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

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Autostart in .xinitrc

I want to run some program at awesomewm startup. I have in my .xinitrc this line: exec awesome It works. Then I added this: exec guake I got errors. So I did this: guake I put each of these ...
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Awesome WM menu missing Firefox

After sudo apt-get install awesome awesome-extra and logging into it (with no previous configuration that I know of), there's no menu entry for Firefox. All my other stuff is there - Mutt, Meld, ...
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AwesomeWM returning to lightdm after trying to log in

I recently installed AwesomeWM, everything was going fine til I tried to edit the rc.lua. It wouldn't let me save from AwesomeWM so I opened up Unity and saved it from there and when I tried to log ...
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Awesome window manager on startup

I've installed Awesome window manager on Ubuntu 12-04 I have followed these instructions to set it up. It works correctly. I am now trying to add some shell commands to be run at startup. [swapping ...
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regain control of mouse by restarting Xorg?

Lately whilst browsing the web the mouse will "hold down left click" and not let go -- i.e. I get a closed hand icon that can move around but doesn't interact with the screen. Restarting the OS solves ...
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Awesome starts programms twice

I'm running Ubuntu on a MacBook and use an external monitor. So I use xrandr to turn off the laptop monitor on startup if the external monitor is connected with this small ruby script: ...
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Awesome WM Does not Search for Wifi Networks?

When I start Awesome WM, it works fine but it does not start the daemon/application that searches for and connects to wifi networks. How to make it do that both on startup as well as on demand since ...
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switching over to awesome from openbox, can I still use my menu.xml

I've been using openbox in LXDE for a couple of years now, and I have my menu.xml just the way I like it. I see in awesome the default menu seems to be constructed in the rc.lua, but I also see that ...
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autostart app with tag in awm

while giving awm a try i encounter some problems. i want to autostart some apps when awm is started with specific tags. here's the relevant config i use for that. first my tags with layouts: tags = ...
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X Server crash (EQ overflowing) [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with lightdm and awesome window manager on a Macbook Pro 6,2 (nvidia and integrated Intel GPUs). I'm also using macfanctld and pommed, in case that's helpful. My grub config ...
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Problems with dual screen in awesome

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an late 2010 MacBook in order to use it lid-closed with a big screen and to use it with awesome. I activted both screens with the nvidia-settings tool. Awesome starts two ...
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In Awesome window manager, how do I add vicious widgets?

I do exactly what it says in the vicious README, but when I reload the configuration file, no widgets are added to the top bar. So for example, I add: require("vicious") at the top (after moving ...
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How can I permanently save a password-protected SSH key?

I am using Awesome Window Manager How can I permanently add private keys with password? Inspired by the answer here I have added the private keys in ~/.ssh/config Contents of ~/.ssh/config: ...
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How do I Install and Use Awesome WM?

How do I use Awesome WM with Ubuntu 12.04? How do I invoke Awesome instead of Unity? Any dangers to trying to install it - in other words can I mess up my graphical shell?
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User-level script run by lightdm

I'd like to do key remapping that effects only my user, but everywhere within my window manager, not just in a terminal. In lightdm, I select awesome as my window manager and log in. Are there any ...
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Why is metacity still my display manager instead of awesome?

I am trying to stop using unity and make awesome my default display manager while still having gnome as my default desktop environment. I am following the instructions at this page. I did however base ...
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Awesome-WM inside gnome-shell -> Get rid of top panels

I am using awesome-wm now, and was trying to get it working with gnome-shell. I have basically followed those steps: ...
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Starting awesome-wm when using startx?

I uninstalled gnome-session-fallback and gdm, when I start the machine, it boots in console mode. I can log in normally. Using startx starts up the remnants of GNOME that are still on my machine (a ...
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Logging in over and over again. How to fix this? [closed]

Ok, I messed up. I installed ubuntu 11.10, installed awesome wm and removed unity, to have something to fall back on, I also installed gnome-session-fallback. I was messing around and did the ...
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How do I apply themes to gtk applications when I'm using Awesome WM?

No matter what I use, e.g. gtk-ctheme, and the other apps availible in the repos, gtk applications running under Awesome WM stay ugly. The same apps look fine when I use unity. Any thoughts?
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Brightness control on Awesome windowing manager

I have just installed Awesome WM and I have no options to change the screen brightness, and also its shortcut doesn't working. Any one can help?
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How can I get the message menu and other Unity notification area widgets into my Awesome WM panel?

I've just started using Awesome WM, but I miss a lot of stuff from the Unity panel: the logout buttons, the message menu, etc. Is there a way to get these into the Awesome WM panel?
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Fonts in menu are larger than they should be under Awesome WM

I upgraded to oneiric ocelot, running awesome wm. Everything works, more or less, fine but one thing I've noticed is that now my menu fonts and my menu symbols are larger than I'd like them to be. I ...
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Can I set different backgrounds for different workspaces (tags) in Awesome WM?

I'd love to be able to set different backgrounds for different tabs in Awesome WM. Is there a way to do this?
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How can I stop nautilus from drawing a menu bar in Awesome WM running gnome-session? [closed]

I use the command gnome-session to start GNOME services while I'm using Awesome WM. The problem with this, though, is that it shortly after it has nautilus draw the desktop wallpaper, it adds a ...
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How can I get unity-2d-launcher to integrate with Awesome WM?

I really like the unity launcher, but in Awesome it only displays on Tag 1, and sometimes pops up behind other windows. Has anyone figured out a way to get this to work?
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Invalid random wallpaper directory in awsetbg

I'm using the awesome wm and awsetbg to draw the background. Suddenly, for a mysterious reason, it doesn't work (awsetbg /some/file.jpg), and when I try to get it to use a random directory (awsetbg -r ...
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Building Awesome WM, missing dependencies

Trying to compile Awesome Window Manager on 11.04, I've done apt-get build-dep awesome but still get errors about missing dependencies: $ make Running cmake… -- cat -> /bin/cat -- ln -> /bin/ln -- ...
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How can I define startup applications with the Awesome Window Manager?

I've been reading as much as I can online, but none of it seems to work (i.e. changing ~/.config/awesome/rc.lua). I've installed awesome window manager from the repos, and I log into it via GDM, and ...
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How do i set a solid color desktop in Awesome3?

I'm using version 3.4.9 (smack)
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How to install Awesome WM without root access?

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. I do have a machine were I can be root (I use for this a virtual machine in my ...
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Is it possible to rebind Ctrl+Alt to the Meta key?

I'm using the awesome window manager, and it's, well, awesome. However, I have a slight issue - I'm using an IBM Model M keyboard, which lacks the Meta key. This is kind of a problem, as awesome ...
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Building Awesome WM

I am following these steps in order to build Awesome window manager on 10.04 I am building 3.4 while the tutorial is for 3.1 I installed all of the specified dependencies including cairo. After ...
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Setting http proxy in Awesome WM

I have installed awesome on top of Ubuntu 10.04 and switch between Gnome and Awesome sessions (partly because I am still learning awesome and partly because I use a few apps that require Gnome ...