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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Browser inside a browser

My employees and I frequently need to open several internal web pages next to each other on the screen. Currently we do this by opening several Chrome windows and spending time to arrange for ...
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do not follow mouse focus

On my Ubuntu 14.04 I have a lightweight window manager wmii where a mouse motion changes a window's focus. This is annoying and I want to change this behaviour, i.e. if only I left-click on a window, ...
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Windows 8.1 mouse locked at 30fps on 60fps monitor

On my PC I am able to play a couple of games at 60fps, and my monitor refresh rate is 60fps. However, when I move my mouse around on the desktop and drag Windows from one place to another it's kind of ...
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Under Gnome Shell, can I allow a specific application to steal focus?

By default, when applications require attention under Gnome Shell, a notification pops up. I want to allow one specific application (my IDE) to actually steal the focus (raise to the top) in order to ...
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Cycle Through Windows on active screen

I have twin view set up in KDE and woudl like to cycle through the windows on the active screen. So if I'm working on my left screen, I'd like to be able to "Alt-Tab" through the windows ONLY on my ...
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Is it possible to snap windows to given configuration on Windows 10?

I want to have my system on startup launch my windows in this format. That's 6 windows in 2X3 shape of Google Chrome. This shows what I want:
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How to put multiple applications in one window on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to put two separate applications that I use together in some kind of container window. Say, for example, you have a terminal and a graphical editor that you always view together ...
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WindowManager: who is creating Documents/Video/Pictures/etc. in home directory

I had Ubuntu-14.04 installed in a minimum configuration, i.e. with no X Windows support. Later I added x-server packages for my card, and a lightweight WindowManager (I don't want KDE or GNOME), so I ...
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Working Linux/BSD desktop HiDPI settings for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Having worked with Linux servers for quite some time and doing most of my work on the shell anyway (who needs most GUI apps, eh?), I feel it is time to move my main operating system from Mac OS X to ...
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How do I enable GNOME keyring under alternative window managers?

I would like to save passwords in browsers such as Opera, but I would like to use it under WindowMaker or other WMs. I have noticed that under WindowMaker, my Opera passwords are not retrieved. How do ...
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How do “docks” know which window to focus on?

When a dock (eg Plank, AWN, Docky, etc) launches a .desktop file, what puts focus on the new window that opens? Is it the window manager, dock app, or the application itself that puts focus on the ...
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How to change the transparency of an arbitrary window in Windows 10

The popular virtual desktop software "Dexpot" (http://dexpot.de/?lang=en) offers the functionality to set a window's transparency, but this software does not officially support Windows 10. Since ...
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Window Manager for saving window position and binding to hotkey for restore (OS X) [closed]

I am using a 39" Seiki 4K monitors at work (software developer) and so far really enjoy the extra real estate. My largest gripe however is that OS X does not remember window positions of a ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

I've checked the previous question here, but unfortunately: DeskPin mostly doesn't work since Windows 8, and it still doesn't work in Windows 10 PowerMenu website is inaccessible, it has been ...
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Is there any way to change a specific window's colors?

I'd like to find a way to manipulate window colors: invert, tint, change brightness and contrast of specific windows in Windows 7 (although I'm interested in solutions for 8 and 10 as well). Among ...
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Menu accelerators for Gnome 3 windows

In most window managers, pressing alt+space brings up the window context menu. Often the context menu items are navigable using home/end, pgup/pgdn, and menu accelerators (so, say alt+space, c, or ...
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window management: draw new gui window on top of terminal pane that launched it

fyi, I use the i3 window manager. One of the primary reason I prefer terminal based applications is that they use the same window pane as the shell I launched them from. I exit the program, and I am ...
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How should I set up a version of Linux so that it will use absolutely the smallest amount of RAM possible? [closed]

I need to set up a bunch of virtual machines using virtualbox. They are all going to be used for exactly one task, and nothing else. I want to run as many as I possibly can at once, but have limited ...
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Why can't I disable Aero Shake with the Group Policy & Registry editors?

I am running Windows 7 Professional (SP1) 64-bit. Why does disabling the Aero Shake feature in the Registry and Group Policy editors have no effect for me? I have followed every guide I can find, but ...
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Starting an window manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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What's different when moving windows around in Windows 10?

