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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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Lubuntu 16.04 automatically closes unresponsive windows [closed]

is there some god damn way i can add a prompt that says (force close or wait) cause i'm trying to play Garry's Mod and it just closes i want it to wait please i tried searching on google but all it ...
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Kate: windows (instances) with different tabs, drag tabs to new window

I want Kate's tabs to behave as in almost all other tabbed programs I use: When I open a new window, it opens in a new instance, without duplicating tabs from other open windows When I close a tab in ...
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How to make the new window display in the center of the screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04LTS. When I open a new window, the new window will appear in the upper left corner of the screen. That's terrible. I'd like to know how to make the new window display in the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 UI issues: In-app file selector/save prompt, saving files and new window location issues

To start off: none of these were issues on 21.10 or prior. Regardless of what app (for example Firefox (while downloading) or Signal (while uploading)) , the file-selector/save prompt (depending on ...
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Initiating a new window drag in same position as last drag ignores the input?

When I drag a window by its title bar and let go, and then click and drag again without having moved the curson inbetween the two drags, my second drag (click) is completely ignored, i.e. I don't grab ...
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Window snapping shortcuts "Super+Left" and "Super+Right" no longer work after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 and the keyboard shortcuts Super+Left and Super+Right to snap a window no longer work. Is there a way to get them back?
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How to get the current active window in Ubuntu 22.04? [closed]

I need to be able to get the current active Window's app name and page title in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (with Wayland desktop), no matter what the app is. I'll be implementing it in python, so something ...
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Windows Glitching

When I first open a app, the window will glitch almost all the time, Firefox, Thunderbird, Tor, Gnome Tweaks, Variety etc. Some parts starts blinking, it fixes itself when I press the Super Key, which ...
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How to resize a popup?

Somehow, a recurring popup (the reminder for Evolution) got resized to full screen. Every time it appears, it takes up the full screen. How do I make it smaller again? Things I have tried: Grabbing ...
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How to Snap/Minimize/Maximize Window below cursor?

The default Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu to maximize a window (Super+Up) or snap it to the sides (Super+Left/Right) relates to the current active window. While setting up mouse gestures using logiops, ...
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Can't use Wine version 7.2

When I use the command winecfg, a window is created but doesn't open.It doesn't display the window. Here is the output winecfg 0100:fixme:imm:ImeSetActiveContext (0x25a450, 1): stub 0100:fixme:imm:...
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CANT FIND WINDOW BOOT MANAGER ON UBUNTU

I want to move back to Windows from Ubuntu, but I can't find a Windows boot manager on the boot device menu. I enabled the legacy support and set the USB drive to first place. My bootable USB stick ...
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Kill a specific window, but not the entire suite of windows belonging to one program?

Currently using KDE. I'd like a shortcut that's able to kill a window, but not all windows of the same process. For example, right now I'm using xkill to kill windows using the mouse. I love it, but ...
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Tiny R plot window

Producing R plots in a new Dell XPS-13-9310 running Ubuntu 20.04 opens tiny windows. Here is a screenshot of the phenomenon: Resizing the window will not increase the size of axis labels ...
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xfce - Start a window on the workspace where the process is run

Most of the time I open a window from a virtual terminal on a workspace, say W1, via a shell. For instance zsh% libreoffice document.odt & Sometimes it can take a few seconds before the window ...
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keep focus on windows like microsoft windows file explorer

The procedure I describe is useless but it helps me explain the situation. If I am using terminal, I use it on top of nautilus. In terminal, I type "cat" then space, then with the mouse I go ...
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kivy any script does not open window in Ubuntu

I asked the question in stack owerflow before but I guess my problem is at first a ubuntu problem. When I excute a kivy script (e.g. hello world) in a vitualenv the script runs without errors but I ...
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How to change window atributtes in Wayland?

I want to write an script that sets the attributes of certain windows to 'always in top'. This command is supposed to work on X11: wmctrl -r "window title" -b add,above But it does not work ...
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can't resize windows, can't move them, can't use right click, etc

everyone. I experience some problems with Ubuntu Studio. The problems are: I can't resize, move, minimize, maximize any window. When computer boots up, mouse cursor is in a shape of an X, instead of a ...
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can't resize (and manipulate) windows in Ubuntu Studio

everyone. I installed and used Ubintu Studio a year ago. Worked great. I stopped using computer with Ubuntu Studio for a few months. Now, Studio starts slower and I can't manipulate any windows - can'...
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How do I have all Libreoffice windows open always on the primary monitor?

In a dual monitor setup, libreoffice windows are always opening in the second, that is external monitor. Is there a way to force Libreoffice to always open all windows on the primary monitor?
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How do I make all application windows open in the middle?

I have /org/gnome/mutter/center-new-windows set to true, but many applications do not support this feature and open randomly in different places. I'm wondering how I can make applications like ...
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Sometimes application windows are not clickable (after minimize / restore, they work again)

I have this weird problem, on my Ubuntu 20.04 sometimes application windows (any window) are frozen. Which means they do not display correct (actual) data, also could not be minimized/maximized/closed ...
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How To move window in right bottom in Kubuntu 20.04

i love to move a window in left/right top/bottom by shortcut. for left/right/top/bottom it works. i use at the moment: Meta + left/right/top/bottom so i want have for e.g.: Meta + num pad 3 for move ...
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How do I handle windows that are too tall?

