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I've been digging around in the API documentation, and I'm having limited sucess switching tags from within awesome-client. Basically, I can switch tags with:

awful.tag.viewidx(2)

But that is relative not absolute. From looking in my rc.lua, looks like what I need is:

local screen = mouse.screen
awful.tag.viewonly(tags[screen][2])

But I get the following error instead:

attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)

What is the most concise way of changing tags (preferably one command) to an absolute tag number. Alternatively, how can I find the current tag?

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After a lot of trial and error this is what I came up with:

awful.tag.viewonly(tags[1][3])

This will switch to the third tag.

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Only on the first screen, even if the focus is on the second screen. –  l0b0 Jun 25 '13 at 8:38

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