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How do I activate Win+Tab keys with a VBScript in an effort to launch Task View in Windows 10?

I am trying to set my mouse's middle button to launch Task View in Windows 10 (the replacement for Aero Flip 3D in prior Windows versions). I'm using Logitech SetPoint software, which is capable of ...
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How can I prevent any window from minimizing?

I am setting up a kiosk/POS computer that runs certain applications from a launcher. I've got everything set up the way I need except for one thing. I am able to close the launched applications (like ...
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Transparency issues in Windows after resume from Hibernation

For the last several years I have been having this issue every day once I resume from hibernation. For example, this is what Firefox tabs look like: What you see is actually 2 Firefox windows (one ...
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Control synergy programmatically

I'm trying to toggle switchInDirection() from a window manager (dwm, written in c). As there seems to be no way to control synergy actions from the command line, I tried to fire appropriate key ...
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Is there any custom DWM (Desktop Window Manager) for Windows 8?

So my question is is there any custom DWM that can entirely replace explorer.exe and window frames on Windows 8, and if not is it even possible to create one?
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Desktop composition auto-disables in Windows 7

On Windows 7 Professional N 64bit, the visual effect option "Enable desktop composition" does not work correctly for me. Both the DWM and Themes services are running. When I tick it and click ...
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe

Occasionally, when turning on my external monitors for my docked laptop after being docked overnight, Windows will perform very slowly. Turning on my monitors means the screen resolution changes ...
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Computer lags when connected to wifi

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, running Windows 7. A while back I noticed my computer started lagging every few minutes. This affects only video as audio works fine. The lags stops if I move the cursor, or ...
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Why does Prison Architect work in the gnome DE but not in DWM?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux and primarily use dwm as the window manager. The first time I played Prison Architect (a game on steam) for the first time, it ran fine. After a later reboot I ...
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Issues when dwm was patched with tab and pango

I have patched dwm 6.0 with dwm-6.0-pertag-tab-v2a.diff and dwm-6.0-pango.diff. The topbar works correctly with true font type (Sans). But the tabbar is blank without title. How can I fix this? I have ...
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How to set instance name of google-chrome (or any x11 application)

I'm now using dwm window manager and I know I can set rules to specify a application to a certain tag like this: static const Rule rules[] = { /* xprop(1): * WM_CLASS(STRING) = instance, ...
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Audio not work via /etc/init.d/xdm

gentoo linux 3.10.17 Display Manager: lightdm 1.9.5 Window Manager : dwm # file: /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf session-wrapper=/etc/lightdm/Xsession autologin-user=jeremy autologin-user-timeout=0 The ...
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csrss.exe and dwm.exe eating huge amounts (2-6GB) of RAM

These two processes (csrss.exe and dwm.exe) sometimes decide to consume enormous amounts of my RAM. This only happens when I have been away from the computer. I move the mouse to wake up the monitor ...
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Execute script after the window manager loads

I want to start a few applications right after my wm (dwm) loads, where can I put my script so this happens? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using dwm.
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How to add patches to dwm

I do not understand how to add patches to dwm, I am running Ubuntu and I do have git installed. Am I just supposed to copy/paste the .diff file into a new file in the directory and do git apply ...
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How can I access unselectable text from windows? [duplicate]

How can I access/copy unselectable text from windows (in Windows 7)? For example, when a warning/error/info popup box (or window) appear, is there a way to access the text of it (when the text is ...
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How to enable aero with windows 7 [duplicate]

I just reinstalled windows 7 on my computer, and aero is not working anymore. I did not change any hardware or drivers, and aero worked before reinstalling windows. I am using a nVidia GeForce GTX ...
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Suddenly, I notice Windows 7 window manager behaves strangely

Windows 7 window manager has recently started to behave strangely. Firefox and Steam are running simultaneously. I am looking at the window of Firefox. Now, I click on the Steam icon in the ...
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Disable Desktop Composition in Windows 8? Force it?

