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

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Autokey - Adjusting Screen Brightness with Hotkeys (and sustaining that brightness in Awesome Window Manager)

In awesome window manager, my screen brightness gets reset to 100% each time I'm away from my computer for a few minutes. How can I get it to sustain the brightness I set prior to these screen-saver/...
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Setting Default Applications without a Desktop Environment [duplicate]

Since Awesome Window Manager is mainly a window manager, and not quite a full desktop environment, I don't know how to manage the concept of default applications. Without a desktop environment ...
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Why window doesn't scroll at the first time I scroll my mouse wheel on it after losing focus?

When a window loses focus (becomes inactive), I have to scroll my mouse wheel twice to start scrolling in that window. Here are example steps to reproduce this behavior: Open a window that has scroll ...
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How to Bind Alt+Scroll for Zooming (Screen Magnifier) in Awesome Window Manager

In Awesome Window Manager, how can I bind alt+Scroll for zooming? For example, in KDE Plasma, it is done this way: 1) sudo apt install xbindkeys 2) Save the text below into ~/.xbindkeysrc : "...
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Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet - Only Achieving 100mb Half-Duplex

I'm attempting to use Debian 11 stable with free drivers, but I'm having lots of trouble with my networking card: Network: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: CLEVO/...
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How do you tile a window in Awesome Window Manager?

I'm apparently missing some knowledge that is very fundamental about Awesome Window Manager. I'm using the default configuration that comes with Debian 11 and for the past two weeks I've been using ...
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Fully Set Up Network Manager on Awesome Window Manager

On a debian 11, with no desktops installed, how do you get network manager running for Awesomewm? I have internet after I log into awesome, but it isn't through network manager, and even when I run ...
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NormCap OCR via Awesome Window Manager

One of the coolest programs I've come across recently, is an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program called NormCap. I have it tied to a hot key, and anytime I want to copy un-highlightable text ...
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Awesome Doesn't Know My Brightness Ajustment Buttons

After installing Awesome (with no other GUI environments), the function keys on my laptop (for brightness especially), don't work like they do when I install KDE or GNOME. So far, the only method I've ...
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Awesome GUI VPN Configuration Management

How can I use a GUI for configuring an L2TP VPN on a system running Awesome? I'm trying to force myself to use a tiling window manager for a period long enough to decide if I really like it better ...
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Applet to Control Brightness on Each Monitor

Using Awesome, I'm looking for a system tray applet that can control the brightness of each monitor. Using apt search I found a package called budgie-brightness-controller-applet, which was intended ...
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Dark Theme for Applications Launched Within Awesome Window Manager

I have awesome installed onto a system that doesn't have a desktop environment installed. For now, I'm satisfied with the default theme of awesome itself, but I need to apply a dark theme to all the ...
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Ctrl + n launches new windows. How to disable

Having to pass a coding test soon, I am going to use an browser-embedded IDE. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and awesome wm. When I press Ctrl + n in the active IDE, a new browser window is launched for some ...
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What is the command in Awesome Window manager to let go of a key that has not been let go of?

My v key is locked up after I use the below snippet in my rc.lua file. Background Hotkey combinations are usually all pressed together at the same time. I am using the function key Fn which works as a ...
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How do I get rid of multiple sets of title bar buttons?

I have multiple sets of title bar buttons (close, minimize, fullscreen). I am using awesomewm on Ubuntu 20.04. If there are any configuration files that I should provide, or other details about my ...
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Filter mouse events

I'm facing this issue with my mouse. In my particular case the duplicate click events are less than 100ms after the genuine event. Is it possible for me to write an event filter for my display server ...
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Can't change my default terminal in AwesomeWM to Alacritty

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04/AwesomeWM trying to set the default terminal as Alacritty. I can run it in the terminal with the alacritty command and it pop-up on my screen with no problems, but when I change ...
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How to run scripts from Awesome Window Manager

I would like to run scripts with a shortcut the same way I can run apps like firefox. I have a Dmenu script (called dmconf) that list all my configuration files, I've already make it executable and is ...
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Problem with mouse cursor in Ubuntu 20.04

My mouse pointer is changing to a semi-transparent box when it is in the dock. It is very annoying for me. Also the app icons has changed and there are no minimise and maximise buttons only the close ...
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No polkit authentication agent found in AwesomeWM

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on my computer, and recently I've abandoned Gnome in favor of AwesomeWM. I've since learned that a DE is much more fleshed-out than just using a WM, so I've had to rice ...
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How to jump to previous window in history in awesome wm?

I'm new to awesome wm and I would like to set a shortcut that brings me back to the previous window (in history) no matter if it's on the current tag, another tag or even on another screen (like Alt+...
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How to set a toggle keybinding in Awesome's rc.lua

I'm running AwesomeWM on top of Ubuntu 20.04. I'd like to set a shortcut to disable the trackpad. My computer comes with built-in functionality to do that, but I'd like to change it from what it ...
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How to set Awesome as the default WM in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I just downloaded Awesome and I'd like to start running it by default. I tried to open Awesome on the command line and received the message E: awesome: main:772: another ...
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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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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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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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