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 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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Moving windows on Windows like on Gnome (Alt+DnD)?

Is there a hidden setting or an external utility that would enable moving windows on Windows like on GNOME? I'm particularly thinking of moving windows using Alt + Drag and drop (which can be changed ...
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VNC over SSH with XY flags?

Wikipedia mentions that VNC is insecure here and SSH manual also has something about XY -flags. Which one should you really use to share the window manager? By Unix, I mean that I don't use Windows ...
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Hiding window from alt-tab and window-buttons (xfce panel) [closed]

Is there any way I can achieve this under Linux Mint 13 running xfce4 ?
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What is the most basic window manager for ubuntu that can be used to display a single application [closed]

I've tried starting a full screen application without a window manager, using xinit, which works but instead of starting at the top left of the screen the application starts somewhere in the middle of ...
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Recover Windows Opening Off Screen?

Background: I have a three monitor setup, but sadly one of my monitors has died (control board is probably bad). I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with an ATI Radeon HD 5670 card. The third ...
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I want to press a key combination in an EWMH compliant window manager and have a terminal appear below my resized Chromium window

This is one of those things that looks like it might have a simple solution but is rather time consuming once you start investigating PyTile, Xnee and the likes. I know, I should just use a tiling ...
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Does using a tiling window manager make a terminal multiplexer obsolete? [closed]

Since about half a year I have been enjoying a terminal multiplexer (tmux, to whomever it may concern), and have grown to like it. I would like to try a tiling WM as opposed to a stacked one some time ...
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OpenBox pyPanel error with Imlib2 on OSX

I'm trying to use pyPanel in OpenBox, but when I run it I get this error: Xlib.protocol.request.QueryExtension Imlib2 dlopen failed: dlopen(/usr/lib/libImlib2.so.1, 10): image not found I have ...
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How to prevent windows from being resized?

Adobe Audition is really stupid in that when you change the size of the window, and then change it back to the original size, all the frame positions are lost and you have to tediously reposition them ...
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Using X11 over the network to get more screens

I have two machines each of which can drive two displays, and I'm trying to figure out how to configure X so that I have 4 X screens all managed by the same window manager. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Anyone know how I can use the same keys to move between Vim windows as well as Tmux (or tiling WM) panes?

Anyone know how I can use the same keys to move between Vim windows as well as Tmux (or tiling WM) panes? For example when I use my key combination to move to the right pane within VIM, VIM should ...
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Pin a Window in Windows 7

How can I "pin" or "stick" a window so it stays on top of other windows, even when it loses focus? (3rd party software as an answer is acceptable)
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Linux Mint - Remember window positions and sizes

Today I installed Linux Mint Mate in the default configuration and it has an annoying habit of forgetting window sizes and positions after they are closed. Everything gets reopened in the top left ...
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Single window auto-maximimizing

There are some superfluous padding in Awesome windows manager in case of unmaximized single window. I'm talking about window borders and other specific for certain applications stuff (for example ...
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Make inactive windows transparent in Kubuntu/Compiz

In Kubuntu, I would like to make windows transparent/translucent when they are inactive.
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Multiple viewports into the same Virtual Desktop

I have been looking around for window manager solutions that would work nicely for me. While I have found a number of things, I have not yet found anything that really works well for my needs. Usage ...
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GNOME 2 + Compiz equivalent?

Running Fedora 14 and realize I need to either change distros or find an alternative to GNOME 3 in Fedora 17. Based on what I have read to-date, XFCE and KDE are the go-to WMs if I want to avoid ...
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use i3 tiling window manager in RHEL 5

For some time I have been using the i3 tiling window manager in Ubuntu. However at my new company we use RHEL5. I would dearly love to port over all my configs but Im having some trouble... An ...
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Running a non-tiling window manager inside an xmonad tile

My window manager of choice is xmonad and I am very happy with it. However, I am learning to develop applications using Gtkmm and Glade, and for this very specific purpose and nothing else, I would ...
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Dim/Fade the Firefox window when not active

Now that Visual Studio 2012 has a somewhat usable dark theme, I'm starting to actually reduce a bit of strain on my eyes at work. The problem now is that I have two monitors, generally with a ...
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windows xp focus mouse

I'm using windows xp and I'm looking for a feature that is available in almost all linux window managers, which is to be able to give focus to a window when the mouse hovers over it (without selecting ...
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Launched application does not stay on the same desktop

Why is it that application with a long loading time (NetBeans, Eclipse etc.) does a "jump" to the current desktop, even if the process was started on another? If I go to desktop 3 and launch an ...
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How to start Mac OS X client without its window manager Quartz Compositor?

