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Questions tagged [window-manager]

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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Tool for linux or window manager function to make vimium like keybindings for GUI applications [on hold]

Is there Tool for Linux or any window manager function to make Vimium like keybindings for GUI applications? What I need most is keyboard shortcut letters that allow you to navigate through window ...
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WD PR4100 NAS: how to install a lightweight window manager (Xfce or similar)?

I have a brand new WD PR4100 NAS. Question: is it possible to install a lightweight window manager (Xfce or similar) on the pre-installed OS (Linux 4.1.13 #1 SMP Thu Nov 30 19:20:59 CST 2017 Build-...
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Awesome window manager does not start

I am trying to switch from gnome-shell to awesome on fedora 28. The problem I have is that when I try sudo awesome -r it tells me that another window manager is already running. So I have tried ...
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Border disappears around tabs in Chrome on Windows 8.1

Frequently, after my computer has been running for a few weeks without a restart, the background around my tabs in Chrome with disappear, and partially reappear when I click on a tab. I have attached ...
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Memorize window locations connecting / disconnecting monitor [duplicate]

I disconnect move my laptop quite often from the monitor and it takes quite a while to move my windows back. I've looked around many times, but I couldn't find an app to memorize window locations ...
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How to use more than one window manager concurrently?

I need to install many window managers at the same time and launch any application targeting a specific one of them. For example, I want to launch Chromium in a window manager and then second Chromium ...
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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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Maximize All Windows on Windows 10

Is there a way to maximize all windows on Windows 10, using a script or hotkey combination? There is a previous question for Windows 7, but Shift+Win+M doesn't work on Windows 10. Neither does the ...
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Window chrome disappeared from VirtualBox Manager application

I have Oracle VirtualBox Version 5.2.18 r124319 (Qt5.6.2) For some strange reason, the window chrome in this application has disappeared: I can neither close, minimize or move this window. I can ...
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Linux kde: some xdialog are not shown in the tasks in kde panel

I am using archlinux and kde. I have pycharm application installed. Whenever i open pycharm it shows a dialog about usage statistics. At that point by chance if i minimize all the open windows ...
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BSPWM not Working on Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu with the default desktop environment (Unity? Gnome? Not sure which one it is anymore) and am trying to install BSPWM. I have my bspwmrc in ~/.config/bspwm/, and my ...
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How do I pick the order in which windows are stacked or shown side by side?

For example I want Notepad, Word and Excel to stack side by side in that order, but when I right-click taskbar and click "Show windows side by side" it's in some random order every time. I tried ...
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Windows CMD start program, suppress Desktop Window Manager

I am trying to run a program that has a command line interface, and parameters to suppress graphics. But my CMD window losing focus indicates to me that the Windows Desktop Window Manager is still ...
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Replicating macOS menu “flash” when using a shortcut key

There's a subtle behavior in macOS whereby if you use a keybinding like CMD-C the "Edit" option on the top menu bar flashes briefly. I've gotten used to it over the years and it serves as a nice quick ...
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Is there a way to dock an app on the side of screen so other apps maximize to the side of it?

I've seen a few apps (such as instant messaging apps) that will dock to the side of the screen and essentially shrink your total desktop space, meaning that any apps that are maximized on that monitor ...
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How to disable the new Opera Alt+Space “quick search”?

After a recent update of ChrOpera, pressing Alt+Space no longer gets you the system menu: This violates not only the Microsoft User Interface Principles, but also the principle of least astonishment ...
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I screwed up the lightdm window manager on my Raspberry Pi

I screwed up the lightdm window manager on my Raspberry Pi when I was trying to remove Mathematica and Wolfram from the bar. I was successful in removing them but it really screwed up the window ...
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Quartz Compositor and other window managers of macOS [closed]

I've never in my life touched macOS, but I'm writing a work about operating systems, so I need to say something about macOS too. Wikipedia says that Quartz Compositor is the window manager of macOS. ...
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How can I use conky with own_window_type=panel to create a conky window along the top edge of the screen which does not overlap with other windows?

I am wanting to create a conky window that sits on the top edge of my screen and has no overlap with maximimed or non-maximized windows. My attempts to use own_window with own_window_type=panel ...
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Drag & Drop on macOS is difficult due to lack of focus feature

I am using High Sierra, but this issue may be on all versions. I sometimes want to do drag & drop, but I have at least some (maybe many) windows open. And that is a problem in macOS/OSX. Let's ...
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Arrange windows in 8 tiles on Win 10

I normally arrange my windows on my FullHD monitor side-by-side: To achieve that, I can simply press ← for the left window and → for the right one. I then bought a new 4K (a.k.a. UltraHD) monitor - ...
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Launch GUI from command line

My question is relatively simple, but I am a total Linux and Raspbian noob: How can I start programs with a GUI from a command line (on the default desktop!) on a fresh install of Raspbian Stretch? ...
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How to disable Windows 10 window resize behavior after snapping?

