In computers, a window is one of the fundamental elements of a GUI (graphical user interface), usually rectangular in shape and connected to a process, allowing that process to display output as well as accept input. In modern operating systems, multiple windows can overlap each other and be resized ...

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How to open files in vertically/horizontal split windows in Vim from the command line

There must be a way, something like this: vim -[option] <file-list> to open files from command prompt and not from within Vim. split windows vertically or/and horizontally in separate tabs ...
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If DOS is single-tasking, how was multitasking possible in old version of Windows?

I read that DOS is a single-tasking OS. But if old versions of Windows (also including Windows 95?) were just wrappers of DOS, how could Windows run as a multitasking OS?
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What can I do to retrieve windows that have gone off screen?

I am having a weird issue with a machine where sometimes when a window is initialized, it will shoot off screen and out of sight. I am unable to click on it to drag it back to sight. Are there any ...
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Disable or delay alt-tab Aero Peek effect in Windows 7

In Windows 7, alt-tab shows the transparent windows effect. It is bugging me because the screen change is distracting while I'm trying to figure out which window to switch to from thumbnail preview ...
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Reset Mac OS X Windows Position after de-attaching external monitor

Using Mac OS on multiple monitor is great, but after removing external monitor (2nd monitor) usually windows position originally on the external monitor doesn't get re-positioned to default monitor. ...
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Alt+click-drag window resizing on a Mac? (Similar to X-Windows)

Is there a way I can get this behavior on Mac OS? alt + right-click-drag will resize the window, relative to where you've clicked within the window and the window's center alt + left-click-drag will ...
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Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed

I know it's just a pet peeve, but I hate it that Mac OS X's Preview.app stays open when it has no windows open. Is there any way to make it close when its last window is closed? Since I don't see ...
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Deskpins / Afloat Alternative Mac Mavericks

When I was on PC i loved deskpins. Afloat is a similar app for mac. I am having trouble getting the Gethub app to run after compiling and archiving with xCode. https://github.com/millenomi/afloat/ ...
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Program to resize any window to specific sizes (eg.800x600, 1024x768..)?

I need a Windows utility to allow me to resize any window (not just firefox!) to specific sizes. I need to check what the application I'm writing looks like at these resolutions - how many columns ...
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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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Prevent javascript from resizing IE window

I am looking for a way to prevent JavaScript on a webpage from resizing and repositioning my Internet Explorer window. This option is available in Firefox, but I can't find anything similar in ...
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Mac OS X utility for resizing windows from any side?

One of the (few) features of Windows that I miss in Mac OS X is the ability to grab any side of a Window and resize (with all the other sides staying in place). Is there a utility for Mac OS X that ...
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Move open Excel document to separate window

Related (but not the same): Open Excel files in new window If I've got an instance of Excel with multiple documents open in the same window. Is there a way to "tear off" one of the windows in ...
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How can I find an OSX application that is running but whose window is not visible?

I'm running an application on my Macbook Pro. Since yesterday I can't see the application's main window. Its icon is showing in the doc and its options are showing in the top menu bar on the desktop. ...
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How to make a single window on Mac OS X sticky to every desktop space?

I'm trying to make a single terminal window appear on every space but the built in spaces only allow to configure this per application basis. This makes it more or less useless for terminals if you ...
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How to enable keyboard repeat on a Mac

On a Windows machine, pressing and holding a keyboard key results in the character being repeated. For example, if I press and hold q for a few seconds, I end up with the following: ...
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Moving windows between GNU screen sessions

Is there a way to move windows between different screen sessions? For example lets say I have this scenario: screen -S screen1 vim *.cpp C-a d screen -S screen2 Is there any way to move my shell ...
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Windows 7 feature or freeware to keep a window always beneath others

Some programs e.g. GridMove and XNeat allow users to keep a given window above other windows using an "Always On Top" command. Is there a way to do the reverse i.e. "Always At The Bottom" with any ...
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How can I share only one window with TeamViewer?

I would like to share only one window through TeamViewer under Windows 7, not the entire desktop. How can I achieve this?
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Duplicate window across monitors

I have a notebook with a projector attached. Normally I would set my the desktop to extend to the projector screen in Window's settings. I'm required to type something which should be seen by the ...
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Win 7: How can I resize a window to make it much bigger than my screen?

I have a window that I'd like to make much bigger than my physical screen (explanation of why below). I hit Alt+Space, M, and then press the Up arrow to move the title bar above the physical top of my ...
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Stop dropbox from starting on windows startup

I try to stop dropbox from running on windows 7 start up. I went to dropbox configuration and opt this option out. pressed apply. looked in cmd "msconfig" and this service wasn't there. but yet it ...
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Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?

On my current Windows 7 install (relatively stock from Lenovo) I cannot click-and-drag on a maximized window and drag it onto my second monitor. On my older computer (another Lenovo laptop w/Win7 -in ...
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How to make per-window keyboard layouts with plain XMonad?

I've been using plain XMonad for some time (not combined with KDE/GNome). Currently, I'm switching between keyboard layouts simply by a key combination globally: [ ((modMask , xK_Scroll_Lock ), ...
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Why does the terminal in unity 2d (Ubuntu 11.10) always stay in the foreground?

