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How to open two windows simultaneously?

I want two window open , One pdf and gedit, so that I can type in gedit from seeing pdf, But when I click in gedit , the pdf minimizes automatically. Is there a way to keep both the windows open ?
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Can I zoom out windows or scale the whole desktop?

I have a 17" laptop with 1600x900 resolution, but it's not enough to open windows side by side. I'm wondering if i could zoom out (or any other solution) windows (or the whole desktop). Is there a ...
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restoring original colors of grayed out window

When a program is not responding its window gays out (like a transparent gray layer). But sometimes the color of that window doesn't restore after it responds again. For example when I open firefox ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Messed up!

Recently I started getting this weird rendering bug. I don't know where it came from, but it just started happening. I wasn't even able to think of a name of what may be the cause, so I wasn't able to ...
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nautilus window focus/stacking order when drag and dropping files/folders into applications

In the MS Windows when you have opened explorer (file/folder explorer eq nautilus in Ubuntu) and another application opened on top of that (for example explorer in full screen mode and some ...
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How to make a window transparent while moving it

I want to make my window transparent while moving it from one place to another on the desktop.
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how to make new window always raise-up?

I got an issue of Ubuntu 13.10, the new created window does not always raise-up to the front. It is annoying, which makes me have to click the icons on unity launcher to focus on the new window. ...
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Space between windows in ubuntu when placing them side by side ctrl+super+left/right

When I put two windows side by side with ctrl+super+left/right there is a small space between both windows where I see the desktop wallpaper, it's kind of annoying and I haven't been able to figure ...
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How to disable unity window open/close animation? (No third party software)

I am wondering how I can disable the maximize/minimize animation for ubuntu 13.10. I know there are other questions like this, but they are either directed to different ubuntu types, (Kubuntu, etc) or ...
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Spread windows not working on minimized applications

When I'm using "SUPER" + "W" to spread all running windows I only see the applications that are not minimized and the others are just nothing as seen on picture below. I have 5 applications running ...
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Windows becoming unresposive on upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04

I have just upgraded to Saucy but am facing several issues. Any window that I open is unresponsive or only starts responding after a very long time to mouse clicks. I just cannot use my mouse or ...
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Maximizing using hot corners

When I try to maximize a window by dragging a window to the top corner the system freezes. This usually happens with Firefox and VLC. Maybe this is a bug but I'm unsure how to report this, I mean like ...
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always show Windows controls even when moxamized [duplicate]

When a window is maximized the windows controls(close,minimize,..) are hidden until you hover over them. Which will be annoyance especially to my mother in the transition from the old Ubuntu(not ...
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Launcher Minimized Window

I open a windows and minimize it. Then, I want to open the minimized window so I click on the Files icon on the launcher but It opens /home/user again. How can I fix it? Thanks in advance.
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How to return default window manager?

I removed emerald window-manager and now I dont have any window- mamanger. How can I return default manager? And what is default window-manager? Mutter or metacity? I have ubuntu 13.10
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Whenever i try to install ubuntu 13.10 I get a small window

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 13.10 I get a small window with six ?'s, a - sign, and an ok button that does not work. What exactly does that mean? A the same time the system freezes. I have to ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with fedora and win 7

I have system in my lab with Fedora and windows 7 installed in it. While booting up, the system first shows up fedora and then inside fedora, i can select whether to load windows 7. I tried windows ...
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How to move a window if titlebar is overlapped by Ubuntu menu

Somehow the title-bar of chrome was overlapped by Ubuntu menu-bar like attached image. In this case how to move this chrome window?
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How can I make window movement more precise while dragging?

I'd like to know if I can make the dragging of windows/items on the screen more precise. As of, the dragging of windows is very vague. For instance, it's as if the window has some sort of virtual ...
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Ubuntu with window manager for longest battery life

I have used Linux Mint mate for a year now and want to try out Ubuntu. I have a HP touchsmart notebook, 1.3 Ghz Dual Core 4 GB RAM But since switching to linux mint from win7 battery life was never ...
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Can't move a window in Unity (it's stuck)!

Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top. In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and ...
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How can I switch between open applications?

Pressing alt + tab brings up a carousel of all the icons of my open applications, and by hitting tab I can cycle through them. By releasing tab it brings the window of the application I'm currently on ...
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Installing FreeBSD along with Ubuntu and Windows

I have 2 OS installed: Ubuntu and Windows 7 and everything works fine. I want to install FreeBSD as well. How do I do that? Is there any problem I might face with 2 OS installed?
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Rounded corners at the bottom of the window?

