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Make Steam windows be always on top?

When I right click the top of steam windows I don't get a context menu. Is there any way to make steam windows (particularly chat windows) be always on top?
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Unity Tweak Tool - Windows Control - Show menu button does not work

I am trying to move the menu out of the window's title bar and the "Show menu button" does not seems to do anything - and the whole Layout section. Other controls, like fonts, work. Any workarounds? I ...
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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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My laptop keeps freezing, why?

The computer is an HP Compaq 6715b . Whenever I log into Ubuntu, the user interface freezes after around 5 seconds. Though the mouse seems to work. I have tried to open the terminal using the ...
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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...
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Why does Software Updater window not appear when updates are available?

For a while now, whenever the Software Updater icon turns green to show that there are updates available, the window is invisible. It seems to happen only when Software Updater opens itself to show a ...
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foxpro on ubuntu trusty

How can I (or is even possible to) run Visual FoxPro 6 on Ubuntu 14.04? Please provide detailed installation instructions as I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep

My setup is two external screens connected to a docking station and the laptop screen all running (thanks, Lenovo!). I have four virtual desktops (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity). At any point I might have one ...
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Window scroll handles/bars aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified?

Window scroll handles/bars are aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified? For one thing the handles disappear, which means I have to hold the mouse in the right place to make them ...
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firefox-wget-window doesnt close after download

I use Firefox with flashgot, which makes downloads via wget. Some time ago, the wget-terminal-window appears, makes its download, and when finished correct it disappears automatically. Then there was ...
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Enable a window without titlebar in all workspaces

I have a window (Google Hangouts App, to be precise) that I want to show up on all my workspaces. However, the window dosen't have a titlebar, so I can't right-click it and untick Only on this ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: How to disable window maximizing when title bar dragged to top of the desktop [closed]

Default behavior on my fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 has the active window maximize when the title bar is dragged up to the top of the window. I'm not at all a fan of this behavior. I have tried ...
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kubuntu 14.04 windows unreadable fonts

In the last month I have discovered that some windows opens with unreadable text. It seems that letters are rendered one over the other. Does anybody know how to correct this? Ej. Here is the ...
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How to lock an application screen?

I know how to make an application screen always appear on top, but is there anyway to lock it in place and run in real time(for example, a movie clip runs in a borderless window at some part of the ...
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Is there a way to alt tab to a particular window with one key?

I am using the cinnamon desktop manager on my ubuntu box. Say I have 5 open windows running different applications. Lets call these 5 open windows as * windowA * windowB * windowC * windowD * ...
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In compiz, how can I match windows that have focus?

I've been messing around with window matching in Compiz, which is documented here. How do I match the window that currently has focus vs. those that do not? This is not documented in the wiki. Thanks. ...
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how to set ubuntu not to group the similar windows when swithing through the open windows?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LST I want the Ubuntu not to group the open windows when I am using Alt+Tab looking for the window I want. What shoud I do?
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What's wrong with my window menu bar?

This is not a normal window menu. I have this problem with some other programs also. Not with all programs.
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How can restrict “maximize window” operation to a specified rectangle?

I want both my Ubuntu Unity taskbar and my virtual Windows7 OS taskbar to be always visible. To achieve it, I want to restrict the ubuntu 'maximize window' operation so that the maximized applications ...
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WinUSB throws an error 32512 for 2 different iso files

I have 2 iso files of Windows 7 and 8. Whatever iso file I use, I get an error trying to create a bootable usb using WinUSB: What's the matter?
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Child windows on System Settings have become transparent

For some reason the sub-windows from the System Settings have corrupted. By this I mean the backgrounds, which were white, have now become transparent. While jumping in and out of these child ...
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I have installed ubuntu along side Windows .Will updating Ubuntu erase data on Windows?

I have installed Ubuntu along side windows. Will updating Ubuntu erase data on windows and other partitions ?
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14.04: Force a Thunderbird Lightning Reminder to Topmost Window

My reminders for Thunderbird's Lightning calendar add on pop up behind the current window I am focused on (such as a web browser). This makes it very difficult to notice a reminder is happening, ...
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How to enable sticky windows?

I remember some desktops had a sticky windows feature, where windows close to eachother would snap together at their border and 'stick'. How can this be enabled in Ubuntu?
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Borderless mode shift window outside of screen. How to hide top and left unity bars?

