A window manager is the software component responsible for the tracking and placement of windows within a graphical interface. Examples: Metacity, Compiz, KWin

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Application window never appears (Gnome SSH Tunnel Manager)

I'm having an issue with gSTM failing to generate a window, it opened once, prior to a reboot, and I had moved it to Workspace 3 (not sure if this is relevant) I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with a pretty ...
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How to install and use FLWM?

I have used Lubuntu before, and like the low resource use and high speed of flwm. However, when I install the flwm package using apt-get and log out, I do not get an option to use it. Am I missing ...
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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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Different font rendering with other window manager

When I log into a session which uses the Blackbox window manager the fonts look different (read worse) compared to how they are rendered in Unity. Does anyone know if it is possible to achieve the ...
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How to open evince in the top-right corner of my screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a keyboard shortcut to move windows to a specific screen edge I want to open a new evince window on the top-right corner of my screen, how can I do that in Ubuntu ...
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Strange “gap” at the top of windows when first opened?

The first time a window appears there is a "gap" near the top of the screen, a space where you can see through to the background (or whatever window is underneath). It's really hard to explain, so ...
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Strange window manager behaviour

I just upgraded to 11.04 and I'm having some trouble with the window manager. When I log in there are no window borders around anything. Also when I log in it is running some theme that looks like it ...
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What's the best way to implement a script for tiling windows?

I just upgraded to ubuntu 11.04, and I am looking for a good way to tile windows. What I need is just to move window to the left or right half side of the screen, and bind the actions to some keyboard ...
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Window management shortcuts?

I've got a single massive monitor at home, and I've decided to mimic the Windows 7 window tiling shortcuts. I found a few guides online using wmctrl, and it's going well, save one thing: maximized ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 window management bug with Grid/Put and multiple displays

In Ubuntu CompizConfig Settings Manager, there are two very useful window management plugins. "Grid" does essentially the same thing (and then some) that Windows Aero "snap" does. Via mouse actions ...
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How to open a window without “close” button?

In a script I want to open a window which is missing the "close" button in the title bar, so that it can't be accidentally be closed, but still has the "minimize" and "maximize" buttons. Is this ...
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associate program to a file where program is not in list

Relative noob here. Need help trying to figure this one out: I have a program (Guitar pro 6) that I want to associate to all .gpx files so that when i start such a file, it is started with that ...
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Using xmonad configuaration on ubuntu 12.04

I'd like to use this xmonad configuration on ubuntu 12.04. I followed the Installing requirements on Ubuntu Linux section from the above link and installed dependencies that aren't mentioned: sudo ...
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How to bind a character device in /dev directory as the keyboard?

I have written an character device, I want to declare it as the keyboard and use it to generate events from the virtual keyboard?
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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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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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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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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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Xen 4.1 + NVidia driver = Unity has no window decorations [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity. I installed XEN and booted its kernel. The machine booted normally. However, when I started Unity (3D), there were no window decorations. I tried Unity 2D and ...
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How can I make programs open on a specific monitor? [closed]

I've read a bit about window managers, but I'm not sure if that's what I need or not. I'm using my Maverick laptop at work with an external monitor added and set so they don't mirror. I've used a Mac ...
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Unity (and its window decorator) keeps crashing, especially when using maximised windows [closed]

I'm not sure why, but Unity crashes fairly often (roughly every 15-20 minutes). I get various bugs, for example when I try to click on the top panel, it simply becomes transparent. The same thing ...
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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?
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Which window manager is most similar to MS Windows?

Background: I'm changing a lot of desktop environments every day, and i'd like to some uniformity between them to keep my productivity up. So, which window-manager can be installed in Ubuntu that ...
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Set new window to open at center of the screen - Xubuntu

How to set newly opened window at the center of the screen in Xubuntu? Is it possible? In Ubuntu it can be easily done by Compiz Config Setting Manager.
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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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Change the window manager unity-2d launches on login

As opposed to this question, I'd like to change the window manager that unity-2d launches when logging in. IOW, when I select a "Unity 2d" session at the greeter screen and log in, I want to change ...
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How to get window decorations back?

