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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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How to close any window in Awesome WM?

Desktop application developers are free to choose which keyboard shortcuts they want to support. On Windows the convention is pretty strong: Alt-F4 closes most applications Ctrl-F4 closes most major ...
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How to get a UTC clock widget on Awesome WM?

Is there a way to get a second clock widget in Awesome WM displaying UTC datetime, without having to change my timezone?
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Focusing a client by indicating its direction from the currently focused client

Using the awesome window manager (version 3.5.6), I'm looking for a way to move may focus to the left/right/up/down relative to my currently focused client. For instance, given this layout: ...
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Awesome Window Manager and gnome-session

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, on top of standard unity/gnome I have installed Awesome Window Manager using this tutorial: ...
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How to close a window of a crashed application?

Im using Awesome as desktop environment, as you can see in the image below, the application (aMule) crashed but the window is still open, so I would like to close it to restart it, but as you can see ...
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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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How to update focus when toggling tags in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: Install awesome, firefox and xterm. Start Awesome WM with my current configuration. There should now be an XTerm window in the first tag ("shell") and a Firefox window in the ...
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Awesome Window Manager and keyboard settings

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed Awesome on top of it. To configure some settings I am still using unity-control-center, however I just noticed that whatever I put into keyboard settings ...
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Awesome window manager stops recognizing shortcuts

I recently started using Awesome (the X windows manager) in my Ubuntu. It is awesome! But some times (once a day max) it kinda crashes — or at least stop accepting shortcuts input. I get stuck on the ...
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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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How to reboot/shut down gracefully in Awesome WM?

My current configuration uses kdesu shutdown -[rh] now to reboot/shut down. The entire shutdown procedure takes about 1-2 seconds. But after every boot Firefox says it was shut down prematurely, ...
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Run Lua commands in Awesome window manager

I need to have network widget in my Awesome manager. When I placed in very bottom of rc.lua line awful.util.spawn("nm-applet") my Awesome was not starting until I have removed it. What is wrong ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start [closed]

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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Changing user's wallpaper via system crontab

I tried to set up wallpaper change via cron in /etc/crontab, but I failed. DISPLAY env set directly / before cmd, but still it's not working: DISPLAY=:0.0 * * * * * ad env DISPLAY=:0.0 ...
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How can I remove the window padding on GTK3 apps in Awesome-WM?

I use awesome in a tiling mode for almost all my desktops. Since the advent of client side decorations in GTK3 some common Gnome project apps have taken to giving themselves a generous amount of ...
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Using Awesome window manager on CentOS 7

Awesome works fine on Fedora 19, so it should work on CentOS 7, right? Well, I tried and failed to get it to work. After a long time, I managed to compile it from source and set GDM to boot from an ...
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Change default desktop manager

I'm kind of new into Linux world. I'm using a Debian distro. I want to switch the default desktop manager into Awesome, and I want to boot straight to the command line, and from there start Awesome. ...
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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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Awesome WM poor font rendering(thin)

I'm using awesome 3.5 on Fedora 20 and the font rendering on the task bar is really bad: https://i.imgur.com/xTSJ65o.png I have Xft.dpi:96 ...
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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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Awesome WM mod4+rb stretching doesn't work with useless layout (lain)

After some struggle I got the uselesstile layout to work with awesome, but now I can't stretch the windows using mod4+rb. It will for example make a selection in the terminal instead of resizing. I am ...
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Awesome WM doesn't appear on choosing session on login

I've just installed Awesome on Linux Lite 2.0. But awesome doesn't appear when I’m about to login. There's no option to choose awesome during login. This is the content of my awesome.desktop under ...
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How to properly lock desktop when hibernating?

If I lock the screen, hibernate by closing the laptop lid, open the laptop lid and press the power button, the screen will just show a black surface and I can start typing the password immediately. If ...
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How to use the Cinnamon panel when using Awesome Window Manager in Cinnamon?

I am using cinnamon 2.2.16-1, awesome 3.5.5-1 and awesome-cinnamon from the Arch Linux AUR. The awesome-cinnamon package basically just creates the .desktop and .session files to load cinnamon with ...
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How to fix Java applications mouse pointer offset in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce in Awesome WM v3.5.2 through 3.5.5 (so far): Install OpenJDK or Oracle Java 7. This bug has been observed with both. Start a new Awesome WM session with the default configuration. ...
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Compiling Awesome from source on CentOS: cannot find libraries

I am trying to install awesome (v3.5.5) on CentOS7. Since I could not find a repository that carries it, I am compiling it from source. However, I am getting this error on running make: -- checking ...
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How to make awesomewm textclock reflect timezone change?

I am using the awful.widget.textclock widget to display the time in Awesome WM on Arch Linux, and I am using a program called tzupdate to automatically update my system time according to geolocation ...
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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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In AwesomeWM, is the use of `c:kill()` as soft as clicking on the red cross in another window manager?

In AwesomeWM, windows are closed with the method c:kill() (bound to Meta-Shift-c) When I use that key binding, the window just close instantly! Therefore I wondered : Is that way as soft as ...
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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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Remapping a keyboard key to print ⸮ (irony mark)

I find myself using the irony mark ⸮ unicode U+2E2E (or ؟ unicode U+061F) in both mcabber and vim a lot. The old copy-and-paste antipattern is tedious so I thought I would rename one of the many ...
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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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Tag a client to multiple screens

Using Awesome Window Manager, I am trying to tag one client to multiple screens. I tried to use the following configuration in my rc.lua, but it does not work: { rule = { class = "<the class>" ...
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Awesome WM buggy rc.lua

I'm new to awesome, and I'm having trouble configuring a theme from the following repository: here I just moved the themes to my awesome directory, so the tree looks like this: ~/.config/awesome/ -- ...
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Make xterm transparent

I'm going through the process of making xterm transparent, I've followed the steps on this site. I installed transset-df and Xcompmgr and added this line to my .bashrc file [ -n "$XTERM_VERSION" ] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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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 ...