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Minimize/Maximize current window keyboard shortcut

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts for maximizing, minimizing and resizing the current window? I am on Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome-latest version.
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How to resize font size on window title bar on gnome?

By default window title bar on Gnome has bigger font size. How can I resize that font size on window title bar? I want it to be smaller like on KDE or MS Windows.
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Show window titles in window switcher in Ubuntu

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu/Gnome. When I used KDE in BSD, I liked how Alt+Tab shows all window titles in a vertical list. I often have 20 windows open, so this is really helpful. I even tried ...
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1answer
157 views

Gnome setup to show icons for windows along bottom of screen?

I am using Gnome window manager on RedHat Enterprise Linux v2.6.9-67 and recently my Gnome sessions started behaving differently and I do not know what I did to cause this or to restore the old ...
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1answer
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Can I make my window (session?) manager remember what workspace to place a window in?

I use Gnome on a RHEL system. When I launch a new program, the window manager (?) seems to make an effort to remember the size and position of the window when I last used it. However, I don't know ...
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Gnome3 - Change window drag shortcut

Gnome defaults to using Alt+LeftMouse dragging for moving windows around - I hate this feature and it breaks some apps I use. In Gnome2 you could change the modifier key in one of the settings ...
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3answers
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Window Manager vs. Desktop Environment vs. Window System? What's the difference?

I'm confused as to what these terms actually mean AND as to what they do/how they contribute to the system as a whole. In particular, back when I was running Ubuntu, there were several keywords like: ...
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1answer
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In Linux, are there any plug-ins to let me do `<Win>`+`<Num>` style app switching (like Windows 7's superbar)?

Using Windows 7's superbar, I can select/launch the 2nd application group by <Win>+<2>. We have DockbarX in GNOME, which is nice (grouping the windows like Windows 7), but it doesn't ...
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Application windows always open on the top left corner of the screen on Ubuntu

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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Replacing compiz/metacity with openbox reduces workspaces to 1

I like to use the GNOME desktop, but I prefer to replace its window manager with openbox, with 4 workspaces. However, when I run openbox --replace, the number of workspaces available drops to 1. If ...
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1answer
534 views

Ubuntu: How to move windows in batch from one display to another?

I have several program windows open on my main display (showing on my physical screen). I've created a second display for VNC connections (using vncserver :14). Is there a way I can move all open ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu: How to send a “close” command to a window with a title matching a regex?

I need to programatically close a window in some program, based on the window title. Is there a tool or a built-in system command I can use for that?
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1answer
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gnome window positioning shortcuts

With multiple monitors, multiple windows I find sometimes I have to click and drag windows, resize them and spend a bit of effort to get them positioned the way I would like. Is there any shortcuts ...
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2answers
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Gnome (Ubuntu): how to bring a program window to the front using a command line from the terminal?

I have a certain work environment with dozens of open Windows. How can I bring to the front a window with a known name/title programatically or using the command line?
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3answers
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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1answer
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How to make window occupy all the left screenspace using Gnome window manager?

Often, when working on my Linux laptop I want to get as much from my screen-estate as possible. This means working on windows as large as possible, but not overlapping each other too much. The ...
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2answers
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Seek for perfect window manager

Please help me find windows manager with these abilities: Can be installed in Ubuntu, Gnome, compatible with gnome-panel. Every window is maximized. If window can't be maximized, it's displayed on ...
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Make openbox automatically start to use a specific gtk profile

all. I have switched to openbox from Gnome and would now like to stop using Metacity altogether. When I was using metacity I had both a control theme (e.g. gtk theme) and fonts set up how I liked them ...
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1answer
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How do I prevent new windows on one of my screens in Gnome?

I am using tree monitors at work with SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 11. It works great, except minor thing. On my leftmost monitor I run VMware Workstation with Windows XP and I run it full ...
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2answers
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Looking for a “light” compositing manager for GNOME

I have an HP Pavilion DM3 (graphics is nVidia GeForce G105M), running Debian Squeeze with GNOME 2.30. My preference for DE is Gnome + Metacity + Nautilus. I'd like to use Docky, but it requires ...
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Window tiling in Gnome without Compiz?

I really do like the Grid plugin in Compiz, but at work I cannot use Compiz on my workstation (Fedora 12). Is there anything similar for plain X or Metacity? The Grid-plugin gives you a few keyboard ...
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4answers
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Possible to install Xmonad on Ubuntu separate from Gnome?

I just downloaded Xmonad from the repository on my Ubuntu 10.04 box, but when I log out and try to log back in using Xmonad instead Gnome, it doesn't work. I just get the login screen background ...
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What are the differences between Linux Window Managers?

See the title - are there any show-stopping differences between GNOME and KDE, at this point? Is it just a matter of preference? I know some applications run 'better' one or the other, but besides ...
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Tiling Window Manager

I've been looking into tiling window managers because I'm tired of manually positioning and resizing all my windows whenever I want to see some information side by side. However, the tiling window ...