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XFCE window switching and tiling is not working for every window

I recently switched from Gnome (Ubuntu) to XFCE (Xubuntu) and noticed a problem (I am pretty sure that this had worked in the beginning but not anymore). Some windows - and I can not figure out why ...
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Tile windows vertically with one click in Windows 10

I have multiple monitors and like to tile some emails vertically in the right half of one of the screens. I use Dual Monitor Tools to place the emails in the right half of this screen, but they ...
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Tile only one window in Windows10

Okay, whenever I want to tile a window on the right I hit Win+→, and I tile my window. And I'm fine with that, that's what I want. However Windows always wants me to tile another window on the left,...
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Is there a way to tile from a selection in GIMP?

Here's my goal. I have a texture sheet containing 256x256 textures, with "tile seamless" applied. However, each cell in the sheet is 512x512 so that the texture has 128 pixels of space on each side. I ...
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Win10 Full Screen Start Menu:Show BOTH All Apps List AND Tiles At The Same Time

I can see both the All Apps List and Tiles when the Start Menu is not in full screen mode, but when I switch to full screen view, Win10 forces the user to chose between viewing EITHER the tiles, OR ...
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Want larger icons in browser shortcut tiles (Win10)

I have a bunch of browser shortcuts pinned to my Start menu. The shortcuts are in Windows>Start Menu and all have custom icons, selected via Properties but the icons appear on the tiles smaller than I'...
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Why does Microsoft not show other browsers' icons?

I find the following tiles in my Windows 10 start menu: Depending on apparently-random factors, the Chrome label is sometimes black-on-black and so totally unrecognizable: If I make the tiles ...
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Windows Tile Modification [closed]

Is it possible to modify the tiles in Windows/Windows Mobile? With modify i mean the appearance of the tile, the margin, the corners (rounded), colours (transparency), animations,... If so, how do ...
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Configure Windows 10 start menu for all users, force no tiles (zero tiles)

Need to configure a windows 10 with no tiles, zero, nothing. Delete those "life at a glance" and "play and explore" default tiles. And that the users can't edit that layout. For all users. well, ...
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How do I fix Google Chrome's large icon in its Windows 10 Start Menu tile?

When I pin Google Chrome to the Start Menu, the browser's icon is unusually large. This is the first time I pinned Chrome to the Start Menu after a few months and it wasn't like this before. It used ...
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How can multiple tiles be removed at once, or by group, from the Start Menu?

The vast majority of the default Windows 10 start menu tiles (on the right side) are not needed. To remove them requires selecting each one and choosing Unpin from Start. (this is an image for ...
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How do I add command line arguments (parameters) for pinned applications on Windows 10?

On Windows 10 I'd like to add command line arguments (parameters) for "pinned" applications in my "Start" area. But when I right click a pinned app, I don't see something like "Preferences". Is ...
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Can't add Windows 10 weather tile to start menu

I don't know how, but I've made only one weather tile for specific place disappear and there's no option to pin it to start menu again. What I can choose from is this while others have those. There's ...
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Why do all the start menu tiles in Windows 10 have the same color?

I recently (and regrettably) upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10. Now all the tiles in start menu got the same color, which is a bit annoying in terms of usability. Is this a bug due to the ...
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How to display recent files per app in Start menu

Windows 10 displays the recently used documents of an app if it is pinned to the taskbar. Windows 7 used to also do this for apps pinned in the Start-menu. Is it possible to enable this behaviour ...
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How can I stop Firefox adding more and more tiles to my New Tab page?

The New Tab page in Firefox lets you add tiles for your main shortcuts. I like this feature and don't want to turn it off, but there's one aspect I want to disable if possible as it's very annoying. ...
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Uninstall a program tile in Windows 8.1

How to add "Uninstall a program" tile to Windows 8.1 start menu? I want shortcut tile to Windows standard "Uninstall a program" window, Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features I tried OblyTile, ...
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Rebuild missing start page tiles after running CCleaner on Win8.1 [duplicate]

I have rather unfortunately managed to remove the majority of my start page tiles from Windows 8.1 after running CCleaner. The tiles on the home page were almost entirely removed, and less than half ...
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Probable permissions issue with Windows 8.1 Pro(64) Start/Tiles

Due to lack of space on my current installation (30GB SSD as main disk), I have been moving a few of the "System" items to a secondary HD. The latest of these changes was to move the users[myUser]\...
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Windows 10 Customize start screen tile not working

Follow all the steps of MSDN help to customize the tile on windows 10 for desktop application but Windows 10 is not showing any tiles after complete all steps from the msdn help. Steps followed: 1) ...
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Windows 8.1 tiles do not react until I close Modern UI manually

I have the problem that I cannot start a program using modern-ui. If I click on a program from the apps-section of modern ui NOTHING HAPPENS. Its the same with apps that are pinned to start. ...
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Google Chrome 'Most Viewed Tiles' [duplicate]

A very handy UI indeed. However, I visit more than 8 sites regularly, and would like to increase this amount WITHOUT using any extensions or addons. Is there not a setting within Google Chrome that ...
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View last used programs in start screen

Is there a way to view my last used programs in windows' start screen as individual tiles? I didn't find a way to get it done with "Classic Shell" for Windows
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Windows 7 explorer - obtain bigger preview images in tile view

I have a folder called "Scan" where I put the scan files made by my copier: they can be .pdf, b/w .tif, or color .jpg I find useful to set the view for this folder as "tiles", so I get a small preview ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 Start Screen Tiles Transparent on a PC?

Once again I have run into a problem with very few solutions as I have looked all over the internet and have even look at previous answered questions but to no avail. Most of what I ran into had ...
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How to Edit the Windows 8.1 Start Screen for all users (removing defaults / adding a non-installer programs)

I am trying to do two things in Windows 8.1: Add a new program to the Start Menu of all users. This is an app that was added without using an installer (Eclipse). Remove defaults that are part of the ...
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Windows 8 start menu tile labels disappeared

I had Windows 8 32 bit, when I installed Windows 8 64 bit, this happened! The labels from the start menu tiles disappeared! I have installed the latest graphic card driver for 64 bit from nVidia. But ...
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Windows 8 - Photo app tile - Can't set picture for tile

Prior to the windows 8.1 update I was able to choose any given photo from my pictures library and set it as the tile to appear on my start screen. However, as soon as I updated my laptop, the photo I ...
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Chnage the colour of tile for a 'shortcut' pinned to start

I've created a few tiles for shutdown, restart and sleep for Windows 8.1 tile area. I know you can add an icon, but I'm wondering if you can change the background colour of the tiles? Thanks.
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How do we tell apart metro tiles and desktop tiles?

Windows 8 has metro apps and desktop app. Both of these have tiles. How do we tell whether a tile opens a metro app or a desktop app?
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How can I arrange my running terminals or command prompts by “tile” in windows 8?

In Windows 7 you could just open the task manager, select multiple running applications, right click and select to tile them in a way like this: In windows 8, it seems you can't do so. Does anyone ...
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Reset download state of start screen tiles in Windows 8?

After installing Windows 8.1 a while ago, I noticed that a lot of the apps that I have downloaded and installed on the computer still show the "Install" icon in the lower right hand side of the tile, ...