Questions tagged [window]

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How do I dim inactive windows

Back in the Unity days, there was a Compiz setting where you could force inactive windows to dim. I frequently work with two monitors and multiple windows open and it regularly happens that I start ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Titlebar buttons on the Left not working properly; titlebar disappears in Tweaks app

In Ubuntu 20.04, when I use the Tweaks app to change the titlebar buttons to the left (instead of the default right), the titlebar becomes greyed out (or rather black). It seems that placing the ...
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Re-attach detached Terminal Tabs

Is there a way in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS that once a tab of "Terminal" window is detached from that window, to re-attach that tab to the another already opened Terminal window (with other tabs) again?
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How do I set keyboard layout per window on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. When I was on pop OS, I was able to change keyboard layout for each window (not global layout). Is there something similar on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
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Lubuntu 20.04: Full-screening a window resizes it to 1080p instead of 1200p

I recently did a fresh install of Lubuntu 20.04. Full screening on my 1600x900 laptop screen is as expected. On my Dell 24", 1200p monitor, full screening leaves a strip visible at the bottom where ...
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Collect notifications in a submenu such as Windows

windows notification area Hello I am trying to make application icons appear in sub menu like Windows (with Dash-To-Panel extension) How can I do this? There is any extension can do That? Edit: ...
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How to recover windows partition after installing ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had windows 10 installed on my asus laptop. Yesterday I installed ubuntu on it but in hurry i clicked clean installation of ubuntu. Which results in deletion of all drive which had so important data ...
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How do I enable wobbly windows in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

do you know how to enable wobbly windows in Ubuntu 20.04LTS ? i was trying to do that
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Is there a way to Restore Window from maximized, if not where is the code for the window button that does this?

This is not a duplicate of: Command for restoring minimized windows. (The answer is incorrect on that question and I don't know how to contact the mods to have it unmarked as accepted. I did find this ...
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Scroll through opened windows & apps with mouse button and scroll wheel

I have my Logitech G502 mouse with many extra buttons so I wish to be able to hold down a mouse button, use scroll wheel to go through opened windows, release mouse button to select it. The close ...
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Howto Jump Cursor Focus across Application/Window Gap

I am using 16.04 with dual monitors. I notice there is often a bit of lag in guiding the cursor from one window display to the other and my greater goal is to jump between application windows with ...
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in Ubuntu 18.04, how to resize windows by keyboard shortcuts?

In the Ubuntu 16.04, I very appreciated resizing windows by Ctrl+Alt+Num shortcuts; e.g. Ctrl+Alt+7 resized a window into the top left quarter of the current screen. In the Ubuntu 18.04, only Ctrl+Alt+...
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While using GIMP, how to use the mouse wheel to enlarge and decrease the entire window

I would like to use the mouse wheel to move enlarge the entire window that I am using in GIMP instead of just zooming in on an area in the window. How do I accomplish this? I've looked all through ...
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Audacity does not render track part of window in Lubuntu 19.10

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 19.10, and I also changed PC (migrating my installation), so I'm not sure when this happened or what caused it. When I open Audacity the part of the window where the ...
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How can I make new windows open on the second screen?

I would like every app to open new windows only on the second screen. By default, new windows open on the screen where the cursor is located.
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How to prevent the front window is clicked if there is an adjacent back window

I use Ubuntu 18.04. If there are adjacent windows, then I click the back window but the front window is selected. How to prevent this behavior?
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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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How to fix the black gradient on the top bar when windows are maximixed?

I installed the Zorin OS theme on my gnome-shell. When I maximie any window the top bar transitions into a off putting white-black gradient color which I do not desire. A semi transperent top bar ...
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Is there any way to override the Maximize button functionality to maximize a bit smaller than full screen or to a fixed size?

Im using Remote connection and getting some extra borders on receiver machine. So I need to resize the windows on ubuntu machine a bit smaller than the resolution of the screen so they're not covered ...
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Can't horizontally split the screen with GNOME 3

I'm using GNOME 3.28.2 on Ubuntu 18.04.4. With the keyboard shortcuts "Special" + "Left Arrow", I can move the current window to the left, and resize it to half the screen; with "Right Arrow", the ...
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Clicking at the bottom of the window goes to another window

When I click at the bottom of a window, in a certain rectangular area, it randomly opens up chrome or some other tab running in the background. I am not able to use the full screen of my laptop ...
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Shortcut for changing proportion of windows displayed side by side in Gnome

Two tiled windows are snapped to the left and right side of screen (using shortcuts toggle-tiled-left and toggle-tiled-right) Then you can change their proportion by drag and drop on border between ...
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How do I hide minimised windows from Activities overview in GNOME 3?

In GNOME 3, I can open the Activities overview by clicking the 'Activities' button in the top-left corner or by pressing the Super key (usually the the key with the Windows logo). I see previews of ...
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Changing Window button sizes

I recently installed Ubuntu 19.10 on my little 12 inch tablet and wass wondering if there is anyway to change the size of the wicdow buttons, i.e close, minimalise and expand. i was also wondering if ...
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VLC Media Player New Window Problem

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and the 3.0.8 Vetinari VLC Media Player. When I have a video already playing and I double-click on another video, another VLC window opens. I find this totally unnecessary. Is ...
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Unable to resize thunderbird window

Thunderbird suddenly decided that it's window is no longer resizeable. I have been using 18.04 since it's release and never faced this issue with either thunderbird or any other application. Machine ...
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In a multi-head MATE desktop environment, how can fullscreen windows be made to respect the dock placement?

