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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Cinnamon Shortcut to Move Window Between Monitors

I'm currently setting up a new Cinnamon environment, and all my shortcuts are working properly. I managed to find this script online which I've bound to allow me to move windows between monitors: ...
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Emulating WinKey+ArrowKey Functionality from win7 to linux

I much prefer Linux over windows but one thing I've always found win7 to be better at was managing and moving windows to different parts of the screen. I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can ...
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Multiple Windows Desktop areas for Full-Screen applications

Is it possible to run multiple instances of Windows Explorer within a single user session, or configure multiple desktops that are portions of a screen? I don't know the best way to describe what I ...
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lubuntu - change default window manager (awesome wm)

I'm using Lubuntu 14.10 and trying to change the default window manager to awesome. I installed awesome with: sudo apt-get install awesome Per the awesome wiki, I tried editing the ~/.xinitrc file ...
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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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How can I permanently rename a window (in XFCE)?

I tend to have a bunch of windows of the same applications (terminals and text editors) and they can be a problem to manage. It would help me a lot if I could give them the most intuitive and clear ...
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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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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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Automatically restore windows as monitors are connected and disconnected?

I'm looking for a Windows 7 equivalent to the Mac OS utility Stay that let's you "automatically restore windows as displays are connected and disconnected". I have a laptop that usually stays ...
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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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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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Mac OS X Yosemite global keybinding management

I have recently moved from linux to Yosemite and by far the most annoying thing about Mac OS X are the severe limitations in window manager configuration. Being an emacs user my fingers automatically ...
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In suse linux, how do I control where a new window will pop up?

Linux and Unix have always sought an open area on the desktop to open a popup window. In these days of dual monitors, this can be very annoying. How can I force a pop up, like an "Open file" window ...
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How can I keep KeePassX *always* on the current workspace?

I use KeePassX as my password manager. I am running GNU/Linux Mint with Xfce. I like to keep KeePass always on the visible workspace (which I can do by selecting that option after right-clicking the ...
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Linux Mint 14 window manager is broken

Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't: Resize my windows Move my windows Switch applications (Alt-Tab) Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have ...
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How to move cursor/focus to another monitor using keyboard shortcut in KDE?

I want to move focus of the cursor/window between monitors through keyboard shortcut in KDE, is it possible? It should be something like ctrl+meta+j/k in awesome wm.
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Can't bring windows forward in Windows 8 unless I click on icon in taskbar

OK, I have this weird problem with my brand new Windows 8 install. Sometimes, moving my mouse to a program doesn't bring it forward. The only way to get to the program is then to click on the icon up ...
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Safari minimize button is disabled

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X version 10.7.5. Safari's minimize button (the one with a '-' in it in left top corner) is disabled (turned gray) and now either I have to keep Safari on the desktop ...
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Multiple viewports into the same Virtual Desktop

I have been looking around for window manager solutions that would work nicely for me. While I have found a number of things, I have not yet found anything that really works well for my needs. Usage ...
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Multi screen and tags in awesome wm

Is there a way to assign names to the screens or better, to use names as displayed by xrandr (LVDS1 etc). My problem is that the VGA screen sometimes gets number 1, and sometimes 2. I would like to ...
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how to avoid overlaying part of screen when maximizing window

thinking about using some sidebar software , but I don't want the sidebar to be overlaid, not overlay other windows. So how can I configure win7 window manager, so that when I maximize a window, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How to hide GUI of any Windows program?

I want to leave a program running in the background without its windows from popping up despite the fact that the program is minimized. I'm looking for a way to run any program headless on Windows. Is ...
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Save and restore the current workflow

I'm looking for ways to reduce the wasted time spent to open all the applications needed, position windows, open URLs/files/change directories/etc., before actual coding starts. In the perfect world ...
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Showing application icon on windows8's windows

Is there any way to display the application icon on it's window borders. like it used to on older version of windows on the top left corner? that new window is beautiful and looks great and have ...
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Precision issues when resizing using wmctrl

I'm on Fedora 21 with xfce and was playing with wmctrl. Here's a sample session: $ wmctrl -lG|grep 220006b 0x0220006b 0 102 144 796 504 blink emacs@blink $ wmctrl -ir 0x220006b -e ...
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Prevent window from spawning with greater than a maximum size?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 with 3 monitors. Whenever I start a WebEx session, the windows somehow like to spawn with a size of all 3 monitors, starting on the rightmost monitor, and just spill off ...
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How to start icewm?

I installed icewm 1.2.13. Metacity is my default window manager. Usually, to replace window manager --replace option is used, e.g metacity --replace. But my version of icewm does not have this option. ...
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What is this window switcher (screenshot) running on Windows Vista and how do I disable it?

I'm diagnosing a problem on a friend's Windows Vista machine. Basically it has this intermittent issue where without any user input, it seems to activate some kind of window switcher/tiler program ...
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Is there something like a sub-desktop, or a set of windows in XMonad?

When working on different tasks on a project, I have a very similar setup for each task: On a free desktop I Open a terminal window, an editor and a debugging window. Can I manage such a set as one ...
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Desktop Window manager crashes with aero on rotated dual-screens

I just got a new monitor and plugged it into my computer and got two displays working just fine. I have the original monitor (1680x1050) and the new one (768x1024). The second monitor is rotated 90 ...
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Compiz equivalent

I am using Mint 14 Cinnamon and would like to install something similar to Compiz. I love to bind key shortcuts and mouse clicking to perform some frequently used actions. I know Compiz is unstable so ...
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use i3 tiling window manager in RHEL 5

For some time I have been using the i3 tiling window manager in Ubuntu. However at my new company we use RHEL5. I would dearly love to port over all my configs but Im having some trouble... An ...
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windows xp focus mouse

I'm using windows xp and I'm looking for a feature that is available in almost all linux window managers, which is to be able to give focus to a window when the mouse hovers over it (without selecting ...
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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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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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Is it possible to snap windows to given configuration on Windows 10?

I want to have my system on startup launch my windows in this format. That's 6 windows in 2X3 shape of Google Chrome. This shows what I want: