KWin is a window manager for the X Window System

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Repaint problems on kde plasma 5.1.1 when switching or animating

I recently upgraded from a previous 5.* plasma version to plasma 5.1.1 using omgubuntu's instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How to enable drop shadows in plasma 5

Kubuntu 15.04 Plasma 5.3+ Kwin 5+ I cannot find the setting to enable drop shadows. Or is there no setting for that?
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Xfce 4.12 + KWin5

I installed Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12. I would like to use KWin as the window manager. With previous versions of Xfce and KWin replacing xfwm with kwin was pretty straightforward, but now both ...
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hardware rendering issues with nvidia-304 in kubuntu 15.04

I'm experiencing a similar problem to this thread in my personal machine (pentium 4 3GHz, 2GB ram, GeForce 6200 using nvidia-304). After the update to Kubuntu 15.04, the desktop showed nothing but a ...
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Plasma effects lost in Kubuntu 15.04

I had some crash reports after trying to change virtual desks of windows by dragging. I realized it had to do with cube animations. And after trying some configurations, having new crashes and ...
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How to make KDE remember your opened windows across sessions?

This used to work on Kubuntu 14, 13, etc... but since the upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04, after I login only some of my windows re-open automatically. And some of those that do are not in the position I ...
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/etc/profile.d/kwin.sh file doesn't exist

I've found a fix for my screen tearing with nVidia drivers, and many have said this works, but the file I need to edit in order to use the fix is not there. Any ideas? I have Kubuntu 14.04.2 ...
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Can I disable Alt+Drag for some applications (under KDE/Kwin)?

Like a lot of window managers, Kwin lets you move windows by holding Alt and dragging them with button 1 on your mouse. This is really great... Until you're in Virtualbox and you try to move a guest ...
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How to disable GTK+ 3.12 client side decorations?

I've updated my Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME/GTK 3.12 (because I want to test drive GNOME and play with some recent GNOME applications), but as a result, all GNOME application now use client side ...
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How to configure an app to run on all desktop automatically

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to have some apps to automatically be launched on all desktops and not only the current one. As an example, I work on a dual screen and usually I have a Konsole ...
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Can I restart the KDE Plasma Desktop without logging out?

I'm just talking about the standard KDE desktop. After a while (many days) of running the task bar stops working properly. This is due to some sort of undiagnosed bug but that's really not my boggle ...
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Kwin[?]: Force custom manual titles for individual windows?

I see under the "edit window specific settings" thing that Kwin provides, that you can match windows by their titles (exact, regex, or substring), and then use that match to apply certain custom ...
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Kwin effects worked 100% on kubuntu 12.04 but i cant get them all to work on 14.04

My VMware fusion 6.0.3 VM running kubuntu 12.04 LTS worked great when using all kwin effects, but I had to use a workaround. I put this following workaround text at the end of the 12.04 /etc/profile ...
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How can I enable/disable desktop effects for the current window in KDE?

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut or option to quickly toggle whether an application/window is affected by the compositor. Is there any way to do that?
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Blender with multiple monitors

I run blender with multiple monitors and each window creates a new Icon in my taskbar, in comparison Gimp which has multiple windows does not. is there a way to fix this? I am running KDE desktop. I ...
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Why did my computer's ubuntu installation screw up after fixing not being able to login because of no disk space left(100% used up)?

Seriously, I want to see some answers on this question, so if you will, please refrain from not answering this question if you know(or think you know) what went on with my computer. I'm tired of ...
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Does `BorderlessMaximizedWindows=false` still work with Kubuntu 13.10?

Since the upgrade to Kubuntu 13.10 today I lost the borders around maximized windows. How can I re-enable them? I tried this and of course changed true to false, but it doesn't work.
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Lost KDE effects after 13.10 upgrade

After Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade, Alt+tab and desktop pager effects do not work anymore. They are enabled in Desktop Effects. How can I solve this issue? It seems I have Nvidia drivers installed.
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In KDE 4.11.2 saucy with both nvidia and nouveau drivers I have strange artefacts

KDE 4.11.2, ubuntu 13.10, nvidia/nouveau, system/raster qt graphics system. When opening/closing a window there is a chance, that black blinking line will appear near plasma panel. Also when a popup ...
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ubuntu 13.04, kde 4.11, ati fglrx 13.8 beta - opengl doesn't work

I have just upgraded to ubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.10.6. After that I have updated my fglrx to 13.8 beta and after that I have added ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports and I have upgraded my system. After ...
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What does the libkwinnvidiahack4 package do?

