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What is awesome?

awesome is a tiling window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting. It's extremely fast, small, dynamic and awesome.

Windows can be managed in several layouts: tiled, maximized and floating. Each layout can be applied on the fly, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed.

Managing windows in tiled mode assures that no space will be wasted on your screen. No gaps, no overlap.

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Setup

emerge it: emerge awesome

to start awesome with the X server add this line to ~/.xinitrc:

exec awesome

Configuration

For the first time we will take the default configuration and copy it to our home directory:

cd /usr/share/doc/awesome-2.0/
bunzip2 -k awesomerc.bz2 
cp awesomerc ~/.awesomerc

Now add awesome to your .xinitrc

Usage

Here are a few shortcuts set in the default config:


See also

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