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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Is there any way to open more than one folders(Home folder, videps etc..) by clicking the 'files' icon on the unity bar?

Why only one nautilus window manager is opens when clicking on the 'Files' icon on the unity bar? I need to open two or more HomeFolder windows by clicking on the 'files' icon on the unity pane. I ...
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Disable alt + tab moving windows by itself

Whenever I press Alt + Tab , Unity moves the window I'm switching to so that the whole window is inside the screen. This behavior is excruciatingly annoying because I often move a window (usually text ...
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Stacked Launcher Item Double Click Behaviour on Alt-tab

Let's say that you have multiple firefox windows open. What you see happen is an additional arrow points to it's icon in the launcher. However, if you double click the icon, it displays all of the ...
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Can Gnome Terminal set WM_URGENT?

I'd like for gnome terminal to set the WM_URGENT window manager hint on bell. Is this possible? This bug report suggests it's not but does anyone know another way. Basically I'm running XMonad under ...
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Unity Launcher send to back feature

Clicking on a running application's icon in the unity Launcher it brings the application to the front. This is similar behavior to the old gnome taskbar except that in the old taskbar if I clicked a ...
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Window stuck out side desktop

one of my windows is stuck out side the desktop area. I can see a bit of it but cannot see enough to to drag it back. Anyone know another way to move it ? As you can see I cant get to the left side ...
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How to Alt-Tab switch between windows without popup?

Sometimes I'd like to switch between windows using Alt-Tab or similar shortcut without the popup (showing window thumbnails). Is it possible in 12.04? Thanks.
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Is it possible to make all currently open windows minimize, whenever I open a new application?

When i open(not only running) an application, how to make the other windows minimized? PS It seems i can not do it with Devilspie. Thank you for your time. Ubuntu 12.04
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How can I make “File Edit View …” of windows always be displayed at the top line of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? All my applications are maximized. But i can not see "close/mini/maxi File Edit View" all the time. ...
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Compiz in Lubuntu

i have lubuntu 12.04 on my laptop . i just installed compiz and do the " compiz --replace" to change it from openbox to compiz . it's actually working but there's no windows borders!!! window ...
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How to disable closing a window

It might sound ridiculous, but I want to prevent closing a window in Ubuntu. I want to provide to my users a highly secure environment, without any desktop environment with just one window open. Now I ...
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Can I force all new windows to mAximize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure my system so that all windows start maximized? Maybe it will run by any hidden process (deamon)? How can i do it? Ubuntu 12.04
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Keyboard shortcuts for window placement not working

I am trying to find a shortcut to tile windows right and left, but have trouble using both Ctrl-Super-→, Ctrl-Super-← and the Ctrl-Super-Num # functions. I have tried to modify it by installing ccsm ...
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Compiz crashed after a few tweaks, and now I cannot start it again!

Recently, I was meddling with ccsm and the window kept refreshing with every plugin addition (which is normal i suppose). However, after i enabled SVG (I dont think this is relevant but i included it ...
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Can not move anything in Ubuntu 12.04

This is quite annoying. For some reason I can not hold anything with my mouse. For example. I can not drag a window by holding its title bar. I can not move the scroll bar of any window by ...
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Why is Ubuntu positioning new windows beneath the menu bar?

I was messing around with CompizConfig Settings Manager recently and I'm not really sure what I did to cause this issue, but now all new windows are opened at 0, 0. This means the title bar is ...
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How can I bring all windows of an application to the front?

Sometimes I want to bring all the windows of one application to the top. It seems that the only way to do this in Unity currently is to switch to each window individually (either by using alt-tab, ...
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How can I change the Xfce window manager to awesome?

I'd like to use the Awesome Window Manager with all the other XFCE4 environment daemons, like keyrings, panels, power managers, etc. Is there a way to do this?
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How to setup a lightweight keyboard-friendly window manager with add ons [closed]

I was looking for a lightweight windows manager with focus on doing things by keyboard. Most of the lightweight desktop environment such as XFCE or window manager such as Fluxbox, etc., doesn't allow ...
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Unity sometimes can't seem to re-show a java GUI app (jpasswords) [closed]

I use a password manager called jpasswords because I can run it on most platforms and it can be self contained on a usb drive. Under Unity in Ubuntu 12.04, using openjdk, it runs fine, but if it get's ...
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HUD in other window managers (especially xmonad)

It seems that HUD is thightly tied to unity. However I just use xmonad as a window manager, especially I don't use unity. Is there a way to use HUD within xmonad (or more generally withing other ...
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Can Kwin be used in Unity?

Unity has a nice layout. I really do like the Ambiance and Radiance themes. However, I just feel that the window manager itself is lacking. KWin has an excellent tiling mode that automatically ...
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How to move a window between monitors with Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

I see this question is "answered" by stating that there is no way to do this in GNOME: How to move windows around and between monitors, using keyboard short cuts? I have doubts that it should be ...
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Switching window manager/desktop environments?

