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 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 + Left Click to Drag and ALT + Right Click to 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 iface?...
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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 to ...
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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 ...
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Windows manager which allows multiple active windows/multiple input devices?

I have a huge desktop, with multiple monitors, and one pretty good computer. I also have multiple mice and keyboards laying around. Now I would really like to make use of all the hardware. Say a ...
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The most lightweighted VNC server and window-manager for Fedora?

In my company I am using Fedora computer and I wanted to set up a VNC there, so I can access it from my home computer, which uses Ubuntu. Unfortunately our internet connection is not so good, so I ...
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compiz keeps quitting in Ubuntu

Just executed $ compiz --replace $ cccsm And it worked for 2 minutes while I configured some stuff (like Wobbly Windows) then compiz all of a sudden freaks out and quits. I have to reboot. What's ...
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Alt-Escape has different effect on different Win-XP machines

This is really weird. On my desktop computer, I often use Alt-Escape to send the active window to the background. This is really useful for window management. However, when I try pressing Alt-Escape ...
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install and configure metacity on crunchbang

I am trying to get metacity to work on my #! installation, but instead when I try to run metacity at the command line, it tells me that there is another WM in process. I then tried to run metacity --...
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What are the default Window Managers in Ubuntu and Fedora?

What are the default window managers in Ubuntu (11.10) and Fedora (16)? I didn't seem to be able to find it online, and if it can be installed in CrunchBang.
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How to disable flashing VirtuaWin systray icon? Window is not responding

I have to run an application which is not responding so ViruaWin isn't able to manage it. (There is a "1 window not responding" tooltip on its systray icon.) Because of the hanging VirtuaWin flashes ...
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How can I set a minimum of workspaces which should always stay available in Gnome 3?

I have been using Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) with gnome-shell (Gnome 3) for a little while and I'm trying to get accustomed to it. Another question asked if the dynamic workspace creation in Gnome ...
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KDE - move app window between monitors via keyboard

I'm looking for an utility that would move application window between multiple monitors in KDE.
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Application switcher for KDE

I'm searching for application switcher for KDE - something that allows me to type in partial name of window (title). Is there anything like that? For windows there is nice utility - Switcher.
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Setting up a minimalist linux environment [closed]

All right, I've been messing around with various linux distros and a variety of window managers (I seem to change operating systems like most people change their pants), and I've gotten to the point ...
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Unity window keyboard shortcuts in Xubuntu

One of the only things I like about Unity is its window positioning keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Super+NUMPAD9 to position the window at the top right). Is there anything similar for Xubuntu?
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Is there a WinSplit Revolution style window manager for Ubuntu Unity (11.10)?

I'm giving Ubuntu a whirl, and I'm using the Unity desktop. I'd like to be able to resize / reposition my windows using the keyboard (something like Windows has with WinSplit Revolution (e.g. Ctr+Alt+...
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Statusbar information for i3 window manager in ubuntu 11.10

I'm having one HELL of a time configuring i3. I love the window manager, but I can't seem to get it to display me some sort of statusbar. Ive been hacking about with dzen2 in my i3 config file, but ...
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I want to “tab dock” any app to side (or top) of Desktop (in Windows 7)?

I am looking for something a bit different than any "dock" style app I have tried. What I am looking for is something a bit like the awesome "stick" application http://iwonderdesigns.com/...
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Are there any Windows equivalents to Apple's Mission Control [closed]

I'm trying to find something for Windows 7 that simplifies working with multiple programs & files the same way that Mission Control does for the Mac. I frequently have 5 or 6 programs running and ...
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Is there a Linux window manager that allows separate virtual desktops (workspaces) on separate monitors?

For instance, in Gnome, I can set up multiple Gnome workspaces. But when I add a second monitor, all I get is my current workspace extended onto the second monitor. I hate it. Every time I run a ...
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KDE auto-shrinks windows?

I have been beating my head against the wall and my Google-fu is failing me. I tried Ubuntu 11.10 and saw Gnome 3. It's horrid. So I thought I'd give KDE4 a shot. My only complaint after a few ...
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How does a window manager register itself with the X Server?

I was wondering how the window manager registers itself with the X server, and how it knows what process to kill when it goes about replacing the current window manager
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Macbook moves windows on single click

On occasion, when I click on a window (by tapping on the trackpad), the window goes into some strange movement mode - keyboard input is ignored, and wherever I click next the window is moved to (and ...
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Which window manager is this and how do you get a terminal with tiny borders?

I came over the below configuration and was wondering which window manager he was using, and how you get an rxvt/xterm terminal to look like that.
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Way to make display switchable between two windows

I must display two different windows (different application) on a single X display/screen., with a small sticky window that display buttons to switch from one (virtual) screen to the other. Although ...
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How do I auto-start a Linux app on another window (from panel switcher)?

I want to start a virtual machine on another window panel, but I'm not sure what the command for this would be. I have: virtualbox --startvm myvin & in my autostart.sh.
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How to resize and lock Firefox browser windows for specific sizes?

How would I re-size and lock Firefox browser windows for specific sizes? For example, my resolution is higher but I want to fix the width to 768px and lock it.
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Compiz - don't raise window on click (while hold)

it seems that Compiz support forum is used for spam, and as I noticed similar questions answered here, I though it'd be best for me to ask here I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and window manager uses Compiz ...
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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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Bring all windows of the same application to front by one key striking on Linux?

The question branched from Bring to front all windows for a certain application in Windows 7 I often use some applications with multiple windows like ddd on Linux with icewm. I'll be very handy if ...
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Seeking Linux window manager, programmable, mouse optional, drag and drop photos

I've been using fvwm for over 20 years. But it doesn't support drag and drop, and I would like to be able to drag and drop photos from some sort of photo viewer into Chrome. I have no idea how drag ...
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Manually toggle Aero Glass when turned off but not disabled

I have Windows 7 Ultimate. WEI scores: Processor: 7.4 RAM: 7.4 Graphics: 6.8 Gaming Graphics: 6.8 hard drive: 5.9 AMD 1055T 6-core CPU, generally stays pretty low. 16GB XMS3 DDR RAM, which hovers ...
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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 ...