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Issue with resuming minimized window of directory from external drive

I have two drives in my notebook. First one - SSD where Ubuntu 14.04 is installed, and second - HDD where all staff is stored. I open Nautilus and browse to external drive, then minimize that window. ...
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Unity: how to stack windows vertically? [duplicate]

I have tilted my monitor so that it is higher than it is wide. I would like to stack two windows so that one occupies the top half of the screen while the other occupies the bottom half. It's easy to ...
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Window panel button missing after upgrading 14.4

I am facing the following error top window panel button missing after upgrading and also when i installed corebird add the following repo sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo ...
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Should I just Shoot My Laptop? Or am I just Retarted?

Alright so I'm probably a dumb a** here but even retards need working computers in this day and age... PLEeeASE HELP! here's the low down... -I have a laptop with dual SSDs (both itty bitty)(Asus ...
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One click on a top bar of a window and I am dragging it

I have found recently that if I click on the top bar of a window, and release and then move my mouse, it drags the window even though I have released. Is this a bug or by design? And how can I make it ...
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System settings window has few options [duplicate]

I don't know exactly what happened, did you have the same problem? This is a pic of how I see the window.
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How to disable window effects in 15.04?

Recently, I've installed 15.04 on ubuntu. As my system has low RAM. I want to disable window animations on my lapi.
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app too big for screen (cant resize window)

using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 3D. While trying to open the Sound application, the application window opens and is enormously long (spanning 2 screens) and the application is transparent and ...
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How to open a window in background without letting it get the focus? [duplicate]

Scenario: Open a program that is starting slowly Not wait for it to open, and switch to other window/task. For e.g. selecting some files in a directory to delete While I am working focused on other ...
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How to bring back minimize and maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome which has the latest version of Gnome 3 running on it, and I have noticed that on windows there are no minimize buttons, and no maximize buttons, although I can ...
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How to create your own window gui like notification

I want to ask is there any chance to create your own notification window, you know when you click hotkey from your keyboard and you are in-game, it will pops out for example text. You guys have any ...
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Some windows looks weird (no theme applied?)

I use Xubuntu (xfce) with Numix theme. Everything works fine except some windows like VLC or Clementine. Top windows are displayed right, bottom windows not. How so? Do you know what might be the ...
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Terminal window scales minimum on its own

Since the latest update of Ubuntu i.e. 15.04 Vivid Vervet, when I start my terminal and try to resize or scale using mouse, it snaps into minimum of its size. For instance, this is the default size I ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Every time I open Chrome the window moves down

Weird question, I know. Basically no more than what the title says; I have compizconfig settings manager and set the windows to open in center, which Chrome does, but only on the first open. After ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...
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Running Tux Typing in window

How can I run Tux Typing on Ubuntu 15.04 in window mode? I've dual screen and by default it runs on both screens, which makes it hard to use.
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Display the current date & time in the window's title

Is it currently/technically possible to display the current date & time (ie: digital clock numbers) to the currently active window? Like appending some text from a script?
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Change window transparency and prevent mouse clicks for this window

I want to change the transparency of a window and I want to prevent clicks on this window, like transparency popups. Is there any plugin for this? Let me explain question with pictures. I can click ...
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Why can't I have multiple application instances from the GUI?

I have locked my Putty application to the sidebar so that when I click on it, it launches Putty. So lets say I then use it to ssh to a router, it will then launch a shell to that router. Now let's say ...
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Application Putty starts in small window

When I launch putty and connect to a device, the window starts in the top right of my screen in a small window and I have to move it and expand it every single time. How can I change it so that when I ...
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Ubuntu not prompt for credential for password protected windows server

I am new to Ubuntu (Version 14.04 LTS) i have problem accessing my windows server's folder. Though it shows folders within the server its doesn't allow access to any of those folders as it is ...
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How should I report a bug in the window list plasmoid?

How should I report a bug in the kde plasmoid "window-list"? (Specifically, the bug is that in 15.04 the window number for each window is no longer shown as it was in 14.10.)
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When I click on the top of Audacious when it's not the focused window it automatically drags the window

First off I'm running Lubuntu and, cat /ect/lsb-release gives me DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.04" Whenever I click on the top of ...
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How can I detach a tab from my main chrome window (into a new window)?

I want to be able to move the current tab from the window (with other tabs) to a new window, in the foreground, keeping all other tabs open. I'm using Google Chrome, always up to date, on Ubuntu ...
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how to quickly find the right windows when many windows are opened?

