Lightweight tiling window manager combining tiling and floating. Highly extensible through the Lua programming language.

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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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KDE Plasma Panel is not in the background when using Awesome WM

I use Awesome VM with KDE and it works rather good up until Kubuntu 14.10. Now I tried the upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04 and the KDE background picture lays over the wibox (the control bar of Awesome WM) ...
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Need battery applet for Awesome WM and Ubuntu 14.04

Today I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I was using Ubuntu 10.04 previously. So far I have restored everything except for I cannot find an applet for Awesome WM that shows the battery ...
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Sound not working with Alsamixer on ubuntu with Awesome WM

So on Ubuntu, when I boot into the normal window manager, everything works great. But when I boot into awesome, I need to use alsamixer to control the sound. The problem is that it no longer works ...
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Print Screen in AWesome WM

I'm trying to make it so I can do a screen shot with with the PrintScrn button in Awesome WM. I found an ImageMagick script with keybinding in the Wiki, but I'm not able to make it work. The script ...
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awesomeWM vicious volume progress widgit

I have included at the end some rc.lua code copied nearly verbatim from vicious README examples. (The set_color line needed an additional "}" and I changed BAT0 to BAT1). awmtt.sh gives me an error: ...
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Awesome WM eof expected near end

I'm trying to add the network usage widget shown in the Awesome wiki but I'm running into an error. Here is the code: -- Create the wibox mywibox[s] = awful.wibox({ position = "top", screen = s ...
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How can I xprop or xwininfo Gnome-Do?

I need to see the X properties of the Gnome-Do popup window, in regard to this question that I asked earlier. The problem is that as soon as the Gnome-Do window loses focus it closes, so I can't ...
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Awesome WM not working with google-chrome

When I start google-chrome, everything appears to be fine, but when I attempt to change the current layout, the browser windows do not respond correctly. It almost seems as if there was an attempt to ...
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Thunderbird font adjustment in Awesome window manager

I have Ubuntu Linux with KDE and Awesome window manager. Thunderbird fonts look nice in KDE, but when I run it in Awesome font size becomes bigger. How can I adjust the font size of Thunderbird in ...
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Detect right and left shift keys pressed together from within Awesome WM

I want to have Awesome WM run a command when both Shift keys (left and right) are pressed together. I know Linux can differentiate between the two shift keys (e.g., one can tell Gnome to change the ...
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Configure GTK and Qt system fonts

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 with the Awesome window manager. Is there a set of programs where can I set system-wide fonts? In particular the monospaced font? I can set the system-wide sans font for Qt ...
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No wifi at ALL Ubuntu 14.10

got a bluetooth speaker tried to connect it to my laptop but while doing it messed up my wireless Now there is no "Enable Wireless" any more tried iwconfig and here is what I got PLEASE HELP I ...
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awesome overwrote xfce notifications

I installed awesome and i3 to try out fully tiled window managers, and it looks like the styling from awesome's notifications has overtaken xfce4's. Neither notify-osd nor notification-daemon are ...
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How do I get lightdm on suspend from awesome/gnome session?

I am using awesomewm as my windows manager on ubuntu 14.04 and use the gnome settings daemons for power, wifi, etc. When I close the lid, my computer suspends. When I open it back up, it does not ...
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Fresh install display broken

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.4 in an vwmware VM and nothing seems to work. One big problem is the display. My old VMs running 10.4 resize automatically when I resize the window in the host, this one ...
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Can't see the right part of my screen

I have awesome window manager in Ubuntu 14.04. Today I booted my computer, and I can't see about 200 pixels of the right part of my screen, like it's not there, I can move my mouse past my screen and ...
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awesome wm with xubuntu - setting wallpaper resets to default

I am using awesome v3.4.15 (Never Gonna Give You Up) and (X)Ubuntu. My display manager is lightdm. In /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua I've added this line to change my background to a solid color: ...
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LXDM + AwesomeWM - unable to use keyboard until application opened

I have just installed LXDM alongside Awesome, and LXDM works fine. Unfortunately, there is a really small problem that isn't that bad (but fairly annoying) that I have no idea how to go about fixing. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - After doing something to the grub config and reverting it, I cannot log in

I wanted Ubuntu to boot into text mode instead of grapical mode, so I followed a tutorial and went ahead with editing /etc/default/grub so that GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" instead of ...
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What is the difference between gnome-awesome session and pure xsession?

I am trying to use awesome tiling window manager and I figured I have a choice of running awesome as GNOME session or pure xsession. What is the difference between the two and when would I want each ...
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Awesome VM can't seem to be able to find some programs in the right-click menu

Basically I can't find Skype or Spotify in the right click menu, where I can find all other applications I've installed. I am looking for some way to be able to start them (even if it is through a ...
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Invisible Ubuntu-sdk menu

I am planning to develop mobile programs using ubuntu-sdk, but my window manager is awesome(http://awesome.naquadah.org/) and menu of ubuntu-sdk is not visible at all. All other programs work ...
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How to have a clean *ubuntu and Awesome WM

Mi request is quite simple. How can I get an *buntu distro but with awesome in it? I mean, how can I wipe off everything in ubuntu (unity & stuff) and get awesome WM ? What I'd like is *buntu ...
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How to set a default file manager for qt's app?

I am running on ubuntu with awesomeWM which does not have specific file manager. When I launch vlc or any other Qt app and try to open a file from there, it does segfault after the following error ...
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How can I get Awesome WM to display GNOME wallpapers on tags 2-9?

