Window management is the placement of application windows.

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Laggy windows, while steam open

While steam is open, dragging a window is laggy. But it's just laggy at the same monitor where steam is open (i have 2 monitors).. why? I have the problem with ubuntu, and with linux mint 18 cinnamon. ...
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Installing AntiX's WMs on Ubuntu 16.04

I am not able to find an answer to this question, so I hope somebody will help me out. I currently use Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 LTS and love it. I have it set up perfectly to fit my needs. I also ...
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gnome-terminal instance with its own name and Alt+Tab entry

Say I have 3 terminal windows open: 1) With vim running, 2) with top running, and 3) with nothing running. Now, if I Alt+Tab through my windows, they are all 3 instances of gnome-terminal, thus they ...
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Use the same keyboard shortcuts across all window managers? (RIP bbkeys)

By configuring and running bbkeys I was able to define all my favourite keyboard shortcuts for manipulating windows and starting applications in one place, and then use them from any window manager. (...
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Move windows to specific screens using the command line

This is similar to Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard , but I want to be able to use the command line (so that all I need to do is to recall the command line from the ...
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Ubuntu auto-logout

I wanted to disable the window preview for multiple windows under same application. I opened unity tweak tool and clicked disable. Ubuntu froze for a while and logged me out automatically. Then I ...
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Launch one instance of an application on a specific workspace

In my scripting I'll want to create an SSH connection. I'd like to show it in a virtual terminal emulator so as to be able to terminate it whenever I want. Since I hardly ever use the window (but ...
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Advanced window placement

TLDR I'm looking for a ubuntu replacement of windowpad I know window placement can be defined with Ctrl-Alt-Numpad# and Ctrl-Super-arrow But those are not sufficent. I do have CompizConfig > Cycle ...
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Is there a 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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Sound Settings window too wide

In the picture you can see that the sound settings window is absurdly wide. There is one sound output device that plays to all connected devices, and it's name is very long, as it lists all of the ...
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Enable compiz hot corners in second display

I have CompizConfig installed on Ubuntu 14.04 with the Unity desktop. I wanted to configure a hot corner so that when my mouse hovered on the top right corner of my screen it would trigger what I ...
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Make Scale / Window Picker preserve relative window positions?

When I use the Scale feature in Ubuntu 14.04, the miniature versions of the windows are not in the same relative positions on the screen as the actual windows. Suppose, for example, that I have 2 ...
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How can I disable the automatic edge flip when dragging a window to the left/right edge?

In Xubuntu, when using only one desktop, dragging windows to the left/right edge scales the windows to the left/right half of the desktop. However, when using multiple desktops this does not work ...
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Mac style application shortcut in KDE (focus existing instance or launch new one)?

In osx you can set a shortcut keybinding for any app (using Better Touch Tool), and when you press that key, if the app is not open, it will be opened, otherwise it will be brought in the front. I am ...
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Tiling windows horizontally and vertically under Lubuntu (LXDE/Openbox)?

Is there any way I can tile two windows horizontally (⬒) or vertically (◧ ) under Lubuntu/LXDE/Openbox? Maybe via a keyboard shortcut or panel button?
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Find out the application under the mouse

It often happens to me, that an application pops up a question and I wonder to which exact application this window belongs, because if I look in the Launcher there is no application that currently has ...
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How can I start a program minimised, and restore maximised?

There are various options to start a program minimised, or to start a program maximised and they work well, but I'm always looking for new challenges. If I start a program minimised using the Devil's ...
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Starting a windowed program in a specific workspace, from command line

I wonder if I can "send" a windowed program into a specific workspace when I start it via command line. For example, I would like to start my computer with a certain number of windowed programs open ...
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Compiz Put Stopped Working After Upgrade

After upgrading my computer from 13.10 to 14.04, the Put plugin under Compiz has stopped working. When I press <Super> and an arrow on my number pad, it recognizes is as though I'm trying to ...
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Is it possible to maximize windows vertically in Gnome 3 by double click on the top border?

I would like to maximize windows vertically by double clicking on the horizontal boarder like in Windows. Is there a way to get this behavior in Gnome Shell? Thanks in Advance Edit: I forgot to ...
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How can I have an application automatically display on all desktops with openbox?

Is it possible to use wmctrl or something else to make a specific window automatically display on all desktops? I use the Prime Player Google Play Music miniplayer Chrome extension to control music ...
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Alt+Tab task switcher on all monitors

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and using dual monitors. In this set up I see the task switcher (activated with Alt+Tab) is shown only in the monitor with the mouse pointer. Does anybody know how to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezing when dragging window to expand full size from half screen? [closed]

Lately I've found a greater need to have one window/program on the left half and another on the right, however when dragging to expand one window full screen it often results in a crash where the ...
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Recommendations for taskbar

I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and now tint2 stopped working. Better yet: it works, I just can not see it as the all bar is now transparent. Since Tint2 is no longer maintained I doubt it will be ...
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How to start Putty in a maximized window?

