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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to use theme as GTK+?

I've just extracted this theme into my ~/.themes folder, but I can only use it as a window theme. It's not showing up in my GTK+ themes list. How can I make it show up as a GTK+ theme as well?
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Windows shift a bit every time they are opened

I have been experiencing a funny issue for a few years now and haven't been able to find a resolution yet. I have the Compiz "Place Windows" setting set to center my windows, and overall it works ...
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Gnome 3.18 - raise window on click [closed]

In Gnome 3.18, when I click on a window that currently is not in focus, it isn't raised - unless I click on the titlebar of that window. How do I set up Gnome so it raises the window after I click it? ...
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How to tab a window to another via command line?

I have a program that opens a number of windows, which I want to attach as tabs to a main window. The program doesn't understand the KDE window tabs concept, so I would like to tab the windows ...
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Is there a way to keep current window active when opening a new program?

An example: I Open up Chrome (first) and after; Documents. Chrome opens first, so I start entering a url. In the middle of writing it, Documents opens and becomes my new active window; so now I'm ...
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Window 'grouping'?

I was just wondering, is there any way of 'grouping' windows? I mean, is there a way of joining the edges of two or more windows together so that when one is moved, the other moves with it, acting as ...
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File menus gone missing

Since upgrading to: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04 Codename: vivid* I'm no longer able to open file menu (Edit, View, Search etc) with keyboard shortcut ...
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Difference between “Numix” and “Numix Daily” GNOME themes

I have noticed that in the GNOME Tweak Tool there are options to change the themes of various things on your system: And I have also noticed two Numix themes there: Numix Numix-Daily Now I have ...
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When I'm trying to close the top window, the background window is closed. Why?

I work with only one desktop (with workspaces disabled) in Ubuntu v14.04 LTS. I installed the Compiz Config Settings Manager aptitude install compiz-settings-manager Sometimes the close button, ...
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Ubuntu is not painting / rendering the windows properly

I am running ubuntu 14.04 OS on a system76 serval laptop. I have the Nvidia driver installed, but it seams that sometimes some popup windows are not rendered properly in phpstorm. Any ideas how to fix ...
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Why windows open in the background when called through keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

I set several keyboard shortcuts, for example CTRL+SHIFT+A opens my Amazon folder. However, it opens in the background (i.e., behind Firefox or Chrome). My shortcuts involve gedit, Nautilus, Firefox, ...
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Issue with resuming minimized window of directory from external drive

I have two drives in my notebook. First one - SSD where Ubuntu 14.04 is installed, and second - HDD where all staff is stored. I open Nautilus and browse to external drive, then minimize that window. ...
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Unity: how to stack windows vertically? [duplicate]

I have tilted my monitor so that it is higher than it is wide. I would like to stack two windows so that one occupies the top half of the screen while the other occupies the bottom half. It's easy to ...
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Window panel button missing after upgrading 14.4

I am facing the following error top window panel button missing after upgrading and also when i installed corebird add the following repo sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo ...
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Should I just Shoot My Laptop? Or am I just Retarted?

Alright so I'm probably a dumb a** here but even retards need working computers in this day and age... PLEeeASE HELP! here's the low down... -I have a laptop with dual SSDs (both itty bitty)(Asus ...
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One click on a top bar of a window and I am dragging it

I have found recently that if I click on the top bar of a window, and release and then move my mouse, it drags the window even though I have released. Is this a bug or by design? And how can I make it ...
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System settings window has few options [duplicate]

I don't know exactly what happened, did you have the same problem? This is a pic of how I see the window.
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How to disable window effects in 15.04?

Recently, I've installed 15.04 on ubuntu. As my system has low RAM, I want to disable window animations on my lapi.
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app too big for screen (cant resize window)

using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 3D. While trying to open the Sound application, the application window opens and is enormously long (spanning 2 screens) and the application is transparent and ...
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How to open a window in background without letting it get the focus? [duplicate]

Scenario: Open a program that is starting slowly Not wait for it to open, and switch to other window/task. For e.g. selecting some files in a directory to delete While I am working focused on other ...
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How to bring back minimize and maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome which has the latest version of Gnome 3 running on it, and I have noticed that on windows there are no minimize buttons, and no maximize buttons, although I can ...
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How to create your own window gui like notification

I want to ask is there any chance to create your own notification window, you know when you click hotkey from your keyboard and you are in-game, it will pops out for example text. You guys have any ...
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Some windows looks weird (no theme applied?)

I use Xubuntu (xfce) with Numix theme. Everything works fine except some windows like VLC or Clementine. Top windows are displayed right, bottom windows not. How so? Do you know what might be the ...
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Terminal window scales minimum on its own

Since the latest update of Ubuntu i.e. 15.04 Vivid Vervet, when I start my terminal and try to resize or scale using mouse, it snaps into minimum of its size. For instance, this is the default size I ...
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Can't send windows between monitors with hotkeys (15.04) [duplicate]

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. However I cannot send a window, with ...
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Every time I open Chrome the window moves down

Weird question, I know. Basically no more than what the title says; I have compizconfig settings manager and set the windows to open in center, which Chrome does, but only on the first open. After ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...
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Running Tux Typing in window

How can I run Tux Typing on Ubuntu 15.04 in window mode? I've dual screen and by default it runs on both screens, which makes it hard to use.
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Display the current date & time in the window's title

Is it currently/technically possible to display the current date & time (ie: digital clock numbers) to the currently active window? Like appending some text from a script?
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Change window transparency and prevent mouse clicks for this window

I want to change the transparency of a window and I want to prevent clicks on this window, like transparency popups. Is there any plugin for this? Let me explain question with pictures. I can click ...