Window management is the placement of application windows.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
28 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
45 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 ...
3
votes
0answers
58 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
120 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How do I get the 'Grid View' in the Selection Window

When uploading a file the selection window that appears has only the 'list view' characteristic. How do I make grid view the default system wide.
0
votes
1answer
68 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 Since Tint2 is no longer maintained I doubt it will be ...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
232 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.
2
votes
0answers
29 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

Show window size while resizing or moving

In other desktop environments, it was possible to display the window size (and position) while resizing (or moving) the window. In Xubuntu 12.04.2, this feature was terminated. There are at least two ...
3
votes
0answers
60 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
157 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
681 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Docked windows overflow into neighboring desktop

OK, I know I've seen a solution to this somewhere, but as you can probably guess, a combination of search terms like ubuntu windows desktop give so much noise it doesn't seem to matter what I add to ...
1
vote
0answers
57 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
81 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
250 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
216 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
257 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 ...
2
votes
0answers
328 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
322 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
524 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
201 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 ...
3
votes
2answers
432 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
225 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
881 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
360 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k 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?
8
votes
1answer
10k 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
134 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
257 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
191 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
788 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
659 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
441 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
12k 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
462 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
400 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
369 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I fix the window grid feature?

I recently noticed that my Ubuntu 11.10 "window-grid" function is not working normally. It simply doesn't respond to my window drags to edges. I installed compizconfig-settings-manager and checked ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

Gnome shell “show desktop” shortcut

I been thinking of anyone could guide me up, that in ubuntu 11.10 with gnome 3, there is a option ctrl+alt+d to show the desktop by minimizing the current window. What I was thinking was that if I ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

How do I make my windows “wavy”?

I installed an Ubuntu version about 6 months ago, and in the appearance settings, I could check a box that made the windows "wavy" when you move them. Like, whenever you moved a window side to side, ...
5
votes
1answer
488 views

Have Movie Player always stay on-top of other windows

Is there a way to make the movie player to stay on-top while switching windows?
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Change the shortcut to move windows from Alt to Super/Meta in Unity-2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D? There is already an answered question about this but it's only for regular Unity. I've looked through ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Why don't windows of the same application behave as they should?

Somewhere along the upgrade path, Unity has developed some strange logic behind window layering. First, before Oneiric, there was a way to see all the windows of an application - I think it was when ...
1
vote
0answers
206 views

How can I get my windows to remember the last window location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remember last window location I want to ask the same question for Ubuntu 11.10... how can I configure Ubuntu 11.10 to start all program windows at the last window ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Is the sloppy windows focus not working as it should?

I am using ubuntu 11.10, with gnome3. I installed gnome-tweak-tool, in the windows menu, I selected windowos focus mode: Sloppy. I had never heard of it before but according to wikipedia sloppy ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

Dragging a window is laggy (windows do not follow the mouse while moving smoothly)

When trying to drag a window the whole screen becomes laggy and some windows when dragged do not even appear until I release the mouse. They do appear where the window was suppose to end up after the ...
2
votes
0answers
187 views

How do you get window management (window titles etc) working properly for java applications? [closed]

I use several Java applications in my Ubuntu workstation, but they are grouped as one application in the window manager and don't have their application titles. It's frustrating not to be able to Alt ...