Thats wired. It seam Unity override screen composition so that app (game) that use full screen window size, do not occupy whole screen (expected behaviour), but whats left after Unity took space for ...
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Xubuntu - Maximize window instead of top half on snap up

I want to maximize window instead of making it fill the top half of the screen on snap up. I can't find how to change it in settings.
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Getting icon of window, and then changing icon

My goal is to get the icon which is currently on the window. (Then using some img tools I'll modify that icon, then save it to a location, I can do this part no need for help here please). Then I ...
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Weird “Box-like” Characters Showing up in Title Bar of Windows

[Screenshots] Why do these box-like characters appear? They disappear once the window is maximised. I can see something similar here: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in ...
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how to shift window title name on ubuntu-gnome from middle to left side on ubuntu-gnome 14.04?

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome 14.04 LTS 32bit on my laptop. I see the title name of window is in the center/middle of title bar. it's look wired :( . in 12.04 we see the tittle name is naturally ...
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Why don't use Lubuntu's windows the whole screen?

I have installed Lubuntu on my old PC, and changed the screen resolution from 1024x768 to bigger. If I want to maximize a window, it uses not the whole but only a small area with 1024x768 pixels in ...
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Application puts transparent windows when it shouldnt

I have one specific application (FSL, neuroimaging analysis) that when it opens a new window, the window is transparent, and its content is impossible to see. This happened on my 12.04 install, and ...
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Games launched from Steam in Ubuntu are grouped with the other Steam windows

When I launch a game with Steam the game window is automatically grouped with the other Steam windows. I'd like the game windows to have they're own icon in the pager and dock, seperate from the ...
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More window objects than are open?

Using c and x11: XQueryTree XGetWindowProperty XInternetAtom of _NET_WM_USER_TIME Full code is in Javascript version of CTypes here: GitHubGIST :: Noitidart / ...
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ubuntu 14.04 : can't move chrome window

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Google Chrome. My problem comes from the fact that I can't move the chrome window on my second screen or even on the "current" screen. I'm ...
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Property to tell if window is focusable of list of window objects

Using X11: I have a pid, and I have fetched a list of all windows associated with it. I fetch them by XQueryTree. The interesting thing is, I only have 2 windows open, yet this returns a bunch of ...
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How to group windows by application when spreading all windows in Gnome?

Is it possible to group windows by application when hitting Super button, which spreads all open windows? By default (and I could find how to change it) it spreads all windows in a random (to me) ...
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Change title bar's color on focus in Compiz

When the focus is gained by a window, I want title bar of this active window to be red, opacity of inactive windows to be decreased. (solution for KDE) Are these possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse / keyboard / application windows issues ASUS X550CA

I recently bought an ASUS X550CA laptop, and immediately installed ubuntu in a small (50GB) partition. I've had the normal problems ASUS laptops have had recently, namely touchpad and WiFi, but I'd ...
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gnome3 (gnome-session) window focus stuck

I'm having an issue with gnome3, and "window focus" open first opening an application. I will try to describe the issue, but I also have a YouTube video uploaded demonstrating the problem. Press ...
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VLC will not display top left menu, video or window

I am new to ubuntu and I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have also just installed VLC about half an hour ago. It plays music and video files, and I get the traffic cone icon in the ...
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Why is my window resizing in the wrong direction?

Somehow, I've screwed up window resizing in Ubuntu (14.04). When I grab the top, right or left edge of a window with my mouse, everything works fine. But when I grab the bottom of the window, then ...
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Firefox “email link” doesn't give Thunderbird window focus

Ubuntu 14.04 FF 32.0 Thunderbird 31.0 When on a web page, one can perform File -- Email Link. Ever since upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, Firefox will send the link to Thunderbird, but will not give the new ...
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How can I disable alt+click window dragging?

In Ubuntu 14.04, when you hold alt and click a window, you can drag it around. As I understand, you used to be able to disable it through gconf, but Unity doesn't read settings from here any more ...
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Ubuntu window disappear after Gnome installed

Im currently using 14.04, recently installed Gnome desktop but now GUI is crashing every time. Cannot do anything in GUI with the keyboard! Can anybody help me to correct this issue?
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Changing windows layout close,minimize,maximize,menu keys

I've searched out around and found out this useful tool named Unity Tweak, however once I try to change my key (close, minimize, maximize & menu) positions, nothing happens... Not sure if I'm the ...
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Windows Minimised to just the top-bar

I am fairly click-happy and as such, I have no-idea how I did it... This is Firefox, and my only option is seemingly to close the window/launch a new one. Can anybody help?
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Does installng Ubutun overwrite windows? [duplicate]

Will my Window OS overwrite after Ubutun OS downloaded and installed ? Thanks and Best Regards Jacky Loh
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why is my ubuntu 14.04 32 bit fresh install painfully slow on my fitpc2

I have 14.04 64 on another machine running well on another machine. I installed 14.04 32 bit on this Fitpc2 mini pc with an intel 40 gig ssd drive because it has 1 gig of ram. I erased the SSD drive ...
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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 ...