A window manager is the software component responsible for the tracking and placement of windows within a graphical interface. Examples: Metacity, Compiz, KWin. If your question is about an specific window manager, add its tag.

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How to setup a mouse shortcut to raise window if it's covered by another window, otherwise lower it?

I'd like to raise window if it's covered by another window, otherwise lower it, with some shortcut mouse (click + extra keys). Knowing that a window (that you are interested in) is in a region close ...
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Is Client Side Decoration(CSD) dead?

As stated by KWin developer Martin: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2010/10/kwin-at-uds/ I just wanted someone to confirm it... :-)
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Which tiling window manager is easiest to install and use inside of GNOME

I just tried integrating xmonad with GNOME on Ubuntu 10.04, according to the instructions found here: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_Gnome#Ubuntu_Karmic Unfortunately, I ...
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Windows 7 style live previews

Is it possible to get windows 7 style live previews of what a window is doing, when it is hovered over? for instance, when i hover over a video player on windows 7, i can see the video playing in ...
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How do I save/remember last-used window position and size for applications?

When I log in Ubuntu, I would like all windows opened at previous session (terminal and Firefox mainly) to be re-opened automatically at the same size and position. How to proceed?
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How can I make the draggable window border thicker, without changing the appearance?

When you want to resize a window in gnome (as well as in other systems) you can click-and-hold at the window's border and than drag it. The problem is (and do correct me if I'm wrong here) that the ...
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How to use mouse scroll to hide windows?

I used to set the mouse scroll to hide the windows when scrolling on the title bar: alas, I can't remember how I did that... Can you please tell me how to achieve it?
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How do I arrange my windows automatically?

Is there some equivalent of Windows' "Tile Windows" in Ubuntu?
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Beginner's Guide to Fluxbox

Gnome and KDE seem to be pretty straightforward and certainly seem to be the most user friendly in terms of getting setup and running quickly with anything the average user would want to do. I am ...
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How to start an app with “Always On Top” set?

There are a couple of applications that I find myself marking as "Always on Top" every time I use them, so I wonder if there is a way to automatically set them as so, whatever way I start them (menu, ...
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Enabling off workspace window positioning under GNOME/Compiz

Is there any option available for enabling window positioning into an off viewable area under Compiz on GNOME? By default, any window that's to be positioned off workspace will be forced to fit into ...
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How to Configure Fluxbox menu?

How do you modify the default Fluxbox menu?
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What are the major differences between Fluxbox and Blackbox?

I'm considering switching to either Fluxbox or Blackbox as my window manager, but I'm not really sure which one to go with. Are there any major differences between the two ?
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How to configure Ubuntu 10.x to use a different window manager?

I want to try switching to either Fluxbox or Blackbox as my window manager, but I'm not sure how to go about it. What are the steps to configuring Ubuntu to use a different window manager?
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What happened to “Roll up” option in Preferences/Window/Title bar Action?

I like very much the option "Roll up" in Preferences/Window/Title bar Action but it is not there anymore in 10.10. There are a way to get it back?
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Is there any way or theme that shows one applications' menu bar next to its title?

I'm looking for a way to put the menu bar on the same line of the title bar if the latter fits in the former. Is there anything like that out there?
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How to increase the Resize Margin with Compiz? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase Resize Margin On Windows Using the Ambience theme in combination with Compiz makes the resizing for many windows almost impossible without using the context ...
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How to distribute windows over virtual desktops in Gnome

I have a load of virtual desktops running and I usually have one full screen application per desktop (so sort of like the Ratpoison WM but with an option to use it in other ways when needed). I want ...
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Window decorations disappeared?

yesterday everything was fine and today when i logged on to my ubuntu 10.10 I noticed that the icons in the top of each menu dissapeared(I mean the the bar where the close mini maize etc..) this ...
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Can I minimize a window from the command line?

I would like to be able to choose any already-open window and minimize it from the command line. Is this possible?
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Change default width of gnome-terminal and terminator windows

Only a short question but is it possible to set the default width (and height) of terminal sessions in gnome-terminal and terminator? I find I always resize the window once it pops up so and given ...
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How to have pidgin chat windows open up on all workspaces?

I use pidgin as my chat client on ubuntu lucid. Whenever I have a chat window open, I like to mark it as "Always on visible workspace" as it's just more convenient. Is there a way that I can force ...
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How do I increase the resize margin on windows?

It takes me about 5 tries to resize a window on my computer. Is there a way to increase the resize margin on the edge of windows?
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How can I stop bluetile from changing the window manager theme? [closed]

When I start bluetile it replaces the current theme of the window manager. How can I keep the current theme and settings, and still use bluetile?
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Alternative desktop managers

Gnome is a reasonable desktop manager, but it doesn't seem to match Mac OSX or Windows 7. Are there any alternatives for Ubuntu that focus more on usability?
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How do I set GNOME to “focus follows mouse”? [duplicate]

I have two monitors that I use for development. I would like to use sloppy focus for switching between windows. sloppy focus -- whatever you mouse is hovering over is in focus. I know it's available ...
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Possible to limit the size of a window (such as a browser window) to exact pixel dimensions?

Is it possible set the size of a navigator or web browser window to exact pixel dimensions in Ubuntu?