Is there a tutorial for beginners on how to rounded bottom corners of the window? Like the Mac OS to the example.
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Killing tor causes all the present and future windows to loose the frames

Almost, every time if sudo pkill -f tor which runs as root on startup. I loose all the frames(frameless) of my current and future windows. And I have noticed the Ubuntu tends to behave strangely(can't ...
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Make a window shortcut permanent

I want to be able to always make the terminal window pop-up with focus with the same keyboard shortcut. I've found so far that if I right-click the window and go to More Actions > Window ...
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Alternative to superswitcher? (alt-tab replacement)

I am looking for an alternative to superswitcher that has the following features: -order windows in a consistent manner (e.g. by alphabet; not by most recently used) -optional: search window names ...
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How to disable manual window resizing?

How can I disable manual window resizing (by grabbing the edge of the window or otherwise) for one specific window? CCSM seems to only have rules for setting window sizes, not this.
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Mouse scroll wheel moves window content too far each gradation

On some Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, moving the scroll wheel causes the window to move too far, usually skipping some content. It quite frustrating because it means i have to use the window ...
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Changing the size of the window Minimize / Maximuze / Close button in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm setting up an Ubuntu 12.04 PC for my 71 year old dad. I'm trying to keep thing simple and BIG. I found a way to set most text, buttons and icons to large size, But there is 1 problem. The ...
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Please help to switch to Ubuntu Full-Time! [duplicate]

My Window positions and sizes are never saved. When I open programs like: Chromium, Code Blocks, XChat, Thunderbird, Skype and others. Set them in a correct location on one of my screens (I have ...
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Running MongoVUE using Wine

I am getting error dialog INVALID PARAMETER after clicking okay button THERE IS NO WINDOWS PROGRAM CONFIGURED TO OPEN THIS TYPE OF FILE Please someone link me portable link for mongoVUE and ...
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windows change of workspace themselves

I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've noticed that my windows change of workspace themselves, that's very annoying and I want to fix it. I couldn't say when it changes exactly. But I've noticed that ...
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Windows “jumping” between monitors when scale plugin used

I have two monitors. I am very particular as to which window goes to which monitor (e.g. Firefox always on the left side; terminals on other workspaces always maximized on the left monitor; R graphics ...
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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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Changing window background color by theming

I am a bit confused about this in theme tutorials, but how would I go about changing the color of windows in Unity. I mean the File, Edit, etc. Bars to a different color and other colors related to ...
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Default Programs Bar Gray-out

I've had this problem since I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and have been trying to fix it ever since, but I have tried everything I could think of. My problem happens with most of the default ...
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Sudden change of default keyboard shortcuts and window behaviour

Until recently Super + left arrow made the active window maximize in the left half of the desktop; analogously Super + right arrow made the active window maximize in the right half of the desktop. ...
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How to resize my window to normal full screen again?

I want be able to restore the window size to full screen. I'm only seeing minimized window when being on Internet. What am I to do ? The usual F11 control button doesn't do the job and I'm quite ...
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Software center not working flickering window

Im using Ubuntu 13.04 and recently my Software Center every time I open it, the window start flickering and getting bigger and I have to close it by typing alt+f4. Is there a way to fix this? thanks ...
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Install fail “Parted can't resize partitions managed by window dynamic Disk” [duplicate]

How to solve the problem? (The existing system is Windows 7, 64-bit.)
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Can we control a terminal-window size from a '.desktop' file

The .desktop file opens a python script in the terminal. (with 'Exec' and Terminal = true). Could any other parameters be included so as to open the gnome-terminal in a specific profile or a ...
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JAR and jnlp (webstart) fail to launch or display correctly

I'm trying to get a Java Web Start application to launch, JamochaMUD. However, I never get a window for it. I get: and then and finally: I've tried both the jnlp (Java Web Start) and JAR ...
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How to move window to another display [duplicate]

how can I please move say active window from DISPLAY :0 to DISPLAY :13.0 (remote session) or vice versa? I have serched the manula of wmctrl command but did not find a way to specify DISPLAY in ...
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Nautilus - How to duplicate the current window

Sometimes I need to open the same directory twice. If I try to open it from a bookmark, Nautilus sees it is already opened so it simply focuses it. If I do Ctrl + N, the new window opens home. Is ...
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How do I find and mount my windows drive in ubuntu?

I went to the home folder and looked under devices but there is no windows drive.
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Show window size while resizing or moving

In other desktop environments, it was possible to display the window size (and position) while resizing (or moving) the window. In Xubuntu 12.04.2, this feature was terminated. There are at least two ...
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Is it possible to display windows which are bigger than monitor resolution?

I want test my game for retina displays, which has 2048×1536 resulution, but my monitor small and I don't see the whole window. Is it possible make this window smaller and save 2048x1536 resolution of ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 : Logout button has gone missing

Somehow my logout/poweroff button has gone missing from the desktop, how do I restore it? Also I used to be able to select the WM to use before logging in (e.g. Unity, Gnome etc), but I don't get ...
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Select and copy text from GUI elements

Is there some tool or hack that can extract and copy text from GUI elements (mostly Qt and GTK) positioned under a mouse cursor: like button captures, window titles etc.? Linux Screen Reader can ...