I like Windows' snapping features, for the most part. I have trouble with one aspect of the feature, which resizes a window back to its previous size after snapping, if you move the window. I would ...
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Resize window by grabbing the bottom corner doesn't work in some programs in Xubuntu 16.04

Why in some programs (for example geary accounts settings window) when I select(grab) the bottom corner window to resize then move in, the window is UNRESIZABLE, I can't resize it. How to fix that? ...
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How to disable automatic minimize window when clicking outside of this window? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04

When I have, for example,browser open and it is maximized then open terminal window not maximized I want to keep terminal window open when I click anywhere on browser. How to do this? So far when ...
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How can I disable the grouping of windows in Xfwm4 or Openbox?

My system based on Manjaro groups windows from the same application into one entry in the taskbar. (As OSes seem to do these days) I tried with both Xfwm4 and Openbox to switch this feature off but ...
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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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Divide desktop into areas and windows resize and snap to them

I would really like to have my desktop divided into the following +-------+-------+-------+-------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------...
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.xinitrc vs. AwesomeWM Autorun programs. Which one's better?

I have been looking for a way to start some custom apps when I login to my session in LightDM. So far, I have found two different ways: 1. Customise .xinitrc: For example, if I want to add a terminal ...
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Forcing an application's window to open in the workspace in which it was run

It takes a second or two to open a program (i.e. - Anki or Slack), and I often open multiple programs at a time—in different workspaces. Here's what I would like to happen: Press Mod + R and type in "...
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Group multiple windows tiled within another window

A current example of my requirement is that I have 3 or 4 PowerShell windows open, and minimised to the taskbar. Is there any way, besides creating a second desktop, that I could tile, say 4, ...
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Apple wireless keyboard's command key switches into “Activities Overview” screen

I'm running Linux with Gnome 3.14.2 under VirtualBox (hosted on macOS Sierra), using the latest generation Apple wireless keyboard. I disabled every Gnome keyboard shortcut using: (Desktop title bar ...
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Why windows are disappearing in my Fedora 23 cinnamon after being minimized?

I have a Fedora 23 upgraded from version 21. It all works fine. I also have cinnamon desktop environment. When minimizing any windows in the workspace, it totally disappears instead of going into the ...
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Single window mode in Windows

I want only one window to be maximized at a time. When I switch to a different window, the previous (or any other) window should be minimized. Mac has it, and it's called single app mode. Using ⊞ Win ...
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Why does `xprop -root _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW` give me 0x0 for some windows?

.. and what can I do about it? When you try to get some information about the currently focused window you're often told to just run xprop -root _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW to get the window id of the ...
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Force floating window to background awesome wm

Is there a way to stick a floating window to the monitor in the way that conky does? I want to have cava running integrated to the desktop.
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How to make Hammerspoon resize windows smoothly on OSX?

I'm using Hammerspoon to resize my windows on OSX. Particularly, I want to be able to make windows take up half the screen, either vertically or horizontally, as well as take up the entire screen. ...
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Window manager for Linux (like i3) - usage workflow?

Linux is my primary and only OS right now, I'm using Linux Mint 18 MATE. I've never used a window manager like i3, but the screen real estate and mouse-free functionality that they offer is making me ...
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Run i3 (4.12) inside of Gnome (3.20.3)

I run Linux Manjaro and I really love the way Gnome 3 looks, but I hate having to manually move windows out of the way of each other. I tried i3 and really liked it, however it looks pretty hideous. ...
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Chrome: Save and open a set of tabs in a new window

I have at least 10 tabs open at any time of the day. The problem is, I don't need half of them most the time. I use different websites together depending on what I'm currently doing. If I study a ...
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Snap windows to parts of the screen on Windows 8.1 using keyboard shortcuts like Ubuntu Unity

In Ubuntu, with the Unity desktop environment, one can move and resize applications by using the following keyboard shortcut: CTRL + ALT + 0-9 (on the Number Pad). Ctrl Alt 1 moves the current window ...
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Disable quarter screen in Windows 10

When I have a window on half of my screen and press Win + Up or Win + Down, in Windows 10, the window smalls down to a quarter of the screen. Is there a way to disable this behavior? I'd like to ...
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Windows 10: How to hide window without closing?

Coming from a Mac OS background, I find it immensely useful to be able to have an app running, loaded in memory, and doing updates but having no visible open windows. This allows things like Facebook ...
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Browser inside a browser

My employees and I frequently need to open several internal web pages next to each other on the screen. Currently we do this by opening several Chrome windows and spending time to arrange for ...
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do not follow mouse focus

On my Ubuntu 14.04 I have a lightweight window manager wmii where a mouse motion changes a window's focus. This is annoying and I want to change this behaviour, i.e. if only I left-click on a window, ...
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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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How to put multiple applications in one window on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to put two separate applications that I use together in some kind of container window. Say, for example, you have a terminal and a graphical editor that you always view together ...
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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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Window Manager for saving window position and binding to hotkey for restore (OS X) [closed]

I am using a 39" Seiki 4K monitors at work (software developer) and so far really enjoy the extra real estate. My largest gripe however is that OS X does not remember window positions of a ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

I've checked the previous question here, but unfortunately: DeskPin mostly doesn't work since Windows 8, and it still doesn't work in Windows 10 PowerMenu hasn't been updated since 2002, and does not ...