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Can NVLink be used to reduce the overhead of cross-GPU hardware accelerated content compositing on a multi-monitor system?

I have two GPUs installed in a Windows 10 Pro for Workstations system in order to support five 4K monitors. At the moment I'm using an RTX 2080Ti as my primary card, and a GTX 1050Ti as my secondary ...
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Stop Linux application from using all monitors

I have a setup with 1 GPU and 3 monitors attached (2 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI). I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with DWM (dynamic window manager). I have an application that has the option to go fullscreen on ...
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Change Windows 11 dwm

How do I change Windows 11 dwm? This question is not about CPU/RAM consumption issues with that dwm.exe but just how to change it (if any alternatives are available). Although I've had other issues ...
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Seems some key bindings don't work with TigerVNC on Windows 10 with Kali linux (Kex)

I am running Linux in WSL on Windows 10. The Linux distribution is Kali. I am using Win-Kex. I installed the Window Manager dwm from Suckless. But for some reason some of the key bindings don't seem ...
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dwm.exe (Desktop Window-Manager) using enormous amounts of GPU

Lately, it appears very often that the Windows-Process called Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) uses up to 60% of my GPU (GPU0 - 3D). IT IS NOT a fake program nor a virus, I checked that. I am using ...
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RAM Issue. Desktop Windows Manager is using a lot of RAM? Can I reduce it? Is it a bug?

I wanted to free up cached and temporary files on my computer for more RAM space for 3D work. After clearing most of my cached files I realised that there was still a lot of RAM being used, even ...
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dwm displays squares instead of text for directories

so I'm new when it comes to installing and setting up linux. I'm doing it with arch linux to learn more about this stuff, but i hit a road block when i tried to install and configure dwm, as well as ...
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Windows 8.1 Basic theme?

Is there a good way to enable the real 8.1 Basic theme? Not the "Aero Lite" theme, it's pretty ugly, and not a 3rd party theme since they still resemble normal Aero. The only partially ...
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How to make Terminator terminal emulator transparent in dwm?

How to make window transparency for Terminator terminal emulator work with dwm? I've set background transparency inside Terminator settings. It works with ordinary Ubuntu 20.04 windows manager, but ...
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How to replace dmenu with fzf as application launcher in suckless dwm

I am using dwm with dmenu but am trying to replace dmenu for fzf as an application launcher. I have looked at examples in fzf wiki but did not find information about a particular problem. The problem ...
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sxhkd - chaining chords doesn't work in autostart.sh of dwm

sxhkd has a feature where I can chain chords. From man sxhkd: When multiple chords are separated by semicolons, the hotkey is a chord chain: the command will only be executed after receiving each ...
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is there a way to disable DWM on Windows 10 1903+?

I want to disable DWM on Windows 10 x64 1903, this guide worked for me, but it is not working anymore on Windows 10 1903. In the last step, when i am supposed to run "explorer.exe", my desktop won'...
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Show brightness level in status bar

I have the following config (using intel graphics before): Thinkpad T495 (AMD Vega Graphics) Arch Linux with dwm Window Manager I have the status bar filled with xsetroot using a shell script (https:...
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The process dwm.exe is maxing the CPU after user login

Since the May Update (v1903), the process dwm.exe is causing me trouble in the form that it maxes out cpu (one core) after a user logs in and this does not go away by itself either. Strangely enough, ...
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access denied when terminating DWM

I am trying to terminate dwm on windows 10. I found this guide: Temporarily disable Desktop Composition in Windows 10? I suspend explorer.exe and than i try to kill dwm, but it says access denied, ...
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Windows desktop issue: pointer 'prints' on the screen

I've recenly installed windows 10 on my dell XPS15 (L501X). I have this issue: at random times, the mouse pointer 'prints' on the screen the scroll icon, overimpressed on any opened program, and the ...
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Ranger refuses to open in $HOME when opened with DWM shortcut

I'm currently using DWM as my window manager, and for convenience I'd like to be able to open a seperate instance of my terminal (ST) that automatically opens ranger for me. I mapped a custom ...
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How to kill process - DWM.exe temporarilly in Windows 10 Pro 64 bit? [duplicate]

I want to kill process DWM.exe in windows 10 temporarilly, because permanently it may cause issues. Goal: using bat file to accomplish this. Tried this guide, didn't work! Problem was at the last step,...
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How to know the window manager a specific program uses? [closed]

In order to know how to focus a floating panel, it is essential to know the window manager the programmers use. In case they don't reply back, what can I do to identify the manager so that I can ...
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Very high GPU usage by csrss.exe and dwm.exe

UPDATE: This issue has very suddenly disappeared. Below are some details of when it disappeared, in case anyone knows of anything I don't that might have solved it and subsequently help others. Below ...
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Win 7 - Taskbar preview does not appear

Machine information Windows 7 Enterprise x64 HP Compaq 6300 Pro SFF Preface - I have recently performed a full reimage on this machine. Reinstalled Windows from my company's base SCCM image about a ...
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Windows hangs when multi-monitor setup is rearranged [duplicate]

I currently have 3 monitors, usually I also have 1 TV on the setup. When the TV is present, it's connected to a Yamaha A2050, which is connected to PC by HDMI. ATM Yamaha is connected to one of my ...
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Is it possible to turn visible the invisible window's borders of Windows 10?

SCENARIO This is a brief introduction for those who don't know the next information: The new Windows 10's flat window style uses a different window-border mechanism than previous Windows versions, ...
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Temporarily disable Desktop Composition in Windows 10?

