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 bottom". Expecting it to take the window that mouse is hovering to front or back.

  • We don't do software recomendations but autohotkey would statisfy your need.
    – Ramhound
    May 22, 2014 at 18:40

1 Answer 1


Add these bindings to your rc.lua file; assuming you are using a slightly modified default 3.5 config file, these should fit in the clientkeys definition.

awful.key({ modkey, }, "F1", function (c) c:raise() end),
awful.key({ modkey, }, "F2", function (c) c:lower() end),

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