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Awesome WM is an open source, minimalist, tiling window manager for X.org.

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x2go connect to Manjaro VM with awesome window manager

I would like to connect with a x2go client to a VM running Manjaro with Awesome as window manager (x2go server). Unfortunately, the connection does not start. The x2go client opens showing a black ...
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How do I start an application from awesome's rc.lua if it's not already running

The task is relatively simple. If there is a process with a binary named x running, don't start another copy.
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Awesome window manager does not start

I am trying to switch from gnome-shell to awesome on fedora 28. The problem I have is that when I try sudo awesome -r it tells me that another window manager is already running. So I have tried ...
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alsabar widget not getting displayed (lain)

'm trying to add a soundbar to an already existing theme I got. The theme already includes lain so I'm trying to use alsabar since it's already included. Awesome version: awesome v4.2 (Human after ...
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How to develop awesome WM rc.lua using IDE

I'm aware that awesome includes its own Lua interpreter but developing a large rc.lua file with a "simple" text editor is too troublesome. Is there a way to develop the rc.lua in an IDE like ...
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How can I start an application minimized in Awesome WM

I'm using Awesome WM and I want my telegram to start minimized. Unfortunately there is no option within the application, so I have to manually quit it (which puts it into tray). I want to minimize it ...
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WebStorm's main window is vertically unmovable

When I boot up WebStorm, the main editor window is only draggable and resizable in the horizontal direction. It also is locked to the very top of the screen, obscuring Awesome's system bar. It is ...
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Weird border artefacts when taking screenshots with `import`

I take screenshots with Imagemagick's import command such as import /tmp/screen.png. When I drag an area on screen, it shows an outline of the area I'm about to capture, but it's a little finnicky -- ...
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What is “cr” in the usage of the gears.shape.rounded_rect, and how can I use this to alter the shape of naughty.notify?

I am attempting to reshape a naughty.notify notification from a rectangle to a rectangle with rounded corners. Here I'm told that the shape argument takes a gears.shape argument—so I look here to see ...
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.xinitrc vs. AwesomeWM Autorun programs. Which one's better?

I have been looking for a way to start some custom apps when I login to my session in LightDM. So far, I have found two different ways: 1. Customise .xinitrc: For example, if I want to add a terminal ...
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I need an awful rule (awesome-wm 4.X) to match a web browser javascript dialog

I need help creating a rule to match a javascript dialog window, here is a portion of the output from xprop: ... WM_CLASS(STRING) = "wb", "Wb" WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) = "JavaScript - http://localhost/...
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Forcing an application's window to open in the workspace in which it was run

It takes a second or two to open a program (i.e. - Anki or Slack), and I often open multiple programs at a time—in different workspaces. Here's what I would like to happen: Press Mod + R and type in "...
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Cannot get firefox to tile correctly after last update to Awesome WM in Arch

With all other programs I've tried mod4 + m will toggle between tiling and maximizing window. This doesn't happen with firefox. Here are the two states that the tags go between when pushing mod4 + m. ...
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Run program and set environment variable like in command line with awesome WM run

I'm using prime for switching between graphic cards. The problem is that I need to set which card to use by setting an environment variable named DRI_PRIME when I'm executing the program. Example: ...
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Awesome WM weather widget issue

I am using Awesome WM as window manager, to get more flexible environment. But when I was doing a weather widget, using 'vicious' library, I could made some mistake... The problem is the next: any ...

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