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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Is there anyway to protect/prevent a specified window (of an arbitrary application) from being closed in GNOME?

As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to "pin" or "lock" a given window so that I can't accidentally close it. My use case for this is typically some long job or download (usually a terminal ...
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Make windows always on top (win10) [closed]

I know there are plenty of answers both in internet in general and in this site but none of them works for me because all involve installing some kind of software. I would like a solution to make ...
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Windows 10: Strange taskbar flickering and cursor delay for jumplists

For the last couple of months, I've been facing a very strange flickering/delay issue in Windows 10 that I cannot resolve. There are two problems: Some time after every reboot, I have noticed that ...
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Give a frame to a frameless window in Gnome-Shell

I'm using an application (http://www.openboard.ch) which always launchs fullscreen. I want it to get a frame in gnome-shell. With xdotool, I can get it out of fullscreen with: xdotool search --...
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Black Screen After Logging Into Any Window Manager

I am trying to install a tiling window manager on my Acer nitro 7 AN715-51 laptop CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H CPU GPU: GeForce GTX 1650 OS: Pop!_OS 19.10 OS type: 64-bit I tried to install awesomeWM ...
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Unclickable region on VSCode UI when installed on Chromebook / ChromeOS

I have installed VSCode on my Lenovo Yoga Chromebook and I am unable to use the mouse in the bottom right corner of the UI. The problem has persisted through restarts, toggling the Terminal window, ...
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Certain programs lag when using DWM window manager

I recently started using the DWM window manager inside Ubuntu 19.04, and all seems to work nicely. For some reason, though, some programs (Firefox and LMMS, to name a few) seem to lag when using them....
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Windows 10 change window decorator size? [duplicate]

I know that window managers like i3 on linux allow the user to change/remove the decorators (top bars of windows). Since I barely drag windows around by mouse, I would appreciate the sleeker look of ...
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I can't use the window manager of my choice, nor the display manager

I'm stuck with xfce and a text-only login screen. I've tried to run startkde instead of startx to see GUI and I got this $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server. I tried to fix it ...
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How can I move windows from off-screen on a RDP session?

Using Windows 10, often when I disconnect my laptop from an external monitor some native windows will be stuck off-screen. I usually use Windows key+arrow keys to move them back. But this doesn't ...
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Removing a program from the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher

On Microsoft Windows 7, hitting ALT + TAB opens the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher. Is there any way to configure it in such a way that it never display windows from a given program? ...
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Manage Windows and linux programs with a Linux (WSL) window manager

Im wanting to run a fullscreen Xming (or alternative) instance within Windows with a custom window manager (Using i3wm) to replace the pesky windows Shell. This will give me native Linux and Windows ...
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How to start a web browser as a “shell”?

I would like to better run a media player on my Linux (Ubuntu 16.04), connected via HDMI to a TV. Today I use Kodi: it is started via a systemd service (ExecStart = /usr/bin/xinit /root/.xinitrc) /...
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Moving a space to another screen on Mac Catalina

I use 2 27' displays each with a split view (so in total 4 apps in full screen, each taking 1/2 a a display). I usually move there split-screen spaces from one monitor to another to adapt to my ...
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Is it possible in Linux to have vertical taskbar with ungrouped windows and showing all window titles?

Background: I am a long-term happy Windows desktop user, but for some work stuff I need to start using Linux on my local machine. I want to achieve similar window management I am used to from Windows: ...
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BSPWM rule to push active tiled window on top of floating windows

Is there a way to make sure that the active/focused window is on top of everything else? Like if I'm working in a floating window and click to a tiled one, the one I clicked goes on top
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android-studio “Startup Error: Unable to detect graphics environment” with swaywm

I'm running Arch Linux with the sway window manager on wayland. I followed both the official Google instructions for installation and the Arch Wiki (also to get the dependencies), but both ways leave ...
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Opening applications in certain windows of tiling managers

Would you please advise a tiling WM, in which it is possible to open application in certain windows. For example: I would like to open one virtual machine in top left window, the second one - in top ...
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Xfce window manager: restore/un-maximize window with keyboard shortcut

I have the Xfce panel on top and the "hide title bar when maximized" option enabled in Window Manager Tweaks. I can unmaximize/restore a maximized window with right click on that window's panel field ...
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How to use 0 as an identifier for a workspace in awesome wm?

Is it possible to use 0 as an identifier for a workspace in awesome wm? By default it only allows the numbers from 1 to 9. I would like to switch to the workspace just like any other (e.g. mod + 0). ...
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x11vnc does not listen on port 5900

I start x11vnc -forever -nopw -localhost -display :0 inside GNU screen, it works. Then in wmaker I resize a window and it disconnects. After this, restarting x11vnc does not help, it no longer listens ...
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Problems with bspwm with multiple displays

I am trying to setup bspwn on a multi monitor setup. I have an ultrawide 21:9 (2560x1080) and a standard 16:9 (1920x1080). So far I have gotten it working so that it loads the window manager properly ...
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Changing the Title Bar style on Windows 10 applications

Applications in Windows 10 have a title bar in one of two styles. The style that is present for "normal" desktop applications: And the style that appears in UWP applications: I'm wondering if it is ...
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How to edit with imagemagick with tiling window manager?

In my mostly default xmonad configuration, editing images is almost impossible because all tool windows (like crop or filetype selection) are spawned too small and at random places and are difficult ...
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Is Cinnamon a desktop environment or a window manager? (Or both?)

As far as I understand it: X11 is how you draw primitive things; A (compositing) window manager is something that uses X11 to provide the tools for drawing more complex things, and position them in ...
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Windows 10 : How to save a virtual desktop session?

I'm currently working on multi projects involving a lot of different tools and therefore windows in my taskbar. To prevent having a messy desktop, I split it using virtual desktop feature from ...
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Autostart redshift-gtk in Window Maker and prevent it to run twice

I struggled to launch redshift-gtk at Window Maker startup. Moreover, editing a dockable icon would not prevent the app to be load twice (I noticed it's the case at WMaker startup, I don't know what ...
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Is there a windows 10 window manager that will start applications on boot up

I have a 3 monitor configuration, my laptop screen and two 24" Samsung monitors. Every morning, on the laptop screen I open two chrome windows showing jenkins, Resource Monitor and a cmd window and ...
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Severe Linux Mouse Click and Window Focus Issues

I have recently been trying to get a working Linux install on my main PC. My PC runs on a GTX 1060. I've been having this issue where my mouse won't click properly in what looks to be a properly ...
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Windows 10 - move window between multiple displays [closed]

I have a teacher that uses a SMARTBoard on a projector. When she's up at the front of the class, she often goes to launch an explorer window or something and it opens on the laptop monitor, not the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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