On Windows 7 and 8, I used to use Win+Arrow to move windows around. My standard move was to Win+<= a Chrome window and then move out a tab and Win+=>. The problem with Windows 10 is that when I do ...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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Minimise/Restore/Close buttons not showing on Modern apps, Windows 10

What is Windows 10 desktop supposed to look like? All my Modern apps - Weather, News, Calendar, Edge etc. exhibit blank (hidden?) close, minimise and restore/maximise buttons. Ok, by design perhaps? ...
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Precisely resizing master pane in xmonad

In the default layout in xmonad, I know I can resize windows horizontally with mod-l and mod-h but these actions resize by too much. I want to make very small adjustments to window sizes. I played ...
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Change default Windows Explorer behavior when opening new windows (cascade)

Whenever I spawn a new window, MS Windows (explorer.exe) opens it in cascade by default. Is there a setting to change this behavior to open in the same position as the parent window? Example 1. When ...
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Application windows change size and position on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on the 29th on my laptop and I'm pretty much OK with everything except the new window management that's been put in place. I don't know if anyone here noticed, but ...
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Minimal window manager for industrial control application with OpenGL + transparency

My company am currently working on a large graphical Linux PC based application for use on factory floors, controlling a specific machine tool. During development we test it on a full-blown desktop ...
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Xorg not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I installed the Nvidia graphics driver for my laptop I installed ...
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how to: bspwm bspc rule for floating matplotlib figures

I have recently started using bspwm and I have been blown away by the improvement in my workflow. There is however one thing that has been bothering me: I am writing data analysis scripts in python ...
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How to hide GUI of any Windows program?

I want to leave a program running in the background without its windows from popping up despite the fact that the program is minimized. I'm looking for a way to run any program headless on Windows. Is ...
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Save and restore the current workflow

I'm looking for ways to reduce the wasted time spent to open all the applications needed, position windows, open URLs/files/change directories/etc., before actual coding starts. In the perfect world ...
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lubuntu - change default window manager (awesome wm)

I'm using Lubuntu 14.10 and trying to change the default window manager to awesome. I installed awesome with: sudo apt-get install awesome Per the awesome wiki, I tried editing the ~/.xinitrc file ...
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Divide the screen in windows 7

I have to work on a debugger in one window and the source code and testing in another 2 windows. I have one large monitor. Doing Alt+Tab frequently is beginning ot hurt my fingers. I was looking for ...
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change default window manager to LXDE

It is funny, but I cannot find out how to change the windowmanager that starts automatically to lxde. At the moment on my Raspberry Pi it auto starts OSMC edit: I have to exit that and start lxde ...
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Shortcut to bring an app to front if the window title is not constant?

For example, applications like Files or Document Viewer in Ubuntu: If I want to focus a window like Sublime Text, then wmctrl -a "Sublime" is straightforward, but for Files, the title can be ...
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Is there a way to force the mouse to be confined to an arbitrary window in windows 7?

I have a multi-monitor setup, and run almost all programs in windowed-mode. This works great for the most part, but is problematic when some applications, or even webbapps, use the position of the ...
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Showing application icon on windows8's windows

Is there any way to display the application icon on it's window borders. like it used to on older version of windows on the top left corner? that new window is beautiful and looks great and have ...
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Is there any Unix window manager that looks like it is from a sci fi movie? [closed]

I woke up today with a weird desire to make my laptop look like those sci-fi movies where a hacker/IT guy can save the world using just a macbook ( -.- ). Anyway on all those movies you can notice ...
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Tiling window manager with monitor span support [closed]

I am looking to use a tiling window manager under Linux (Fedora 21 if it matters). I searched for a couple of days in the documentation for some of them, mostly awesome, i3, xmonad, though I've read ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [closed]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

In Windows 7, when I drag a window to the top of the screen, it maximizes. In Mint, however, it takes only the upper half of the screen. Can I make it maximize instead, line in Windows?
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shortcut to bring hidden Chrome window to front on Mac?

On Mac OS 10.10, I have two google chrome windows stacked on top of each other. How can I bring the window that is hidden behind to the front? From the "Window" menu, I can select the window that I ...
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How can I permanently rename a window (in XFCE)?

I tend to have a bunch of windows of the same applications (terminals and text editors) and they can be a problem to manage. It would help me a lot if I could give them the most intuitive and clear ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite global keybinding management

I have recently moved from linux to Yosemite and by far the most annoying thing about Mac OS X are the severe limitations in window manager configuration. Being an emacs user my fingers automatically ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...