A window manager takes care of the placement and appearance of windows in a GUI-driven operating system. Sometimes, the term also refers to plugins that extend this basic functionality.

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How to use i3 window manager in fedora with gnome

I installed i3 and have its config file ~/.i3/config ready. When I execute i3 command, it says, ERROR: Another window manager seems to be running (X error 10). I found this article. I don't know ...
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Ubuntu window management issue

I installed Ubuntu minimum and I'm using openbox, pcmanfm and lxappearance. When I try to run a gui application, it automatically maximizes and I can't make it normal sized on startup. This is ...
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How to use wmctrl to activate window of a given class?

The output of wmctrl -lx looks like this: 0x020002f5 0 Plasma.Plasma lnx plasma-desktop 0x02a00015 0 okular.Okular lnx TCP/IP Protocol Suite – Okular 0x032000fe 1 amarok.Amarok ...
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Why does i3 Window Manager make a blank section?

Once in a while, my i3 Window Manager makes a blank tile that only shows the desktop background. I don't know what causes this. Maybe it's a keystroke I am inadvertently making. It ruins the whole ...
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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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autostart doesn't work with i3

My i3 config file is the default one that is automatically set up on first start except for.. bar { status_command i3status } ..which I removed. And.. new_window none ..which I added to the ...
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Detect window's fullscreen status on Linux?

So basically, I'm trying to write a watchdog script, that checks window titles against a list stored in a file. If the window is fullscreen, the script should do nothing and move on. If the window is ...
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Switch to twm only on Fedora 20

I want to use TWM only, no GNOME, no XFCE, nothing else. I like its simplicity a lot and find pure twm easy to use. How can I configure fedora to use twm only? I'm fairly new to all of the ...
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Guake/Tilda-like visibility toggle for any application

Guake and Tilda are 2 applications in Ubuntu which can be toggled visible/invisible with a hotkey, but this mechanism is built inside of these applications. Is there some general manager software ...
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Switching to specific programs (or launching them) using a keyboard shortcut on Linux

I'm primarily a Windows user, but I occasionally use a Linux virtual machine for some development. In Windows 7 and 8 I have become very dependent to using a very useful keyboard shortcut for ...
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How to force xscreensaver to stay on top?

I am building web kiosek and I am using matchbox as window manager and xscreensaver. My problem is that I need in background restart web browser, but when xscreensaver goes to blank and browser is ...
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Which window manager supports Multi Pointer X

MPX is a part of X Input Extension. I tested xinput on Centos 6.5. In some cases the keyboard can not get window focus and to solve it window must be moved. I know that Window Manager is responsible ...
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How do I set my window manager in Fedora 20 without using a graphical login prompt?

I'm using Fedora 20 and I've disabled the graphical login so now when I boot I'm presented with a standard console to log into. When I log in and run startx I get Metacity. How can I change this on a ...
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Raspberry in kiosk mode - How to secure bash or change matchbox for switching tty

I want change my raspberry to a kiosk pc. It works well and is complete, but with some mechanics I've some trouble. The actual problem is, that the autologin mechanism is defeating the purpose of ...
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Program that groups windows into tabs [closed]

I recall once stumbling on a program that could take multiple application windows and wrap them inside a large window with a tabbed interface. One use of this, for example, would be to wrap multiple ...
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AwesomeWM - How to change statusbar font colors and font itself

My current awesome WM theme has some ugly colors that I want to change and I want to change the font from what I believe is Terminus to Monospace. This is all for the status bar at the top btw. -- ...
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How to start icewm?

I installed icewm 1.2.13. Metacity is my default window manager. Usually, to replace window manager --replace option is used, e.g metacity --replace. But my version of icewm does not have this option. ...
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Emulating WinKey+ArrowKey Functionality from win7 to linux

I much prefer Linux over windows but one thing I've always found win7 to be better at was managing and moving windows to different parts of the screen. I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can ...
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Xmonad refuses to recompile

Recently I've installed Xmonad on mint. It works nicely. Then I create an ".xmonad" directory within my home, and a "xmonad.hs" within that ( ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs ). I use the basic example on the ...
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Why is vlc systray icon in i3 status bar

Somehow VLC has put a little icon in my i3 status bar. I know that I can go into VLC preferences and uncheck the "Show systray icon" option to remove it, but my question is how is this happening in ...
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Starting programm into window manager

Is there a way to start a program from a terminal, that is not a "child" of the window manager (p.e. XFCE), into a window manager? The executed program has to be detached form the terminal (and my ...
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Garbled “save as” dialogue in pdf reader(s)

I've got a problem with the "save as" dialogue in the PDF reader on Windows 7. The Save and Cancel buttons are blank, without any text, the folder-select drop-down menu shows only folder images, no ...
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In a dual monitor setup, how to find which monitor a given window is on?

I am writing a python script to resize and organize windows, just like the grid plugin does in compiz-fusion(except that I am on Debian Wheezy). I am using xrandr and wmctrl to get the resolutions of ...
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In suse linux, how do I control where a new window will pop up?

Linux and Unix have always sought an open area on the desktop to open a popup window. In these days of dual monitors, this can be very annoying. How can I force a pop up, like an "Open file" window ...
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What is this window switcher (screenshot) running on Windows Vista and how do I disable it?

I'm diagnosing a problem on a friend's Windows Vista machine. Basically it has this intermittent issue where without any user input, it seems to activate some kind of window switcher/tiler program ...
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How can I keep KeePassX *always* on the current workspace?

