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 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?