Sometimes, I open an application and it opens a window that is too tall for my display. It also doesn't let me resize the window to make it less tall, and it doesn't have a maximize button. In Ubuntu (...
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How to prevent new windows stealing focus in Lubuntu 20.04 (Ubuntu with LXQT)

I've seen some solutions for this problem (preventing new windows of stealing focus) for Ubuntu with Copmiz, but cannot find anything for Lubuntu 20.04 (which uses Lxqt with openbox, and optionally ...
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vlc plays all videos in same window

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I want to play multiple videos at same time in VLC player, just like I used to do in Windows. But when I click to open new video it starts that video in the same video window ...
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Screen goes black occasionally except for windows

GNOME occasionally goes completely black except for the windows currently open. This happens every ~20 minutes, and is pretty annoying. After a few seconds, the screen reverts back to normal. I can't ...
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Software (STM32CubeIDE) create a new window and does not show icon

So I installed a software which is STM32CubeIDE. The install is successful,but when I open the application, STM32CubeIDE create a new window and the window it created does not have icon. Below is the ...
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Mystery window with no title, no content, no PID on startup

Running Ubuntu 20.04 Maybe(?) relevant: I have multiple DE's installed, and use Cinnamon. This only seems to happen on Cinnamon, and only on computer boot-up (ie, I can log out and log back in, ...
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Remove extra window title bar

After an update from Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10, I now have an extra bar on top of some windows. The bar is completely blank. So far, I noticed it in Nautilus. See the extra space above the buttons in this ...
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What's an alternate to Compiz's window manager for Ubuntu 21.10 for window management shortcuts?

I'm planning on reducing my mouse usage over time. As such i came to know about Compiz window manager on this amazing site. But the official page for Compiz's compositing window manager says it was ...
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How to display a window larger than the display

My laptop has a rather small display and for some programs, the windows do not fit the display or some window content is cut off if the window has the maximum size that fits the display. For the ...
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Mouse click not working while debugging with GDB

I'm trying to debug a windowed application with GDB in Ubuntu. First I set a breakpoint in the code. Then, while running the windowed application, the program stops at the breakpoint at some time. ...
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Resolution problem ubuntu

When I open a new window, this weird gaps appear on my screen. When I drag and move the window then it turns to normal. This happens every time I open a new window and move the mouse cursor over it. ...
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How to monitor application events such as open, close, minimize in Ubuntu?

I would like to know if it is possible to monitor applications open/close/minimize events in Ubuntu. My initial goal is to monitor how many times I open telegram to check messages. PS: I am using ...
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How to solve font size problems

I happen to be running Kubuntu 20.04, but my question is much more general: how does one go about solving font size problems? Obviously the first place to go is System Settings, but even there how ...
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MATE visually show active window

Is it possible to visually dim nonactive windows in Ubuntu MATE, using the default Marco window manager? Is it possible to with a different window manger? I work with multiple monitors with many ...
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How to make Chrome browser "Save as" dialog to be on focus when opening under Ubuntu 21.04?

I use Ubuntu 21.04 and bumped exactly in the issue that seem to be solved long ago... under 14.04 version. But now it's back. I use Chrome 94.0.4606.61(Official Build)and when open "Save as...&...
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How to remove gnu grub without booting into Windows?

I'm on edge of tears. I have a dual boot machine for Ubuntu and Windows 7. After POSTing, I get sent into the GNU Grub menu. And recently, my Windows boot broke, and I can not boot into it. However, ...
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I have a large window that won't resize, how can I fix it?

Codeblocks is taking a lot portion of my screen.I want it to take less screen (preferably upto the red rectangular size i have drawn).Is there any way I can do it ? I can resize the height, but that's ...
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Prevent from click the background when closing a window

I'm kind of new in the linux community This happened when I was trying Ubuntu 20.04. Every time I closed a window, if there was another behind, it was like closing the first and immediately clicking ...
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how to display current X-Y position of window in gnome-terminal

For input into gnome-terminal --geometry. I would like to customize the gnome-terminal position upon opening it.
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Get the order of applictaions on GUI

Is there a command to show the order of application shows on GUI?
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moving maximize window at other screen without maximize in Kubuntu 20.04

if i moving maximized window a little bit in the other screen in jumps to maximized onto top left. How to disable this effect in Kubuntu 20.04 ? i have read the solution here, but not works in Kubuntu ...
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Order multiple app windows in gnome 3.36.9

Wanted to order windows. So that I can make other windows as primary.
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"Skia shader compilation error"

I've been getting the error "Skia shader compilation error" in my term window for the last two days. It regularly overwrites my screen. I have no idea what it means or how to get rid of it. ...
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KDE Window Application Menu opens at wrong position

I have an issue I can't figure out. I'm using Kubuntu 20.04, Kde plasma 5.18.7. I added the application menu button to the window and when the menu open, it shows up at a random position. The menu ...
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How to have different window tiling options?

I am actually talking about options like: 1st window: 1/3 of screen 2nd window: 2/3 of screen 1st window: 1/2 of screen 2nd window: 1/2 of screen 1st window: 2/3 of screen 2nd window: 1/3 of screen ...
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hotkey to toggle between workspaces [duplicate]

I want to toggle between two workspaces , ctr + alt + up/down doesn't suit me, because it requires two hands and I would prefer just a toggle hotkey like alt + ` or something to use with left hand. ...
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