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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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Can't expand Software Updater window

All, Weird issue, but the window for Software Updater stuck in an un-expanded state: There aren't any selection handles on the edges, no maximize button... I'm stumped! Running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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Gedit opens new windows with two tabs [on hold]

When gedit is running and I open a new empty window, the window is created with 2 tabs containing untitled documents. This occurs whether I select "Open a New Window" from the dock icon or run gedit ...
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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 ...
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Terminator automatically resizing

I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu thing or a Terminator thing, but every time I launch terminator, it seems to resize to a different size every time. Sometimes it shrinks a little, and some time a ...
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Window vertically maximized beyond desktop size

After navigating through the system setting to do post install tweaks on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1, I have a problem with the Sound Settings window in that it is vertically maximized way beyond my desktop ...
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Disable automatic vertical maximise of windows when scaled to bottom of screen

I have the following problem: when scaling a window to the bottom of the screen, it gets automatically maximised vertically. This is very annoying as I want to decide how to scale my windows! I found ...
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jerks and involuntary scrolling windows and menus

new update to 14.04 from new install of 12.04... Debian partition continues to work properly. On various programs, if there's a window large enough to scroll -- or a menu or slider I've focused on ...
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When a modal window opens, and there is a full screen window on the back, this full screen window gets in the front

I am using ubuntu 14.04, with metacity, but the same bug was happening also using Cinnamon. Basically I have a bash terminal in full screen mode. If I use an other program, and this program opens a ...
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Nautilus No Window Bar After Upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading today to 14.04 from 12.04, I noticed that Nautilus has no window bar. Other programs has it. Can someone please show me what I needed to do to restore it? Screenshot:
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Nautilus doesnt have window border on Gnome shell [duplicate]

I have a problem with Nautilus that Nautilus window border is disappearing. As you can see, there's no window border. What can i do to get it back ? Using: Nautilus 3.10.1 and Gnome Shell ...
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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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File manager doesn't open first instance Kubuntu

I am using Nemo as a file manager on Kubuntu 14.04 When I click to open Nemo the first time, it looks like nothing happens. When I click to open Nemo the second time, I get a window with a <2> for ...
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I'm missing a Windows drive - how to recover disk space?

I had installed Windows XP on C:\ drive then install Ubuntu on D:\ drive. After that I had formatted the C:\ drive and reinstalled Window XP on C:. However, now I cannot find my Ubuntu and also its ...
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How can one prevent new windows from taking focus in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to prevent new windows from acquiring focus. A way to do this is provided in Ubuntu 10.10 here and in Ubuntu 12.04 here. How can something similar be achieved in Ubuntu 14.04? The auto-raise ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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Separate workspaces, not one huge screen

In Ubuntu 14.04 when the workspaces are enabled if a window is placed over the edge of the window it will also show in the next workspace. One messy workspace will basically ruin the workspaces next ...
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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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Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04

So I've noticed this problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 a few days back. I've noticed that whenever a window title is supposed to contain any accented character like "ï", the title bar ...
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Problem with java server app. Doesn't start right anymore

First off, I'm running Ubuntu 14.4, and I haven't updated in a while because updated breaks my ps3 controller recognition (different problem) I just got this app running today: ...
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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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The wine window is not minimized

I cannot minimize a wine appication window in KDE environment. When I click the minimize button it is minimized and immediately maximized again. How can I solve this problem?
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14.04 Ubuntu black borders, black terminal

This problem is the same as described by: 13.10 - Black borders, black terminal However, that solution does not work. So I don't think it's a duplicate. In fact, nothing listed in that answer ...
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“invalid magic number, unaligned pointer” While attemping to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on Dell M3800

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 along with my Windows 7 on Dell M3800. I used Windows version of unetbootin as well as ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso to make a USB drive for installing Ubuntu. I ...
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Window remembers selected language

Is there any way to remember selected language for particular window? For example: I typed text with language #1, then switch to another window - typed text with language #2, and then switched back ...