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

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What is a rock solid and lightweight file manager to use with ubuntu 16.04 and Awesome WM?

I have been using Awesome with Ubuntu and other Linux flavors as well for quite some time, it is all fine, nothing to complain, but tasks related to files sometimes can be managed faster using a file ...
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Cinnamon Over Window Manager like 'Openbox-Gnome-Session, et al' [migrated]

I just switched to Cinnamon on LM18 after playing around with Mate. Anyway, I'm wondering if there are any Window Managers that can work underneath Cinnamon much like Openbox-Gnome-Session. Unless I ...
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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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Running xfce4-power-manager as daemon with ubuntu 14.04 and awesome

I'm running default ubuntu 14.04 in combination with awesome WM 3.5.9. To enable proper suspend when I close my laptop lid I enable xfce4 after login through the following awesome command which makes ...
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i3-wm doesn't start after kubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I just upgraded my Dell XPS13 laptop to Kubuntu 16.04. I can't seem to login to either i3-wm or awesome-wm. After I bootup the computer, the sddm login screen appears. After I select i3 (or awesome),...
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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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Remove grey border around pavucontrol in 16.04 [closed]

This issue is best illustrated with an image: As you can see above there is a grey border around the actual contents of the application. What I've tried thus far is to modify the contents of ....
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Search files in awesomewm

I have tried every phrase on google but couldn't find any relevant result. I want to search files/folders in awesome windows manager like unity or gnome. Is such feature provided or can be added in ...
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No Display in Fullscreen VirtualBox Guests — AwesomeWM Host

I'm using AwesomeWM v3.5.6 on my Host, a Xubuntu 15.10. I have VirtualBox guest additions installed on all my guest VMs, a Windows 7, another Xubuntu 15.10 and a Kali 2.0. When I try to switch my ...
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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 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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Why doesn't AwesomeWM recognize all of my modkey keypresses when using an external keyboard or how can I fix it?

I'm using awesome v3.5.6 on a ThinkPad Edge e440 with a mostly stock configuration in awesome (titlebars enabled, some layouts omitted, and the taglist omitted from the wibox). I have a Logitech G110 ...
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Default text is black-on-black for awesome window manager

When running gthumb under the awesome window manager the default text is black-on-black. As you can see from the attached image I can see the the highlighted text but I can't see any other text in ...
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Awesomewm with Docky doesn't detect mouse on hover

I am using Awesomewm 3.5.6 (for those about to rock) and attempting to use Docky as an attractive dock. However, because I have a short screen, I have it set to only show up when the mouse is over it. ...
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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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Unable to use my 4k monitor at maximum resolution when used with one or two others FHD monitors

I would like to use my 40" 4k monitor (Philips BDM4065UC) alongside with two others WUXGA monitors (Dell U2412M). I can successfully run : my main 4k alone at 3840x2160@60Hz, or my main 4k at ...
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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: theme....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 area/...
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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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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 xcb-util-wm-0....
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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 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, jEdit,...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...