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 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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Tab is not working in cwm?

Tab key doesn't seem to be working when I am running Open BSD's cwm window manager in Linux. I tried unbind-key all in my .cwmrc file to unmap everything but that didn't help. Tab shows up as 15 in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...