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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

macOS Catalina (10.15) now has commands to: tile windows left and right of screen (this enters fullscreen mode with 2 app side by side) enter fullscreen mode move windows to left and right side of ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

Dexpot does that, it enables a "Clever use of title bars": The title bar as well as the minimize, maximize and close buttons can be assigned with further functions (Role up, Minimize to system ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

Download the AlwaysOnTop installer and install it (choose the latest release). Run the app from Start -> All Programs -> AlwaysOnTop. It sits in the system tray. Click the icon in the tray, click "...
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How to move windows that open up offscreen?

For Windows 10 in order to use the old move the window with the cursor keys trick you need to have the Shift key pressed when you open the context menu from the Task bar. Info from How To Geek
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

This is off the OP's original question, but seems like a good place to share information about 'always on top' utilities, even if it does require a few clicks. From a programming standpoint, writing ...
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Is Cinnamon a desktop environment or a window manager? (Or both?)

Cinnamon is a desktop environment, as its wikipedia page and archwiki page both state. Cinnamon uses its own window manager called muffin, installing the cinnamon package also installs the muffin WM ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

You can use AutoHotkey and make a script with just a single line of code: ^SPACE:: Winset, AlwaysOnTop, , A Ctrl+Space Will toggle a window to stay on top. Have a look at the full syntax: WinSet, ...
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Windows 10: How to hide window without closing?

You could always use Virtual Desktop Windows Key + Ctrl + D This will allow you to open virtual desktop, that way you are not so cluttered. This will also leave the application that you have opened ...
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

Open Cinnamon Settings, choose "Window Tiling and Edge Flip" and uncheck the "Maximize, instead of tile, when dragging a window to the top edge" checkbox: If you see something like the image below ...
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KDE - move app window between monitors via keyboard

In even more recent KDE versions (System Settings 5.14.5, KDE 5.53.0): System Settings → Shortcuts → KWin → Window to next screen (or similar) The functionality works extremely well and can also be ...
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How to use wmctrl to activate window of a given class?

Since <WIN> is a parameter of the -a option you should run the command as: wmctrl -x -a gvim.Gvim
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

The best answer is to create a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts. Then add Chrome or whichever and in the name exact as it appears enter: Zoom. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts: Hold down ⌘ + Tab While holding down ⌘, hit Tab to move to the app you are interested in While holding down ⌘, hit the ▲ arrow to make the window thumbnails appear at the bottom ...
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Use ALT to move windows in Windows like in Linux

Win-X-Move This program makes window manipulation (moving/resizing) under MS-Windows, much easier. You can now move and resize by alt-dragging on any point of the window with the left and right mouse ...
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How to move windows that open up offscreen?

I ran into this problem, and absolutely nothing worked for me. So I went into Task Manager, and right-clicked the program that was off screen. Switch to didn't work, nor did bring to front. To note, ...
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how to: bspwm bspc rule for floating matplotlib figures

To find the WM_CLASS (that is the name you must put in your bspwm rule) of any window use xprop. Execute $xprop |awk '/WM_CLASS/{print $4}' in a terminal, then click on the window you want to find ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

I have been using VirtuaWin since many years for this. It allows me to middle click on the title-bar of any window to make it stay 'always on top'. Works fine on win 10. Free, open source.
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How to use i3 window manager in fedora with gnome

After installing a new window manager (such as i3) you need to log out and change the settings at your login screen to match the new environment/manager. I haven't used Fedora but I suppose that there'...
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shortcut to bring hidden Chrome window to front on Mac?

Cmd ⌘ ~ (tilde, or even ` as shift appears to be optional) will cycle all windows of the frontmost app. Ctrl ⌃ F4 will cycle through all open windows in that Space, irrespective of app.
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KDE - move app window between monitors via keyboard

In KDE 5.x (Plasma): System Settings → Shortcuts → Global Shortcuts → Settings → Pack […] Window […]
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

Install rectangle, it's another open source alternative to spectacle (which is no longer maintained) brew install --cask rectangle Then press ^⌥↩ The application looks like
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How to disable the new Opera Alt+Space “quick search”?

You can configure your shortcuts to free the Alt+Space combination in Opera. From the main menu, select Settings. Click Browser on the sidebar. Under Shortcuts, click the Configure Shortcuts ...
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How to switch back to previous window on OS X?

Hyperswitch (free) and Witch ($14, though more configurable) allow doing this.
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

You can use Cmd-L to unminimize a window. But I think it only works if you don't have another window of the same application open.
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How to disable flashing VirtuaWin systray icon? Window is not responding

So this how you deal with it... First you need to find problematic windows: Open VW setup. Go to Modules -> WinList -> use Configure button. Right click on WinList window title bar and choose Stop ...
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

With CClose, you can hold left click on a window's title bar to toggle it always-on-top. Simple as that.
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Group multiple windows tiled within another window

Needs a tiny bit of poking, but you can do this with conemu I've turned off quake mode (hamburger menu, main, uncheck quake style slide down), started a new powershell window, and split it by ...
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How to know the window manager a specific program uses?

Developers have several options when writing a program that has a User Interface (UI): If the program is targeted for a specific OS they can choose to use the officially-published OS Developers Kit (...
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Powershell window does not open in same position where I last closed it

How can I change where a PowerShell window will open next time? Open PowerShell Click on the PowerShell icon at the left end of the title bar Click Defaults Click Layout Enter Top and Left Click ...
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Application windows always open on the top left corner of the screen on Ubuntu

Actually I found a solution for GNOME without compiz. You can either use this extension if you have gnome-shell < v3.14 or open dconf and set center-new-windows in org.gnome.mutter to true:
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