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Mutter the default window manager in GNOME 3. It was initially designed and implemented for the X Window System, but then evolved to be a Wayland compositor.

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Transparent container on half screen in Ubuntu 20.04

Basically, I closed my laptop lid at night and normally it would go to sleep. But, in morning when I opened it, it didn't started at the login screen but on the page where I left it and was ...
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session crashes when unplugging USB-C hub with HDMI monitor

Ubuntu 21.04, Wayland Session on Gnome 3.38 via Mutter 3.38.4. Dell XPS 13 9300. I have a USB-C hub which provides power, HID, and HDMI connectivity. Nine times out of ten, when I unplug this dongle, ...
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gnome shell crashes on hirsute when plugging external monitor

XPS 13-9300. Ubuntu Hirsute, 5.11.0-16-generic, gnome 3.38 on Wayland. I've also disabled pulseaudio in favour of pipewire as per this guide. The problem didn't occur on 20.04 (also with Wayland) or ...
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How do I install libmutter-dev? [closed]

I am trying to build gala, however make outputs this error: meson.build:128:4: ERROR: Problem encountered: No supported mutter library found! I tried installing libmutter-dev sudo apt install ...
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What are the window managers that do VSync?

The only reason that keeps me on the default Gnome 3 desktop on Ubuntu, is VSync. I would like to use Gnome Flashback, but unfortunately, Metacity doesn't do VSync. Compiz does, but I don't find it ...
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GNOME Shell crashes repeatedly since Groovy upgrade

Since I've upgraded to Groovy, my window manager repeatedly crashes. I've found a simple and reliable way to repeat the crash, so here it is : Install the qemu-system-x86 package Run the following ...
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Show only active windows in workspace

If I move Spotify or Gedit next workspace, it would still show me. I want to show those items only if I switch to the next workspace.
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Mutter mapping not working

Hello Ubuntu community, I try to create a setup script for all my settings that I fire after a fresh installation to restore all of my settings. The script includes: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter....
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How to open gnome-terminal in a nested mutter(wayland) window

Following these instructions I succeeded in opening a new empty window and verified that a new wayland socket had appeared: $ ls -alt /run/user/1000 ... -rw------- 1 craig craig 120 Oct 31 13:54 ....
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With Ubuntu 20.04 running Wayland does Mutter have the ability to Mirror 2 of 3 displays yet?

I think the question in the title is specific enough. Let me know if you need more. Thanks.
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How do I make mutter use my nouveau GPU

I am using a laptop which has a discrete nvidia GPU along with the Intel GPU. $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 abruptly logs user out

I noticed a very strange problem on Ubuntu 18.04 after Ubuntu recently had an apt update and apt upgrade. After the user has been logged in to the system for a while, the system seems to abruptly log ...
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Will Gnome Window Rendering fixes be backported to Bionic Ubuntu 18.04?

Does anyone know officially if the recently identified bugs by Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt and applied fixes to GNOME and Mutter; will get backported to all Ubuntu LTS versions; in my case ...
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Set Maximum Size for Maximized Windows

Is there a way to set the maximum allowed size for maximized windows? Let me explain, I wish that the maximized windows do not cover the entire desktop, but I can set a margin or area to leave a part ...
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new windows position on dual monitor setup ubuntu 20.04

is there any shell-extension or something that can force new windows to open on the monitor where the mouse pointer is in a dual monitor setup? even if it is a new instance of an open app like a new ...
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Use Mutter on Gnome Flashback

I would like to use Mutter as a window manager on Gnome Flashback. According to GNOME website, this should be possible: https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeFlashback "Metacity: The window manager ...
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Window not visible, New maximized window are moved to new workspace but not drawn Ubuntu 19.10

I am working on an extension for moving workspace, https://github.com/raonetwo/MaximizeToWorkspace. For the windows that start maximized, the workspace switching is happening as expected. The new ...
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Ubuntu stopping to work aleatory

Everyone. English isn't my first language (I told you before read rs) I'm experiencing aleatory freezing on my Ubuntu. I haven't noted if it happen in a specific situation. Bellow there are two ...
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Set a specific workspace on an external monitor

My laptop is connected to an external monitor and I am using an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I have several workspaces and I would like to clone one of the workspace on the external monitor. To specify the ...
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Is it just me or has Mutter stopped unredirecting full screen program displays?

In 19.04, in X sessions, fullscreen displays such as Youtube videos were unredirected from Mutter compositing. That was obvious while using the intel modesetting driver, from the tearing. However, ...
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Where to get Gnome Night Light source code?

I had thought of asking this question on Stackoverflow but there all the "Night Light" references are for Windows 10 Night Light. Too bad Microsoft and Gnome Developers didn't draw straws for who ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 gnome-shell crashes after changing keyboard

Updated to Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan, changing keyboard (from zh-cn to es-es) crashes gnome-shell, and displays that logoff is needed, but clicking logoff button is useless (won't work). Reboot, log in, and a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 gnome-shell in login crash loop with libmutter-2

I have a problem with the login with GNOME3 (3.28.4) since one day ago. I have Ubuntu 18.04, my default desktop is GNOME. At some point, without any change in my configuration files, I could not login ...
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18.04 Gnome Mutter: Change workspace switcher animation duration

Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome 3.28.2 (with the default Mutter, I believe) The workspace switcher animation is nice, and I find the switcher overlay useful, but it takes too long for my workflow. I am not asking ...
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Mutter cause crash down

If I had to upgrade the package 'mutter', the system will be stuck before login, and here is the screenshot. VM: VMware® Workstation 14 Pro 14.1.3 build-9474260 Host OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
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Ubuntu 18.04: does “draggable-border-width” work only for some applications?

