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Awesome not showing up in GDM?

I recently installed debian with xfce. Once installed, I upgraded to Debian testing and installed awesome, then rebooted. When I click the list of session options at GDM's login screen, the only ...
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Monitor setup commands do not work in script

I'm running Arch Linux 64-bit on a Samsung RV511. I often connect external monitors using xrandr. As I run LXDE with Awesome as a window manager, I need to prepare the xrandr-command by killing ...
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Chromium when maximized has gaps at the sides in Awesome WM

There are 1-2 px gaps between a maximized Chromium window and screen's border. As a result when I put my mouse on the border the Chromium window loses focus, or if I'm using my mouse wheel it changes ...
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How to fix Java applications mouse pointer offset in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce in Awesome WM v3.5.2: Install OpenJDK or Oracle Java 7. This bug has been observed with both. Start a new Awesome WM session with the default configuration. Start either jEdit or ...
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How to cycle clients

I want to be able to cycle clients within a single tag (screen). I know I can swap clients by using awful.client.swap.byidx but that moves focus rather than the client. Say I have three windows: ...
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Fullscreen Flash videos on some sites do not align with the screen in Awesome WM

Using the default Awesome WM settings, Flash videos from youtube.com are fullscreened just fine*: The same type of video on store.steampowered.com is both sized and positioned wrongly: Cropped at ...
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Why does the Skype incoming call window disappear in Awesome WM?

Skype used to work OK on Awesome WM for some months, but recently incoming call windows do not show up at all. I've checked all the tabs and tried to minimise all the other windows, and there is no ...
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How do I install Awesome Windows Manager in Terminal?

Right now I'm running on Kubuntu and I'd like to install Awesome Window Manager in terminal. I've used Xmonad but I'd like another window manager, but don't know how to install "Awesome" from the ...
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How to force applications to not start maximised in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: ssh -X user@host firefox (or some other X application). Maximise the window. Close the application. Open the application in Awesome WM (tried only locally, but should also work ...
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Prevent focus stealing in Awesome WM, especially from Skype

When I use KDE with Awesome WM and get a new message in Skype, Plasma Desktop steals the focus. This drives me crazy as I cannot just continue typing in my current window. Is there some way to prevent ...
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Prevent closing of plasma-desktop in Awesome WM

I run KDE with Awesome WM. Sometimes, I have no window (client) open and press Mod4+C to close a window, but plasma-desktop is selected. So it kills plasma-desktop which makes my background image and ...
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Fonts way to big with Awesome WM

I previously tried to use KDE with Awesome WM, and currently try just to use Awesome WM. I use a Vicious battery widget and nm-applet for networking. It works pretty well. However, all my fonts are ...
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Awesome WM tiles KDE networking and battery widget

I currently use KDE with Awesome WM. I got the KDE bar at the bottom hidden, but I can un-hide with with the cursor when I need to use the Plasma Network Manager. With KWin, they would appear like ...
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Awesome floats some programs by default

I have Kubuntu with KDE and replaced KWin with Awesome WM. It works well, except that it floats Konsole and Dolphin consistently. While using KWin, I set up some KWin rules to fix the windows size, ...
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Configuring Caps Lock as modifier and layout switcher

I want to set the caps lock key working as a modifier (modkey) and layout switcher at the same time. I want Caps Lock to act as a modkey in awesome in different hotkey combinations, for example, ...
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Awesome WM loads personal rc.lua but then overwrites with system settings

I just started playing with awesome-wm. Sometimes, when I reload my config, the settings hold. Other times, I can see some settings take for a second, but then are overridden by the defaults. I ...
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Multiple environments - Awesome and Gnome

I'm trying to install multiple environments on my Arch Linux system, and since I've never done it before, there are some stupid questions that I must now the answer. If I install Gnome and Awesome ...
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Clicking on thunderbird notifications does not focus client

I get thunderbird popup notifications in Awesome Window Manager that when clicked, are supposed to focus the message to which the notification corresponds. However, this does not work in awesome when ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start

I can't get my awesome running. I installed awesome and all dependecies with pacman and followed the beginning of the following guide to get awesome running: ...
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How do I edit the list of Window Managers that appear in Gnome Login?

Ever since I moved to Gnome3 (at least), the login environment has stopped offering some of my window managers as options. A key examples is that I now have to login using TWM first and then select ...
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How to set the default tag for jEdit windows in Awesome WM?

The following rule works as expected: { rule = { class = "Firefox" }, properties = { tag = tags[2][2] } }, That is, Firefox instances are started on the second tag of the second screen. However, ...
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Awesome GNOME recognizes my media keys but fails to act upon them

I'm using Awesome GNOME. When I log into the GNOME Shell, my up and down volume keys work. When I login to Awesome GNOME, they don't. However, when I go into gnome-control-center to set them, the ...
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Replacing xfce with awesome in Xubuntu

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 with xfce 4.10. I'm trying to entirely replace xfce 4.10 (not uninstall, but replace) with awesome. So far, I have yet to even get awesome to run. The steps that I have tried ...
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How to use screen rotation in Awesome WM configuration?

