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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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How Xubuntu decides which windows to group together in the taskbar?

Currently, Xubuntu is grouping together Mathematica, IPython Qt Console and Spotify, which makes no sense. Is there a way to modify this behavior? How Xubuntu decides which windows go together in the ...
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Unable to change title bar color

This is the current title bar with no effect from the theme This is the title bar I expect with the sample theme I am unable to change my title bar color and theme. I use Ubuntu tweak, unity ...
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Make window backgrounds semi-transparent

I want to make window backgrounds semi-transparent while keeping the window elements such as text and icons and other stuff(like controls) on top of it opaque. Till now, I have stumbled upon ways to ...
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Cut Off Windows RPi2 TFT

I am running Ubuntu Mate on my Raspberry Pi 2 on a TFT 7" 800x480 screen. For some reason, it is cutting the bottoms off of unresozable windows, such as when I need to enter wireless network info, ...
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Reset Password in Windows 10 using chntpw and Ubuntu Live CD/DVD

I'm investigating about how to reset a Windows password. I found that if I use a Ubuntu CD/DVD I can install chntpw and then clear password from the SAM. This works for Windows 7 so my question is: ...
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On the taskbar, show Windows that are open on only the desktop I'm using. Unity

A few questions have been asked about workspaces, but I only have one workspace but a 3 monitor set up. I'd like to only see the windows that are open in each window display on unities taskbar. ...
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Distorted UI - Ubuntu 14.04

UI at certain locations get distorted, happened in browser, software and many other apps. I have been an ubuntu user for years and have never seen such issue, although the distortion get fixed if I ...
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Is there any command to minimize windows? [duplicate]

I work all-around in Ubuntu 14.04 with many programs opened, among them the terminal. It would be very useful to me a command to minimize and maximize windows.I have searched in the web using various ...
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i am using ubuntu14.04LTS. ubuntu software centre is not working. what to do?

after clicking the icon the ubuntu software centre window is appearing and then instantly it stops working and that particular window is turned off. what should i do to fix the problem?
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Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive

Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive I can include any other information that may prove to be relevant as needed, but I can't really think of where to start looking. $uname -a Linux ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 window tabbing

Until Kubuntu 15.04, there was a very usefull function which let you adding multiple windows as tabs. In Kubuntu 15.04 and 15.10 I didn't find this option anymore. Is it removed or hidden? How can I ...
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An issue with window in opera

I've encountered an issue in a lot of distributives (Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Ubuntu and etc.) with Opera. It doesn't launch in maximize mode even if you change /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop ...
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Problem drawing/showing window

Everything was fine, suddenly Ubuntu froze and when I restart the system (using the Power key) windows don't show correctly. Took a screenshot:
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Issues with gnome appearance

I just installed GNOME DE on my Ubuntu, and I have a disgusting problem, I got rounded windows with sharp corners. Will be grateful for any suggestions
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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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Docking windows on the left or right of the screen

I would like to dock my instant messenger and have it always be visible. Note: I am NOT referring to tiling. A docked window prevents any other window from maximizing over it, permanently, just like ...
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How can I determine if a process has a window, and subsequently show, hide or close it?

Is it possible, either through a shell script or terminal command, assuming you have the PID, determine if it has a main window (form), and then get info about it (title) and show/hide/close it?
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On screen keyboard looses focus when searching in firefox

I use onbaord to type. When I type into the Firefox search box, onboard immediately looses focus. This has the annoying effect that I need to double press each key for it to be typed into the ...
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Color of Pop window

How to change color of pop up window
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Windows use own title bars and global title bar is still here

Firstly, sorry for my english, if it is making it difficult to understand the problem. I don't how but some days ago, my windows started to show own title bars while global title bar is still standing ...
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Unity themes that use different colors for each window

The title says it all really. I'm looking for an Ubuntu theme that will use different colors or at least different shades of one color for the different windows that I have open. i installed Paper ...
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Is it possible to give an application window-control buttons which it currently does not have?

I don't know how possible this will be as I have programmed a lot before and have often set it so that programs are not able to be resized etc and making it so that it does not have certain window-...
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How to reclaim lost GUI/window

I'm now facing this situation: I'm running several Matlab instances on a computation server (server OS: Xubuntu 14.04, my local machine OS: Ubuntu 14.04). I used NoMachine to connect to the server. ...
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How to minimize window using the unity toolbar?

I click on the unity panel (on the icon) and the window is maximized. Now if I click again...or right click, the window doesnt get minimized. Is this a normal behaviour? If there are more than 1 ...
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Remove `Terminal - ` from xfce4-terminal's window title

Using xfce4-terminal, if I type: PS1="\[\e]0;\w\a\]> " I get as expected > as my prompt, and the current working directory shows up in the window title. But instead of just being ~/Documents, ...
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Dual Boot which Windows partitions should be removed?

