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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 --expire-...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I stop using setxkbmap groups from snagging modifier keys?

I have several different keyboard maps that I can switch between to my heart's content using: setxkbmap dvp Then when I want another one: setxkbmap ptf Etc. This works, but I'd rather use the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Login loop when trying Awesome with Gnome

I am trying to use the Awesome window manager with Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 16.04. Doing this is documented in several places: https://scaron.info/blog/awesome-with-gnome-on-ubuntu-14.04.html, https://...
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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 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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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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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: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-awesome-window-manager-3-5-6-on-ubuntu-14-10-...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Cinnamon Over Window Manager like 'Openbox-Gnome-Session, et al'

I just switched to Cinnamon on LM18 after playing around with Mate. Anyway, I'm wondering if there are any Window Managers that can work underneath Cinnamon much like Openbox-Gnome-Session. Unless I ...
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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 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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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 ...