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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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?