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Questions tagged [window]

Questions relating to the behaviour of application windows, this is a very generic tag and you should consider also adding tags specific to your question.

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Fullscreen not working in Kindle using wine

I recently installed Amazon Kindle using Wine 3.0 and PlayOnLinux on my Ubuntu 18.04. Everything works perfectly except for the full screen mode. When I press Fn+f11 I see a smaller windowed mode with ...
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Implement 3 finger drag

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 yesterday, but I find myself missing some useful multitouch touchpad gestures. In particular, I'd like to have a three finger drag gesture to move windows around. On Ubuntu, ...
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How to “redecorate” (shade/unshade) an application when accidentally disabled 18.04

How does one "redecorate" (shade/unshade) an application when accidentally disabled in Kubuntu 18.04? screenshot showing no titlebar I don't appear to have Openbox or Compiz installed. The app I want ...
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Ubunutu Application (Eclipse, Matlab..) that minimizes when execution

When I run a program on Eclipse or Matlab, it switches to another opened application and I have to go to the app (Eclipse or Matlab) every execution. Is there any solution please?
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Applications are launched too far left on the screen [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit running on a Toshiba laptop. About a week ago, some applications, e.g. Firefox, Aisle Riot Solitaire, KPatience, XTide tide predictor etc. when launched have the top ...
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Get process name behind a window

I'm trying to make a script that checks if Spotify is closed. I tried the following to print the number of open Spotify windows, but it doesn't work. wmctrl -l | grep "Spotify" | wc -l The reason is ...
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Window-snapping fails completely with all applications; Super+Left / Super+Right do nothing

Dragging to the top of the screen also does nothing. Ctrl+Super+Up maximizes successfully, Ctrl+Super+Down unmaximizes, and minimizes windows Dragging windows to the bottom of the screen moves them ...
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windows themes are all screwed up

I just upgraded to 18.04.1 and I found that i cannot read the text within the drop down menus, sub menus, and buttons. For example, I cannot read my input when i type my user name and password in ...
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How do I maximize windows behind Ubuntu dock?

I would like to make maximized windows reach behind the launcher (or dock), to improve appearance. Currently items can reach behind it, but not when using the maximize option. As you can see the ...
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How can I assign a program/window to a workspace any time I start it - GNOME 18.04? [duplicate]

On Unity I had Compiz Config. It was responsible for my workspace grid, and with it I could make specific type of window appear in specific workspace. So terminator was always on row 2 column 4, ...
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Gnome: separate windows, even if they are for the same application

NB: I am not looking for how to switch between windows of the same application. Alt+Tab is great for that. I often have two browser windows open at once (because they are for distinct profiles). I ...
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Open Windows in Previous Location

I have Ubuntu 18.04, and this might seem like a pretty trivial question. But I want the window for Thunderbird to open here, and Firefox to open there. BionicBeaver has its own ideas about where they ...
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How to convert all .xlsm of particular folder to .xlsx using Bash scripting on windows

I want to convert all .xlsm of a particular folder to .xlsx and for this I want to write a bash script and scheduled it on window.
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Why won't some open applications come up on panel (Ubuntu Dock) icon click?

In an effort to regain some familiar Windows features, I've enabled minimize on click, which works fairly well. I also have it set up to only show programs as open on the relevant monitor. However, in ...
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How to get the content of an Ubuntu window with tools or Python/Java programs?

GUI applications on Ubuntu show information in windows. How to use tools or Python/Java programs in order to get the information such as that in the red box of the following screenshot?
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How do I remove icon from title bar of Terminal window? [duplicate]

How would I go about removing this icon from the title bar of my Terminal window? It really messes up themes when I use them.
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How to automatically launch new instance of a program in differenet workspace?

I want to automatically start a new instance of a program, if that program is not already running in that workspace, else if running maximize or open that program, and program should be only visible ...
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Window switcher for multiple windows of the same app does not appear with mouse hover

After enabling 'resize with secondary click' using GNOME Tweaks, window switcher for multiple windows of the same app does not appear with mouse hover over icon. Any way to get it back? I can get to ...
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Disable window grouping in the Dock on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Is there any way in Ubuntu 18.04 that windows of the same application can be opened with each window having its own icon in the Dock, i.e. if you open Firefox twice that makes two separate Firefox ...
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How to remove title bars in Gnome? [duplicate]

I'd like to remove the title bars in Gnome Shell. Running Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome and the Adwaita theme. Is there a file I can edit to remove the title bars off the windows? It's really wasted space....
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Software opens on secondary monitor (ubuntu 18.04 gnome)

I am using Ubuntu gnome, and software opens on the wrong monitor (even if I set the other as primary in settings, and with xrandr). This can be very very annoying when only one of the monitors is ...
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xdotool with the --sync option can take a few seconds in bash script

I am working on some scripts to tile windows on portion of the scripts. Something similar to the keyboard shortcuts available to tile windows, but with my own sizes. I would like to use the --synch ...
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Smart Window Tiling for Gnome

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to use a Macbook for my internship. Although I really did enjoy it, I missed the customization of Ubuntu. However, there was one app that I really missed, called ...
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How do I move application menu on windows to left side in Ubuntu 18.10/18.04?

