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 cascade windows vertically or horizontally in Windows 7?

How can I cascade windows vertically or horizontally in Windows 7? In Windows XP, I'm used to pressing Ctrl, selecting some windows, right-clicking them and then choosing "Cascade".
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Metacity (Gnome VM) - restrict placement of windows to primary display of “Screen 0”?

Question How can I restrict the auto-placement of all windows by metacity? Either by restricting to Monitor0 or to avoid the "dead space" of my display? The Problem I'm running CentOS 5.3 with ...
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What are window-managers with good features for power-users? [closed]

Most window-managers copy the ideas of windows and MacOSX these days. But some have innovative ideas, that make the life much easier and the work faster done. I used long time Fluxbox - it was the ...
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Keep windows from going off-screen

Very simply, I was wondering if there's a way to keep windows from going off-screen. I want to be able to quickly drag a window all the way to the right and have it automatically be "docked" to the ...
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What exactly does the little green “+” button do in Mac OS X?

OK, I must admit that I am from the Windows world and started using Leopard not for long. One really annoying thing when using my shiny new OS is that I can't predict what exact behavior it brings ...
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Make window always on top?

Some applications do not have the functionality like task manager to stay always on top. Is there a way around this? I am on Windows XP SP2.
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How to keep any Window “Always on Top”? [duplicate]

Some software have an option for their window to be "Always on Top". Is there any way to get the same functionality for any window. Let me give an example where this would be useful. Suppose I have a ...
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What to call a linux mint converted to xfce?

I'm using linux right now, I installed Linux Mint 7 (Gloria), but since then I switched to the xfce desktop, and I don't use any of the tools that come with mint (mintMenu, mintUpdate, mintInstall, ...
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How do I quickly position two windows side by side?

Sometimes you need to see two windows side by side, e.g. when following instructions or when working on a translation. How do I quickly arrange two windows like that? edit: interested in answers for ...
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The best lightweight window manager for linux? [closed]

What is the best lightweight window manager (optimized for running over a network) for Linux?
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What Tiling Window Manager for Windows do you recommend? [closed]

What is the best tiling window manager for Windows? I'm looking for something like awesome. It would be nice if it removes the title bar and has "comfortable" shortcut keys (for me that's vi keys, ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for manipulating windows in Windows XP?

I'm looking specifically for shortcuts that resize, move and otherwise let me avoid using the mouse for manipulating application windows. Bonus points for shortcuts that let me move windows between ...
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What are the differences between Linux Window Managers?

See the title - are there any show-stopping differences between GNOME and KDE, at this point? Is it just a matter of preference? I know some applications run 'better' one or the other, but besides ...
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Tiling Window Manager

I've been looking into tiling window managers because I'm tired of manually positioning and resizing all my windows whenever I want to see some information side by side. However, the tiling window ...