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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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 ...
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Is there a name for the close, minimize and restore buttons?

It seems to me that there should be a generic name for the close, restore, and minimize buttons on the title bar in window managers. It's been getting hard to search for answers associated with them. ...
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Is there a window manager for Windows 7 that will allow me to assign a hotkey to a specific window?

I'm looking for a Windows 7 window manager that will allow me to assign a hotkey, such as <Win>-<F-n> to bring the focus to a specific window. Sometimes Alt-<Tab>just isn't enough.
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Windows 7 Aero Snap two windows horizontally

As many people already know, there are several ways to trigger Windows 7 Aero Snap feature. A user can either press Win+{Left,Right,Up,Down} to snap the window to the left or right or maximize or ...
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Ubuntu: Quickly reordering windows

Is it possible to quickly reorder windows in Gnome Ubuntu? I often find myself with many maximized windows and needing to get 3 or 4 specific ones to the front of my display. My solution now is Ctrl ...
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Lightweight Linux on Hewlett-Packard 2133 Mini-Note - Recommendations?

I've got an HP 2133 Mini-Note with a small (40 GB) IBM SSD installed. I'd like to use the machine as a fast, ultra-portable bare-bones word processor, and I'm tired of the relative "heaviness" of Win7 ...
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Drag and drop open Windows from server to client and client to server

I was wondering if their is a possibility within Synergy to drag open Windows (like Word or Excel) to the screen of the other system withing the Synergy setup. For example: I'm working on an Excel ...
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Trigger Autohotkey on new window

How do I set an action to trigger whenever a new window opens in autohotkey? For instance, I could set any Windows Explorer window to be marked as "Always on Top" as soon as it comes up. Or I could ...
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Set an app to Full Screen mode, but keep windowed?

When an app is put into full screen mode you typically get rid of the navigation/menu bars, making more space available. But you lose the option to view other apps at the same time. Is there any way ...
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How to use one display exclusively for one application?

I regularly use virtualisation software. My most common use case is to have one monitor for the virtual system and one monitor for the physical system. But of course, the physical system always puts ...
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Good window management grid keyboard shortcuts on keyboards without a numeric keypad

I like to use Winsplit Revolution to position open windows in a specific place on my screen in a grid-like fashion. One of the things I like about Winsplit Revolution is that the default keyboard ...
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Alternative to PuTTY Connection Manager? [closed]

Development of the free application Putty Connection Manager that can display more than one Putty sessions stopped in 2009, and it sometimes triggers this error when I double-click on any host in the ...
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How-to: reset window “tab” in Haiku?

I have been running Haiku in various environments now for several months, but have run across an interesting issue: WebPositive (the browser that ships with Haiku) has lost its yellow tab at the top ...
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ubuntu Multi-Monitor with multiple computers (monitor sharing)

I want to use 4 monitors but the videocards have outpus only for 2 video cards. is there a way to work on one computer but use the monitor of another computer as an extension of the windows space. ...
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In Linux, are there any plug-ins to let me do `<Win>`+`<Num>` style app switching (like Windows 7's superbar)?

Using Windows 7's superbar, I can select/launch the 2nd application group by <Win>+<2>. We have DockbarX in GNOME, which is nice (grouping the windows like Windows 7), but it doesn't ...
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How to bring back a far right chromeless window?

Accidentally some windows goes far right, and "goes out of" to the monitor. I know keyboard shortcuts to move it back when the windows have a title bar. But that windows (HTC Home and Rainlendar) ...
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Windows 7 resize shortcuts to Mac OS X

In Windows 7, it's possible to do various resize operations by dragging windows: drag window to top of screen, and it'll be enlarged to fill whole screen. Drag it to left edge and it'll cover left ...
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what are your favorite stumpwm hacks? [closed]

I'm looking for tips and tricks to extract the best out of stumpwm. What is that 'must-have' customization in your stumpwmrc?
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Is there any configuration on WindowMaker to hide the mouse cursor after some seconds?

Is there any configuration on WindowMaker to hide the mouse cursor after some seconds?
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Automatically move a group of windows to another monitor in OSX

I've searched around without much luck, and have a few ideas on how to do this one by one. Here is the situation. 5 million windows opened up on my main screen. I move chat, twitter, etc. to my ...
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How to move unseen windows => Cannot access my application after switching monitors

I switch monitors really often: At work I have a very poor computer, and gpu too, which is bad at keeping its configuration, resolution and monitor position between each reboot. Both monitor are ...
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How to specify where new program window appears?

When I open pdf using Preview I want the Preview window to be placed in the right upper corner not in the left one. Any idea how I can do that? OS X 10.6.2
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How to open a program on particular desktop?

When I start GUI program, it's window appears appears on currently active desktop (essentially, on random desktop). How to make it to appear on the specified desktop? For example, at startup I want ...
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Building Awesome Window Manager is giving me an error? [closed]

I am following these steps in order to build Awesome window manager on 10.04. I am building 3.4 while the tutorial is for 3.1. I installed all of the specified dependencies including Cairo. Edit: I ...
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X11 and Window Manager Confusion

What roles do the Xorg server and a window manager - for example, metacity - play in displaying windows? Does the window manager communicate with the OS or Xorg? Does Xorg then use OpenGl to display ...
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TWM: Bring xterm to front on clicking anywhere in the window

Can someone tell me what should I put in my .twmrc, so that an xterm window is brought to front (raised) when I click anywhere in the window. Currently, I have to click on the title bar to bring it to ...