I have three displays running with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (X11) and the MATE Mutiny desktop environment. When I bring a window to fullscreen, the resize of the window does not respect the dock and ends up ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 auto move same applications at startup to different work spaces and start scripts

I want to accomplish the following: On start up the following applications should open up on the following work spaces Work space 01 gnome-terminal, not maximized Work space 02 gnome-terminal, ...
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Spotify Window is Invisible 18.04

When I launch Spotify, no window appears. The window thumbnail appears in the dock, but nothing happens when I click on it. I tried reinstalling using all three methods listed on the website, but ...
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Window position shifts slightly when selected

Quite often, when I click a window title bar to bring it to the foreground, its position shifts slightly. I assume this is because the cursor position on button-down is slightly different than the ...
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Are there terminal commands to manipulate the current terminal window position and behaviour?

I like to keep a single terminal open and set to "Always On Visible Workspace" as well as filling the right half of the screen when visible (snapped?). I can do this with keyboard shortcuts and with ...
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How do I switch windows using ALT+ TAB in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I have opened 2 new windows of Chrome in Ubuntu. How do I select them using ALT+TAB? Every time I need to use mouse for this. Is there any way to do like in Windows?
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How to make i3 contain “Always on top windows” in i3+KDE setup?

The issue The Plasma "Add Widget" window is always on top, and due to this i3wm is unable to tile it. Also, since it is outside i3's management, hence I can't focus on it as well, which prohibits me ...
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How can one get executable file-path for a window which is launched as FlatPak application?

I know that xprop | awk '/PID/ {print $3}' | xargs ps and xprop | awk '/COMMAND/ {print $4}' | xargs which work great with GUI applications which are deb-packaged, AppImage'd or Snap'd. But this ...
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How to increase the size of apps interface

I'm completely new to linux & Ubuntu so sorry if this seems trivial. I noticed that within some apps like Spotify, the interface is tiny compared to the size of the window (see image). So I ...
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Window minimizes when mouse leaves the window area

When I hover away from a window in Ubuntu, that window minimizes instantly. Is there a way to fix this?
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Dual monitor PDF opens between the monitors (18.04 Gnome)

A new PDF file always opens halfway between two monitors. How can I solve this? Using 18.04 LTS, Xorg and/or Wayland, Communitheme.
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How can I change the focus when I minimize a window?

I use very often the shortcut "alt+tab" to change the focus between windows, however, every time I minimize a window and press "alt+tab" it takes the focus back on the window I've just minimized - and ...
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Buttons on the left [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is any way to put all the buttons (max, min and close) to the left since in retouches only puts it in some applications and with the latest version of gnome does not let ...
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How to switch windows of the application in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

How do I switch between windows of the same application in GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04? For example, if you have two Nautilus windows open, Alt+Tab will go to the next application (say, browser), but not to ...
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Are there any window managers for Gnome that can remember where my windows should be in different layouts?

I have an Ubuntu laptop that I often have connected to a large (3440x1440) monitor via HDMI. But, being a laptop, I naturally unplug from the external monitor quite a lot. And other times I connect ...
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When scrolling in App1, then alt-tab to App2, App2 jumps its scoll point in line with App1 scroll, and vice versa

I am on 18.04 and it has only recently started happening. When mouse scrolling in 1st app (e.g. 1.5 pages of scrolling). I then change to another app. As I then go to mouse scroll in the 2nd app, the ...
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Window maximization problem after wake from sleep/suspend

Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell XPS 15 9560. I have a recurring issue since installation regarding maximized windows. For most applications such as Nautilus and eVince, I can maximize the window either by ...
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How stop auto-minimizing of Software Updates window?

How does one stop the auto-minimizing of the Software Updates window in Ubuntu 18.04? (Livepatch is also installed.) The window asking if I wish to download and install updates pops up and stays in ...
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KDE Plasma: Maximized window on second monitor leaves large gap

As can be seen in the following screenshot, I have a dual monitor setup in KDE Plasma 5.12.9, where I have a panel at the bottom of my left screen, but not at the bottom of my right screen. ...
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How do I move the window menu to the window title bar in Ubuntu 18.04?

I use multiple monitors so having the window menu move to the top bar now I've finally upgraded to 18.04 is not good for me because it moves the window menu options a long way away from the window. I'...
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Is it possible to “detach” child popup windows in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I just installed and started to use 18.04 (finally! I got a computer that supports it especially...) When I open certain windows, such as Thunderbird and Virtualbox, they at times open child windows ...
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How can I prevent misplaced new windows -top bar is hiding- in a multi-monitor setup?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 desktop and the default Image Viewer software. There's a strange and really frustrating case when I open an image(s) with a specific size(960x960 for today), the window will ...
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Compiz: Fixed window placement, which alternative?

I configured my Ubuntu 16.04 system to open two windows automatically at login. For the purpose of fixed location of these, I am trying CompizConfiguration Settings Manager, function Place Windows. ...
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“lock to launcher” caused problem

I am using ubuntu 16.06 since I tried "lock to launcher" for MATLAB, the screen of MATLAB has become see through/transparent, applying unlock did not work thank you for your help

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