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

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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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How do i set a solid color desktop in Awesome3?

I'm using version 3.4.9 (smack)
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to install and use AwesomeWM alongside Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use Awesome WM? How to install and use AwesomeWM in Ubuntu 12.04?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot summon Gnome-Do

I use awesomewm and I have installed gnome-do. When I start it, I see this: [SystemService] Could not initialize dbus: Unable to open the session message bus. (Do:3128): Wnck-CRITICAL **: ...
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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-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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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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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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Software Center doesn't work as it should in Awesome WM [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Awesome window manager. When I run software-center I cannot install or remove software. I get the following warning: softwarecenter.backend - WARNING - _on_trans_error: ...
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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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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 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 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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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 ...