How to start Putty in a maximized window in Ubuntu 12? When I use Windows, I use this method But in Ubuntu, I don't have this option.
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How to start an application with bottom most property?

I want to start an application with bottom-most property. That means that the window will remain always in the bottom of the other windows. Is this possible? I think that there must be an application ...
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Custom Terminal App ID

I am running Matlab through the terminal, with the -nodesktop and -nosplash flags. I even created a custom laucher with gnome-terminal -e "matlab -nodesktop -nosplash". However, the OS (Ubuntu 12.10) ...
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How to open window centered in unity desktop?

Is there a way to open and/or set programs in the center of the desktop in Unity?
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How can I turn off window titlebars (window decorations) in gnome shell/mutter?

There's a shell extension called Maximus that disables window decorations when windows are maximized, but I'd like to disable window decorations entirely, for all windows (just using keyboard ...
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Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
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Unity style number shortcuts which also minimize the focused application?

Is there a solution on Linux similar to the Windows 7 Win+number, or Unity's Super+number shortcuts, which will also minimize the application if it is currently active and focused? In Windows 7, if ...
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Automatically Shade Window on Unfocus

I have certain windows (for example, Empathy) that I want to be automatically roll up (or shade) upon being unfocused and to roll down (or un-shade) when focused. I can manually roll the windows up ...
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wmctrl - focus most recent window of an app

I've created some shortcuts mimicking the Unity's Mod4 + num behavior. wmctrl -xa Sublime || subl What I don't like, is that once sublime is running, it always focuses the first opened window. I'd ...
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Not returning focus to previously focused window

This has been bothering me a lot. When closing a window, the system does not give the focus to the previously focused window. Let me give an example. Right now, I'm working with Google Chrome and it ...
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How do I open Skype's contact list when a chat window is open

When a user has a Skype chat window open but closes the main Skype window (the contact list), then clicking the Skype icon in Unity only restores the chat window, but not the main Skype window (the ...
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How to fully maximize window in Xubuntu by dragging title bar to top edge?

In Xubuntu 12.10, I am able to drag a window title bar to the top of the screen and it will maximize, but it will only maximize the top half of the display. Is there a way so it maximizes to the full ...
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How can I make windows minimize using middle mouse button on title bar in Xubuntu?

Running Ubuntu 12.10 with Xubuntu-Desktop. Would like window to minimize if I middle-click on its title bar. Can't find any setting for this. Is it possible?
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Minimize on click / dodge windows in Unity under 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I would like to have minimize on click / dodge windows in Unity under 12.10: Minimized windows to restore, or windows to ...
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Has the minimize speed been increased in 12.10?

In Ubuntu 12.10, by default, the minimize speed had been kept considerably slow in order to let users know where the window has minimized to... but all of a sudden i noticed that now the speed is as ...
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Why does a clicked on application not move to the foreground?

I'm running into issues where if I have two applications running, where one is smaller and in the foreground, and I click on the window in the background, it does not move into the foreground. For ...
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ALT+TAB loses focus

I often use ALT+TAB but sometimes, not always, after 0.3 secs it loses the focus on the newly switched window. No arrow on the right of the icon in the launcher, no name of the app in the top-left ...
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Switching displays while keeping windows in workspaces

I currently have my laptop configured to use only the external display when I plug it in at my desk, and when I unplug the display, it uses the internal laptop display as I'd expect. Everything works ...
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will xtile work?

xtile is a kind of window tiling tool. I've tried to download the *.deb package from the following link: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/x-tile-gnome-applet-for-your-panel-or-optionally-a-standalone-...
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Custom window grid in 12.04

I'm using classic gnome in 12.04. Is there some way to have a custom grid for resizing windows? CompizConfig allows me to configure the "grid" feature, but it only supports resizing to half the screen....
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Open windows in center of screen

I'd like to have all of my windows open in the center of my screen instead of the top left corner. Is this possible? If so, where do I configure this?
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Align windows with keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a shortcut to tile windows to left or right side of the screen? I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. Windows 7 provides a very useful feature: use Windows+...
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Mouse focus and keyboard error

My mouse can still move but is unable to interact with the windows under certain conditions. alt-tab doesn't work. but i can kinda use my desktop with my keyboard. I want to report this bug but don't ...
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wmctrl -a x-nautilus-session doesn't activate nautilus window

nor wmctrl -R x-nautilus-session why? how to get it working? Other windows are well controlled that way.
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Why won't windows remember their size in Lubuntu?

If I close a window, I expect it to remember the size it was, and reopen the same size next time. On Lubuntu, this isn't happening. I close a window, and the next time I open that app, the window ...
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Change window move funcitonality to mirror OSX's Zooom2

On OSX I use Zooom2 to move my windows around with keyboard shortcuts and mouse motion. This operates in a very similar manner to Ubuntu, with the following difference: On Zooom2, I have it set so ...