GNOME applet to interact with the Awesome window manager

Awesome it's an awesome window manager.
GNOME it's an awesome desktop environment.

Problem is, not many people believe in both. So, if you subscribe to both the above statements, you might feel a bit on your own on how to smoothly integrate Awesome and GNOME.

One of the first things you'll notice is that most other Awesome users are happy with the wibox while you really want to use the GNOME panel. You can easily disable the wibox and keep your beloved GNOME panel, but you'll lose that way the ability to interact with Awesome in various ways, such as monitoring the current layout, sending Lua snippets to Awesome, etc.

Worry no more, cause GNOME Awesome Applet comes to the rescue.

GNOME Awesome Applet is an applet for the GNOME panel to enable interaction with the Awesome window manager in a GNOME-ish way. The following features are currently available:

  • layout reporting, using usual Awesome icons
  • Lua prompt dialog (Mod4+x replacement)
  • access to GNOME native run dialog (Alt+F2 / Mod4+r replacement)


applet screenshot - 1 applet screenshot - 2 applet screenshot - 3 applet screenshot - 4 applet screenshot - 5
hint: in the screenshots, GNOME Awesome Applet is the (awesome) tiny teeny applet located in between weather report and workspace switcher applet