I use KeePassX as my password manager. I am running GNU/Linux Mint with Xfce. I like to keep KeePass always on the visible workspace (which I can do by selecting that option after right-clicking the ...
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I3 wm: application icon on all monitors

Some applications such as skype, audacious place an icon on status bar, but it is only displayed on 1 of my monitors, how do make it shown on both of them? I am using Mint XFCE4 with I3 window ...
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Kick window to the opposite monitor under TwinView?

In Windows, under dual monitors, I can flip the active window to the same location on the other monitor by hitting Win+Shift+Left/Right. I can also "aero snap" the window to either half of the current ...
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How to open a terminal in Sawfish?

I am running FreeBSD and I installed Xorg and then Sawfish, I got it working and running: a black screen with a black mouse... that is all. It moves and all but none of the mouse buttons do anything. ...
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Mousing to the edge of the window to bring the rest of it on screen (How to?)

Moved from StackOverflow I have searched (what I feel) to be more than a reasonable amount of time on this and the results keep bringing up answers that are almost right (ie. Turn on Aero Snap). In ...
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Configuring larswm to use touchpad in Debian Wheezy

I have probably a rather strange taste regarding window managers but the best one I have found so far is larswm. Although it is available in Debian Wheezy, making it useable involves a bit of system ...
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Trying to install new wm broke lightdm

I am trying to install bspwm for my debian machine, and I've been following this guide for dummies. So far, all the desktop environments and window managers that I've added on were all done through ...
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how to make four windows of the same app fill four quadrants of a screen using slate

I can move a window to the top left corner of a screen using something like this in slate bind a:shift;cmd;alt move screenOriginX;screenOriginY screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 usually when I fire ...
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how to resize window to quarter screen width and height in slate

I'm using slate as a window manager, and I would like to bind a certain key combo to automatically resize and position the window as follows window width and height will each be half the size of the ...
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Disable fullscreen mode on a uncooperative window

I have a program that opens in fullscreen mode. It doesn't provide any way to fix this within the program, and wmctrl -b remove,fullscreen has no effect. (Nor does the equivalent xprop command.)
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Remove JEdit floating windows from window cycling

I am using JEdit 5.1.0 on a Centos 6 box, with XFCE as the desktop. JEdit has a main window, and can also have other floating windows. The 'Search and Replace' window seems always to float, and other ...
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How can I use Nautilus on Fluxbox? It adds gnome desktop, makes fluxbox menus unusable

I am running Fluxbux on Ubuntu Linux desktop machines and I noticed this happens at least on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04: I usually install from a standard Ubuntu distribution, and afterwards ...
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How do I keep a specific window on top of others?

I used to use PowerMenu to be able to keep a specific window on top. But it does not work on 64 bit versions of Windows 8 (or 7 for that matter). Is there something similar that will do the trick?
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Viewport based window manager? [closed]

Currently I use AwesomeWM for a tiling window-manager. I love it. However I am getting a 4k monitor (3840×2160, that's like 4 1080p screens together). I think that with this screen it would make more ...
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How do I make PyCharm's code completion windows appear in the right place in awesome?

I'm using awesome window manager in a triple monitor setup. I'm having trouble getting PyCharm to work properly in it. Mainly, when ever a code completion window opens, it appears in completely the ...
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Make KDE tile in thirds, or anything but halves/quarters

So, I have a big monitor, or at least big for me, and I sit rather close to it. (I don't have a desk, I have a tray table with a keyboard in my lap.) KDE comes with the ability to tile to quarters ...
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How do I open a GUI app/executable without a window manager managing it? (Ubuntu)

I need to open an app, say timer.py by entering the command "python timer.py", but the window opens with a window manager managing the app, I want the app to just open without the "top and border", ...
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bspwm socket error within startx

I've ran into this frustrating problem. I am using Elementary os and I am working on getting bspwm working. I have done the setup following the bspwm for dummies wiki article. All is smooth until I ...
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Sxhkd not recognising percent key (bspwm)

So I want to create a keybinding using my sxhkd that functions like the binding to create panes in tmux. I have created bindings before so I know that I can use xev to print out key names, here is ...
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Cinnamon Shortcut to Move Window Between Monitors

I'm currently setting up a new Cinnamon environment, and all my shortcuts are working properly. I managed to find this script online which I've bound to allow me to move windows between monitors: ...
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How do I keep a window on top in Windows 8 [duplicate]

In Windows 8, how do I keep a window above other windows, like the "Always On Top" option on many Linux desktops? Related: Is it possible to get the Ubuntu 'Always on top' functionality in ...
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Is there something like a sub-desktop, or a set of windows in XMonad?

When working on different tasks on a project, I have a very similar setup for each task: On a free desktop I Open a terminal window, an editor and a debugging window. Can I manage such a set as one ...
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How to have three applications side by side on Windows 8?

How can I have three applications open side by side on Windows 8? Seems like a simple thing to me but after spending an hour on Google still no answer. I know there is a 3rd party called toolbox that ...
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Linux Mint 14 window manager is broken

Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't: Resize my windows Move my windows Switch applications (Alt-Tab) Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have ...
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Fedora window manager list

At the login screen of newer releases of fedora there is a drop down menu "session" where you can choose the window managers you have installed. gnome, mate, gnome classic, XBMC. etc How can I put an ...