Is it possible to do? It was easy to disable it in Vista and 7, and slightly more complicated but nonetheless easy to do in 8 and 8.1 as well. Can it be done on Windows 10 reliably and repeatedly? It ...
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How do I activate Win+Tab keys with a VBScript in an effort to launch Task View in Windows 10?

I am trying to set my mouse's middle button to launch Task View in Windows 10 (the replacement for Aero Flip 3D in prior Windows versions). I'm using Logitech SetPoint software, which is capable of ...
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How can I prevent any window from minimizing?

I am setting up a kiosk/POS computer that runs certain applications from a launcher. I've got everything set up the way I need except for one thing. I am able to close the launched applications (like ...
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Transparency issues in Windows after resume from Hibernation

For the last several years I have been having this issue every day once I resume from hibernation. For example, this is what Firefox tabs look like: What you see is actually 2 Firefox windows (one ...
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Control synergy programmatically

I'm trying to toggle switchInDirection() from a window manager (dwm, written in c). As there seems to be no way to control synergy actions from the command line, I tried to fire appropriate key ...
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Is there any custom DWM (Desktop Window Manager) for Windows 8?

So my question is is there any custom DWM that can entirely replace explorer.exe and window frames on Windows 8, and if not is it even possible to create one?
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Desktop composition auto-disables in Windows 7

On Windows 7 Professional N 64bit, the visual effect option "Enable desktop composition" does not work correctly for me. Both the DWM and Themes services are running. When I tick it and click "apply"...
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe

Occasionally, when turning on my external monitors for my docked laptop after being docked overnight, Windows will perform very slowly. Turning on my monitors means the screen resolution changes ...
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Computer lags when connected to wifi

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, running Windows 7. A while back I noticed my computer started lagging every few minutes. This affects only video as audio works fine. The lags stops if I move the cursor, or ...
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Why does Prison Architect work in the gnome DE but not in DWM?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux and primarily use dwm as the window manager. The first time I played Prison Architect (a game on steam) for the first time, it ran fine. After a later reboot I ...
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Issues when dwm was patched with tab and pango

I have patched dwm 6.0 with dwm-6.0-pertag-tab-v2a.diff and dwm-6.0-pango.diff. The topbar works correctly with true font type (Sans). But the tabbar is blank without title. How can I fix this? I have ...
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How to set instance name of google-chrome (or any x11 application)

I'm now using dwm window manager and I know I can set rules to specify a application to a certain tag like this: static const Rule rules[] = { /* xprop(1): * WM_CLASS(STRING) = instance, ...
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Audio not work via /etc/init.d/xdm

gentoo linux 3.10.17 Display Manager: lightdm 1.9.5 Window Manager : dwm # file: /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf session-wrapper=/etc/lightdm/Xsession autologin-user=jeremy autologin-user-timeout=0 The ...
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csrss.exe and dwm.exe eating huge amounts (2-6GB) of RAM

These two processes (csrss.exe and dwm.exe) sometimes decide to consume enormous amounts of my RAM. This only happens when I have been away from the computer. I move the mouse to wake up the monitor ...
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Execute script after the window manager loads

I want to start a few applications right after my wm (dwm) loads, where can I put my script so this happens? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using dwm.
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How to add patches to dwm

I do not understand how to add patches to dwm, I am running Ubuntu and I do have git installed. Am I just supposed to copy/paste the .diff file into a new file in the directory and do git apply pertag....
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How can I access unselectable text from windows? [duplicate]

How can I access/copy unselectable text from windows (in Windows 7)? For example, when a warning/error/info popup box (or window) appear, is there a way to access the text of it (when the text is ...
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How to enable aero with windows 7 [duplicate]

I just reinstalled windows 7 on my computer, and aero is not working anymore. I did not change any hardware or drivers, and aero worked before reinstalling windows. I am using a nVidia GeForce GTX ...
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Suddenly, I notice Windows 7 window manager behaves strangely

Windows 7 window manager has recently started to behave strangely. Firefox and Steam are running simultaneously. I am looking at the window of Firefox. Now, I click on the Steam icon in the taskbar, ...
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Disable Desktop Composition in Windows 8? Force it?

I have an old game (Atomic Bomberman / Bomberman95 ) - which by the way does not have an working/exact clone - and it has to be run without DWM running. In windows 7 I would kill explorer and run the ...
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Windows Basic Theme seems to make gpu related stuff slower

When I have the windows basic theme (the one that disables aero), smooth scrolling (in firefox and chrome- enabled in the flags section) seem to run worse - lower fps - than if I was using the Aero ...
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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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opening vim in tmux, i've got fonts in bold

So I've got a problem, when opening vim in tmux, all fonts become in bold. my in configuration i have: set t_Co=256. Even when this being set to 8, some bolding disappears, on some keywords. I'm ...
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Any way to resolve the "another window manager is already running" error with dwm in OS X?

I know it should be possible to run dwm in OSX Mountain Lion, since it is possible to run X11 (or xQuartz). However, whenever I try to run dwm I just get dwm: another window manager is already ...
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How to use email checker in dwm status bar

I have the following .xsession file #!/bin/sh xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr while xsetroot -name "`date`" do sleep 1 done & feh --bg-scale wallpaper.jpg & /home/aamalyshev/bin/dwm ...
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Permanent fix for “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning? [duplicate]

I have a problem where dwm.exe keeps suggesting I disable Aero to improve my performance whenever I play either Battlefield 3 or Anno 2070. I get three choices: Disable Aero Don't disable but ask ...
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