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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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

I've checked the previous question here, but unfortunately: DeskPin mostly doesn't work since Windows 8, and it still doesn't work in Windows 10 PowerMenu website is inaccessible, it has been ...
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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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Application windows change size and position on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on the 29th on my laptop and I'm pretty much OK with everything except the new window management that's been put in place. I don't know if anyone here noticed, but ...
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Disable quarter screen in Windows 10

When I have a window on half of my screen and press Win + Up or Win + Down, in Windows 10, the window smalls down to a quarter of the screen. Is there a way to disable this behavior? I'd like to ...
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Windows 10: How to hide window without closing?

Coming from a Mac OS background, I find it immensely useful to be able to have an app running, loaded in memory, and doing updates but having no visible open windows. This allows things like Facebook ...
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Browser inside a browser

My employees and I frequently need to open several internal web pages next to each other on the screen. Currently we do this by opening several Chrome windows and spending time to arrange for ...
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do not follow mouse focus

On my Ubuntu 14.04 I have a lightweight window manager wmii where a mouse motion changes a window's focus. This is annoying and I want to change this behaviour, i.e. if only I left-click on a window, ...
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Starting an window manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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Windows 8.1 mouse locked at 30fps on 60fps monitor

On my PC I am able to play a couple of games at 60fps, and my monitor refresh rate is 60fps. However, when I move my mouse around on the desktop and drag Windows from one place to another it's kind of ...
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Under Gnome Shell, can I allow a specific application to steal focus?

By default, when applications require attention under Gnome Shell, a notification pops up. I want to allow one specific application (my IDE) to actually steal the focus (raise to the top) in order to ...
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Cycle Through Windows on active screen

I have twin view set up in KDE and woudl like to cycle through the windows on the active screen. So if I'm working on my left screen, I'd like to be able to "Alt-Tab" through the windows ONLY on my ...
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How to put multiple applications in one window on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to put two separate applications that I use together in some kind of container window. Say, for example, you have a terminal and a graphical editor that you always view together ...
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table%5Fof%5Fkeyboard%5Fshortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X: Move the focused window Resize the focused window ...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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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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Is there any tiling WM with graphical effects support?

I know, that programmer's happiness is not about rich 3D-effects of windows manager. But all tiling WMs that I've find looks like really old-school. And my question: Is there any tiling WM not ...
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Emacs window management and switching buffers

In emacs I like to have 4 windows open at a time. For example, I frequently have a python interpreter in the first window, my python code I am editing in the second window, mysql in the 3rd window and ...
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Window Management for Mac OS X

Ok, I feel dumb. I've put many hours into this and found nothing, yet. When I was using Windows I had this little tool called WinSplit Revolution. What it did was letting you divide your screen into ...
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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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WindowManager: who is creating Documents/Video/Pictures/etc. in home directory

I had Ubuntu-14.04 installed in a minimum configuration, i.e. with no X Windows support. Later I added x-server packages for my card, and a lightweight WindowManager (I don't want KDE or GNOME), so I ...
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How to open a program on particular desktop?

When I start GUI program, it's window appears on the currently active desktop (essentially, on a random desktop). How to make it appear on a specific desktop? For example, at startup I want certain ...
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Working Linux/BSD desktop HiDPI settings for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Having worked with Linux servers for quite some time and doing most of my work on the shell anyway (who needs most GUI apps, eh?), I feel it is time to move my main operating system from Mac OS X to ...
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How do I enable GNOME keyring under alternative window managers?

I would like to save passwords in browsers such as Opera, but I would like to use it under WindowMaker or other WMs. I have noticed that under WindowMaker, my Opera passwords are not retrieved. How do ...
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How to move windows that open up offscreen?

I have a dual monitor setup, and I recently played around with the positioning settings, and some of my single window applications do the favour of preserving where they were last closed, and opening ...
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Pin a Window in Windows 7

How can I "pin" or "stick" a window so it stays on top of other windows, even when it loses focus? (3rd party software as an answer is acceptable)
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How do “docks” know which window to focus on?

When a dock (eg Plank, AWN, Docky, etc) launches a .desktop file, what puts focus on the new window that opens? Is it the window manager, dock app, or the application itself that puts focus on the ...
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How to change the transparency of an arbitrary window in Windows 10

The popular virtual desktop software "Dexpot" (http://dexpot.de/?lang=en) offers the functionality to set a window's transparency, but this software does not officially support Windows 10. Since ...
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VLC has gone over the top left of the screen. How do I move it?

