Window management is the placement of application windows.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
14 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Why is my Xfce window suddenly getting slightly larger than my display?

Sometimes, with no apparent cause, the main Xfce window suddenly gets about a centimeter larger (height and width) than the display. This means that any maximized application-window has to be ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Window manager that's able to switch between windows using shortcuts

everyone! Tell me please: does exist some window manager that would let me switch between windows as easy as switch tabs in screen/tmux? For instance, shortcut+window index. Or shortcut+binded ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
94 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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?
7
votes
3answers
564 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
177 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Keyboard for fine-grained window placement

I've been upgrading my Ubuntu for a couple of years, from version to version. I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (and I like it =) but I'm suddenly missing a super nice feature... Can ...
2
votes
1answer
420 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
266 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
992 views

How can I have an application automatically display on all desktops under 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 ...
4
votes
0answers
114 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
137 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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.
3
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
79 views

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) ...
0
votes
1answer
250 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
68 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
111 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
609 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
337 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
437 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
443 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
495 views

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?
3
votes
0answers
319 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
732 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
540 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
575 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
283 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

will xtile work?

xtile is a kind of window tiling tool. I've tried to download the *.deb package from the following link: ...
1
vote
1answer
544 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

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?
14
votes
1answer
16k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
165 views

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.
6
votes
1answer
339 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
207 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Minimize and Show Applications

How can I minimize all the apps in Unity going to desktop and Show all the apps open, just like the top corner compiz function or MacOSx? thanks
2
votes
1answer
689 views

Can we use the window snap feature to fit a window to half the screen in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Aero Snap in Unity 2D? In Unity 3D you can move a window to the left and right edge of the screen to fit it to half the screen. I'm sure I saw this work on ...
4
votes
3answers
615 views

How do I open new windows of a running app on another workspace under Unity?

Since Ubuntu 11.10, it is really difficult to get multiple workspaces like Ubuntu 10.04. For example: When I wanted to open a new Firefox window, I just had to go to the next workspace and hit the ...
3
votes
1answer
23k views

How to set “always on top” on VLC by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start an app with “Always On Top” set? I want to always run VLC with "always on top" turned on. how to set it up?
0
votes
2answers
524 views

What are the orange circles appearing at the corners of my windows in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use Unity drag handles? What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Every so often when I am moving ...
1
vote
2answers
531 views

Resize/Move edge too narrow on windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I increase the resize margin on windows? When hovering near the edge of a window you get an option to resize them. However that edge is too narrow when I'm using ...
4
votes
1answer
446 views

SSH shell launched using “expect” doesn't have full width. How can I make fix it?

I am using expect to auto login on SSH from an Unity launcher, the command looks something like this: gnome-terminal -t SSH1 -e "expect -c 'spawn ssh root@111.222.333.255 ; expect assword ; send ...