Felix E. Klee | 30 Mar 13:21 2015

Can window decorations be rendered resolution independent?

For floating windows, I want the title bar and any decorations, such
as buttons, to be rendered at a certain physical size, independent of
display resolution. For example, I want to specify that the title bar
should be rendered with a height of 1cm.

Felix E. Klee | 29 Mar 18:09 2015

Different screen resolution for each virtual desktop?

I am looking for a window manager with virtual desktops, where I can
configure different screen resolutions for each desktop. A lower
screen resolution may also be realized by some kind of software zoom

Background: For a user, turning 80 this year, I plan to set up a
laptop with a 3K 5.6" screen. Some applications can be adapted to the
high resolution. Other applications, however, for example Xfig, likely
are hard to use because icon size and line width cannot be scaled in
configuration. The idea is to use these applications on a virtual
desktop with a lower resolution, or with a full-screen zoom. The user
is familiar with the concept of virtual desktops.

Ideally there would be widget to scale the resolution with buttons, on the fly:

    [ + ][ - ][1:1] 120%

Daniel Lublin | 24 Mar 08:29 2015

awful.tag.add() add position

It seems to me that awful.tag.add() and the capi.tag() it uses won't let me
add a new tag at a specific position, right? I would have to create my tag
and then move it in place directly afterwards (which may or may not cause
some flicker or other annoyances...)

Alexis BRENON | 21 Mar 22:04 2015

Systray doesn't seems to be present...

Hi all,

I say it now, it's a quite difficult problem, because there is many source code to handle !

I'm working on a kind of framework to easily change awesome configuration ; my future goal is to build a GUI tool to build the awesome configuration.

In the whole, my framework is in a good state, as it allows me to build my current configuration with it ! But I have a problem with the systray... It seems that all works well, I have no particular message in my log, as seen in the pastebin (http://pastebin.com/qwGLLcyj). This must not tell you anything without the code, I have no other way than guiding you to my Github (https://github.com/AlexisBRENON/awesome-configuration/tree/separated_config).

I run Awesome in Xephyr or in live, but in both, systray doesn't seem to be present, the nm-applet or blueman-applet doesn't appear anywhere...

If anyone has an idea to debug this, to make an empty systray visible or whatever, thanks !

Ask more info if needed, it will be a very pleasure for me to explain you more my framework ! Any idea to improve it will be appreciated too !

Best regards,
Evgeny Pakhomov | 14 Mar 05:56 2015

Fwd: Awesome 3.5.6 compilation

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John Johnson <ilmostro7 <at> gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: Awesome 3.5.6 compilation
To: Evgeny Pakhomov <p1himik <at> gmail.com>

if that doesn't resolve it, try creating symlinks pointing to the correct files

On Mar 13, 2015 8:37 PM, "Evgeny Pakhomov" <p1himik <at> gmail.com> wrote:

I think you have to install all the libraries with "-dev" suffix.

On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 7:33 AM, vandr0iy <email.quellamia <at> gmail.com> wrote:

Hi, guys!
I've got a small compilation issue here. After having downloaded the latest stable version of awesome, I tried to compile it on debian, but it doesn't see some essential libraries; Look here at the output of the "make" command:

Running cmake…
-- cat -> /bin/cat
-- ln -> /bin/ln
-- grep -> /bin/grep
-- git -> /usr/bin/git
-- hostname -> /bin/hostname
-- asciidoc not found.
-- xmlto not found.
-- gzip -> /bin/gzip
-- lua not found.
-- ldoc not found.
-- ldoc.lua not found.
-- convert -> /usr/bin/convert
-- Could NOT find Doxygen (missing:  DOXYGEN_EXECUTABLE)
-- Could NOT find Lua51 (missing:  LUA_LIBRARIES LUA_INCLUDE_DIR)
-- Not generating manpages. Missing: asciidoc xmlto
-- Not generating API documentation. Missing: ldoc
-- checking for modules 'glib-2.0;gdk-pixbuf-2.0;cairo;x11;xcb-cursor;xcb-randr;xcb-xtest;xcb-xinerama;xcb-shape;xcb-util>=0.3.8;xcb-keysyms>=0.3.4;xcb-icccm>=0.3.8;cairo-xcb;libstartup-notification-1.0>=0.10;xproto>=7.0.15;libxdg-basedir>=1.0.0'
--   package 'gdk-pixbuf-2.0' not found
--   package 'xcb-cursor' not found
--   package 'xcb-randr' not found
--   package 'xcb-xtest' not found
--   package 'xcb-xinerama' not found
--   package 'xcb-shape' not found
--   package 'xcb-util>=0.3.8' not found
--   package 'xcb-keysyms>=0.3.4' not found
--   package 'xcb-icccm>=0.3.8' not found
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-3.0/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:341 (message):
  A required package was not found
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  /usr/share/cmake-3.0/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:395 (_pkg_check_modules_internal)
  awesomeConfig.cmake:134 (pkg_check_modules)
  CMakeLists.txt:15 (include)

