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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What happens with the off-screen front buffers in Windows 7 when DWM is disabled?

These two articles indicate that the off-screen front buffer is part of the Windows Vista/7 driver model (WDDM). http://www.opengl.org/pipeline/article/vol003_7/ Not even switching the DWM off is ...
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ion3 - What is the key combination to take a print-screen?

I use ion3 window manager in debian distribution and I was wondering what keys combination I need to use to take a snapshot of my screen to paste it in gimp for instance. Any help will be very ...
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I want to change the size of a “restored” window. How do I go about doing that?

I want to change the size of a "restored" window. is there a solution?
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Can we group only items other than Firefox in the Windows XP taskbar?

I want to group some unnecessary items such as explorer into a group so that I can close them once and for all. But this grouping option also group Firefox (for some reason I always use two separate ...
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Anyone have a successful Xfce + Fluxbox spin?

A little background. Before upgrading to F15, I used Gnome out of box. I installed much the same with Fedora 15 i386 ISO at Fedoraproject.org's home page. Gnome 3 is not supported on my laptop. I'm ...
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Is there any configuration for the windows to always open centered in WindowMaker?

Is there any way to make WindowMaker open the windows always centered?
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What it the location of Window manager on Mac OS X?

I am trying to find where the window manager is located/install on my Mac OS X system, but have not been able to do so? Can anyone please point me to the location? EDIT: I believe window manager on ...
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How to force-resize a window in OS X?

I remember from my Windows XP days that there was a utility that would let me re-size non-re-sizable windows. Is there something like that on OS X? I'm using PandoraJam and it is sort of iframing the ...
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Sideward Scrolling Desktop Environment or Window Manager

I saw a guy on the train the other day with a desktop environment or window manager that when you moved your mouse to the edge of the screen it would scroll sideways to reveal more of the desktop. As ...
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Make Finder window hover above all apps

I'm looking for a utility that will help me in keeping Finder windows hovering about all apps. Anyone heard of such?
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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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Is there a command line utility equivalent to wmctrl on Windows

I'm trying to write a remote window manager so that I can control my open windows via bluetooth using anyremote. There's wmctrl for Linux that manages windows from the command line. Is there similar ...
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What theme for Enlightenment is this?

In the pic below, I believe this is the Enlightenment window manager. But what theme is it and where can I get it? I got to have this. P.S.: I found the picture on an Enlightenment website (I think ...
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How to switch from KDE to Xfce in OpenSuse

I'm growing tired of Gnome and KDE and wish to move towards a more lightweight and customizable interface. I chose Xfce. I downloaded all (I think) the packages related to Xfce but now I'm stumped as ...
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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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Is there a Windows 7 alternative to compiz move/resize windows management?

I know this isn't strictly Ubuntu related, but lately I've had to do some work on a Windows 7 machine and dearly miss the ability to hold alt and move/resize windows the same way it's done on Ubuntu. ...
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Lightweight window manager with some requirements

I'm looking for a lightweight window manager to run with Ubuntu. Here are my requirements: App switching (Alt-Tab) must bring windows to the front so I can see them before I select them Workspace ...
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When I move a window partially offscreen, the offscreen part shows on next/previous desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04; when I move a window partially offscreen, the offscreen part shows on the next/previous desktop In the screenshot below you can see CompizConfig (opened on the second desktop) ...
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What equivalent of SizeUp exists for Linux?

I am running an older version of linux (RHEL 5 desktop) and I've been a bit spoiled by the mac desktop I had at my previous job. There are a few niceties I really miss, but the big one is the window ...
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how to see size of a window while resizing in ubuntu 11.04

before, i used ubuntu 10.04. i would resize gvim window and would see it's size while resizing. A small box would show rows x columns. this behavior is absent in ubuntu 11.04. does anyone know how to ...
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When running echinus can the scrollbars and similar window elements be skinned?

I see on this website screenshots number 5 and 6 -- what is used to to get these style of scrollbars? When I launch Opera I get a very ugly scrollbar that does not fit the look of the window manager ...