For some reason, the Awesome WM has stopped displaying backgrounds (wallpapers) on workspaces (tags) 2-9. It didn't used to do this, but has started doing this for some reason on the default ...
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Awesome does not create listing in gdm

I have installed awesome desktop from the terminal using apt-get. But it does not create a listing in the gdm during login. Is there any way to create a listing in gdm? Also I am not able to edit ...
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How to open GUI folder manager in Awesome WM?

I have installed awesome several hours ago. I do not know how to open folders in GUI. How to open graphical folder manager in Awesome WM ? I mean the default GUI folder in Awesome WM.
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Cannot find Awesome DE log in icon

I have just installed Awesome DE on Ubuntu 13.04. I logged out, but just found GNOME, GNOME(no effect), GNOME(3D). What's wrong? I tried sudo apt-get install awesome-de again, it returns I have ...
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how to add awesome on session list

Dear experts I am new to Ubuntu. I am using gnome shell and willing to use awesome windows manager. I am supposed to search for the tutorials before asking here and I did a lots of googling and ...
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How to have a volume control/widget in Awesome WM?

Simple question but hard answer, i searched around in Google a solution to make a dynamic widget to control and see the volume with Awesome Window manager but i can't find a working solution. Any one ...
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Urxvt with Awesome WM and Xcompmgr is giving me strange-looking terminals?

I haven't seen anyone else have this problem. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I believe Awesome WM, Xcompmgr, and Urxvt are all up to date. My transparent terminals often look like this: This ...
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Awesome WM - running lua rc.lua gives an error

I install awesome using sudo apt-get install awesome I copied my rc.lua to ~/.config/awesome and ran lua rc.lua I got the following error: lua: rc.lua:2: module 'awful' not found: ...
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Awesome WM can't find xcb-cursor 12.04

I'm trying to install awesome wm following: http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Awesome-3.4.11/git-Ubuntu-Lucid but instead of installing libxcb-1.8, xcb-proto-1.7, xcb-util-0.3.8 and ...
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How to add 'awesome' selection in LightDM?

I installed awesome using apt-get, and after installation finished, I logged out to lightdm. But there is no selection for awesome, only Unity and subtle (since I recently installed subtle). What ...
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Recommended auto-mounter for tiling window managers?

What is the recommended way to automatically mount usb drives, optical media, hard drives, etc... with a tiling window manager on Ubuntu? I am a big fan of tiling window managers, but I always look ...
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How do I extend the PATH used by the awesome window manager run command?

I have a bin directory in my home directory. I would like for the Run: shortcut to search that bin directory as well. How do I add it to the Run search path?
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No application menus in awesome

Yesterday I installed awesome via an excellent YouTube video. Today, I'm trying to be productive; Unfortunately, I can't find the menus to my applications: thunderbird, chromium-browser, etc. How do ...
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When I run Nautilus or Guake from awesome wm the wallpaper is reverted to my Unity background

I'm using awesome wm on a ubuntu 12.04. It works fine except that whenever I run guake or nautilus should the background being reverted back to what's my background on unity. on using nautilus, ...
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Problem with using gnome-screenshot in awesome

I'm having problem with using gnome-screenshot in awesome wm. Here's the screenshot. I'm using awesome wm and my linux distro is Ubuntu 12.04. I have no idea how to solve this and what causes this. ...
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Are there any ways to install Awesome 3.5.1 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm doing to migrate from DE to WM, and like Awesome. But at home I use Ubuntu 13.04 and can install the newest Awesome. At work I use Ubuntu 12.04 and it is older then Awesome, so how can I install ...
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How to setup Awesome WM with GNOME services on arbitrary Ubuntu?

tl;dr Is there a generic guide to set up GNOME background services to work with Awesome WM on any Ubuntu? The official guide doesn't seem to have been updated since Ubuntu 11.10. Another guide is ...
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How to add keyboard shortcuts to Awesome WM

I've installed awesome3 wm on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed it to work properly now I could use some keyboard shortcuts to start programs like gmrun, firefox or whatever.
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default application to open text file in Thunar under Awesome WM

I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 and using Awesome WM. In Awesome session, If I double click a plain text file(txt, asc, rb, py etc.) in Thunar, it opens with Abi Word. But I want it to open with a text editor ...
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Problem with Nautilus when using awesome? [duplicate]

When I start awesome with startx I have no background (by choice) and when I right click on the "desktop" I get a menu for opening apps like in normal GNOME. The problem is that when I start ...
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Suspend doesn't happen when laptop lid closes - awesome wm

I've installed awesome as my windows manager. However, it doesn't seem to respect the power options from lightdm; if I'm at the login screen shutting the lid will trigger suspend. Once I log into the ...
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Awesome multimonitor scenario: how to stop mirroring?

I have this two-monitor configuration that works flawlessly in the default 12.10 GNOME wm. This is my xorg.conf: Section "Monitor" Identifier "VGA0" Option "Enable" "true" Modeline ...
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How to make a textbox update brightness level?

I'm using Awesome window manager and have a textbox widget that I want to update with the current brightness level on an arbitrary interval of my choosing. Is there anyway to do this with Awesome and ...
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Timezone in “Date & Time” from gnome control center is frequently wrong

Currently on a system with ubuntu and awesome as the window manager. For some reason changing the timezone in gnome control center does not do a thing. Running date returns the right timezone (as ...
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Is having Unity/awesome wm together possible? how can I do this?

I would like to have the menus, sidebar,the HUD, and the user friendliness ubuntu offers but I would like the window control and the window tiling capabilities of awesome together. Google has not ...