In 11.04, using traditional GNOME (not Unity), windows suddenly lose their decorations way too often: For the next time this happens, can anyone suggest a fix that would be quicker than logging out ...
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How to destroy a window?

Sometimes there's a leftover window in the bottom right area of the screen. It's transparent (invisible), but it will not let me click windows underneath it. I know it's there, after I verified with ...
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How to turn off the Ubuntu 13.04 window fade effect

When I minimize an application it is very slow, due to my slow laptop It's quite frustrating to see it very slowly creep out of view! So how can I it turned off?
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How can I build Aura Wm from Chrome OS in Ubuntu?

I saw the OMG! Ubuntu article on installing ChromeOS on top of Ubuntu. I liked the window manager, Aura, and want to add it along with Unity without the ChromeOS version active (to get Ubuntu ...
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How do I use Scale for Application-only windows?

If I have 3 windows opened in the same application (e.g Google Chrome) I get this in the Unity Bar: OK, that's good and expected. If I click that, it will Scale the windows that belong to that ...
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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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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 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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Why doesn't the clipboard work in modern linux distributions?

Can't the developers finally in 2011 move away from the flawed concepts of selections and private clipboards in applications and create a working clipboard service under X window system? I'm ...
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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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Can't click inside any window application! [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I can click to open an application like Firefox or LibreOffice Writter and once the app opens I can't click inside...I can't click open or close, or refresh or anything. ...
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setting up remote access to VPS where Wine runs; is window manager needed?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 12.04. My purpose is to let a windows application run under Wine, around the clock, 24/7. It consists of two .exe's, both have to open their GUIs to run. From time to time ...
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How can I switch directly to a workspace using the keyboard?

How can I set up a keybinding to jump directly to a workspace? i.e. if I'm on workspace 4, and I know my editor is (always by personal convention) on workspace 2, I want to just hit Super-2 to jump ...
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lubuntu - maximize windows by dragging to top

I currently installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Laptop to save resources compared to Ubuntu. I am missing the ability to maximize windows by dragging them to the top of the screen with the mouse. Is it ...
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how to do ALT+ TAB for main system while in VBOX?

I have recently gone through this issue. I am running Lubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox .So when I have maximized and if I would like switch to next window of main system usually we all do ALT+TAB but thats ...
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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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Pin Window to Desktop

How can I force one window to always remain at the back of the window stack? I want to run FireFox pinned to the desktop and prevent other windows from ever ending up behind it.
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11.10 : no window manager, no applications, just tty

logged into my ubuntu account and found myself on a screen with just my desktop background and nothing else. pressing the volume buttons displays the indicator, and i can get to a tty session but i ...
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How to make terminal windows half-transparent in Unity 2d?

That's it. I want to have terminal windows to be (half-) transparent in Unity 2d without wasting too much resources. This question has arisen after an update from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, after which ...
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Focus a window without bringing the window forward

Is there a way to focus a certain window under Gnome without bringing the window up? Background: I'm creating a script to type an arbitrary sequence characters on a certain window/application. With ...
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How do I run a graphical application in a virtual console besides <Alt+F7>?

I want to run R in a virtual console and RCommander in a separate virtual console. Or maybe I want to run a game in a virtual console and shut off the desktop. Or maybe I want to pipe an ssh -x ...
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Building Awesome WM

I am following these steps in order to build Awesome window manager on 10.04 I am building 3.4 while the tutorial is for 3.1 I installed all of the specified dependencies including cairo. After ...
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Reset compiz from command-line

I am considering enabling the ring switcher (or other) effects that come along with compiz extras on my Ubuntu 13.10. The default app switcher is not that much to my liking - navigating multiple ...