I've just stumbled upon the packages libkwinnvidiahack4 (and also libkwinactivenvidiahack4 ). From the description I understand it provides some "hacks" for the KDE window manager in combination with ...
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How to completely remove kwin?

I installed kwin yesterday, using this command: sudo atp-get install kde-window-manager then I thought it didnt work, so I also did this command, then rebooted sudo apt-get install kde-workspace-bin ...
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Some kWin shortcuts does not work in 13.04

I am fresh new to Kubuntu. I was looking a way to move focused window as Windows do (Win key + arrow keys change the layout of the window). I found there are options for this in "Global Keyboard ...
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kubuntu - DrRacket 5.1.3 doesn't work well

I have ubuntu 12.04 with kde (latest version from ppa), I've installed DrRacket from repositories. It starts but I can't see menu, here is a picture: Do you know why? Do I miss some lib or it's a ...
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How to fix Video tearing with KDE and ati drivers?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.02 x64 and KDE 4.10.00. I'm having a little video tearing while playing ANY video (HD mkv, avi, etc.). it happens with vlc latest version and with default Ubuntu video player and ...
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Does Kwin have a D-Bus API?

Does Kwin have a D-Bus API (get windows list, move windows, etc)? If yes, where can I find the API reference?
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Kubuntu uses random minimize effects

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10 however this issue is also present on my other machines running stock KDE from Kubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. I'm using the Nvidia currrent-updates driver. The problem ...
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KWin's wobbly windows do not work any more since I tried `i915_rc6_enable=1`

I recently tried to boot my Kubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Sandy Bridge Laptop with i915.i915_enable_rc6=1, i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 and i915.lvds_downclock=1. I had some issues with 3D performance where ...
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How to restart kwin when it is hung?

kwin occasionally hangs, which looks like the system not responding to mouse clicks or key presses - although the mouse pointer still moves when you move the mouse!
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Using LXDE with Kwin window manager

Can anybody tell me how I use Kwin as my winow manager with LXDE.
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How do I install kwin?

I have installed KDE by command sudo apt-get install kde-window-manager , but i am getting plasma, ubuntu, ubuntu 2d, metacity, failsafe but not Kwin what should I do ?
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Can Kwin be used in Unity?

Unity has a nice layout. I really do like the Ambiance and Radiance themes. However, I just feel that the window manager itself is lacking. KWin has an excellent tiling mode that automatically ...
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Video tearing with KDE compositing

I have video tearing with compositing enabled in KWin. I have 2 monitors in twinview, VBlank is set to sync with one of them. I have some tearing on that monitor anyway, and it's much worse on the ...
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How to launch Configure Kde control module by command line?

Right-clicking on the top bar of a window gets you, via "Configure Window Behavior", to the Window Manager settings. Here you can learn and configure the advanced features of KWin. But is there a way ...
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How to uninstall kwin without installing openbox?

I haven't found anything about this anywhere, but when I remove kwin it automatically installs openbox for me and vice versa without me having any say in it. I realise this is to prevent users from ...
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Open new windows on main screen in KDE two-screen setup

I am using KDE (with Kwin) on two screens. Often when I run a new application the new window shows on the second screen eventhough the mouse as well as the active window is on the main screen. How can ...
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Xubuntu kwin + xfce at session [closed]

I'm trying to use kwin with xfce. If I go into my session with xfwm4 and launch "kwin - replace" (alt F2) everything works fine. Unfortunately, IF I log out and save last session, at log in all the ...
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How can I get kubuntu to respect previous window sizes?

Every time I open Konsole, or any number of other programs, its y-size is 100% of my desktop, which is a pain. I have the setting "save size and position on exit" checked, and I tried unchecking it ...