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

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x2go connect to Manjaro VM with awesome window manager

I would like to connect with a x2go client to a VM running Manjaro with Awesome as window manager (x2go server). Unfortunately, the connection does not start. The x2go client opens showing a black ...
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How do I start an application from awesome's rc.lua if it's not already running

The task is relatively simple. If there is a process with a binary named x running, don't start another copy.
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Awesome window manager does not start

I am trying to switch from gnome-shell to awesome on fedora 28. The problem I have is that when I try sudo awesome -r it tells me that another window manager is already running. So I have tried ...
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alsabar widget not getting displayed (lain)

'm trying to add a soundbar to an already existing theme I got. The theme already includes lain so I'm trying to use alsabar since it's already included. Awesome version: awesome v4.2 (Human after ...
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How to develop awesome WM rc.lua using IDE

I'm aware that awesome includes its own Lua interpreter but developing a large rc.lua file with a "simple" text editor is too troublesome. Is there a way to develop the rc.lua in an IDE like ...
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How can I start an application minimized in Awesome WM

I'm using Awesome WM and I want my telegram to start minimized. Unfortunately there is no option within the application, so I have to manually quit it (which puts it into tray). I want to minimize it ...
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WebStorm's main window is vertically unmovable

When I boot up WebStorm, the main editor window is only draggable and resizable in the horizontal direction. It also is locked to the very top of the screen, obscuring Awesome's system bar. It is ...
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Weird border artefacts when taking screenshots with `import`

I take screenshots with Imagemagick's import command such as import /tmp/screen.png. When I drag an area on screen, it shows an outline of the area I'm about to capture, but it's a little finnicky -- ...
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How to prevent Firefox from saving window size

When I restore my old session with Firefox, it remembers the sizes and positions of the old windows and tries to restore them too. I don't want this, since it interferes with my window manager. Can I ...
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How to tell in awesome-wm configuration script whether it starts for the first time, or is being reloaded?

I start X, awesome-wm starts with it. Config is read and executed. I reload awesome-wm. Config is read and executed. I want to run some commands in the config script in the first case and don't want ...
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What is “cr” in the usage of the gears.shape.rounded_rect, and how can I use this to alter the shape of naughty.notify?

I am attempting to reshape a naughty.notify notification from a rectangle to a rectangle with rounded corners. Here I'm told that the shape argument takes a gears.shape argument—so I look here to see ...
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.xinitrc vs. AwesomeWM Autorun programs. Which one's better?

I have been looking for a way to start some custom apps when I login to my session in LightDM. So far, I have found two different ways: 1. Customise .xinitrc: For example, if I want to add a terminal ...
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I need an awful rule (awesome-wm 4.X) to match a web browser javascript dialog

I need help creating a rule to match a javascript dialog window, here is a portion of the output from xprop: ... WM_CLASS(STRING) = "wb", "Wb" WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) = "JavaScript - http://localhost/...
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Forcing an application's window to open in the workspace in which it was run

It takes a second or two to open a program (i.e. - Anki or Slack), and I often open multiple programs at a time—in different workspaces. Here's what I would like to happen: Press Mod + R and type in "...
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Cannot get firefox to tile correctly after last update to Awesome WM in Arch

With all other programs I've tried mod4 + m will toggle between tiling and maximizing window. This doesn't happen with firefox. Here are the two states that the tags go between when pushing mod4 + m. ...
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Run program and set environment variable like in command line with awesome WM run

I'm using prime for switching between graphic cards. The problem is that I need to set which card to use by setting an environment variable named DRI_PRIME when I'm executing the program. Example: ...
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Awesome WM weather widget issue

I am using Awesome WM as window manager, to get more flexible environment. But when I was doing a weather widget, using 'vicious' library, I could made some mistake... The problem is the next: any ...
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Strange icons in title bar if a window is maximized

I'm using version included in Ubuntu 16.04 (3.5.6). If a window is set to maximized, as per following rule in rc.lua { rule = { class = "Firefox" }, properties = { maximized = true } }, The ...
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Force floating window to background awesome wm

Is there a way to stick a floating window to the monitor in the way that conky does? I want to have cava running integrated to the desktop.
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GDM login loops. Startx works

I have just installed Arch Linux in my laptop. I have awesome window manager, and I can start it from the tty with startx. When I install GDM (as I would like to have my computer start directly from ...
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lightdm set an wrong DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS

I'm using archlinux and lightdm+lightdm-gtk-greeter+aweome as my work environment. I found my DBUS_SESSION_BUS_SESSION is not properly setup, when I enabled lightdm as my login manager.This ...
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Awesome not re-sizing to fill screen in VMWare instance, though unity does

When I full-screen my ubuntu instance in VMWare, it stays at the same physical size on the screen as it was before full-screen, though when I log-in to the default WM, Ubuntu seems to notice the ...
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How do I access a window on another screen using Awesome?

