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

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Awesome WM - Autostart applications on system tray

There are some applications that I prefer that initiates automatically on every boot, qbittorrent for instance is one of them, qbittorrent itself have that option but still is initiating in a normal ...
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Awesome WM - Launch a terminal based app with a shortcut

What I want is to have a shortcut to initiate things like vifm, cmus, htop etc. These apps require being initiate from a terminal. I know for create a shortcut in Awesome WM I should: awful.key({ ...
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Awesome WM - Toggle Hide / Show Wibox

How can I implement a function so that pressing a key toggles between hiding & showing the wibox? I've found this answer but either the code doesn't work anymore or I'm not implementing it right. ...
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Weird fonts in awesome window manager in arch linux

I installed awesome window manager on arch linux and started it with xinit. All fonts are appearing as weird boxes everywhere including the window manager title bars. Fonts inside programs like xterm ...
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`startx` starting wrong `xinitrc` file

I'm on a fresh Arch Linux installation, trying to get the awesome window manager to work. I was setting up xinit/startx which I've done a hundred times before according to this guide, and went ...
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Spaces in tiling mode with urxvt in awesomewm

I use the terminal urxvt or rxvt-unicode, which feeds on .Xresources. This runs on an archlinux with awesomewm. I have the following .Xresources code: !------------------------------------------------...
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Arch + AwesomeWM Multimonitor xrandr configuration scaling issue

As the title suggests, I'm running Arch Linux with AwesomeWM, no Display Environment. It is running from my Dell XPS 13" 9370 with Dell's docking station WD15 to connect 2 Dell s2415h monitors. For ...
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URL selecting/launching in browser from a terminal

I am using the st terminal and want to mimic the urxvt function of clicking on a link and have said link open in my browser. The st goals state that: URL selecting/launching in browser similiar to ...
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Debian 10 - Commands stop working in console after laptop being on for a while

A couple times after waking my laptop up from sleep after I use it for around a minute all commands stop working and my firefox tabs give errors. When I type any commands in console they all give a ...
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Awesome WM notification update issue

I'm using Debian Stable and after latest upgrade to Debian Buster (Awesome v4.3-4) I see that when I'm changing my display brightness, the notification pop-up shows up once with 100 percent and the ...
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How to remove need for hacks to run scrot with a keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to take screenshots with a keyboard shortcut using scrot --select. I tried adding the following to my rc.lua to use the PrintScr key for this purpose: awful.key({}, "Print", function () ...
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awesome wm font issue

I have an awesome-copycats conf and since last Arch Linux update I have no more font on the topbar widget. Every single character is a square. That is affecting taglist, clock and so on. Basically ...
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How to configure a useable screen locker in Awesome+LightDM+NixOS?

I've been using Awesome+LightDM with the GTK greeter on Arch Linux for some years, and I'm in the process of moving to NixOS. One issue with this has been the screen locker. I've mapped Windows-l to ...
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Binding certain function keys (FN) to AwesomeWM breaks them until unbound

Using a Dell Inspiron 15 7580. Awesome is version 4.3 I check the name of my keys using xev. Pressing my volume keys return the usual results. KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window ...
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XCompose is not updated for Urxvt when window manager starts

I am using awesome WM. When I start my window manager, I run setxkbmap -option compose:menu which has a ~/.XCompose with various extra definitions. Those work fine in Gvim, Firefox, Signal, and Slack (...
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change to a specific screen in awesome wm

Is it possible to switch to a specific screen via hotkeys in awesome wm (v4.0)? Say you have screens DP-1-2, DP-2-2 and eDP-1. You now want to switch to screen DP-1-2 regardless of which screen you ...
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A shrug ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ in awesome key bindings

This is the code I currently have: -- Silly shrug emoji. awful.key({ modkey }, "F12", function () awful.util.spawn("xdotool getactivewindow type '¯\\_(ツ)_/¯'", false) end, {...
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How do I use ssh-agent as a wrapper program?

I'm trying to start awesome windows manager as a subprocess of ssh-agent. It worked when I used startx (ssh-agent startx). But now I'm trying to make it work under lightdm. lightdm starts /usr/bin/...
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Unable to remap CapsLock key on AwesomeWM with iBus-Mozc

I'm trying to remap CapsLock to Ctrl, but seems unable to remap in all ways. Also, the key has a strange behavior. First, I use japanese keyboard. Therefore, XKBLAYOUT = "jp" in /etc/default/...
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Separating the code related to various components in awesome wm config

This is the code in default awesome wm config for creating top bar: awful.screen.connect_for_each_screen(function(s) -- Wallpaper set_wallpaper(s) -- Each screen has its own tag table. ...
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X11 ignores preferred mode

Problem I'm transitioning the configuration of my multihead monitors from using some rather ugly scripts to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf. My layout has two monitors of 1920x1200, one rotated ...
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Assign a client to multiple tags

Obviously it is possible to move a client window to another tag but is it possible to assign a client window to multiple tags? Consider the case having a small floating window which is toggled to ...
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Why does the HDMI connection disconnect when setting up with xrandr?

After rebooting I get this in the output of xrandr: HDMI2 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1920x1080 60.00 + 50.00 59.94 24.00 23.98 I then try to set it up: ...
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Debian stuck in login loop and constantly crashing when trying to start lightdm after upgrade

My problem seems to be quite specific. I couldn't find a case that seemed similar enough so if You guys find one I'd be glad if you could point me to it or give me instructions on what things I could ...
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install xmlto on linux fetch many packages

I want to install the xmlto application to generate man pages. It is a dependency for the awesome wm (3.5) when building it from sources. When I install xmlto apt-get install xmlto # Need to get 579 ...
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Awesome WM create shortcuts with 2 keys

With Awesome WM > 4.0, I would like to have a key shortcut with two keys. I know I could have several modifiers with the first arg of awful.key({}, "k", ...), but I would like to do it with several "...
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How to get tear-free rendering with nvidia proprietary?

