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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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Can't export environment variables on X session start

My setup is: Debian testing (stretch), up to date LightDM with autologin enabled Awesome window manager bash, in ROXTerm or XTerm I don't seem to be able to set own environment variables and get ...
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toggle vlc fullscreen using dbus and mpris

I am programming my keyboard shortcuts in awesome wm. At the moment I use qdbus to control media players and they all work except for full screen of vlc. The command I use is: qdbus ...
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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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Awesome WM cannot be used with mouse after a while

I use plain Awesome WM on Fedora 22. After a while (perhaps connected to suspend/wakeup) I can still use mouse for the applications but Awesome WM does not react on mouse clicks any more. Restarting ...
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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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Can a wibox in Awesome-WM be setup vertically?

I use the venerable Awesome WM to manage tiled window layouts across a couple of screens. My configuration has a few goodies, but in general it follows a familiar pattern with a bar across the top ...
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How to zoom into my desktop but maintain high resolution for fonts etc?

I recently bought a 4K screen (or UHD i.e. 2160p to be exact) and use it on my tower running Arch Linux. As a window manager I use awesome which runs on top of compton for tear-free compositing, as ...
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SELinux error while installing Awesome WM packages

After installing Awesome wm packages: awesome.x86_64 rancid.x86_64 vicious.noarch I'm getting an error in SELinux Troubleshooter: The source process: useradd Attempted this access: create ...
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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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Why does desktop locking stop working after some time?

xautolock is clearly running: $ ps wafux | grep [x]autolock user 21410 0.0 0.0 20124 2628 ? S Nov05 0:04 xautolock -time 10 -notify 30 -notifier notify-send --urgency low ...
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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 detect if an application has “grabbed” the X server?

Related to this known xautolock bug + issue: The -disable, -enable, -toggle, -exit, -locknow, -unlocknow, and -restart options depend on access to the X server to do their work. ...
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How to assign a tag to a floating window in Awesome WM?

I have assigned a specific tag and screen to windows with the class "jetbrains-idea": -- {{{ Rules awful.rules.rules = { [...] { rule_any = { class = { "Digikam", "Gimp", "Hugin", "Inkscape", ...
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Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?

I'm using Awesome-WM and would like to setup a keyboard-toggle and/or window match rule that changes the way inputs are processed for that window. Basically I would like the option to mark a Window as ...
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Generating xdg menu lua files on Debian

I'm trying to figure out how to generate a menu.lua for Awesome WM on Debian (actually Kali 2.0). In a nutshell it's a Lua file representing the structure of the Applications menu so it can be ...
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Disable text on tags in awesomeWM?

The current awesomewm theme that I am using has small icons to manage the tags, as opposed to the traditional numbers. How can I disable the numbers from displaying over top of my icons?
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How to add a shortcut to toggle the visibility of awesome's wibox?

I'm trying to add a keyboard shortcut rapidly disable my wibox, but I don't know what function could be used. I tried awful.key({ modkey, "Control" }, "t", function () mywibox.visible = false end), ...
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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 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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Chrome notification fills my systray

Under awesome, Chrome notification fills my systray with empty spaces. Any idea how to fix it ? PS: I am sure that it comes from chrome, the pop up on mouse over is "Chrome - Notifications", if I ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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>" ...