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1answer
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How to turn off window refreshing during resizing

I have noticed that ever since upgrade to 14.04, when working with R, resizing a window triggers thousands of redrawing requests. This is able to kill off my session completely if the redrawing takes ...
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0answers
18 views

Toggle Window Decorations

For screencasting purposes I would like to be able to easily toggle window decorations - primarily the titlebar at the top of applications - on and off. I can't find an easy way to do this in Ubuntu ...
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0answers
14 views

Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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1answer
23 views

Hovering the top bar maximizes window

I have CompizConfig Manager installed, Grid enabled by default (I like it). But if I have a window open half way and hover at the top black bar it maximizes the window. Does anyone know where I can ...
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0answers
74 views

System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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0answers
67 views

12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Reset compiz from command-line

I am considering enabling the ring switcher (or other) effects that come along with compiz extras on my Ubuntu 13.10. The default app switcher is not that much to my liking - navigating multiple ...
0
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1answer
378 views

Why wmctrl doesn't work for certain windows?

francisco@Ubuntu:~$ wmctrl -l 0x02600006 0 Ubuntu Área de trabalho 0x03c00002 0 Ubuntu XdndCollectionWindowImp 0x03c00005 0 Ubuntu unity-launcher 0x03c00008 0 Ubuntu unity-panel 0x03c0000b 0 ...
3
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1answer
166 views

Ubuntu 12.04 window management bug with Grid/Put and multiple displays

In Ubuntu CompizConfig Settings Manager, there are two very useful window management plugins. "Grid" does essentially the same thing (and then some) that Windows Aero "snap" does. Via mouse actions ...
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1answer
69 views

windows change of workspace themselves

I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've noticed that my windows change of workspace themselves, that's very annoying and I want to fix it. I couldn't say when it changes exactly. But I've noticed that ...
1
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1answer
280 views

Windows “jumping” between monitors when scale plugin used

I have two monitors. I am very particular as to which window goes to which monitor (e.g. Firefox always on the left side; terminals on other workspaces always maximized on the left monitor; R graphics ...
2
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1answer
121 views

All open Windows fade and stay faded even when responsive

I am experiencing an issue whereby all open windows fade out as if unresponsive and yet are fully functioning. New windows and dialog boxes appear at full brightness but the existing windows do not. ...
4
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2answers
484 views

Dim desktop, bring focus to active window

I recently stumbled upon this article for applications that dim the background of your desktop, bringing focus to the active open window. Of course the applications are for Windows. My question is, ...
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1answer
10k views

How to disable windows effects in 13.04?

New install of 13.04 on a thinkpad x230. I want to disable the windows effects (they sort of zoom in and out from the middle of the screen). I find it distracting. I tried downloading the ...
1
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1answer
263 views

Why does window buttons appear twice in Chrome/Chromium? [duplicate]

After following some beginners tips/tricks for Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that Chrome/Chromium windows shows the minimize, maximize and close button twice. I tried undoing what I did, but that didn't fix ...
2
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1answer
252 views

Can't disable Alt + mouse buttons combinations

I've already searched through the questions, and didn't find the same question as I want to ask. I'm working in blender and there are some combinations that I am used to and remapping them in blender ...
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0answers
371 views

Unity randomly fails to start [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal on a machine that is more than powerful enough to support unity. First off, my setup: GUI boot is disabled. I boot into tty after which I use sudo lightdm to get ...
4
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2answers
635 views

Change Desktop Area used by Maximized Windows

Right now I have an embedded terminal that occupies the bottom 100 or so pixels of my screen. This is super convenient for me, but unfortunately, whenever I maximize a window, it of course covers up ...
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0answers
93 views

Alternative to compizconfig for changing windows move key

I'm looking for an alternative for changing windows move key (as seen here: How to disable window move with alt + left mouse button?). This seems to be possible directly on Ubuntu 11.04. I really ...
2
votes
1answer
775 views

How do I zoom in one window in Unity

I'm trying to zoom in (or scale up) one window on the Macbook Pro with HiDPI/retina screen in Unity on 12.04. This is useful for some applications that doesn't allow the font size etc. to be changed. ...
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0answers
454 views

How to keep windows from snapping back from neighbouring workspace? [closed]

When I move an unmaximized open window out of the way (e.g. for copying between two apps), and it's partially (e.g. 1/2 or 3/4th of its surface) into the neighbouring workspace, it immediately snaps ...
0
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1answer
159 views

gconf-tool2 command to set “Place Windows” compiz option?

For operational reasons at work, I have access to gconf-tool2 but not CCSM. Can anyone tell me what the option is called for teh purposes of calling gconf-tool2 to set the various "Place ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

windows border disappeared in ubuntu 12.04

the window borders disappeared mostly when I start a game or an application and then close it. it seems to be a compiz issue and when I restart compiz it will work again but I also get the following ...
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4answers
9k views

How to set a specific window size for all windows that open to default

I want my windows to be a specific size (not full screen) and to be in the middle of the screen by default. When I close the application and re-open it, it will be the dimensions I want it to be by ...
1
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0answers
174 views

Window-Title freezes when using Compiz [closed]

I have recently enabled compiz on Ubuntu 11.04 , everything works well except an annoying problem! the windows title doesn't change , imagine you have many open tabs in firefox and when you change ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How do I make my windows minimize like a Mac in classic Gnome?

How do I make my ubuntu windows do this?
0
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1answer
2k views

I want to make every window as transparent with font as opaque (as gnome terminal capabality) [closed]

I want to make every window ]transparent with opaque text. I have done some search on the internet and the answer I got is: Open Compiz Config Settings Manager. Click on Opacity, Brightness and ...
1
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1answer
386 views

How can I force the Unity launcher to start programs in a window which is not maximised [closed]

Bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/704187/ means Wine programs can not be run maximised because there is a mouse displacement. Unity usually seems to start programs maximised. So ...
0
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1answer
250 views

Can Compiz prevent overlap with a specific application window?

I would like to reserve screen space for an application, i.e. prevent other windows from overlapping with it when they open or maximize. Can Compiz do that? and how?
2
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2answers
909 views

How do I use Compiz's “Scale Window Title Filter”?

I saw an answer that described filtering the windows in compiz scale. The feature seems to be Scale Window Title Filter. I have Scale, Scale Addons, and Text turned on in CompizConfig. When I invoke ...
0
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1answer
838 views

Force resize of Java window

I'm trying to resize a dialog window from a Java application (Thinkorswim). Oddly, the main application window doesn't suffer from the same issue and can be minimized/maximized without a problem. ...
4
votes
1answer
192 views

How do you change the resize increment?

I currently have my <distance name = "left/right/bottom/whatever_width" value = 0\> so I have to use Alt+F8 to resize windows. Unfortunately, this is a bit cumbersome because the resize ...