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

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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 change decimal comma to decimal period in numpad?

How to change the decimal comma ',' to decimal period '.' in the numeric pad of the keyboard? I have used xmodmap but every time that I change my keyboard layout the changes (by xmodmap) are being ...
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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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How to change Thunderbird's display time to 24h format?

Currently Thunderbird displays time in AM/PM mode. How can I change it to 24h mode? UPDATE 1: $ locale |grep LC_TIME LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
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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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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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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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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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How can I get my battery level to display in the notification area (system tray)?

I'm trying to use the Awesome window manager with GNOME, i.e. running gnome-session --session=ubuntu on login, and it works great for the most part, except for the fact that the notification ...
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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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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 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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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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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 can I change the Xfce window manager to awesome?

I'd like to use the Awesome Window Manager with all the other XFCE4 environment daemons, like keyrings, panels, power managers, etc. Is there a way to do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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awesome-wm detect and launch application on workspaces on multiple monitors

Is it possible in awesome-wm to 1) detect on which workspace(tag)+monitor is an application running wmctrl -l shows only the workspace number regardless of which monitor 2) open an application in a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Configure run command in Awesome window manager

I am using the Awesome window manager - I like it. When I press mod+R I get the run command on the top left of the screen. Here if I type in a command exactly correct it runs the application. How ...
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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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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 can I get awesome wm to recognize ~/.config/awesome/rc.lua?

I've been trying different configurations on awesome wm, but suddenly awesome stopped loading ~/.config/awesome/rc.lua on startup, and now only loads the default configuration at ...
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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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What is the gnome command for the battery applet?

It used to be gnome-power-manager or something of that sort, but now I can't seem to find it. When I run gnome-session from within awesome, it loads all the applets, i.e. nm-applet and the keyboard ...
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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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Cycle through clients on both screens in awesomewm

I am using awesomewm and have two monitors, so Mod4+j and Mod4+k cycle through windows on current screen only. Is there a way to cycle through all windows/clients on all screens to make it work like ...
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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 ...