I started VLC the other day, and it is starting off the top left corner of the screen, so as I can't select the title bar to move. I've tried right clicking it's entry in the task bar, and selecting ...
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Window Manager for saving window position and binding to hotkey for restore (OS X) [closed]

I am using a 39" Seiki 4K monitors at work (software developer) and so far really enjoy the extra real estate. My largest gripe however is that OS X does not remember window positions of a ...
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change default window manager to LXDE

It is funny, but I cannot find out how to change the windowmanager that starts automatically to lxde. At the moment on my Raspberry Pi it auto starts OSMC edit: I have to exit that and start lxde ...
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Is there any way to change a specific window's colors?

I'd like to find a way to manipulate window colors: invert, tint, change brightness and contrast of specific windows in Windows 7 (although I'm interested in solutions for 8 and 10 as well). Among ...
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Menu accelerators for Gnome 3 windows

In most window managers, pressing alt+space brings up the window context menu. Often the context menu items are navigable using home/end, pgup/pgdn, and menu accelerators (so, say alt+space, c, or alt+...
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window management: draw new gui window on top of terminal pane that launched it

fyi, I use the i3 window manager. One of the primary reason I prefer terminal based applications is that they use the same window pane as the shell I launched them from. I exit the program, and I am ...
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how to: bspwm bspc rule for floating matplotlib figures

I have recently started using bspwm and I have been blown away by the improvement in my workflow. There is however one thing that has been bothering me: I am writing data analysis scripts in python ...
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How should I set up a version of Linux so that it will use absolutely the smallest amount of RAM possible? [closed]

I need to set up a bunch of virtual machines using virtualbox. They are all going to be used for exactly one task, and nothing else. I want to run as many as I possibly can at once, but have limited ...
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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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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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Why can't I disable Aero Shake with the Group Policy & Registry editors?

I am running Windows 7 Professional (SP1) 64-bit. Why does disabling the Aero Shake feature in the Registry and Group Policy editors have no effect for me? I have followed every guide I can find, but ...
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How to remove window decoration under OSX?

I want to try a tiling window manager for OSX like this one: https://github.com/fjolnir/xnomad. I found a tool to remove window shadow here: https://github.com/pufuwozu/toggle-osx-shadows But ...
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Divide the screen in windows 7

I have to work on a debugger in one window and the source code and testing in another 2 windows. I have one large monitor. Doing Alt+Tab frequently is beginning ot hurt my fingers. I was looking for ...
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What's different when moving windows around in Windows 10?

On Windows 7 and 8, I used to use Win+Arrow to move windows around. My standard move was to Win+<= a Chrome window and then move out a tab and Win+=>. The problem with Windows 10 is that when I do ...
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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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Minimise/Restore/Close buttons not showing on Modern apps, Windows 10

What is Windows 10 desktop supposed to look like? All my Modern apps - Weather, News, Calendar, Edge etc. exhibit blank (hidden?) close, minimise and restore/maximise buttons. Ok, by design perhaps? ...
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Can you set your visual studio 2012 windows to be independently active?

When using Visual Studio 2012 with multiple code windows on each monitor, I would like to be to have only one active code window. If I am browsing a stack overflow answer in my browser and I give ...
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Guake/Tilda-like visibility toggle for any application

Guake and Tilda are 2 applications in Ubuntu which can be toggled visible/invisible with a hotkey, but this mechanism is built inside of these applications. Is there some general manager software ...
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Precisely resizing master pane in xmonad

In the default layout in xmonad, I know I can resize windows horizontally with mod-l and mod-h but these actions resize by too much. I want to make very small adjustments to window sizes. I played ...
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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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Change default Windows Explorer behavior when opening new windows (cascade)

Whenever I spawn a new window, MS Windows (explorer.exe) opens it in cascade by default. Is there a setting to change this behavior to open in the same position as the parent window? Example 1. When ...
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Minimal window manager for industrial control application with OpenGL + transparency

My company am currently working on a large graphical Linux PC based application for use on factory floors, controlling a specific machine tool. During development we test it on a full-blown desktop ...
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Xorg not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I installed the Nvidia graphics driver for my laptop I installed ...