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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/...
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How to remove top left window button from ubuntu mate

There is a menu button on the top left button that comes in Ubuntu MATE. It gives a drop down option for minimize , maximize, close, etc. options which just takes some extra space in the window. How ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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How Xubuntu decides which windows to group together in the taskbar?

Currently, Xubuntu is grouping together Mathematica, IPython Qt Console and Spotify, which makes no sense. Is there a way to modify this behavior? How Xubuntu decides which windows go together in the ...
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Unable to change title bar color

This is the current title bar with no effect from the theme This is the title bar I expect with the sample theme I am unable to change my title bar color and theme. I use Ubuntu tweak, unity ...
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Make window backgrounds semi-transparent

I want to make window backgrounds semi-transparent while keeping the window elements such as text and icons and other stuff(like controls) on top of it opaque. Till now, I have stumbled upon ways to ...
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Cut Off Windows RPi2 TFT

I am running Ubuntu Mate on my Raspberry Pi 2 on a TFT 7" 800x480 screen. For some reason, it is cutting the bottoms off of unresozable windows, such as when I need to enter wireless network info, ...
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Reset Password in Windows 10 using chntpw and Ubuntu Live CD/DVD

I'm investigating about how to reset a Windows password. I found that if I use a Ubuntu CD/DVD I can install chntpw and then clear password from the SAM. This works for Windows 7 so my question is: ...
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On the taskbar, show Windows that are open on only the desktop I'm using. Unity

A few questions have been asked about workspaces, but I only have one workspace but a 3 monitor set up. I'd like to only see the windows that are open in each window display on unities taskbar. ...
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Distorted UI - Ubuntu 14.04

UI at certain locations get distorted, happened in browser, software and many other apps. I have been an ubuntu user for years and have never seen such issue, although the distortion get fixed if I ...
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Is there any command to minimize windows? [duplicate]

I work all-around in Ubuntu 14.04 with many programs opened, among them the terminal. It would be very useful to me a command to minimize and maximize windows.I have searched in the web using various ...
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i am using ubuntu14.04LTS. ubuntu software centre is not working. what to do?

after clicking the icon the ubuntu software centre window is appearing and then instantly it stops working and that particular window is turned off. what should i do to fix the problem?
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Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive

Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive I can include any other information that may prove to be relevant as needed, but I can't really think of where to start looking. $uname -a Linux ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 window tabbing

Until Kubuntu 15.04, there was a very usefull function which let you adding multiple windows as tabs. In Kubuntu 15.04 and 15.10 I didn't find this option anymore. Is it removed or hidden? How can I ...
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An issue with window in opera

I've encountered an issue in a lot of distributives (Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Ubuntu and etc.) with Opera. It doesn't launch in maximize mode even if you change /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop ...
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Problem drawing/showing window

Everything was fine, suddenly Ubuntu froze and when I restart the system (using the Power key) windows don't show correctly. Took a screenshot:
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Issues with gnome appearance

I just installed GNOME DE on my Ubuntu, and I have a disgusting problem, I got rounded windows with sharp corners. Will be grateful for any suggestions