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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 ...
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Force application windows to open in the tag where they were launched in awesome

I am using Awesome as my window manager, and if I launch an application in one tag (AKA workspace) and while it is loading move to another tag the applications window will appear in the current tag ...
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How do I change the window color on Cinnamon?

I believe I've edited my theme files correctly. Here's my GTK-main file with the changes highlighted and my gtkrc file with changes highlighted. What do I need to do to get the Cinnamon window borders ...
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Detect all windows that are currently shown on the desktop with xdotool

I want to detect all the windows that are placed above the desktop. I figured out xdotool is the way to go. But with xdotool search --onlyvisible --classname I find windows even when the desktop is ...
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Conky disappears when using ctrl+super+D

When using the desktop shortcut Conky disappears. I also don't want it always in front though. Is there a solution to just display Conky on the desktop, but hide it when every other application has ...
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Can't use window controls on maximized windows

When I maximise a window and hover my mouse where the window controls should be, they do not appear however if I hover my mouse over the file menu bar, they do appear but as soon as I move my mouse ...
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GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 Problem With Windows Becoming Unresponsive

I have GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 with compiz enabled. Everything works great for the most part, but I do have an issue whether I have compiz enabled or not. I am using fallback classic and whenever a ...
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ubuntu 13 - applications start up behind other windows

I have some applications set to launch from keyboard shortcuts, such as super-e. For some reason, they always launch in the background instead of coming up over the top of the current windows. This ...
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Ubuntu mouse bug [closed]

I think i am getting crazy! I have a normal Ubuntu 13.04 Ubuntu on a laptop after some days after installing, the mouse is getting buggy. Some windows cant recognize my mouse actions(scrolling, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - can not start Kile

I have installed Kile via Ubuntu Software center. I wanted to start it. On startup I receive following message: It doesn't matter if I choose No or Yes program crushes. Here is terminal output: $ ...
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How can I change the size and position that an application appears when first launched? [duplicate]

When ever I launch Chrome it manifests at a specific size at the top left corner of my screen. Everytime I have to manually resize it and position it in the center of the screen. How can I change ...
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Kontact launches Kmail

Kubuntu 13.04. Launching kontact opens a separate window for kmail, which is annoying. If I launch kontact I just want kontact to be opened. If I need just kmail I'll just launch kmail. Any idea? ...
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how to restore window partition in ubuntu dual booting? [duplicate]

my pc hard disk 500gb.my computer C,D,E,F,G ,H Partition .c is window 8 partition.H installed Ubuntu 12.10 used dual booting. I try replaced Ubuntu 13.04 install .I choose erase button few seconds I ...
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How can I prevent the alt-tab shortcut from nesting terminal windows?

I like to have multiple terminal windows open sometimes, however when I use alt-tab it nests all instances of the same application in one icon and then you must wait a second for it to let you tab ...
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Misaligned buttons?

I have been installed ubuntu-gnome package, then modifying the Unity themes, and that button is misaligned now. Before After What should I do? Note I'm using 13.04.
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Can Snap-Windows be set up for 4 windows instead of just 2?

The title might need some adjusting but what I am trying to say is that, when one drags a window to the left or right side of the screen, it resizes to fill that half of the screen. So if I drag 2 ...
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Samba CATIA filename mapping

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS as an ActiveDirectory connected mail server using dovecot and postfix. All works fine on this part. Now we want to export the mail storage for backup purposes. I ...
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Ubuntu/Unity: unminimize all windows

How could I unminimize all windows (at least of the current workspace)? I basically want to show on the desktop all the opened windows.
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Is there a way to start multiple applications at once and arrange their windows?

Let's say I usually have three windowed apps running at the same time: Chrome Emacs Terminal I like for them to be arranged the same way. I want this to happen on all of my desktops (or whatever ...
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Get rid of a bar in top of window

I've installed Ubutnu 13.04 on my computer, before I was working with Mint 14. When I run some program that has a splash screen a see a bar on to of it, as in this picture : And now I'm devlopping ...
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Issue on “Always on visible workspace”

I looked in forum and I don't see my issue. I Choose an application window, and I check the "Always on visible workspace" button, it work a time ans suddenly, I notice that my window don't still ...
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Shared folders stuck when I access it from Windows 8

I share some folders from server running Ubuntu 13.04 (Desktop) and I access it from Windows 8. When I enter into folders from windows, the window stuck for a while and the address bar shows loading. ...
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How to get windows look on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I like the functions of ubuntu. but I prefer the windows look. Is there some ubuntu modification that looks like windows? Ubuntu looks too cartoonish and unprofessional. Windows ist more ...
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strange window positioning after launcher click

There is a strange and annoying thing in 12.04LTS: Sometimes (quite often indeed) when I click a launcher icon of an application that is running in a unity desktop different from the one I'm actually ...
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How to manually re-saturate a window after it has been unresponsive

