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Windows out of focus on Linux Mint 18! [on hold]

All of the sudden all my windows except the clicked window were out of focus. When I click on a window it gains focus but all other windows including my notification panel and desktop lose focus. It ...
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How to disable transparency when a window is highlighted?

I'm using KDE 5.5.5 and have enabled highlighting windows in task manager settings. The problem is, I have a lot of windows open and when highlighting some windows they are barely readable under a ...
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Any not maximized window in focus disappears when I hold Ctrl+Alt

The menu is displayed, but the application isn't visible after holding Ctrl + Alt (and any shortcut-keys with) I can focus on it and I can view menu, but can't view self window when use Alt + Tab. ...
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Semi-transparent, deaf-to-input window to watch TV

For watching TV/videos on my computer while working on other tasks I wish there was a way to put the browser window (or a video player) into an overlay (an output-only window that becomes transparent ...
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After restoring minimized window it stays inactive (16.04 LTS)

Weird problem - probably something to do with Compiz and its plugins. Happens when I minimize a window, and restore it to its previous state by either clicking on the icon in the launcher. The ...
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How to write a script that generates a text file and opens it?

I have recently started using Linux and I want to create a script that will do the following: Generate a text file where the first line is: Work Plan {todays date} Save it with the name work_plan_{...
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Mouse click working intermittently

I just installed ubuntu for the first time, I was anxiously waiting to start programming and what do I find? The mouse doesn't work correctly... It seems like the clicking falls through the layers of ...
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Unity window placement for more than 4 workspaces

I usually run more than 4 workspaces in Unity, typically 2 wide by 3 tall. Problem 1: Windows will sometimes shift up or down by a dozen or so pixels, particularly noticeable with windows that have ...
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How to display window titles on not maximized windows?

I recently moved from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS with all the resulting software upgrades. There have been a number of UI changes, but this one is most annoying. Windows that are not maximized do not ...
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Mouse scroll is jumpy in Ubuntu 16.04

I am having a problem with my USB mouse in Ubuntu 16.04. The scrolling is very jumpy in any window that I working in (be it a native application, or in the chrome webbrowser). I know that some issues ...
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How to reset default window positions and sizes?

Short Version How do you reset the default window positioning and sizing rules? As in, when an application starts, it remembers its last position and size. I want it to not do that, and start in ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 has noise effect when focusing

When I press Alt+TAB and choose another window on my current view-port, this window is "bouncing". Making it a little smaller, then stay normal. It's not very nice, and noising me. How I can turn ...
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we couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver click load driver [closed]

I installed ubuntu alongside with windows 7. After installing windows is not showing up in GRUB. Also ubuntu is also not booting up. Again I tried to install windows and while installing I got error ...
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How do I change the width and color of browser scroll bars and window color, 14.04 Trusty Tahr

How do I change the window color from gray and also the scroll bar to a color from gray and widen it? I dont know what desktop I have: gnome, XFCE or Unity. I dont know what that means. My theme is ...
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Why does does my browser switch to a different window?

enter image description hereIn Chromium and Opera and when using other browsers my screen will switch from one screen to another or randomly close the window. It sometimes opens a different window i.e ...
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Changing Default Size of Xfce4 Terminal

How do I change the default window size of the Xfce4 terminal emulator? Going to Edit > Preferences on the menu does not allow me to change the window size.
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Resizing window by dragging it to the edge - resize by more than 50%

Is there any way to change the default width when resizing window by dragging it to the edge? I would like to have something like: - when i drag to the left edge, window will resize to 60% of the ...
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Is it possible to get the first click on an inactive window to not register?

On OS X (or I guess we're calling it macOS now) if I click on an inactive window, it does not register the click, but simply makes that window the active window. For example, if I click on a text ...
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Given an arbitrary window, of an arbitrary program, can I access a GUI element?

This window has a loading bar active on the screen. I would like to programmatically get the value displayed (40.9%) in a script. I don't mind what language is used to get this. Is it possible?
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Why does launching my own script from a launcher only work once?

I created a shell script, let's say it's echo hi sleep 5 echo bye exit Then I created a .desktop -file to launch the shell script. Double-clicking it works perfectly fine: [Desktop Entry] Version=...
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How do I move the title to the center of the title bar? [duplicate]

Can I move the window title to the center of the title bar? When the window is normal: And when it's maximized: I just don't know what to do when I look for example here: How can I move ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Panel Problem: Window Title Not Shown

When the application is maximized, the title of window is sometimes shown on the panel bar. This is OK. And when the window is inactive (switched to another application), the title of first window ...
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Text partially disappearing in many applications after unlocking on Xubuntu

Ever since I updated to the new Xubuntu version (16) I have two behaviours: sometimes I have to switch tty after unlocking the Laptop to make my mouse cursor appear again. I heard it is related to ...
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Why does my VLC window show weird fonts?

So, I have Japanese language installed on Ubuntu (even though it's not activated so I assume I have the fonts). When I play a file which is named "百物語の幽霊.mp3", it opens VLC but the window title is ...
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Is it possible to start an application without a window manager?

