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1answer
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Disable fullscreen mode on a uncooperative window

I have a program that opens in fullscreen mode. It doesn't provide any way to fix this within the program, and wmctrl -b remove,fullscreen has no effect. (Nor does the equivalent xprop command.)
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0answers
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bspwm socket error within startx

I've ran into this frustrating problem. I am using Elementary os and I am working on getting bspwm working. I have done the setup following the bspwm for dummies wiki article. All is smooth until I ...
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1answer
51 views

right-click (xdg-open) opened up some opaque windows covering my screen; xkill won't kill them

I right-clicked on something in chromium with relatively low memory. Chromium opened up some opaque right-click boxes and never filled them in and won't kill them. These are now covering part of all ...
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1answer
89 views

wmii on Debian not working

I did a fresh install of Debian 7.1 headless, and installed wmii along with several X packages. Wmii opens when I run startx, but not completely, and it is unusable. Although I'm fairly proficient ...
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1answer
128 views

Tiling window manager where dual heads share common workspace

I want to use a tiling window manager with my dual monitor setup, but almost all wms seem to treat each monitor as an independent workspace. This means that I can change the workspace of monitor 0 ...
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1answer
63 views

How to bring floated window on top above another in dwm window manager?

Sometimes when at desktop 1, I switch from float mode to tiled mode, and then back. On desktop 2 for example: shell windows overlaps chrome window, how to send it back...? Also would be nice to switch ...
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1answer
100 views

Using X11 over the network to get more screens

I have two machines each of which can drive two displays, and I'm trying to figure out how to configure X so that I have 4 X screens all managed by the same window manager. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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1answer
142 views

Openbox fails on login

X throws this error: Xsession: unable to launch "/usr/share/xsessions/openbox.xsession" Xsession --- "/usr/share/xsessions/openbox.xsession" not found; Falling back to default session. But a trip ...
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1answer
853 views

FVWM - Split Desktop into Multiple Virtual Desktops

I have a Linux virtual machine running within VMware Fusion 3. I have a dual monitor setup that runs thanks to the "vmware-user" application which enables both monitors as a single large display. ...
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1answer
754 views

Windows manager which allows multiple active windows/multiple input devices?

I have a huge desktop, with multiple monitors, and one pretty good computer. I also have multiple mice and keyboards laying around. Now I would really like to make use of all the hardware. Say a ...
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1answer
101 views

How does a window manager register itself with the X Server?

I was wondering how the window manager registers itself with the X server, and how it knows what process to kill when it goes about replacing the current window manager
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1answer
328 views

X11 and Window Manager Confusion

What roles do the Xorg server and a window manager - for example, metacity - play in displaying windows? Does the window manager communicate with the OS or Xorg? Does Xorg then use OpenGl to display ...
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5k views

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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3answers
169 views

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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1answer
168 views

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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2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
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2answers
454 views

Find and raise a window in KDE4 with shortcut

I was wondering about a possibility to find and raise some window in KDE4 with shortcut. Currently in KDE 4.4 there is a possibility to switch to window from krunner (Alt-F2). Say, I have an open ...
3
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5answers
401 views

taskbar-free window manager

I'm looking for a window manager that is not based on the "standard" taskbar (which I find a poor idea and I'm completely tired of). I'm aware of tiling window managers and improvements in last ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I view the WMClass attribute of a window in Xorg (linux)?

I am trying to find a workaround for incorrect grouping of windows in Docky, and I believe the problem lies with the WMClass attribute that is set for each window. However, I do not know how to view ...
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2answers
242 views

Generic X balloon apps?

I am looking for a simple utility that lets me display ephemeral balloons (like the kind that are built into Thunderbird, or certain GNOME system notifications in Ubuntu, say) in a corner of my screen ...