I have just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I am using unity 2d. My terminal applications (gnome-terminal or konsole) just won't go into background. When I move another application in front of them, they ...
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Prevent Google Chrome from remembering window position on close

There's a computer that is only used for the youth service at my church. Sometimes, Google Chrome is used to display a web page during the service. The problem is, next time someone opens Chrome, it ...
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Resized maximized windows after screen resolution change

At my desk I use my work laptop docked with 2 external monitors; my primary display is 1680x1050. My laptops built in screen is only 1440x900. When I undock my laptop to take it to a meeting, all ...
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How do I use command line and wmctrl to make a window larger than the screen to get a huge screenshot?

I use a program which makes a large image which I have to scroll to view. The program has no way to save the image, and I have no access to the source to modify it. The only way I have to get the ...
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Problem with resizing Subwindows in Eclipse Xming combination

I'm running Eclipse on a Linux server and I'm displaying it locally through xwindow forwarding using xming. Whenever I create something like a subwindow (like opening project properties or the Project ...
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How to close window at byobu?

I started to use byobu, and find it really cool thing. It has a lot of hot keys. But I couldn't find one of them, and I stuck with one tricky point. With F2 - you create new window, but how to close ...
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win7's cmd.exe doesn't show up

When I run cmd.exe, its window doesn't show up. Still, cmd.exe is listed in the processes list of the task manager. And unfortunately, it doesn't figure in the taskbar. Is the problem related to ...
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Fast application switching in XMonad

I often have several applications open across several workspaces in XMonad. I'd like to be able to switch between them without hunting; specifically, I'd like to be able to type something that ...
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Windows 7: window moving [duplicate]

I have recently installed Windows 8. But now in Windows 7, when I move windows, a line depicting the outline of the window shows the current position of the screen when dragging them. This is not like ...
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Small program to quickly set window size, for consistent screenshots for help files, websites, etc.? [duplicate]

I know I've seen this somewhere but I can't remember where I found it or what the name was. I am creating a help file for an internal application and would like to take screenshots of various ...
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Starting Windows GUI program in Windows through Cygwin sshd from ssh client

I would like to ssh into my Windows box running Cygwin sshd and run the Windows GUI application in that Windows box. I don't want X forwarding. e.g. From ubuntu-server terminal, I ssh into Windows ...
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Utility to scale window content to fullscreen

The point is to play older games like Starcraft on Windows 7, but the general problem is: Is there a utility which scales the content of any window to fullscreen? I guess modern graphics card can ...
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How to make a non-active window also react to mouse clicks immediately, rather than having it become only active?

I've been using a Mac at work for a couple of months now, but after getting used to it there still are some annoyances that I'm trying to eliminate. If I have multiple windows open, clicking on a ...
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Bring OS X Error Message window to the front

In OS X, when an application crashes, a window with an error report will appear. That window is by default unreachable by Command+Tab nor does it appear in the Dock. Of course, if by error or on ...
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Open/execute batch file on double click

I have created a batch file(.bat file). I am not sure, due to some reasons its not running when i double click on it. I configured Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set ...
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Make vim yankings global via a shared text file

In a nutshell, I want the following: y(ank) actually writes the yanked text to a line in a text file, maybe in your .vim directory that line is prefixed with the name of the register, so "qyy yields ...
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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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Microsoft mouse like windows switcher (or anything usable)

I tried "Switcher" and the new switcher by NTSoft... but none of them are for my taste. I want to have a switcher like what you get with an Intellimouse by Microsoft. You know, press the button and ...
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Lost Firefox 4 window

I'm running Firefox 4 on Windows 7, and I've lost the Window. The icon shows normally in the taskbar, the program is interactive (I can make new windows and use them fine), and I can even make new ...
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Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X

Is there a shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between windows in a given application only? I very much like this feature in OS X; what is its equivalent in Windows?
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Google Chrome strange window start xy position

I've been getting an odd Google Chrome window problem where the startup position of the window is now almost off the screen. I can't find any settings files in C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local ...
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I am not seeing named session in gnu screen

I am tying to learn gnu screen. I am using mac(snow leopard). I am running 4.00.03 version of screen. I am starting a new screen with following command screen -S foo However after that if I do ...
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Window7 troubleshooting .exe is not opening

I opened .exe file in internet explorer by mistake after that i am not able to open any exe files, all files are open in internet explorer. The .exe association is corrupted. Please help me to resolve ...
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AppleScript: Open a new window in current space without switching to active window in another space

I want to have an application open a new window in the current space without switching to a space in which a window is already open, but I want to keep the When switching to an application, ...
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Reset the open file window size in Google Chrome?

How can I reset the open file window in Google Chrome back to it's default size? My wife resized it when uploading photo's to a website and I would like to reset it (blame my OCD) I have deleted the ...
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How can I log bandwidth used and throttle speeds on Windows home network?

I am researching a mobile satellite internet solution (I know it's terrible, I have my reasons). The plans are slow and they have harsh bandwidth limits. I'm a single user that is spoiled by home and ...