I have some really old machines that I want to run some games on. I want to get the best performance possible so I want to know (if possible) how can I start a game without a window manager. Maybe ...
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Copy a window to multiple workspaces

Is there a way to copy a window to more than one workspace. E.g. if chrome is open on the desktop of Workspace 1, instead of moving it, I would like to copy it to Workspace X, such that, when I switch ...
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Change Window Control Buttons

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and the thing that really annoys me is the window buttons. I want them on the right side. I have tried Unity tweak tool but there is no option for it so any ...
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Keep minimized windows minimized when restarting an app (Firefox)

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and I usually have multiple Firefox windows open, some of which I keep minimized for later use. When I close Firefox and start it again, those minimized windows are ...
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Is there software which time- tracks window & application usage?

Is there a software which keeps time of my activities and gives a report? Based on focused window and window title. Report would just show time spent for specific window and its title like: ...
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nautilus windows don't show up in Launcher

For some time now when I open a Nautilus window, no icon appears in the Launcher, and when Alt-Tabing, the Nautilus windows are ignored too. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity. EDIT: I'm no longer ...
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How to not show minimized windows in GNOMEs activities overview?

In the overview every open Program is shown, but I only want to spread the windows that aren't minimized. Is there a way to disable this feature?
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xfce - how to pin app to workspace during execution

Running Xubuntu 16.04. (This is not related to "session restore on startup" as that works fine :) My browser (Chrome) is on workspace 1 and my Slack app is on workspace 2. Whenever I click a link ...
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Mirror single window

Is there a way to mirror a single window on my screens? I want to mirror just one window between two screens, not the whole monitor. At the moment I am using Ubuntu 15.10.
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Remove title bar from GNOME but keep window controls

I want to remove the title bar from maximized GNOME applications, but every extension that does this also removes the window controls. How do I get rid of the title and keep the controls?
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Why do my windows occasionally stop taking keyboard input after alt-tab?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. Two different applications (Vim and Awesomenauts), on different occasions, have started completely ignoring keyboard input - though mouse input still works. ...
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14.04 cannot find the top bar with the X and minimize and maximize

I think this is XFCE not Unity and I have tried checking and unchecking different Windows things in Compiz Config Settings. The other problem is the terminal pops up when I boot up. The last ...
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Get Windows Back After Waking Up On 16.04 LTS

On my dual-monitor setup some windows get offscreen after the sleep (suspend) mode. I have to manually ALT-Space to move them back. How can this be accomplished automatically after the sleep?
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Ubuntu Restore window size after Unmaximize

My problem is when I maximize the terminal for example then I double click on the panel to unmaximize the window (terminal) the window will unmaximize but the size still almost the same (full screen) ...
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Visible Desktop (horizontal line of pixels) between title bar and panel

As you can see in this Picture there's a horizontal line of pixels showing the background when a window is maximized. Is this a feature? If not how can I fix this and if this is a feature, where can ...
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Chromium/Chrome is black in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed the Chromium (and chrome), but something not okay, because the all chromium window in Ubuntu 16.04 is black. Does somebody know why?
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity windows suddenly resemble Windows 95

Recent installation of Ubuntu 16.04, unity. For some reason the windows for some applications have started looking "strange"; I'm not sure how best to describe it, they look like the old Microsoft ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 running very slow [system spec]

Lenovo 100s 14" Memory 2 GB Processor Intel Celeron 1.6 GHZ x 2 Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Cherryview) 64 bit Any idea why Ubuntu 16.04 is running terribly slow on this system? I converted from ...
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In Unity Desktop, is there a way to hide *some* windows but not others in the window list?

I have multiple windows that are always open, I know they're open, and I don't really care to know they exist. Specifically, I keep irc open in a window, and a live webcam in a window, scattered ...
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List of open applications in ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using gnome shell and I have just update to ubuntu 16.04. Some gnome extensions are not [yet] compatible and especially one I used: dash-to-dock which allow to display a side bar with favorites ...
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Cick to focus is not working 16.04

This seems to have previously been a problem starting in 15.10, and after upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 the problem is still not solved. Click to focus specifically seems to be bugged on GNOME ...
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java GUI makes the system confused about the location of the windows on the screen

At least one java application I use (TWS from Interactive Brokers) in about 25% of the time causes the system to be confused about the location of the windows on the screen. For example, after ...
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Can I assign texture to window background in Kubuntu?

I would like to have a texture ( brushed metal ) in a background of window instead of one colour. I have already searched a lot, and I want something like in Nautilus in Ubuntu (this), but for all ...
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Ambiance - How to close windows at the top?

So I've used other OS's in the past and I could always close the Windows by moving the mouse cursor to the far top right corner of the screen and just click with the mouse, but I'm not able to do that ...
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Problem with multiple windows of same app

Whenever I had two or more windows open of the same application, and click on the launcher icon so I can select one like this it frequently selects the wrong window, often the one I already have ...
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Hide GUI of program after auto launching on startup

After suffering from a bug in Redshift, I found a great replacement, Iris. I have put the Iris folder in my home directory, and added the following command to Startup Applications sh /home/arun/Iris/...