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

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How to use a keyboard shortcut to select a minimized or maximized client in awesome wm?

I can use Awesome WM to switch between non-minimized / non-maximized clients using Super+j and Super+k; but I can't seem to do the same with minimized / maximize clients. How would one do this using a ...
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How to enable tap-to-click (touchpad) on Awesome Window Manager between logins?

I am a Linux NOOB. Recently made the switch from Windows 10 and I am enjoying my Linux journey so far. I just installed Awesome Window Manger recently. When I login to Awesome-WM for the first time, ...
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Corrupt rendering in awesomewm/openbox

I experience corrupted rendering of certain applications with window managers like awesome and openbox, but not with full compositing systems (Gnome under X11, Wayland, etc.). Resizing or moving the ...
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Transparency for gnome-terminal not working in awesome wm

I am new to awesome wm, when I change the transparency of the terminal from the preferences it turns black instead of becoming transparent I have no idea how to fix it. Not sure what code I should ...
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How to make gnome-control-panel run on awesomewm?

Gnome control panel does not properly run on awesomewm. Before GNOME 3, I used to run something called gnome-settings-daemon to get stuff like this working. How do I do this with GNOME 3, so that I ...
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how can I change the mod key in awesome wm from windows key to meta?

I recently got a happy hacking keyboard 2 professional that has a meta key instead of windows keys. Since I used to use the windows key to change between screens in awesome window manager (local ...
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Run script on Awesome WM startup

I'm trying to run a script on Awesome WM start after the login screen (not on the awesome --replace or awesome.restart()). Does anyone knows the way? No matter is it some kind of /etc/rc.* script or ...
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Awesome WM - How do you set a hotkey to lock your system?

When using Awesome Window Manager, how do you set a hotkey to lock your system? I'd preferably like to use Win+L so that I can lock my screen when needed.
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How do you lock your screen from AwesomeWM in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I can't figure out how to lock my screen from AwesomeWM in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How is this done? I tried running slock as suggested in the other question suggested below and I have to restart my ...
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How do I change rate of the keys repeat rate through console?

So I need to make a repeat rate of the keys, pressed on my keyboard about 30 ms. How do I do it through the shell command, to write it down in my startup scripts on Awesome WM that I use instead of ...
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Ubuntu 18 - Switching window manager

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to try the Awesome window manager. I installed it with sudo apt install awesome. How can I switch between GNOME and Awesome? I found this answer, but I can't see ...
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Remapping Keys - Xubuntu/Awesome

Currently on Xubuntu and I want to use Awesome WM, but Awesome is highly dependent on the Windows key, which my keyboard does not have. So I'm trying to remap the Win key to Right Alt with no success ...
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Three second Blank screen with blinking cursor when booting Ubuntu 16.04

Dear people of the internet, I have an UP! board running ubuntu 16.04. I want to show a splash screen image while the board is booting. That image should remain visible until my application has ...
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GPG not asking passphrase using gnome keyring in awesome

I am using Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and currently trying out awesome window manager (I haven't customized the awesome config file yet and using the default one). One of the thing that is not working for me ...
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How to install and configure awesome wm on ubuntu server 16.04

I have a brand new install of ubuntu server 16.04. I'd like to use awesome wm. Do I need to also install X and lightdm or will it pull them in automatically? Thanks for your help and/or suggestions....
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How to remove Gnome DE leftover Awesome WM in ubuntu 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME, now I want to try Awesome WM but I don't know how to remove GNOME and install Awesome in the completely way. So I opened this issue and I hope someone can help me! Thanks. ...
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Changing awesome startup parameters

I'm currently trying to get awesome to work, so far it does but I have problems with my terminals not rendering properly. I've read that launching with --no-argb may help, but im not sure where ...
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Permanently disable tap to touch on XFCE-Awesome WM without using a Upstart script

I'm using Awesome WM on a base Xubuntu. The Tap touchpad to click checkbox in xfce4-settings-manager is ignored, presumably because I'm using Awesome WM. Setting synclient MaxTapTime=0 only works ...
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How to install the latest awesome window manager?

How do I install the latest awesome window manager on Ubuntu? For example, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS contains awesome 3.5.6 Ubuntu 16.10 contains awesome 3.5.9 but the latest release as of now is 4.0.
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How to create a graphical application shortcut in awesome WM?

How do I create a graphical shortcut to run a program in awesome WM? An icon I can click to launch a program? Right now, I can only run Firefox by either: launching a terminal, then typing "firefox &...
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Switching Window Manager without Logging-out

I run both XFCE's xfwm and awesome. I'm usually in awesome but I occasionally have to run some applications that don't play nicely at all with tiling window managers. I'm looking for a way to switch ...
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unity-control-center icons missing when using xsession desktop with awesome window manager

I'm running Ubuntu 16.10 on amd64. I'm using xsession ("User Defined Session") as my desktop, so that everything is started from my ~/.xsession script. This script starts the awesome window manager ...
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Awesome WM not appearing on login

I've installed awesome wm on lubuntu 16.04 but it doesn't appear as one of the choices at login screen. Here's the content of my /usr/share/xsessions/awesome.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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What is a rock solid and lightweight file manager to use with ubuntu 16.04 and Awesome WM? [closed]

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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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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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 .config/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Awesome WM can't seem to be able to find some programs in the right-click menu [duplicate]

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?

My request is quite simple. How can I get a *buntu distro but with awesome in it? How can I wipe off everything in Ubuntu (Unity & stuff) and get awesome WM? What I'd like is *buntu ease of use + ...
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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.