In general what is the approach to switch the desktop environment or window manager on Ubuntu? The main difference between stock Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Lubuntu is supposedly the use of Unity vs. KDE vs. ...
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What is the equivalent of # compiz --replace in lubuntu?

What is the equivalent of this command in lubuntu? # compiz --replace
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How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?

I know there's a command to let compiz take over from whatever windows manager is running, using compiz --replace &, same for unity with unity --replace &. What are the similar commands for ...
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How do I install and use the Bluetile window manager in 12.04?

I've been working on getting bluetile working on 12.04 so I can start down the path of tiling windows managers, but I have been having limited success. I have read the (only 7!) other posts on ...
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close window in window overview

I have several terminal windows open. When I click on the terminal icon in the launcher, all terminal windows are shown in an overview. Is it possible to close a windows from the overview without ...
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Remember window monitor for windows in multi-monitor setup (12.04)

I'm on Unity 3D, in a dual-monitor setup. I like to keep certain applications on fixed monitors / workspaces. However, it annoys me needing to move all those windows to the desired monitor / workspace ...
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How to make unity unresponsive?

Recently I wanted to test a keyboard shortcut, which is supposed to kill X server (hence very useful when you have a crash). That shortcut is not dependent on any particular window manager (like lxde, ...
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How to disable auto-maximize windows in GNOME?

Each time I open any application, it zooms to fill-up the entire desktop and so I am always forced to use "Unmaximize" using Alt+Space menu. This is a feature that I must disable at any cost. Please ...
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How to launch Configure Kde control module by command line?

Right-clicking on the top bar of a window gets you, via "Configure Window Behavior", to the Window Manager settings. Here you can learn and configure the advanced features of KWin. But is there a way ...
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How do I install only the KDE desktop (and not apps) on Unity?

My question is pretty simple. I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I want to login with KDE. I have seen recommendations to: 1- run the three commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to Enhance xinit?

I started with Ubuntu 12.04 minimal and added a couple of applications via apt. Since these applications require GUI, I used sudo apt-get install xinit And to start the applications I am doing ...
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Make windows smaller

Currently everything on my laptop takes up too much screen real estate. I can make the launcher icons smaller, the font smaller, I can use ctl-(minus) to make the contents of my browser smaller, but I ...
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How to put a (Start) Menu button on Fluxbox Toolbar

I often run programs maximized (leaving no desktop area). I want to be able to use my mouse alone to open the menu, and my mouse has no scroll wheel. I'm just going for a simple old school windows ...
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How to uninstall kwin without installing openbox?

I haven't found anything about this anywhere, but when I remove kwin it automatically installs openbox for me and vice versa without me having any say in it. I realise this is to prevent users from ...
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Which window manager offers the best stability?

I installed Unity window manager and love it, except that it is always crashing, When I say crashing, I mean that it is unrecoverable, I can't kill anything even from TTY. It occurs usually once a ...
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Black areas with default (gray) theme in GTK3 based applications

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with the Blackbox window manager and the default (gray) GTK theme. With some GTK 3 applications, like Gedit, Disk utility and Evince I see black areas which should be gray and these ...
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How to make JWM work in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have installed the JWM on Ubuntu 12.04 via the Software Centre, but it doesn't work. When I choose the JWM session from LightDM, it only shows a black screen. It worked when I had another computer ...
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When clicking below window title bar in KDE, window dragging is initiated. Can I change this behavior?

this one is regarding KDE in Ubuntu 12.04. The thing is that whenever I click below the window title bar in KDE, the window manager always assumes I want to drag the window, not just activate it. ...
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How do I add Window Manager From Scratch (WMFS) to the Window Manager selection in the login screen?

how do I add Window Manager From Scratch (WMFS) to the Window Manager selection in the login screen? I've installed it already and now I want to boot it, but how do I do that? Regards, Senad
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How to move the lock window on the lock-screen?

Is it possible to move the window where you input your password on the lock screen away from the center, e.g. at the lower edge?
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Getting window maximization to work properly with Tint2

I've added a bottom taskbar to Unity with tint2. Now I have the taskbar on the bottom of my screen as desired, but when I maximize windows their bottom edge sits under the taskbar that tint2 created. ...
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how to change xfce4 default window manager

How can I change the default window manager for xfce4? for some reason xfwm doesn't run when I run xfce4 shell.
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Can I completely remove Gnome and leave xmonad?

I've installed xmonad. I'm trilled with it. I can now use it as my one and only WM. I'm just wondering is it going to work without problems if I totally remove Gnome. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Problem with KDE's pseudo-tiling side-by-side feature

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE 4.8.2. I'm having a problem with the pseudo-tiling feature where dragging a window into the side of the screen makes it occupy that half of the screen. If I've ...
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Hotkeys to focus generic window in Gnome

Is there a way to use hotkeys to focus on a window not determined by its program name? Let's say there are nine program tabs open: Terminal, Eclipse and seven Chrome Windows. Currently, I am just ...
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Autohide question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? I have a ten inch screen, and Firefox is crowded to the right by what people seem to be calling the left ...