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0answers
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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0answers
114 views

How do I find what command created an existing window? [duplicate]

In the system monitor application (gnome-system-monitor), there is a column titled "Command Line" that gives the command (complete with arguments) that was used to create that window. Is there a ...
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1answer
310 views

How can I prevent the alt-tab shortcut from nesting terminal windows?

I like to have multiple terminal windows open sometimes, however when I use alt-tab it nests all instances of the same application in one icon and then you must wait a second for it to let you tab ...
2
votes
2answers
590 views

xdotool: Unknown command: 21043361

As far as I know the below line of code should pull into focus the open nautilus window xdotool windowactivate `xdotool search --onlyvisible --class nautilus` But I am getting the error ...
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2answers
795 views

Focus existing terminal with `Ctrl-Alt-T` shortcut

I tend to use the terminal a lot, So I wondering if there is a way I can make Ctrl+Alt+T focus the existing terminal if there is one, otherwise create a new terminal?
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2answers
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Close active window from terminal

Do you know how to do it? I know how to do it from my keyboard (Alt+F4), I know how to do it with my mouse (click that X), and I also know that kill X should kill the process with the id X (and ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

terminal window disappears after I minimize it

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I create a terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T, then I minimize it, and then I cannot find it anymore - not in the launcher, not in Alt+Tab. How can I return to my minimized ...
0
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1answer
198 views

Problem with gconf-editor no button_layout key

My gconf_editor has no button_layout key or any other key only the theme name key is there.
3
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9answers
14k views

How to start terminal in full screen?

When I open a terminal using CTRL+ALT+T in Unity, I would like this window to be automatically maximized, rather than to have to additionally hit ALT+SPACE and the 'X' key to make the window that ...
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vote
2answers
178 views

Error when opening terminal

I have this error when opening any terminal windows: bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/32215/tasks: File o directory non esistente bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/32215/notify_on_release: File o directory non ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Center a window via command line

Is there a way to either place a window in the center of the screen after it is opened, or cause it to open in the center of the screen? This needs to be done using command line.
0
votes
1answer
915 views

Cannot theme windows in Advanced Settings in GNOME 3.2

I am running gnome 3.2.1 and am trying to configure my themes under the Advanced Settings Menu. All of the options, (Shell theme, cursor, icon, GTK) work correcly and are themed accept for the Window ...
1
vote
2answers
596 views

Command line open browser window at size?

Is it possible to open a browser window at a given size/location on screen via a shell script ? I've seen examples of launching Firefox, setting the window size via command line. I've also seen it ...
3
votes
1answer
524 views

How do I change the window titles (as used by wmctrl)

I am using wmctrl to move applications after I have launched them such that I do not have to do this manually for, for example, several text editors and web browsers and pdf viewers and terminals. I ...
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votes
5answers
5k views

How to open a file manager of the current directory in the terminal?

When I work in terminal, sometimes I want to open the current directory in a GUI file manager. And then to click the items in the window to run the application. How can I do this?
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1answer
573 views

How can I get a list of all open windows in the command line?

How can I produce a list of all open windows, including dialog boxes and duplicates, from the command line?