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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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 ...
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Totally free PC X Server(X Window System)

Is there totally free X Server(Window Manager) for Windows XP ? Open-source would be nice.. I searched through the web, and I must pay or donate :( Something like this ...
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Need an expert advice on *X display manager, window manager and composit manager combination

I have fought with myself whether or not i should ask this question but I find myself stuck and I need another expert opinion. I can't seem find the right combination of display and window manager ...
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Set windows `always below bottom-most`?

There is an "Always on topmost" menu option for windows. I'm not sure if it's related to compiz or metacity. I want to set the Totem player or Cheese the WebCAM player, always below the bottom-most, ...
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Application windows always open on the top left corner of the screen on Ubuntu

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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How does Compiz decide which windows should be sticky?

How does Compiz automatically decide which windows should be sticky (i.e. should be visible on all workspaces)? Windows such as gnome-panel and cairo-dock always stay on the visible workspace, without ...
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Replacing compiz/metacity with openbox reduces workspaces to 1

I like to use the GNOME desktop, but I prefer to replace its window manager with openbox, with 4 workspaces. However, when I run openbox --replace, the number of workspaces available drops to 1. If ...
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How to hide a Direct3d window?

I want to hide a direct3d window (like a "bosskey program"). I have tryed some programs like 4t minimizer, but I cant... Do you know some nice (maybe free?) program or script to accomplish this?
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Browser instead of window manager?

Is it possible to have just a browser (for example, just a canvas that renders with webkit) running on top of X11 (or any other way in Linux) as my window manager, as if I'm viewing my normal web ...
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Lock application window movement on Mac OS X

Sometimes, when I use touchpad to control cursor and I'm clicking or double clicking, I move the application window a few pixels because my finger does not tap the touchpad on one place. Is there a ...
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App to control windows' size and position

I use a big monitor and I like to place windows in specific positions and sizes. I'd like to have something like the maximize button (which sets the windows size to cover the whole screen) but that ...
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Why does Desktop Window Manager leak memory or even crash?

My Desktop Window Manager memory usage keeps spiking and causing it to disable Aero, saying it ran out of allowed memory. DWM restarts and comes back up fine when I kill its process. Why is this ...
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Tiling Window Manager for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Tiling Window Manager for Windows do you recommend? What is the recommended tiling window manager for Windows 7? In the past I had used Awesome on my Linux box but ...
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Tool to search opened window? (Win 7)

I often have a huge number of windows opened and it takes time to find the ones I need. Aero Peek may help sometimes, but for some applications (e.g. SSH terminals), every window looks the same. And ...
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Can the default size of Windows 7's “drag to the left or right to resize window” feature be changed?

Windows 7 includes a feature for easily arranging windows on larger monitors - drag a window to the left or right side of the screen and it will be resized to use half the monitor (or drag to the top ...
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organize windows layout on the screen (windows 7)

I've got a large screen and I wish to have a predefined layout for some of the programs I use. For example, I want the skype to always open to a specific spot, and the chrome to another, and so on. ...
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Running Linux as a desktop with KDE/Gnome but without 'X server'

I'm curious, I believe that one of the ways that OSX make the GUI experience of *nix more 'snappy' was to ditch X and run the window manager more directly on the hardware. If I'm looking to run Linux ...
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Tool for selecting window by searching in X11?

I often have many windows open on many virtual desktops and I have hard time finding some application. So is there any tool for searching open windows? Currently I using Awesome as my window ...
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I know how to Hide (Cmd+H) or Minimize (Cmd+M) a focused window in OS X, but I can't find a keyboard shortcut or even a menu item to restore, unhide, unminimize, or otherwise show a window that I've ...
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Mac OS X: Managing Windows

So here is my problem, originally I'm a Windows user and developerr, and now I have a Mac OS based machine, I'm developing on Mac OS X as well, but the problem is that on Windows I feel comfortable ...
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Ubuntu: How to move windows in batch from one display to another?

I have several program windows open on my main display (showing on my physical screen). I've created a second display for VNC connections (using vncserver :14). Is there a way I can move all open ...
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Install Ion3 Window Manager on OSX?

I want to install Ion3 on OSX. What is the easiest way? I already tried Ports: > port install ion3 Tells me something about license issues. Compiling the source: > make fails (I guess some ...
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Tiling window managers and multi head setup: Gnome style workspace

I just switched from metacity to xmonad and I am very impressed by the tiling window manager concept. But I thing bothers me: In gnome a "workspace" was composed of all of my three monitors, but with ...
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Ubuntu: How to send a “close” command to a window with a title matching a regex?

I need to programatically close a window in some program, based on the window title. Is there a tool or a built-in system command I can use for that?
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How can I stop new windows from popping up over what I'm doing?

Usually, in Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook, if I want to open a program, it usually goes from this: (An open program) to this: (Opening another program using Kupfer) to this: How can I change the ...
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gnome window positioning shortcuts

With multiple monitors, multiple windows I find sometimes I have to click and drag windows, resize them and spend a bit of effort to get them positioned the way I would like. Is there any shortcuts ...
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Gnome (Ubuntu): how to bring a program window to the front using a command line from the terminal?

