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Awesome is a highly configurable framework window manager extensible using lua.

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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 ...
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How to set awesome's wibox visible only for certain tags?

I'd like to have special wiboxes for certain tags like multimedia, development. I couldn't find any option in wibox for that and I'm newbie to awesome. I think it can be done using some event ...
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How to separate Awesome's `rc.lua` configuration into multiple files?

I've just moved to Awesome WM from OpenBox. I like that it's very extensible, customizable and I have huge control about window layout. I like structured and organized things and I'd like to separate ...
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Cycle through clients on both screens in awesomewm

I am using awesomewm and have two monitors, so Mod4+j and Mod4+k cycle through windows on current screen only. Is there a way to cycle through all windows/clients on all screens to make it work like ...
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Inconsistent behaviour of “wmctrl -i -a <WIN>”

I'm trying to use dmenu and wmctrl to write a script that would present to me a list of all currently open windows and then switch to the one I select. It looks something like this: Now, I'm using ...
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Cannot add new mode in xrandr for external monitor

Today I was trying to connect my second monitor to my notebook. I have: nvidia graphic card 304.43 drivers [support xrandr 1.2] archlinux [up-to-date] awesome wm xrandr 1.3 My problem is with ...
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How to create a screen lock timer for Awesome WM?

I've got an Ubuntu 12.04 system with Awesome WM, and I'd like the screensaver to work like in Unity: GNOME Screensaver Ctrl-Alt-L to lock N minutes' timeout which respects applications which ...
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Problems with Maple 16 GUI on Arch Linux

I have installed Maple 16 (computer algebra system) to the directory /opt/maple16/ and the installation and registration progress is finished succesfully. I am running Arch Linux. The terminal ...
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Awesome widget formatted print

I have the following widget definition: netwidget = widget({ type = "textbox" }) vicious.register(netwidget, vicious.widgets.net, '<span color="#CC9393">${p17p1 down_kb}</span> <span ...
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Assigning awesome keybinding for more than 9 tags

I'm using the awesome WM and the nine default tags (or "virtual desktops") are not anywhere near enough for me: I've got a lot of VMs and remote VNCs etc. In the past I've used window managers with ...
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/dev/mapper and vicious IO widget

I have dio vicious widget for monitoring IO within an awesome widget. It is defined like so: diowidget = widget({ type = "textbox" }) vicious.register(diowidget, vicious.widgets.dio, '<span ...
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xmms2 widget for awesome

I am trying to use the xmms2 widget. As it is, the widget does not conforms to awesome 3.X specifications -- or at least, I may have misunderstood how widgets should work. I certainly cannot get it ...
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Change status bar applications' default icon

in fvwm, you can change the default icon of any window using Style <regex> Icon <icon_name.xpm>. In other words, I want to over ride the default icon set for an application without having ...
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How to maximise a window horizontal or vertically?

In awesome, what key binding can you use to maximise a window (in floating mode, of course) so that it maximise in just the horizontal or just the vertical direction? I know that mod4 + m will ...
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luakit + awesome wm: make youtube fullscreen work

I'm running Arch Linux on my box. I use the awesome window manager, which is a tiling WM, but allows floating windows too. The ArchWiki's Awesome entry tells me to put the following in my awesome ...
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In awesome window manager, how can I make key bindings send keyboard events?

I don't think that title probably helps very much, but here's my issue: I'm using the awesome window manager and am trying to make my key bindings to be similar in flavor to OSX for special keys. ...
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Awesome: keyboard layout switch

I use awesome as a window manager under gnome (debian system) and I made a widget to switch keyboard layout by this code: -- Keyboard map indicator and changer kbdcfg = {} kbdcfg.cmd = ...
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Clicking on Gtk apps menu bar kills mouse

I'm using the following configuration: Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Awesome Window Manager v3.4.10 Gnome 3.2 ...and I got the following problem: Every time I click on the empty space in a menubar or ...
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Mouse clicks stop working after random time, using Awesome WM + Gnome

I'm using the Awesome Window Manager together with Gnome in Linux Mint. I experience the following problem several times a day: Suddenly the mouse partially stops working, which means that I'm still ...
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What are the benefits of running Gnome 3 + awesome compared with awesome alone?

What are the benefits to running awesome as my window manager in Gnome 3? I am interested in identifying what features/functionality gnome3+awesome provides that can not be easily (if not identical) ...
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Scroll between tags in Awesome WM

How can I add smooth scrolling between tags in the Awesome WM? I realize I can't run compiz with Awesome. Is there something comparable that I can run? I don't need any other effects, switching ...