Guide to X11/Window Managers/awesome

Type: dynamic Language: C Licence: GPL

The awesome package provides a small fast dynamic window manager.


Raising and lowering windowsEdit

Resizing windowsEdit

Showing and hiding windowsEdit

Context eventsEdit


Features of the awesome window manager include:

  • dynamic switching between various tiling or stacking layouts including spiral
  • Full control via the mouse or keyboard via a user interface callback system
  • Window decorations include borders and titlebar
  • titlebars have an icon and minimize, maximize and close buttons
  • Narrow 1 pixel wide borders
  • Written in C
  • Support for multiscreens via xinerama
  • Desktop bar provides status information and support for customized widgets