I am planning to install Mac OS X Lion or Mountain Lion into a virtual machine mainly build XCode project. The virtual machine will run on my laptop. Therefore, I am trying to cut down the virtual ...
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Openbox fails on login

X throws this error: Xsession: unable to launch "/usr/share/xsessions/openbox.xsession" Xsession --- "/usr/share/xsessions/openbox.xsession" not found; Falling back to default session. But a trip ...
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Move windows between KDE activties

KDE 4.6 Plasma Workspaces added support for managing windows in Activities, which are a sort of combination between virtual desktops and session management. But I still haven't figured out some basic ...
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How to resize tiled windows in KDE?

Since KWin 4.5 KDE is support tiling. And I'm trying to use it, particularly to change tiled windows size by pressing modifier key + right mouse button (in compliance with Window Behawior settings), ...
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Is there any tiling WM with graphical effects support?

I know, that programmer's happiness is not about rich 3D-effects of windows manager. But all tiling WMs that I've find looks like really old-school. And my question: Is there any tiling WM not ...
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FVWM - Split Desktop into Multiple Virtual Desktops

I have a Linux virtual machine running within VMware Fusion 3. I have a dual monitor setup that runs thanks to the "vmware-user" application which enables both monitors as a single large display. ...
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How to change tiling layout in KDE 4.7

I am using KDE 4.7.4 and enabled tiling. Is there a way to see the current tiling layout and to change the tiling layout for a specific desktop, similar to what you would do in the Awesome window ...
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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 ...
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any way to assign hotkeys to open minimized windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cycling through minimized windows I usually have 3-4 firefox windows, 1 macvim and adium in OSX 10.7. I like to keep only one or two windows open at a time with the rest ...
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Alt-Drag and Alt-Resize windows on Windows?

Coming from Linux, I really miss some features of window manager like xfwm, etc... One thing I got used to was to be able to drag or resize a window while holding the ALT key. Is there such a tool ...
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Altering the Windows 7 grouping thumbnail preview

I like the windows 7 grouping behaviour for multiple similar windows, except when I have multiple Explorer windows open. In this case, showing thumbnails of each open explorer window is next to ...
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Vicious net widget and dynamic interface

Ive got pretty standard vicious net widget for the eth0, yet this is my laptop and I move a lot, sometimes I use wlan0, sometimes ppp0. Is there a way in vicious to dynamically choose the active ...
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Multi screen and tags in awesome wm

Is there a way to assign names to the screens or better, to use names as displayed by xrandr (LVDS1 etc). My problem is that the VGA screen sometimes gets number 1, and sometimes 2. I would like to ...
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Modify window tags in AwesomeWM

Let's say I have a browser window and Inkscape open in tag "1" and I want to move Inkscape to tag "2", what do I do? I checked the man pages, to no avail. Please help.
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netbeans (java) shows empty window in tiling window manager (awesome wm)

I use the "awesome" (tiling) window manager (with default config) and want to run netbeans (java app). But the window is completely grey. The installer window was it too, so i installed under KDE. I ...
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Is there a windows tool that allows you to “grab” a window?

On Ubuntu, you can move a window by pressing "Alt" and clicking anywhere inside the window. It's very useful on netbooks, when a big options window can be too large to show the buttons or the title ...
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How to set wallpaper in wmii?

How to set wallpaper in wmii? I tried feh and xloadimage without any success. Is there any working example to set the wallapaer?
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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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Juggling between 2 Chrome windows in Mac OS X

I open a lot of separate windows of Chrome on my Mac. However, juggling between two separate windows of Chrome doesn't work with Command+tab. When I press command+tab, only one instance of Chrome can ...
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Differences between dynamic window managers? [closed]

Dynamic window managers support both tiling and floating window layout. There are quite a few of them, e.g. awesome, dwm, catwm, xmonad and probably many more. A lot of them claim to be stable, fast ...
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What window-manager is this? [closed]

What is window manager is this picture displaying? I was very impressed by Fabrice Bellard's JavaScript "linux in browser" to put it mildly. I searched for Fabrice Bellards at Stack Overflow and you ...
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Allow window overlap in awesome WM floating mode?

I am trying to set up a tag in awesome that contains a web browser and tyrs (command line twitter client), where both programs overlap each other following the geometries I have set to them. (This ...
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Changing apperance of gui applications run under ratpoison/Xorg?

I recently started a question where I wanted to know how to run the most minimal Linux desktop (Use gnu-screen and X instead of desktop environment?). And the conclusion was that I would need a window ...
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Program to customize a window in Windows (Vista)?

I want a utility that allows me to set a custom opacity for some of my open windows. Basically, I want to be able to watch movies on VLC while I code, and do other things on my computer. I want the ...
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Always open applications in associated workspace in awesome window manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: awesome-wm: binding programs to workspaces Is it possible to open a particular application always in an associated workspace in awesome window manager? For e.g. I want ...
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how to avoid overlaying part of screen when maximizing window

thinking about using some sidebar software , but I don't want the sidebar to be overlaid, not overlay other windows. So how can I configure win7 window manager, so that when I maximize a window, it ...