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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 add-...
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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 flickering....
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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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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 hotkeys,...
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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 ...
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Why can't I have multiple application instances from the GUI?

I have locked my Putty application to the sidebar so that when I click on it, it launches Putty. So lets say I then use it to ssh to a router, it will then launch a shell to that router. Now let's say ...
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Application Putty starts in small window

When I launch putty and connect to a device, the window starts in the top right of my screen in a small window and I have to move it and expand it every single time. How can I change it so that when I ...
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How can I detach a tab from my main chrome window (into a new window)?

I want to be able to move the current tab from the window (with other tabs) to a new window, in the foreground, keeping all other tabs open. I'm using Google Chrome, always up to date, on Ubuntu 14.04....
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how to quickly find the right windows when many windows are opened?

I understand that ubuntu has different understanding and behavior for switching between windows and applications, which is fine with me. What I am not used to is that when I use alt+`, it just jumps ...
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Is there a script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position?

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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Change minimum size of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and facing a very wierd problem. While working with Sublime text 3, sometimes when I'm resizing the window, Ubuntu would resize it to absolute zero size. It becomes so ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity - All windows always on top

I'm experiencing a window issue on Ubuntu 15.04 on Unity.All my windows are always on top. For instance, if I have a folder window opened before Firefox, when I click on the Firefox window, the folder ...
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How do I change the click target area for the corner box expand to expand a window in Unity Desktop?

When trying to adjust the size of a GUI window (such as my terminal editor window) I have to be exactly on the bottom right hand corner before the window-adjust icon appears. The target area is so ...
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How do I find out my password? [duplicate]

I tried all the things I found on here and nothing worked, is it because I have windows 7 on my PC too?
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Certain characters don't appear in all windows

Running Ubuntu 14.04. The last thing I installed was Dropbox. After restarting my computer, certain characters will no longer display. This happens on all windows, like Firefox, Nautilus, or even the ...
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Difference between alt+tab and alt+escape

On my GNOME + Ubuntu system, both alt+tab and alt+escape switch between windows. What exactly is the difference, if any, between them?
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Nautilus preferences window has no Close/Maximize/Minimize and is partly not displayed (plain grey area)

I can't apply preferences for Nautilus/Files (Ubuntu 14.10), as there is no way to do so: Where do I apply the preferences? I can't close the window without using keyboard shortcuts or killing the ...
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Spotify window size problem

I installed Spotify client on Xubuntu 14.04. What is pretty annoying is that I am not able to fullscreen the window (even when running as sudo - no errors in terminal generated). It also doesn't ...
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Having trouble with Windows Xp + windows 8.1 + ubuntu 14.04lts triple boot

At first I installed Windows Xp from my CD. Then I installed Windows 8.1 from my DVD. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS. When I turn on my computer I get options to load Windows8.1 and Ubuntu but not ...
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setting dual boot on a system with window 8 and ubuntu installed on different patitions

Note: I have seen some post on how to install ubuntu on a windows 8 pc. I think this problem might be different. I created 4 partitions on my hard drive so that I can put windows 8 in one partition,...
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How to remove red lines in the top right corner of a window in KDE?

Here is a screenshot of what I want to remove (small red lines), but I can't find out how.
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emacs keeps popping up “buffer menu” when I don't want it

Ubuntu 14.04, HP ZBook GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.9) When I'm typing into a buffer, or just moving the cursor with ^N,^P, etc, often emacs pops up a "buffer menu" ...
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How to automatically bring an activated window to the foreground? [duplicate]

When I have a file browser and an image viewer opened and I double click a photo, the image viewer doesn't jump to the foreground, its icon just shakes a bit and acquires a glow around it, and I have ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 using some old Gnome libraries for WPS Office?

The following isn't very important but I wanted to ask out of interest. The window design layout inside of WPS Office looks a bit old-fashioned. I haven't checked all other programmes but to me it ...
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Active window is back after installing graphic card driver

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and got a GeForce GT 720M and installed a graphic card driver lately Now i cant see anymore whats going on at the aktive window I know i can just uninstall it and it should ...
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How to reset all gnome-tweak-tool settings to defaults

I have installed gnome-tweak-tool in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity, then chose Windows -> Windows action keys -> Disabled (previously was Alt). After that Unity windows buttons stopped working for that Ubuntu ...
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Set F1 to close windows

I try to optimize everything. One thing I do frequently is closing windows and closing tabs. Is it possible to set the F1 button to close windows in Ubuntu 14.04? (i.e. same behavior as ALT+F4) And ...
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How can I stop the sides of Unity windows from behaving like corners when I'm resizing with a mouse?

Sometimes, my desktop will get into a state such that when I click on a side (including bottom or top) of a window to resize it, then, in addition to being able to resize that edge (perpendicular to ...