

Defines if the number of pages per row should be honored when advancing a page.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

incremental-search

En/Disables incremental search (search while typing).

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

highlight-color

Defines the color that is used for highlighting parts of the document (e.g.: show search results)

Value type: String
Default value: #9FBC00

highlight-active-color

Defines the color that is used to show the current selected highlighted element (e.g: current search result)

Value type: String
Default value: #00BC00

highlight-transparency

Defines the opacity of a highlighted element

Value type: Float
Default value: 0.5

page-padding

The page padding defines the gap in pixels between each rendered page.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 1

page-cache-size

Defines the maximum number of pages that could be kept in the page cache. When the cache is full and a new page that isn't cached becomes visible, the least recently viewed page in the cache will be evicted to make room for the new one. Large values for this variable are NOT recommended, because this will lead to consuming a significant portion of the system memory.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 15

pages-per-row

Defines the number of pages that are rendered next to each other in a row.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 1

first-page-column

Defines the column in which the first page will be displayed.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 1

recolor

En/Disables recoloring

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

recolor-keephue

En/Disables keeping original hue when recoloring

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

recolor-darkcolor

Defines the color value that is used to represent dark colors in recoloring mode

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

recolor-lightcolor

Defines the color value that is used to represent light colors in recoloring mode

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

render-loading

Defines if the "Loading..." text should be displayed if a page is rendered.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

render-loading-bg

Defines the background color that is used for the "Loading..." text.

Value type: String
Default value: #FFFFFF

render-loading-fg

Defines the foreground color that is used for the "Loading..." text.

Value type: String
Default value: #000000

scroll-hstep

Defines the horizontal step size of scrolling by calling the scroll command once

Value type: Float
Default value: -1

scroll-step

Defines the step size of scrolling by calling the scroll command once

Value type: Float
Default value: 40

scroll-full-overlap

Defines the proportion of the current viewing area that should be visible after scrolling a full page.

Value type: Float
Default value: 0.1

scroll-wrap

Defines if the last/first page should be wrapped

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

scroll-page-aware

Defines if scrolling by half or full pages stops at page boundaries.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

link-zoom

En/Disables the ability of changing zoom when following links.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

link-hadjust

En/Disables aligning to the left internal link targets, for example from the index.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

search-hadjust

En/Disables horizontally centered search results.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

window-title-basename

Use basename of the file in the window title.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

window-title-page

Display the page number in the window title.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

statusbar-basename

Use basename of the file in the statusbar.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: false

zoom-center

En/Disables horizontally centered zooming.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: False

zoom-max

Defines the maximum percentage that the zoom level can be.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 1000

zoom-min

Defines the minimum percentage that the zoom level can be.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 10

zoom-step

Defines the amount of percent that is zoomed in or out on each command.

Value type: Integer
Default value: 10

selection-clipboard

Defines the X clipboard into which mouse-selected data will be written. When it is "clipboard", selected data will be written to the CLIPBOARD clipboard, and can be pasted using the Ctrl+v key combination. When it is "primary", selected data will be written to the PRIMARY clipboard, and can be pasted using the middle mouse button, or the Shift-Insert key combination.

Value type: String
Default value: primary

syntex-dbus-service

En/Disables the D-Bus service required for synctex forward synchronization.

Value type: Boolean
Default value: true

SEE ALSO

zathura(1)

AUTHOR

pwmt.org