I'm using an xrandr script to set screen size and rotation. In this case one screen is in landscape mode and the other is rotated. How can I detect this rotation in the Awesome WM configuration? The ...
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Playing around with shortcuts and window sizes with awesome WM

I've been trying awesome WM for a few months now and i am really enjoying it. I am now playing around with the rc.lua file, and I'm searching for a way to do two things. With the shortcut mod4+Enter ...
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How to switch tags via awesome API

I've been digging around in the API documentation, and I'm having limited sucess switching tags from within awesome-client. Basically, I can switch tags with: awful.tag.viewidx(2) But that is ...
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Intel 82845G Video Crash workaround

I have the Intel 82845G video card and trying to get X11 working with it. It routinely crashes with artifacts. I know the existing history with this driver and X11 and I am about to buy a replacement ...
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Why different presentation of client area?

I am using awesome with on ubuntu 12.04. I changed the theme with myunity Now my Gnome applications are presented white and all other in the dark theme. Why ?
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How to escape text in awful.util.spawn_with_shell command?

Based on a suggestion, I've now got the following call in rc.lua: awful.util.spawn_with_shell('vlc $(xclip -o)') How do I ensure that the output of xclip is escaped so that space characters are not ...
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How to keep YouTube video fullscreen after moving mouse to other screen in Awesome WM?

I've managed to get YouTube Flash videos fullscreen by using two tips, but whenever I move the mouse pointer to a different screen (thereby changing the application focus) the fullscreen mode is ...
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One PC, several users, Gnome 3 and Awesome. How to easy switch users via GDM

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome 3.6 installed. There are several users on this PC with their own accounts. We used to use just switch user button instead of logging out. So almost always several users ...
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How to generate menu.lua for Awesome WM from GNOME menu?

Following up on a question about the Awesome WM menu contents, I'd like to figure out how to import the GNOME menu in its entirety into the menu.lua file for Awesome.
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How to close any window in Awesome WM?

The shortcut to close individual applications completely depends on the application developer. Some examples: Ctrl-q for Firefox Meta-F4 for Chromium Ctrl-Shift-q for GNOME Shell To close ...
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Why does my laptop suspend twice/thrice?

The awesome WM doesn't suspend automatically when closing the lid, so I followed some instructions to get it working. I simply added a file /etc/acpi/local/lid.sh.post with the following contents: ...
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How to fix GNOME Terminal cursor in awesome?

I'm using awesome 3.4.11 on Ubuntu 12.04, and my default terminal is GNOME Terminal 3.4.1.1. After starting several terminals, it seems the cursor behavior gets disconnected from window focus in some ...
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Why do new terminals in Awesome spawn with SHLVL>1?

I have a PS1 which shows the SHLVL if it's not 1 to quickly see if I'm in a subshell. This works as expected when using GNOME, but when I spawn a new terminal in Awesome WM (Mod4+Return) it always ...
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Suppress desktop notifications in fullscreen VLC

How to prevent desktop notifications from showing up when VLC is in fullscreen mode? Some of my scripts display desktop notifications using notify-send. The best solution would be to configure that ...
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xmms2 notification with album art under Awesome

I have the following in my .config/awesome/rc.lua: --{{{ Display noify with current xmms2 playlist function xmms2() local f = io.popen("nyxmms2 status -f '${artist} - ${album} - ${title}'") ...
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Setting Mod4 in awesome

I'm trying to set up awesome. When I start it the Mod4 (Windows) key is not working. So I tried to extent my .Xmodmap clear Mod4 add Mod4 = Multi_key When I run xmodmap .Xmodmap the Mod4 works, but ...
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Awesome: Incorrect timezone

Typically, I set the timezone of my computer's clock by changing the .bashrc file, appending, say, TZ='America/Los_Angeles'; export TZ such that whenever date is invoked the right time in the right ...
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Control-q-? key binding in Awesome WM

I wish to configure my Awesome Window Manager so that the keyboard shortcuts begin with ctrlq. ctrlq-x, ctrlq-y, ctrlq-z, and so on... I've attempted to modify the /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua config ...
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Why can't Steam's window be dragged or moved normally?

Why Steam's windows can't be dragged using border and it's custom titlebar. Chromium works (almost) well with AwesomeWM, why Steam doesn't.
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How to disable floating of maximized Chromium window?

I'm using AwesomeWM. My rule for Chromium: { rule = { class = "Chromium" }, properties = { tag = tags[1][9], floating = true, border_width = 0 } }, It works well, except Chromium window can be ...
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Awesome & youtube

I run Awesome WM on Ubuntu. Recently when I try to watch youtube videos in full screen they have been playing in a small letter box - They have not 'full screened'. In the other hand, Vimeo & ...
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Using KDE services/apps without running plasma workspace

How can I use KDE services without actually running the whole plasma workspace ? I want to use awesomewm but I couldn't manage to run KDE services without actually running plasma-desktop. My point is ...
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Is there a way to make feh fade in between transitions?

I would like my desktop wallpaper to fade between transitions instead of a cut. Is there a way to do this with feh? Maybe using xcompmgr or compton? If not is there a way of doing it without changing ...
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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I ...
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Typing break with Awesome WM

Is there a program that implements typing breaks that works with the Awesome Window Manager?
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Some GUI programs hung up

Today I decided to migrate to systemd. Everything work quite good, but I have problem with few GUI programs - they hung up after draw window (see img at the end of msg). Program in which I discovered ...
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Awesome wibox: remove tag label

Currently, I have both the gajim and skype windows visible as both icons (in systray) and window labels (in mytasklist). How can I remove that latter so that it is not shown since I do not need two ...