I want to reinstall my Windows 10. If I am correct I need to delete the ntfs Files System, that is the partition sda2 and sda3, right ? I should not delete sda1 because it is the partition used for ...
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How can I prevent an application window from opening in background?

On my Ubuntu 15.10 Rhythmbox frequently, but not always, opens its main window in the background when launching it through the Unity launcher icon (see below). How can I force this application to ...
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Samba Server with windows Active directory

I want to Install Ubuntu File Server in my Environment. i already have windows active directory running. i need to use Linux Samba server instead of Windows File server. so someone has experience ...
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Missing window borders in Gnome 15.10

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome 3. Using the Gnome Tweak-Tool I switched on Min/Maximise Buttons. Applications start maximised. When I un-maximise them, holding Alt and pulling down, there are ...
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how to handle unwanted exiting of a command and its output in bash script

I made a one liner script to auto hide a specific window when mouse is not hover over that window. It gets mouse position and geometry of the window and its position (topleftx,toplefty), I added its ...
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Online IDE with an Ubuntu workspace?

Are there any online IDEs out there that have a Linux compiler and/or Ubuntu/Linux workspace? I often work away from home on Linux projects, and usually on Windows PCs, so it'd be great if I could ...
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Stopping edge resize on click

Ubuntu resizes a window with a single mouse click on the edge. I would really like to stop this behavior, how do I do it?
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unable to maximize window after snap

When I use the ctr+super+left to maximize a window to half the screen size, then try to maximize it to the full screen, it disappears off the screen. Any ideas why?
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Overall view of opened windows [duplicate]

There is features both in windows and mac that opens a interface you can see the currently opened windows. I recently saw that feature in the GNOME workaround. Is there anything like that in the unity ...
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How to close, minimize, and maximize a specified window from Terminal?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am wondering if there is a way from Terminal to close, minimize, unminimize, maximize, and unmaximize specified windows? Note - I've looked at ...
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when I restart compiz after it crashes it doesn't show some windows that is on the screen

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit platform. I use gnome+cairo-dock session. Sometimes compiz crashes and I restart it with compiz --replace command. Compiz starts running but some windows on the screen go ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts for window control to not remove effect?

I know that I can for instance minimize a window with the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + D, and maximize one with CTRL + SUPER + UP etc. However the transition between the two states of being on the ...
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How to make 4 equally sized windows in corners of screen in GDM?

I recently saw this answer to a great question, and I wondered, is this also possible on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and GDM, as well as on Compiz as the answer to that question shows? But the ...
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Problems with windows interface

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity for a year. Everything was OK until update last month. After it some program windows became a mess, just like on this screenshot. How can I fix this? UPD. I've ...
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Is it possible to have four equally sized windows on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

It is common to have two equally separated windows by either dragging each window to one side of the screen or Ctrl+Super+←/→, but I want to divide my screen into four quarters. I have encounterd ...
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How can I move a window without touching the titlebar in Ubuntu Touch?

Somehow I've managed to move the settings window such that its titlebar is not visible. I cannot figure out how to move the window! Basically I'm looking for the equivalent of Alt + click for Ubuntu ...
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How to force an application window to be automatically maximized after starting the application?

I tried to use Docky, then I removed it and after that my browser (Chromium) can't be opened in maximum height, every time I should maximize it myself. (XFCE desktop)
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File / Edit /View / etc in GNOME

In Unity, each window has a set of tools accessed thru drop-down menus. The headings are File, Edit, View, etc. They can be displayed either at the top of the window or in the global top panel. In ...
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Keyboard shortcut: Changing Focus Term to VLC 14.04

I'm viewing a Python tutorial using VLC as the viewer. At the same time I'm encouraged to have a Python terminal or IDLE open and be working in the term. Question is: are there any keyboard short-...
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Skype window problem in Ubuntu 14.04

Skype app in my Ubuntu system work perfectly. But today when I run the app, I see this: How Can I fix this?
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Window Decorations on Gnome Flashback not changing and emerald?

I need some advice on how to change the window decorations in Ubuntu 15.10, when changing them in Tweak Settings only nautilus changes theme, the window decoration on everything else remains the ...
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Options are missing in the system settings>apperance> behaviour in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

0 down vote favorite I want the window title options to be sticked on the window like windows instead of sticking on the main top of the screen. I am not finding any options to do that. The image ...
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How to change the location of window tools

How to change default location for window tools( File, Edit, View, etc...) in top of screen (like OSX)? I want the window tools following the window, like MS Windows.
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Launch one instance of an application on a specific workspace

In my scripting I'll want to create an SSH connection. I'd like to show it in a virtual terminal emulator so as to be able to terminate it whenever I want. Since I hardly ever use the window (but ...