Provided by: awesome_3.4.11-1ubuntu1_amd64
awesome - awesome window manager
awesome [-v | --version] [-h | --help] [-c | --config FILE] [-k | --check]
awesome is a window manager for X. It manages windows in different layouts, like floating or tiled. Any layout can be applied dynamically, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task currently being performed. In a tiled layout, windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master area contains the windows which currently need the most attention, whereas the stacking area contains all other windows. In a floating layout windows can be resized and moved freely. Dialog windows are always managed as floating, regardless of the layout currently applied. The spiral and dwindle layouts are special cases of the tiled layout where the stacking area is arranged in a spiral for the former or as a rectangular fractal for the later. Windows are grouped by tags in awesome. Each window can be tagged with one or more tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with these tags. awesome can contain small wiboxes which can display anything you want: all available tags, the current layout, the title of the visible windows, text, etc.
-v, --version Print version information to standard output, then exit. -h, --help Print help information, then exit. -c, --config FILE Use an alternate configuration file instead of $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/awesome/rc.lua. -k, --check Check configuration file syntax.
DEFAULT MOUSE BINDINGS
Navigation Button1 on tag name View tag. Button4, Button5 on tag name Switch to previous or next tag. Button4, Button5 on root window Switch to previous or next tag. Button1, Button3, Button4, Button5 on layout symbol Switch to previous or next layout. Layout modification Mod4 + Button1 on tag name Tag current client with this tag only. Mod4 + Button3 on tag name Toggle this tag for client. Button3 on tag name Add this tag to current view. Mod4 + Button1 on client window Move window. Mod4 + Button3 on client window Resize window.
DEFAULT KEY BINDINGS
Window manager control Mod4 + Control + r Restart awesome. Mod4 + Shift + q Quit awesome. Mod4 + r Run prompt. Mod4 + x Run Lua code prompt. Mod4 + Return Spawn terminal emulator. Mod4 + w Open main menu. Clients Mod4 + Shift + r Redraw the focused window. Mod4 + m Maximize client. Mod4 + n Minimize client. Mod4 + Control + n Restore client. Mod4 + f Set client fullscreen. Mod4 + Shift + c Kill focused client. Mod4 + t Set client on-top. Navigation Mod4 + j Focus next client. Mod4 + k Focus previous client. Mod4 + u Focus first urgent client. Mod4 + Left View previous tag. Mod4 + Right View next tag. Mod4 + 1-9 Switch to tag 1-9. Mod4 + Control + j Focus next screen. Mod4 + Control + k Focus previous screen. Mod4 + Escape Focus previously selected tag set. Layout modification Mod4 + Shift + j Switch client with next client. Mod4 + Shift + k Switch client with previous client. Mod4 + o Send client to next screen. Mod4 + h Decrease master width factor by 5%. Mod4 + l Increase master width factor by 5%. Mod4 + Shift + h Increase number of master windows by 1. Mod4 + Shift + l Decrease number of master windows by 1. Mod4 + Control + h Increase number of columns for non-master windows by 1. Mod4 + Control + l Decrease number of columns for non-master windows by 1. Mod4 + space Switch to next layout. Mod4 + Shift + space Switch to previous layout. Mod4 + Control + space Toggle client floating status. Mod4 + Control + Return Swap focused client with master. Mod4 + Control + 1-9 Toggle tag view. Mod4 + Shift + 1-9 Tag client with tag. Mod4 + Shift + Control + 1-9 Toggle tag on client. Mod4 + Shift + F1-9 Tag marked clients with tag.
awesome is customized by creating a custom $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/awesome/rc.lua file.
awesome can be restarted by sending it a SIGHUP.
Of course there’s no bug in awesome. But there may be unexpected behaviors.
Julien Danjou <email@example.com> and others.
1. firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com 04/02/2012 AWESOME(1)