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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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Ubuntu not prompt for credential for password protected windows server

I am new to Ubuntu (Version 14.04 LTS) i have problem accessing my windows server's folder. Though it shows folders within the server its doesn't allow access to any of those folders as it is ...
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How should I report a bug in the window list plasmoid?

How should I report a bug in the kde plasmoid "window-list"? (Specifically, the bug is that in 15.04 the window number for each window is no longer shown as it was in 14.10.)
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04, the newest Google Chrome window display transparent and without buttons

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, I have installed Google Chrome long time ago, and every update, now the newest version 40. When I minimize Chrome window and maximize it then the top of the window gets ...
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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KDE Plasma 5 upgrade has removed my window decorations [closed]

Upgrading to KDE Plasma 5 today in Vivid Vervet (Wednesday 21st Jan) has removed all my window decorations such as borders, etc. I can't move windows, drag windows, etc. Any ideas how to get it back?
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Google Chrome's window becomes invisible / unresponsive

I'm using Google Chrome, Version 39 (64-bit), under Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty). Often, the browser's window becomes invisible after returning from standby, or after opening the window after it was ...
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Get window name of byobu session in bash

is there a way to get the byobu window number (or window name) in shell? I want the same code to behave differently depending on the window in which it is running: I am thinking about something like ...
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Application window is surrounded by a black frame [duplicate]

The window of the application is surrounded by a black frame. It is just not happening in one account, it is happening in every account such as administrator and guest. I can't use terminal, but I can ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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Is it possible to keep packages installed on ubuntu when booting from DVD

I have a machine running windows 7 and I boot Ubuntu from a DVD I prefer not to partition my hardrive for a dual boot so I picked the option of trying ubuntu. Is it possible to download packages like ...
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Some aplications run, but have no visible application window

I have a strange problem with the visibility of application windows (Unity / 14.04). Sometimes an application seems to be running, but without a visible window. When I click on their launcher icon, ...
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Windows not maximizing correctly, Conky suspected

Any program that I open is disregarding both the launcher and the panel when maximized. Attached are screenshots of firefox, gedit, and gnome-terminal after typing ls /. I have had Conky ...
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Make Steam windows be always on top?

When I right click the top of steam windows I don't get a context menu. Is there any way to make steam windows (particularly chat windows) be always on top?
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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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My laptop keeps freezing, why?

The computer is an HP Compaq 6715b . Whenever I log into Ubuntu, the user interface freezes after around 5 seconds. Though the mouse seems to work. I have tried to open the terminal using the ...
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Why does Software Updater window not appear when updates are available?

For a while now, whenever the Software Updater icon turns green to show that there are updates available, the window is invisible. It seems to happen only when Software Updater opens itself to show a ...
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foxpro on ubuntu trusty

How can I (or is even possible to) run Visual FoxPro 6 on Ubuntu 14.04? Please provide detailed installation instructions as I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep [closed]

My setup is two external screens connected to a docking station and the laptop screen all running (thanks, Lenovo!). I have four virtual desktops (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity). At any point I might have one ...
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Window scroll handles/bars aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified?

Window scroll handles/bars are aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified? For one thing the handles disappear, which means I have to hold the mouse in the right place to make them ...
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firefox-wget-window doesnt close after download

I use Firefox with flashgot, which makes downloads via wget. Some time ago, the wget-terminal-window appears, makes its download, and when finished correctly it disappears automatically. Then there ...
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Enable a window without titlebar in all workspaces

I have a window (Google Hangouts App, to be precise) that I want to show up on all my workspaces. However, the window dosen't have a titlebar, so I can't right-click it and untick Only on this ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: How to disable window maximizing when title bar dragged to top of the desktop [closed]

Default behavior on my fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 has the active window maximize when the title bar is dragged up to the top of the window. I'm not at all a fan of this behavior. I have tried ...
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how to set ubuntu not to group the similar windows when swithing through the open windows?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LST I want the Ubuntu not to group the open windows when I am using Alt+Tab looking for the window I want. What shoud I do?
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Child windows on System Settings have become transparent

For some reason the sub-windows from the System Settings have corrupted. By this I mean the backgrounds, which were white, have now become transparent. While jumping in and out of these child ...