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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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Toggle Window Decorations

For screencasting purposes I would like to be able to easily toggle window decorations - primarily the titlebar at the top of applications - on and off. I can't find an easy way to do this in Ubuntu ...
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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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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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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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Why don't use Lubuntu's windows the whole screen?

I have installed Lubuntu on my old PC, and changed the screen resolution from 1024x768 to bigger. If I want to maximize a window, it uses not the whole but only a small area with 1024x768 pixels in ...
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Window management in Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work anymore

I need some help about the window management in Ubuntu 12.04. When I drag a window to a side of my screen, the window doesn't fit to the half screen, like it was before. Does anyone have this ...
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Why are the minimize and maximize buttons “crooked”?

Sorry if the title isn't vere descriptive, but I don't know how to describe this: It happens only when the windows are maximized.
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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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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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Assign title bar double click action to fill entire screen except unity panel and launcher

I'm currently using 12.04.1 64-bit. I prefer to use the title bar action buttons (min/max/close) on right side. Sure I can make them appear on right side from Ubuntu Tweak but it wont work in full ...
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Problem with KDE's pseudo-tiling side-by-side feature

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE 4.8.2. I'm having a problem with the pseudo-tiling feature where dragging a window into the side of the screen makes it occupy that half of the screen. If I've ...
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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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Xubuntu - Maximize window instead of top half on snap up

I want to maximize window instead of making it fill the top half of the screen on snap up. I can't find how to change it in settings.
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how to shift window title name on ubuntu-gnome from middle to left side on ubuntu-gnome 14.04?

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome 14.04 LTS 32bit on my laptop. I see the title name of window is in the center/middle of title bar. it's look wired :( . in 12.04 we see the tittle name is naturally ...
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Games launched from Steam in Ubuntu are grouped with the other Steam windows

When I launch a game with Steam the game window is automatically grouped with the other Steam windows. I'd like the game windows to have they're own icon in the pager and dock, seperate from the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 : can't move chrome window

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Google Chrome. My problem comes from the fact that I can't move the chrome window on my second screen or even on the "current" screen. I'm ...
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Change title bar's color on focus in Compiz

When the focus is gained by a window, I want title bar of this active window to be red, opacity of inactive windows to be decreased. (solution for KDE) Are these possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with ...
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Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04

So I've noticed this problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 a few days back. I've noticed that whenever a window title is supposed to contain any accented character like "ï", the title bar ...
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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Make last clicked window stay on top in Unity

Is there a way to force the last active window to stay on top of all other windows in Unity? Or any other GUI for that matter? It really annoys me, when a program after finishing a task or when ...
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A theme that has window colors like “dash transparent blur” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been looking around for it , it's beautiful in my opinion , i haven't been able to find anything. Does something like it exist ? Thanks in advance.
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System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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New windows open below visible one

Every time a new window is opened, gnome likes to force it below the current one so I have to go to the taskbar and restore it. I can tolerate a lot of stuff but I open new windows way too often ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make Window Title font upper-case?

I would like to know if it is possible to make it so that the window title font in Ubuntu is always displayed as uppercase. For the font I want to use, lowercase does not look nice. Thank you!
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Compiz how to use Kwin's default Window decoration

Ok, so at first when I used Compiz, it kept the Kwin's Window Decoration, which I prefer. After uninstalling and reinstalling Compiz, it no longer uses Kwins, so I had to use their default, which ...
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KDE 14.10 Horizontal Tearing with all graphical animations (Switching virtual desktops, moving windows, etc.)

This wasn't happening for the longest time, and it goes on and off, sometimes it won't do it for a day or two, and sometimes it will be non-stop for couple days. Here's a video showing what I'm ...
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Window fullscreen mode in unity. Problem with steam games in windowed mode

I don't understand how fullscreen window mode (that hides system top bar) works in unity (14.10). Some apps (firefox, terminal, chrome) use F11 shortcut to go fullscreen and it works perfectly. But it ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 screen flickers and chunks of it turn black while resizing windows

With any window,when I resize it by dragging the sides or corners, the screen flickers gray, black, all around the window, just a bit irritating. Has anyone encountered this and have found a fix ...
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When I try to open Chrome it opens a new window with empty icon

When I try to open Google Chrome on Ubuntu I get this: If I try to open it from terminal I get this: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. The program ...
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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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Moving interface effect

Is there any sort of graphic effect that can move the entire screen, or at least the current window, while one is working on the pc, making it slowly fluctuating? Thank you very much.
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Windows NTFS partition fails “check” but passes Ubuntu “ext4”

I want to install a clean copy of Windows and I have tried many different ISOs by now, and every time the disk somehow fails and it has to go and start automatically checking the disk again and again ...
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Lock size of specified windows

Is it possible to lock the size of a window so that it cannot be resized? I am aware of methods of setting specific programs to have their windows open at specific size and/or position but I am in ...
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wmctrl: Permanently renaming a window

When i use wmctrl to rename a window (Firefox) to something else, the reload of a page or switching to a tab overwrites that name. How can i permanently rename a window? Or how could i re-rename it ...
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Closing minimized window

How can you close a minimized window directly from the launcher if you have more windows opened on that application without maximize it on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Viewing contents of a window

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in an Oracle VM VirtualBox. When I run system settings I only see about a quarter of the screen, and cannot find the way to res1ze the contents or move around within the ...
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Unity Tweak Tool - Windows Control - Show menu button does not work

I am trying to move the menu out of the window's title bar and the "Show menu button" does not seems to do anything - and the whole Layout section. Other controls, like fonts, work. Any workarounds? I ...
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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...
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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep

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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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 correct it disappears automatically. Then there was ...
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kubuntu 14.04 windows unreadable fonts

In the last month I have discovered that some windows opens with unreadable text. It seems that letters are rendered one over the other. Does anybody know how to correct this? Ej. Here is the ...
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How to lock an application screen?

I know how to make an application screen always appear on top, but is there anyway to lock it in place and run in real time(for example, a movie clip runs in a borderless window at some part of the ...
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Is there a way to alt tab to a particular window with one key?

I am using the cinnamon desktop manager on my ubuntu box. Say I have 5 open windows running different applications. Lets call these 5 open windows as * windowA * windowB * windowC * windowD * ...