Awesome Desktop Quick-Start with Initial SetUp

Without this Tweak the Browser‘s Windows don’t will Split together with the Other Windows!

The Tip Show Easily:

  • How-to Make the Initial SetUp for the Awesome Desktop

    (Needed because Some Clients Like the Web Browsers Usually StarUp Maximized)

    1. Open a Terminal Window
    2. Edit the Awesome Configuration File
      sudo nano /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua
    3. Press Ctrl+w to Enter Search Mode
    4. Search for “keys = clientkeys”
    5. Append in the Same Block of Code:

      maximized_vertical = false,
      maximized_horizontal = false,

    6. Press Ctrl+x to Save & Exit 🙂
    7. Quit from Awesome
    8. Then Log-In Again to Load New Config

    Awesome Desktop Wallpaper


  • How-to Switch of Windows Layout Visually

    Awesome Desktop How-to Switch Windows Layout

For Advanced Commands & Configuration with LUA Look into:

Basic Awesome Desktop Commands List:
(Remember that in Awesome Jargon Mod4 = Cmd/Win and Tag = Desktop!)

  1. Run Program —>> Mod4(Cmd/Win)+r then programName Return
  2. Open Terminal —>> Mod4 Return
  3. Switch to Next Layout —>> Mod4+Shift+Space
  4. Resize Window/Layout —>> Mod4+Mouse-Right-Button+Drag
  5. Move/Drag a Floating Window —>> Mod4+Drag
  6. Minimize Selected Window —>> Mod4+n
  7. Close Selected Window —>> Mod4+Shift+c
  8. Switch of Tag(Desktop) —>> Mod4+<tagNum>
  9. Switch a Selected Window to a New Tag —>> Mod4+Shift+<tagNum>
  10. Put a Copy of Selected Window on a Tag —>>Mod4+Mouse-Right-Button+<tagNum>
  11. To Switch the Windows in a Tiled Layout —>> Mod4+Shift+j
  12. Relaunch Awesome(After modified configuration) —>> Mod4 Shift+Return