I have disabled application menu from top bar using Tweaks. Now the application menu shows on the right side of the application window. I want to move it to left side. How do I do it?
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Ubuntu 18.04 shortcut shift+super+right doesn't work

I have problem with moving screen to other displays. My display settings: https://imgur.com/a/K170jCA The problem is, when I press shift+super+right the windows doesn't move, but other combinations ...
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How to disable auto-maximize new window in 18.10 (GNOME) [duplicate]

On any 18.10 application when I have an open window which is very wide and I then open a new window of same application the new window will auto maximize its size. How can I disable this auto-...
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How do I efficiently find my terminal window in GNOME Shell?

I like to work with many open terminal windows at the same time. At work I have to cope with Windows, but I use Ubuntu at home. Sadly, the experience of finding a specific terminal window on GNOME is ...
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How to clear Ubuntu dock in new workspace on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

Is there any way that when I open a new workspace, the toolbar (EDIT: Dock) is clear as if all programs were closed? In other words, each workspace would have their own set of open programs. Windows ...
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How to hide a window in BASH instead of pressing (Ctrl+Alt+0)? [duplicate]

I would like to hide some ongoing processes. But has to be done by writing a BASH command language like a file called hide.sh not by shortcut using the keyboard. Any help would be nice.
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Gnome Shell doesn't recognize Wine windows

Since Ubuntu 18.04 I'm more or less forced to use Gnome Shell (also given the discontinuation of Unity...) Wine apps used to run fine in Unity 7 (7.5.0). They still run fine in Gnome Shell (3.28.3) ...
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Terminal Window Is Having Icon of itself over Close, Minimize, and Maximize Buttons [duplicate]

Check The Terminal Window - 'Minimize, Maximize, Close' buttons are covered by the icon:
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Ubuntu 18.04 configure vlc always on top

Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon desktop. VLC option View / Always on top doesn't work. Right click on window title + Always on Top does work, but only for the current video The first item is likely due ...
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How to enable 4 Window Snapping after adjustment of settings in Compizconfig fails? [duplicate]

I'm on 18.04.01 LTS on a Lenovo 720s (16 GB RAM, i7-8550U). I installed compizconfig in hopes of getting the 4 window snapping. Currently, I'm able to snap two windows so they occupy half the screen. ...
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How can I turn off click to minimize only for applications that have multiple windows opened?

I enabled click to minimize but now it's hard to get to the windows that I have opened. I have to right click, select all windows and then choose the one I want to switch to. How can I make it ...
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Virtualbox Maximized window shows double window top bar

Sometimes when I run virtualbox on a maximized window I get the following response: As you can see there are double window top "border"/howiscalled. Does that happens to you and how you fixed it. ...
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How to open a window with user-defined _NET_WM_NAME or WM_NAME

Situation: I have a small web server (done in flask running locally on http://127.0.0.1:5000) I am trying to monitor when user opens and closes the browser window The user is not restricted to ...
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Sharp rectangular corners in some windows

Screenshot - 1: Screenshot - 2: After a recent system update, a few of the windows ( specific apps like files, settings ) in ubuntu-18 tend to have rectangular corners. Tried resetting gnome ...
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How to remove all window transparency effects

I would like to remove all transparency effects from windows in Ubuntu 18.04. An example: If the browser is below the terminal window I can see the bookmarks bar and everyhing else through it. How to ...
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Allow Maximum Minimize modal window in 18.04

Maximize Minimize not available Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS When using LibreOffice, and go to the Options page, it will not allow Maximize or Minimize (grayed-out). The same in Nemo-Preferences, and in ...
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Lagging image movements

I am experiencing a problem that I read other have experienced as well but didn't really find a solution. While watching videos or moving windows around the view is lagging quit a few. It becomes ...
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Ubuntu 18 hot key shortcut not working on ALT + Space [duplicate]

Recently I have upgraded to Ubuntu 18. One thing is not working which was really helpful as a developer, to avoid using mouse which is ALT + Spaceand then press C to close the window. Please help.
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is there a way to keep the shrinked windows of the same program in the same order?

I will make an example: if I open 2 or more files with text editor and I work in both of them, when I click on the text editor at the bottom bar to choose which file to use, the last one I used will ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to not move background window when window with focus is moved [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04. The process largely went without a hitch, however I have noticed a new annoying problem. If I have a program open that then opens another window, I cannot ...
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How do I show running windows without clicking the “Activities” button but only hovering over it?

I'm from Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 and I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 which contains GNOME by default, but there are a lot less preferences. I want to open the selection of windows (as if we clicked on the 3 ...
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Show File, Edit etc menu in title bar in XFCE

I'd like to have a titlebar that has no title in it... instead it should display the menu (File, Edit, View, etc) and the standard buttons like minimize, maximize, etc. I'm using XFCE, not Unity. So ...
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Laptop Screen Black After Suspend Ubuntu 14.04.05 LTS

I´m a new user to Linux and I am running into an issue with suspend on my laptop. Model: Hp 240 g5 OS: Ubuntu 14.04.05 LTS When I close the lid of my laptop (suspend), it will be shutdown like ...
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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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Is there a way to adjust brightness for only a single window?

I need to make an app brighte. The app has no brightness adjustment and I would like make it appearance brighter, but I don't want to increase the brightness of the rest of the screen. How can I do ...
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Overlay translucent image on desktop / above all windows

I want a translucent PNG overlayed on top of my screen (above all windows). I'm using this to mark a visible region while streaming. So far I've figured out that qiv -transparent filename.png will ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Put window into screen corner

I have an external 4K display on my laptop with plenty of space, that I usually use like four individual monitors in a grid. So I tend to put one window in every corner of the screen (IDE, terminal, ...