I never experienced tearing before since I was using Ubuntu all the time but recently I have switched to Arch Linux with awesome as my window manager. Since awesome does not use any composite manager ...
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What is Gnome getting set when I add a screen that Awesome is missing?

Having run dual (or more!) screen setups in Linux for 20 years I'm no stranger to setting up a layout but am having an issue on my laptop that's got me stumped. The machine is a Dell XPS originally ...
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How to rebind key in Awesome WM to other key?

I want to implement the simplest functionality possible - remap key a to t. In my rc.lua I have following lines: function myremapp_ress() root.fake_input('key_press', "t") end function ...
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How to disallow any application from stealing focus in Awesome WM?

It seems that any new windows are given focus by default, and that's fine. However, some applications steal focus at other times. For example, JetBrains IDEA does this several times during start-up. ...
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How to get the trash and x-gvfs-show partitions on Thunar via AwesomeVM?

TL;DR: custom partitions and trash is not showing on Thunar via AwesomeVM. XFCE: Awesome: My fstab is: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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Switch between monitors with dual display state [awesome wm]

I'm using Awesome Windows Manager and two display (LVDS-1 as the secondary display in left and HDMI-1 as the main display in right). Awesome, by default duplicates screens and I want to switch focus ...
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LightDM screen lock in awesome-wm unlocks by itself

I use LightDM with awesome-wm. To lock screen I use command dm-tool lock. Most of the time it works fine but if after issuing the session lock command I switch to another tty and then go back, ...
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Change the direction of a new client appearance in Awesome Window Manager

In previous releases of Awesome WM new client title appeared to the right from the previous client. So, client titles were ordered from left to right by their order of appearance. In new releases of ...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't open in Awesome WM

I am using the awesome window manager running Debian 8. I am unable to open up the synaptic package manager when i go to the menubar using right click on the desktop > Debian>Applications>System>...
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How to bring an awesome wm client back from being minimized with the keyboard?

You can switch between clients with ModJ and ModK. You can minimize clients with ModN. But once you've minimized a client; how do you switch to it so you can display it normally again with some ...
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Display an awesome wm cheatsheet when holding down the Windows key

In Unity if you hold down the Windows key for long enough a cheat sheet is displayed on the screen for how to use the keyboard with Unity. Is there a similar key for Awesome VM?
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I'm seeing symbols instead of letters in the awesome hotkey page

When I open the hotkeys page via menu in awesome (on my Arch Linux system), the descriptions of the hotkeys appear as symbols which makes me think there is something wrong with the fonts on my system....
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Display on laptop doesn't work if I connect it to a monitor first

Background Information Laptop: Asus ROG G46V System: Debian Linux version 8 Jessie Windows Manager: Awesome WM Desktop Environment: N/A Problem When I start my laptop with VGA monitor plugged in, ...
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How to diagnose & fix Arch Linux not waking up from hibernation?

Some update in the meantime has solved this problem. This works again I spoke too soon. It turns out the system only locks up if power is connected. So it's related to power handling, but not in any ...
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run kde settings strating awesome wm

I'm running an up to date Manjaro KDE and Awesome WM on side. I did some mouse/touchpad configuration via KDE > System Settings. Wich I'm able to activate in Awesome WM with this sequence : Mod4 + ...
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Can awesome-wm pass a key press down to the active window under certain conditions?

Normal behavior : if a certain key binding (say, Ctrl+w) is not bound in awesome globalkeys, it gets passed down to the active window. If an awesome awful.key is bound to this key, then awesome grabs ...
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Desktop notifications of finished tasks

What I'd like to achieve is as follows. Say, I run a command in tmux's window: sleep 5; notify-me And I want to see a notification telling me tmux's session name and tmux's window name of what has ...
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Awesome WM: Change Tag Label Color for Notifications?

I'm using the default awesome theme. One thing I really like is how notifications are handled for pidgin - when a new message comes in the tag label (in the upper left of the screen, on the top bar) ...
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Spawn new terminal window with the same directory as the previous window

I'm running Awesome WM on the latest Arch Linux with Gnome Terminal and the default bash. I've managed to get this working, but I wonder if any form of improvement is possible with this implementation....
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How to change the keyboard layout for a single application in Awesome WM?

I've added keyboard shortcuts to set the global keyboard layout, but how do I set it for a single application? The reason I'd like to do this is that I'm used to QWERTY for gaming, and I'd rather not ...
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DPI settings in Awesome window manager

I have a nice new shiny 4k monitor. I can increase the font size for most applications (including awesome) however, there are a few issues: The wibar vicious widgets show a tiny font, not the one ...
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How can I run a second window manager?

Specifically, I'd like to run awesome-git at the same time as awesome. I've tried running the former from a shell in the latter: $ awesome-git/pkg/awesome-git/usr/bin/awesome […] E: awesome: main:653:...
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How can I set $PATH for awesome window manager prompt

I'm using awesome 3.5.9 in Debian Testing. /bin/bash is my user's shell. My ~/.profile reads if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then # include .bashrc if it exists if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$...
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How to apply windows layout for XFCE4 standard utilities in Awesome WM

What does the following icon mean in Awesome WM? It seems that this icon mean that the window is maximized but it seems that I can't change this status for XFCE4 standard utilities like xfce4-...