Awesome WM is an open source, minimalist, tiling window manager for X.org.

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Awesome-wm a signal to rise client when focus received

I've got my Emacs running on a tag worker with server-start launched. I have a file manager opened somewhere else (another monitor for example) and when I open a text file with emacsclient it ...
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lubuntu - change default window manager (awesome wm)

I'm using Lubuntu 14.10 and trying to change the default window manager to awesome. I installed awesome with: sudo apt-get install awesome Per the awesome wiki, I tried editing the ~/.xinitrc file ...
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Problems using awful.util.spawn in Awesome WM

I am having trouble using the awful.util.spawn call in my rc.lua config file for Awesome WM. If I use: awful.util.spawn("xclock") it works. But if I try awful.util.spawn("setxkbmap fr") there is no ...
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How to make Win + L work in Virtualbox guest OS when Windows 8 is a host?

I'm using Virtualbox on Windows 8 machine. My guest OS is Linux with Awesome WM. My problem is that my mod key is set to WIN. This causes problem with WIN + L, as it doesn't go to guest OS. It gets ...
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`mod4 + m` no longer maximising client in awesome

Other keys like mod4 + j and mod4 + n are working, but suddenly windows no longer maximise in awesome. Restarting awesome did not fix it. Here's what is probably the relevant line from ...
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Awesome WM shortcut to kill window

How can I set a shortcut to kill current window in awesome WM ? I know Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + C close a window, but what I want is KILL (kill <PID> for instance). I need this to kill process a ...
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Shortcut to bring mouse focused window to front

Is there some way to bring the focused window to the front in awesome without clicking with the mouse? I'm looking e.g. to find Mod-F1 to "bring window to front" and Mod-F2 to "send window to ...
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Ignoring some modkey bindings in awesome

I changed my awesome modkey to "Control". But I want Control-t to open a new tab in my web browser. Is it possible to make this happen?
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Awesome WM buttons stop working

This is an excerp from my rc.lua: testcfg ={} testcfg.s = 1 testcfg.widget = widget({type = "textbox", name = "testcfg.widget", align = "right"}) testcfg.widget.text = testcfg.s testcfg.command = ...
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How do I change the default ignore_modifiers in AwesomeWM?

From the documentation of awful.key, I can see that the default ignore_modifiers is "Lock" and "Mod2". How do I add an additional modifier to this list so that its state does not affect the ...
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Firefox WebDriver crashes when computer is idle too long

I'm using a Python script and Selenium to run some tests using the Firefox Web Driver on an Arch Linux system running Awesome WM. These tests take a long time, so I don't want to sit at the computer ...
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Awesome WM scratchpad with terminator

I've recently started using Awesome WM and trying to recreate a Yakuake-like experience I found the Scratchpad manager. I've tried several configurations to make it work with terminator, and so far ...
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Awesome WM: Goodbye UI

Sometimes some of my UI's disappear, but the processes they belong to lives on. So far it has happened to gnome-terminal, emacs, eclipse and evince. I've only experienced this behavior with the ...
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Installing pcf fonts on Gentoo for urxvt and Awesome wm

I downloaded the linux version of Profont from here And I have no idea how to install it. I want to be able to use it for urxvt and awesome wm. What should I do?
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Xinerama creates a panning viewport

EDIT: I've created a bug report: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48458 My Setup I have 4 monitors, 1920x1080, which are in portrait mode (rotated left). They are connected to two ...
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Cannot use Awesome with mouse when changing keyboard layout using KDE

I am using Awesome as my desktop environment. I want to use the KDE4 keyboard service to switch between layouts. I followed the Awesome wiki and got the keyboard indicator which shows the current ...
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Client stays in all tabs awesome wm

I've just started using awesome wm and I can't figure out why one of the clients (my default terminal - Terminator) stays in all tabs in a screen. Also there is a symbol only before the terminator ...
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Xfce4 + AwesomeWM. Part of notification area in xfce panel is yanked by AwesomeWM notification area

I'm using Xfce4 with AwesomeWM (tiling window manager) - xfce takes care of updating, lets me quickly configure new monitor setups (dual head) and so on, while awesome is being awesome at managing ...
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Multi screen and tags in awesome wm

Is there a way to assign names to the screens or better, to use names as displayed by xrandr (LVDS1 etc). My problem is that the VGA screen sometimes gets number 1, and sometimes 2. I would like to ...
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Compile and execute Awesome in a non-root environment

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. It's a shared environment for all the users in the Faculty I study in. I am ...
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Awesome-wm cycling through all windows with a current tag on multiple screens

I have two monitors and try to cycle over all windows that have the same tag, but on both monitors (like usual alt-tab cycling on many window system). I tried cyclefocus, did not work, cycling only ...
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How to get to a window at differnet screens?

I have two monitors, how I can focus window that is on the different monitor than the current? Mod+j/h work only for one monitor.
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How to trobleshoot AwesomeWM performance?

I use heavily Awesome WM on Xubuntu. When I say heavily, I mean: multi display 4k display lot of applications lot of virtual windows (tags) lot of personalization of AwesomeWM (custom rc.lua and ...
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Clear Run Prompt - Awesome WM Ubuntu

I use the Awesome Window Manger in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have built up a messy run prompt (Meta/Windows Key + r) history due to loads of misspellings. Does anyone know how I could clear the history or ...
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Prevent my IDE to become floating in Awesome WM

I encounter a little problem with my IDE (Jetbrains products, PhpStorm or PyCharm) and the awesome window manager. From time to time when a floating window inside the IDE appears (commit dialog / ...
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Is it possible to make windows appear always on top of their parent windows, but not all other windows?

In Awesome window manager, I know how to make windows appear on top of all other windows, based on their attributes (class name, role etc.) However, there are some scenarios where I'd like a floating ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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Awesome wm slow when switching tabs

I have a fresh install with awesome wm on debian testing. I have installed the proprietary ATI drivers, and compton. The problem is that there is a 1~2 second delay when switching between tabs if ...
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awesome wm - Can't set screen resolution

I use awesome wm and use xrandr to set screen resolution. But I accidently pressed mod4+p (win+p) and since then I can't set my screen resolution correctly. I have a laptop and a VGA screen of ...