When Ubuntu detects that an application is unresponsive, the window loses colour and shows gets a somewhat 'dimmed' appearance. Normally once the application starts responding again the colour comes ...
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How to disable window maximize effect in Kubuntu

In 13.04 when you maximize or snap a window to the screen's borders, instead of instantly changing its size, it does a little animation - it shrinks/expands to the appropriate size. How do I turn this ...
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I can not close windows/directory in Ubuntu

Tengo un problema con Ubuntu GNOME 13.04. Luego de instalar GNOME en mi ubuntu lo configure completamente pero ahora cuando abro ventanas de directorios no puedo usar los botones de minimizar, ...
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not getting graphics when installing ubuntu 13.04 on vmware

i am a starter in ubuntu , i try to install ubuntu 13.04 through vmware on my window 7 but actually it is not showing me graphics , it is still on black screen , how can i remove this problem?
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Ubuntu 13.04 Window Title Font

How can I change the font for the window title in 13.04 Ubuntu? Original text: Wie kann ich die Schrift für den Fenstertitel bei Ubuntu 13.04 ändern?
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Prevent window from closing

Often I'll open a program from terminal (gedit, or some software I'm working on, etc.) then press Alt+F4 to close the program... then press it again closing the terminal even though I'm not done with ...
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Is possible to split an nautilus window in horizontal?

The window splits vertically when we press the F3 key, it's possible to split the window horizontally?
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Problem with minimizing windows

I installed gnome shell from the official repo and after restarting , when i open a window (Either in gnome or unity) and try to minimize it , it freezes until i press Alt + Tab and when to maximize ...
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How can I customize the terminal window (in ccsm maybe) of this particular “filename.desktop” file

This filename.desktop does nothing else but to run a python script in a terminal window (this connects to the Internet - keep alive thread). Since this is a quite commonly used window, I'd like its ...
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All open Windows fade and stay faded even when responsive

I am experiencing an issue whereby all open windows fade out as if unresponsive and yet are fully functioning. New windows and dialog boxes appear at full brightness but the existing windows do not. ...
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How do I remove the window borders from modal dialogs in Cinnamon?

System: Ubuntu 13.04, with Cinnamon 1.8. Whenever a modal dialog like the one below (password prompt in GDebi) pops up, it always has an annoying border around it. Is there any way to fix this? I ...
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How to change system settings window size? [duplicate]

I can't seem to change the length of the system settings window, I want to change it as it is too long and can only just click the last row of items. So how can I resize it?
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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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ubuntu 13.04 - switching/opening window causes them to freeze

I've just installed ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago, used 12.10 before. This problem happens sometimes, I try to switch between windows, or close/minimize/open windows and then everything, besides the ...
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How do I enable live window resizing in Ubuntu 13.04?

In Ubuntu 13.04 when you resize an application window by clicking with the mouse on any of its borders the whole window area gets covered by an orange transparent film; if then the mouse cursor is ...
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Dim desktop, bring focus to active window

I recently stumbled upon this article for applications that dim the background of your desktop, bringing focus to the active open window. Of course the applications are for Windows. My question is, ...
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12.04 Unity 2D - dragging windows barely works

I'm currently running 12.04 in VMWare Player on a Windows 7 64bit machine and I'm experiencing a lot of trouble with dragging windows around. One of my biggest issues is that very often I'll snap a ...
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Shortcuts no longer work for move window to left/right of screen in 12.04

I used to be able to send windows to the left/right half of the screen with ctrl-windows-left and ctrl-windows-right in 12.04. Now the left/right shortcuts do not work, but ctrl-windows-up / down ...
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How to disable windows effects in 13.04?

New install of 13.04 on a thinkpad x230. I want to disable the windows effects (they sort of zoom in and out from the middle of the screen). I find it distracting. I tried downloading the ...
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How to force Nautilus to open with side panel

New Nautilus 3.8 doesn't open with side panel. Even if I turn it on (F9 key), then close the window and reopen it - panel disappears. Can i force Nautilus to start with panel? Ticking proper option in ...
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How to resize windows with alt+right click instead of alt+middle click in Ubuntu 13.04

The title says it all. I want to resize windows with an right click while holding the alt key, instead of the new default alt+middle click. I have found no way to enable this behaviour in 13.04. The ...
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How to resize the System Settings window? [duplicate]

How do i resize or scroll down system settings windows, please check the pic below There is no option to scroll or resize,if more than 1 application indicator added in system settings then i cant ...
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Save and restore window positions

Here is my configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity) Laptop External screen to use the laptop in dual screen mode Several windows spread on both screens and on 4 workspaces When I have meetings I ...
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Oracle VirtualBox focus not changing

I run VirtualBox in many environments and in Ubuntu this is the only place where I have come across this bug I've installed the latest VirtualBox and this problem still persists, it's odd Basically ...