I understand that ubuntu has different understanding and behavior for switching between windows and applications, which is fine with me. What I am not used to is that when I use alt+`, it just jumps ...
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Script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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Change minimum size of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and facing a very wierd problem. While working with Sublime text 3, sometimes when I'm resizing the window, Ubuntu would resize it to absolute zero size. It becomes so ...
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How to overlay a window translucently

My goal is to make a simple HUD I can use to keep important stats - i.e. server load, no. active users, etc. - constantly available. I can easily write a little app to scrape the data and display it, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity - All windows always on top

I'm experiencing a window issue on Ubuntu 15.04 on Unity.All my windows are always on top. For instance, if I have a folder window opened before Firefox, when I click on the Firefox window, the folder ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, can't install virtualbox-guest-x11

I installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils OK.I then tried to install virtualbox-guest-x11, & got a message that the package could not be installed due to unmet dependencies, ...
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How do I change the click target area for the corner box expand to expand a window in Unity Desktop?

When trying to adjust the size of a GUI window (such as my terminal editor window) I have to be exactly on the bottom right hand corner before the window-adjust icon appears. The target area is so ...
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How do I find out my password? [duplicate]

I tried all the things I found on here and nothing worked, is it because I have windows 7 on my PC too?
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Certain characters don't appear in all windows

Running Ubuntu 14.04. The last thing I installed was Dropbox. After restarting my computer, certain characters will no longer display. This happens on all windows, like Firefox, Nautilus, or even the ...
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Send window to back of alt-tab order

I'm used to the behavior in Windows where minimizing a window sends it to the back of the alt-tab order. How do I get this in Ubuntu Unity 14.4? Specifically, let's say I have this window order: ...
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ViaCAD under wine 1.6/1.7 — black window

I used with succes ViaCAD v8 2D/3D under wine 1.6, about one year and a half. A mounth ago I played with winetriks at settings and installed from there -- now when I open ViaCAD I get a black window, ...
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Difference between alt+tab and alt+escape

On my GNOME + Ubuntu system, both alt+tab and alt+escape switch between windows. What exactly is the difference, if any, between them?
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After using Gnome Shell for a few sessions, window decorations in Unity are wrong

I usually use Unity, but tried using Gnome Shell for a few sessions. Now that I am back using Unity, some window decorations are still what they looked like under Gnome Shell - including those of ...
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Nautilus preferences window has no Close/Maximize/Minimize and is partly not displayed (plain grey area)

I can't apply preferences for Nautilus/Files (Ubuntu 14.10), as there is no way to do so: Where do I apply the preferences? I can't close the window without using keyboard shortcuts or killing the ...
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Spotify window size problem

I installed Spotify client on Xubuntu 14.04. What is pretty annoying is that I am not able to fullscreen the window (even when running as sudo - no errors in terminal generated). It also doesn't ...
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Having trouble with Windows Xp + windows 8.1 + ubuntu 14.04lts triple boot

At first I installed Windows Xp from my CD. Then I installed Windows 8.1 from my DVD. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS. When I turn on my computer I get options to load Windows8.1 and Ubuntu but not ...
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I found that using the Ctrl function in NANO text editor stopped working in mobaxterm with a crappy internet connection

This is just for anyone else who had this problem, I found if I created a second terminal connection my first connection would reconnect aswell.. allowing me to close the NANO file, and not leave it ...
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setting dual boot on a system with window 8 and ubuntu installed on different patitions

Note: I have seen some post on how to install ubuntu on a windows 8 pc. I think this problem might be different. I created 4 partitions on my hard drive so that I can put windows 8 in one ...
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How to remove red lines in the top right corner of a window in KDE?

Here is a screenshot of what I want to remove (small red lines), but I can't find out how.
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emacs keeps popping up “buffer menu” when I don't want it

Ubuntu 14.04, HP ZBook GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.9) When I'm typing into a buffer, or just moving the cursor with ^N,^P, etc, often emacs pops up a "buffer menu" ...
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Problem with a window locking XMonad focus in newer Ubuntu versions

System setup when problems occur I tried the following versions: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Mint 15 XMonad version used: 0.10 How the problem manifest itself After initial logon everything seem to ...
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How to automatically bring an activated window to the foreground?

When I have a file browser and an image viewer opened and I double click a photo, the image viewer doesn't jump to the foreground, its icon just shakes a bit and acquires a glow around it, and I have ...
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Dual monitor problem with windows scale

I'm using Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS and I have 2 monitors. My build in monitor (from laptop) with a resolution of 1366x768 and a second monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080. My problem is that I believe ...
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Multiple Ubuntu Desktop Clone Windows at Startup

Why is it when I log into my virtual machine from my virtual box , I have TWO Ubuntu virtual machine windows rather than the usual ONE window? How can I revert to one window?
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 using some old Gnome libraries for WPS Office?

The following isn't very important but I wanted to ask out of interest. The window design layout inside of WPS Office looks a bit old-fashioned. I haven't checked all other programmes but to me it ...