I have two monitors. How can I focus on a window that is on a different screen than the one I'm working on? Mod+j/h works only for one monitor.
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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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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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Awesome WM : How can I write a rule to make a window appear floating under the mouse?

I am using a clipboard manager and I would like to see it appear just under the mouse when I press a shortcut key. I have written different rules for awesome wm, I see how to focus the good client, ...
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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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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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Awesome Window Manager: Force firefox to initialy open on a specific screen (3 head)

I have a 3 monitor setup using Awesome Window Manager. I have a few applications I always start up when I log in, and I have to place them on the correct screens/tags manually. Is there a way to do ...
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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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Can I place and scale an X window precisely using the command line?

I need my window to be exactly 1280x720 pixels in size, and placed at the offset 1940x20. Is it possible to resize and place an arbitrary window, for example my editor window or browser window, very ...
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AwesomeWM resizing firefox

I am a begginer to AwesomeWM and can't figure out how to resize my firefox window. I can resize terminal windows with Mod4 + H/L but no matter what I do, firefox and my PDF reader are stuck running in ...
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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 /etc/xdg/...
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Adding windows to stacking area and not main window with awesome window manager

Is it possible to configure awesome so that when new windows are created, they are added to stacking area instead of as a new main window? Alternative, if it's configured with multiple main windows, ...
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How do I disable the ctrl + space hotkey for switching keyboard layout?

I started using AwesomeWM, and use both Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts. The default keybinding for switching keyboard layouts is CTRL+Space. That also happens to be the shortcut for code ...
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AwesomeWM - How to change statusbar font colors and font itself

My current awesome WM theme has some ugly colors that I want to change and I want to change the font from what I believe is Terminus to Monospace. This is all for the status bar at the top btw. -- ...
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How can I get gnome-terminal to take up its whole screen area in Awesome WM?

Gnome-terminal only takes up around 98% of its allotted screen area in Awesome WM, so that it's flush against the left window, flush against the top, but ~5px from the right and ~7px from the bottom. ...
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How to manualy spawn a client in a specific tag in Awesome?

I already have automatic tag assignation for clients using rules, but sometimes I need to spawn a client in a specific tag. For example, I usualy want my browser (dwb) in tag 2 using the following ...
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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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Additional Borders on windows in Awesome

I have an Arch Linux 64-bit install running Awesome-WM, However I seem to have a problem with the borders on opened windows(Generally in gtk apps) Also I have Compton Composition Manager running ...
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Awesome - swapping windows

I was wondering if there's a shortcut to swap windows. Say a have two horizontal windows, and I want the upper one to go down and viceversa. I checked the manual with no luck.
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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 bottom"....
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Make Awesome keep certain windows in floating mode

I've tried using the Awesome Window Manager, and although I like it, I can't currently migrate to it because of an issue with one program: Xpad. It creates undecorated notepad widgets on the desktop ...
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Awesome WM: Reverse mouse buttons

I have a pretty standard installation of the Awesome Window Manager on Arch. I am left-handed and wish to reverse the order of the mouse buttons so that the primary mouse button is the right mouse ...
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Emacs maximized but leaves few pixels in Awesome WM

I love emacs and Awesome WM. But dont know why, but when I maximize the emacs, it always leaves few pixels in Awesome WM. I've tried font_size_honor=false for emacs class in rc.lua but it just does ...
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How to take screenshot(using selection) in awesome wm via scrot

Tried: awful.util.spawn("scrot -s") awful.util.spawn("urxvt -e \"scrot -s\"") os.execute("scrot -s") and all possible combinations even with sleep. Also tried daemonize. Nothing works =( P.S. All ...
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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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How to let awesome window(client) displayed always on visible workspace?

As title tell. There is such an option when you right click the blank on nautilus in awesome, then a rectangle will appear in the title and it worked, any short cuts for this function to use on other ...