I have an old game (Atomic Bomberman / Bomberman95 ) - which by the way does not have an working/exact clone - and it has to be run without DWM running. In windows 7 I would kill explorer and run the ...
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Windows Basic Theme seems to make gpu related stuff slower

When I have the windows basic theme (the one that disables aero), smooth scrolling (in firefox and chrome- enabled in the flags section) seem to run worse - lower fps - than if I was using the Aero ...
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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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opening vim in tmux, i've got fonts in bold

So I've got a problem, when opening vim in tmux, all fonts become in bold. my in configuration i have: set t_Co=256. Even when this being set to 8, some bolding disappears, on some keywords. I'm ...
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Any way to resolve the “another window manager is already running” error with dwm in OS X?

I know it should be possible to run dwm in OSX Mountain Lion, since it is possible to run X11 (or xQuartz). However, whenever I try to run dwm I just get dwm: another window manager is already ...
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How to use email checker in dwm status bar

I have the following .xsession file #!/bin/sh xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr while xsetroot -name "`date`" do sleep 1 done & feh --bg-scale wallpaper.jpg & /home/aamalyshev/bin/dwm ...
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Permanent fix for “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning? [duplicate]

I have a problem where dwm.exe keeps suggesting I disable Aero to improve my performance whenever I play either Battlefield 3 or Anno 2070. I get three choices: Disable Aero Don't disable but ask ...
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dmenu doesn't set environment variable as per my .bash_profile when running Emacs

I have following ~/.bash_profile [[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc and ~/.bashrc ### Check for shell interactivity. if [[ $- != *i* ]] ; then return fi ### Nyan-cat prompt. ...
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How to switch between shell windows in dwm window manager?

I read that tutorial on their page, can't find nothing about switching between uxterm shells. Using mouse is too much distraction.
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How to bring floated window on top above another in dwm window manager?

Sometimes when at desktop 1, I switch from float mode to tiled mode, and then back. On desktop 2 for example: shell windows overlaps chrome window, how to send it back...? Also would be nice to switch ...
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Netbeans UI empty in DWM

I'm trying to use dwm Windows Manager, everything is fine (1mb ram ;) but when I run netbeans it load but with a grey and empty interface. (it works fine in Unity or E17 ) Any Idea ? I have found ...
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Windows 7 - easiest way to tell whether AERO / DWM is enabled?

From this article I have learnt, that DWM is enabled only with AERO: Let’s recall: without Aero turned on, the DWM is deactivated, so there’s also no more 2D acceleration, either (this applies ...
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Desktop Window Manager crashes randomly

I have been having a problem where the Desktop Window Manager (on Windows 7) crashes randomly. Typically, there is no BSOD, but the entire computer locks up. On a couple occasions it has recovered ...
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Windows 7 - High Memory use by DWM.exe when minimizing programs

I'm currently using 64-bit Windows 7, I have not encountered any problem like this. I have a Radeon Sapphire HD 6850 series graphics card accompanied by 4 GB of physical ram with virtual memory set ...
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killing dwm leaves left over processes

I am using dwm on an opensuse box where I don't have root permissions. I launch dwm using "custom session" from KDM, which executes my .xsession. $ cat .xsession exec ~/bin/startdwm cat ...
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How to tell is Totem is playing a video or not

I recently switched to DWM and I've been customizing it. I have xautolock setup to autolock my computer after 5 minutes. It gets annoying when I'm watching a movie using Totem. Is there a way to tell ...
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Graceful logout in dwm

I want dwm to close all windows gracefully when I press quit hotkey. I like Unity behaviour: it displays list of windows denying logout (for example, editors with unsaved changes) and do not logout ...
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Why is dwm.exe using so much memory?

I've scoured the web, but I'm sick of reading "scan your computer for viruses" and "upgrade your RAM" on answers to similar questions to this. I understand that dwm.exe is for (simply put) caching ...
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quad monitors and DWM resource errors

For a couple years now I've been wrestling with a multi monitor setup, to clear the Desktop Windows Manager resource errors. Currently I'm running 3x1900x1200 and 1x1900x1080 driven by 2xHD5770, on a ...
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tiling WM with resizable stack windows?

Right now I'm using dwm and for the most part loving it. It does almost everything I want, which is great, but there is one more thing I'd like that I'm not sure what WM can or can't do, or if there's ...