After reading Resizing a window should be easier - increase boarder pixel count? and the links cited there, I looked at what dconf-editor had. There is "/org/gnome/mutter/draggable-border-width" with ...
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How to maximize or make fullscreen a window across dual monitors?

Is there any way to do this in GNOME desktop environment?
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How To Disable the “Window not responding” Dialog

When debugging UI programs, I see frequently the "Wait or force quit" Dialog. This is super annoying, since this dialog blocks basically everything. The whole graphical system is not usable anymore ...
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How do I enable snap window to corner in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 where Unity Tweaks had this dialog: (I would normally have the top and bottom "do nothing"'s set to "top" and "bottom" as well) Working with both large monitors ...
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Deiconify an application does not update its content with Mutter and X11

I have a java graphic application using Swing library. If the application is minimized and the graphic content changes (color or whatever), I should see the modification when restoring the window. ...
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How can I snap a window in a corner with 18.04?

Super + left/right snaps windows to fit half the screen. I'd like to be able to snap four windows in all corners. CompizConfig Settings Manager doesn't seem to be an option since 18.04 uses the GNOME ...
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No login screen/Stuck at Ubuntu logo in 18.04

My system stuck at ubuntu logo while booting. To resolve it, I've set nomodeset. But now it occurs a resolution issue to 1024x768. Here are the necessary information: lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga 00:...
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Where is GNOME device configuration? - Ubuntu 17.10

I recently install Ubuntu 17.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9365. With GNOME Shell, from what I understand, Mutter is the default compositor, which supports the Wayland protocol. I haven't been able to find ...
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How do I move child windows without moving or minimizing parent in GNOME 3?

I have Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME 3. What happens: I have (for example) LibreOffice Calc open, with some data columns in it. I highlight the columns I want to chart, then I select INSERT > CHART. The ...
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Remove Decoration of single window in Gnome 3

How can decoration for a single window be removed using a bash or third party program in gnome 3?
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I don't think Mutter is using hardware acceleration properly for me while Compiz definitely is

To test this out, I installed plain Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE one after another. They were all 16.04.2 LTS. I updated all three of them and rebooted as necessary. My goal was to have three ...
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How to hide window decoration (title bar) in Opera 32 and Cinnamon?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my DE and window manager is Cinnamon (Muffin). Chromium has a nice option "Use system title bar and borders". Opera does not. I tried to add an option --force-native-...
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Mathematica 10.2 - Window not responding

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-Shell running and use Mathematica 10.2. Whenever I open a mathematica file and select some lines in it, I get a message from the system that mathematica is not ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed gnome-shell (GNOME 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in the ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...
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Is Mutter supposed to be my window manager on plain Ubuntu?

I ran into some problems after installing Gnome on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have managed to address most appearance-related issues. However, if I run sudo update-alternatives --config x-window-...
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move window to corner and RESIZE in gnome shell

in Unity with the CTRL-ALT-KeyPad_7 keybinding I can move a window to the top-left corner and it is automatically resized to a quarter of my desktop size. In gnome-shell, in dconf, I found the ...
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Is it possible that Unity would some day switch back to Mutter? [closed]

I remembered that the first Unity was indeed built on Mutter, but later ported to Compiz due to poor performance. I also know Canonical practically incorporated Compiz to work closely for future Unity,...
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How to modify Gnome-Shell animations?

I use docky in Gnome-Shell and it's annoying that when I minimise a window, it goes up to the top left corner. I know mutter isn't that customisable but is it possible to get a minimise effect similar ...
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Auto_raise broken in GNOME 3.4.1?

Since dist-upgrading 12.04 LTS in such a manner as resulted in an upgrade of GNOME from 3.2.x to 3.4.1, auto_raise is broken. I have the usual auto_raise* settings set in gconf, in apps -> metacity ...
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What compositors can I use in Unity-2D?

I would like to install a compositor in unity 2D. And I've noticed a number of other compositors: compiz, mutter, xcompmgr, xfwm4, etc. I'm interested in using a lightweight compositor but I need to ...
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set window properties (above, on all workspaces) in js/gnome-shell-extension?

As part of teaching myself how to make gnome-shell-extensions, I'd like to be able to tell a window to be on all workspaces on on top of all other windows. I notice in the mutter API there is a ...
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Is it possible to have window transparency in Mutter/Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

I really like the transparency effects in compiz with GNOME2 and wanted to know if there was any way (I'm assuming without using compizconfig) to have some kind of transparency in the windows. Is ...
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Set Audacious to open maximized? [closed]

I'm using Audacious 3.2.1, on Gnome-Shell. However, everytime I open it, it starts not-maximized. Is there a way, like editing the command for the launcher in the Menu Editor, to make Audacious fire ...
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How to replace Mutter with Compiz to enable Wobbly effect?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome shell, because Unity is too slow. Is there a way I can enable extra visual effects which I had in Lucid Lynx? How can I replace my Windows managers? I prefer to use ...