I have a certain work environment with dozens of open Windows. How can I bring to the front a window with a known name/title programatically or using the command line?
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Laptop logging out of window manager a few minutes after boot up and login

I have a troubling issue. I log into Linux Mint 9 (fully up-to-date) on my Samsung Q320 laptop with power connected and after a few minutes it seems like the entire X session dies, I am logged out, ...
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Tiling Window Manager, Terminal Multiplexer, Text Editor, How Do You Mange Windows? [closed]

I have seen people running a tiled window manager (like dwm, awesome, Xmonad) handling a tabbed terminal running a terminal multiplexer (like tmux, screen) running a text editor that supports split ...
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Is there a way to indicate/show “runas” user or administrative rights in the titlebar of a window in windows7?

I sometimes start applications with elevated rights and forget to close them later because they are not distinguishable. Through something like an "Open File..." someone can easily abuse those apps if ...
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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determining the desktop or window ID of a given terminal emulator window from a PID

I want to know which desktop a given process is running in. I can get this from the window ID using wmctrl. I can also find out which terminal emulator process a given process is running in by ...
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Recommend Me A Tiling Window Manager (Linux) [closed]

So, I'm by no means a Linux novice, and I've used a lot of minimalistic and lightweight software (read: the stuff arch linux users use, then laugh at you for not using). One thing I've never tried is ...
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How to make window occupy all the left screenspace using Gnome window manager?

Often, when working on my Linux laptop I want to get as much from my screen-estate as possible. This means working on windows as large as possible, but not overlapping each other too much. The ...
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What to do if a window is bigger than the screen resolution?

I'm using Windows 7 on a 8.9' monitor with 1280x768 screen resolution. Using the might of arithmetics, I'm able to determine that my dpi (actually ppi) should be 167. Win7 is really helpful in that it ...
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Seek for perfect window manager

Please help me find windows manager with these abilities: Can be installed in Ubuntu, Gnome, compatible with gnome-panel. Every window is maximized. If window can't be maximized, it's displayed on ...
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Make openbox automatically start to use a specific gtk profile

all. I have switched to openbox from Gnome and would now like to stop using Metacity altogether. When I was using metacity I had both a control theme (e.g. gtk theme) and fonts set up how I liked them ...
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Is there a plugin for compiz that uses a certain window as a desktop background?

I want to have a specific window, let's say, a Banshee player window, to be displayed as a background on my desktop. Is it possible to do with compiz on Ubuntu?
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How to tile or cascade windows of an individual program?

A previous question, while it tells you how to tile or cascade, does not tell you how to tile or cascade the windows of an individual program in Windows 7, as you could do in Windows XP. Does anyone ...
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Best way to organize / tile multiple windows on Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to arrange Application Windows on Mac OS X Often I find myself with 4 textmate windows open – e.g.: Getting this to look right takes a lot of fiddling; what ...
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disabling focus stealing in Mac OS X?

I have a program that works in the background but whenever it does something, it steals mouse focus. Often, while I'm in the middle of typing something. Needless to say, this is very annoying. Is it ...
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How do I prevent new windows on one of my screens in Gnome?

I am using tree monitors at work with SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 11. It works great, except minor thing. On my leftmost monitor I run VMware Workstation with Windows XP and I run it full ...
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On Mac OS X (10.6.4) is there a keyboard shortcut to close all other windows

On Mac OS X (10.6.4) is there a keyboard shortcut to close all other windows except the one with focus?
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How to get Windows XP to snap windows to desktop like Vista?

You can drag windows in Windows Vista to have them snap to the sides, and have the window only take up half the screen, etc. Is there software for XP that mimics this functionality?
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Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X

Is it possible to set up multiple desktops on a Mac?
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Looking for a “light” compositing manager for GNOME

I have an HP Pavilion DM3 (graphics is nVidia GeForce G105M), running Debian Squeeze with GNOME 2.30. My preference for DE is Gnome + Metacity + Nautilus. I'd like to use Docky, but it requires ...
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“Ghost” UI elements

Occasionally, I get part of an application lingering behind on my desktop: This is part of a context menu for an application. It is always top-most, meaning that it is always on the screen, and I ...
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Practical tips when transitioning to xmonad?

I like the idea and concept of xmonad, however I still keep going back to gnome after an hour or so. This feels like when I first tried to learn vim, but I've gotten past the learning curve point and ...
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Window tiling in Gnome without Compiz?

I really do like the Grid plugin in Compiz, but at work I cannot use Compiz on my workstation (Fedora 12). Is there anything similar for plain X or Metacity? The Grid-plugin gives you a few keyboard ...
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Possible to install Xmonad on Ubuntu separate from Gnome?

I just downloaded Xmonad from the repository on my Ubuntu 10.04 box, but when I log out and try to log back in using Xmonad instead Gnome, it doesn't work. I just get the login screen background ...