CMake Error at awesomeConfig.cmake:153 (message):
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  CMakeLists.txt:15 (include)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/vandr0iy/GNU+linux_software/awesome-3.5.6/.build-arda-x86_64-linux-gnu-4.9.2/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/vandr0iy/GNU+linux_software/awesome-3.5.6/.build-arda-x86_64-linux-gnu-4.9.2/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
Makefile:22: recipe for target 'cmake' failed
make: *** [cmake] Error 1

the issue consists in the fact that I already have the required libraries installed, but with another name, like - libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 instead of gdk-pixbuf-2.0, or, more generally, fancy_library_name -> libfancy_library_name[0-9]
Also, if the solution of this problem implies too much of a hassle, could you please tell me if there is a substantial difference between the 3.5.6 and the 3.5.5-1? I got a .deb of the latter.
Thank you very much for your help.

于清 | 13 Mar 10:55 2015

Would you pls help me check my xcb demo client against awesome

This is a help request rather than a bug report, so if you are kind enough and have some spare time, pls help me find out why my xcb client won't work.
All this xcb client trying to do is to create a system tray icon. I have read the xembed and systemtray's freedesktop specification and followed their instructions, but with awesome wm the tray icon is a seperate window on a ridiculous position(It seems to work in KDE somehow).
I have tried to read awesome's source, but still can't understand why my code fails.
Best regards
Attachment (xcbdemo.tar.gz): application/x-gzip, 5989 bytes
zhtlancer | 8 Mar 20:40 2015

Clear naughty notifications

Hi all,

I'm using naughty to get notifications from my firewall activities, but it's kind of annoying that when a naughty notification comes out, I have to use my mouse to clear it (I'm not setting the time-out limit as I don't want to miss any warnings when AFK). So is there any API to clear all the naughty notifications thus we can bind it to a hot key?

Alex Dieulot | 8 Mar 19:55 2015

Modkey + O doesn’t switch screen


I have two monitors. Modkey + O is supposed to send my client to the other monitor as best as I understand, yet all it does is move my cursor to the top right of the screen.

This is my xorg.conf: http://pastebin.com/BHD7j54w

Does anyone spots what’s wrong?
Evgeny Pakhomov | 8 Mar 08:14 2015

Problem with menubar

Hi all,

Whenever I enter "[" inside the menubar (Meta+p) it becomes unresponsive and nothing except restarting awesome can fix it.

Is there any way to fix it?


Miloslav Nenadál | 7 Mar 08:08 2015

Volume widget

Hi. I saw recently mail here, where someone was talking about cpu usage of awesome process. So I checked mine and it was also about 20%. It was caused by the volume widget (the bottommost) here: https://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Volume_control_and_display. So I made a small update and called update_volume(volume_widget) on keypress right after changing the volume - it works fine, but it is one step behind (I press the keys, amixer gets called, widget updates and then volume updates). Is there any way to solve that better (listening some event, sleep function)?
Diogo Leal | 2 Mar 10:35 2015

Re: High consume CPU


Thanks for your help.

I made the changes you suggested and that time consuming cpu is under

On Sun, Mar 01, 2015 at 11:32:52AM -0600, Kamil B wrote:
> Okay, from experimenting with my own rc.lua, I think your widgets are
> updating too frequently.
> In your rc.lua, you may have something like:
> * "vicious.register(memwidget, vicious.widgets.mem, '<span
> color="#0044CC">$2MB/$3MB</span>|', 13)"*
> The 13 at the end is the update frequency. When I make it less than 1, my
> cpu usage goes up to 30%
> I hope this helps.
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 4:21 AM, Diogo Leal <me <at> diogoleal.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:46:22PM -0600, Kamil B wrote:
> > > Can you provide the output of:
> > > $ top
> >
> > http://i.imgur.com/EkmMMw6.png
> >
> > Some additional information:
> >
> > I'm using Gentoo Linux.
> >
> >
> > ➜  ~  awesome -v
> > awesome v3.5.6 (For Those About To Rock)
> >  • Build: Feb  2 2015 23:07:32 for x86_64 by gcc version 4.8.3 ( <at> megatron)
> >  • Compiled against Lua 5.1.5 (running with Lua 5.1)
> >  • D-Bus support: ✔
> >
> > --
> > Diogo Leal [estranho]
> > Site : http://diogoleal.com
> > Nostalgia Games: http://nostalgiagames.com.br
> > talk: estranho <at> jabber-br.org
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Diogo Leal <me <at> diogoleal.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > My notebook has an old configuration, CPU : Intel Core 2 duo(T550)  <at> 
> > > > 1.66GHz
> > > > and Memory: 2GB, but the awesome this consuming 28% of CPU.
> > > >
> > > > I'm using the Dust theme at this time, but same with theme default this
> > > > consumption is close to 28% of CPU.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have any idea why this consumption?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Diogo Leal [estranho]
> > > > Site : http://diogoleal.com
> > > > Nostalgia Games: http://nostalgiagames.com.br
> > > > talk: estranho <at> jabber-br.org
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > >
> >
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> >



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