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ubuntu 21.04 how do I turn off hot top edge maximising windows

How do I turn off the top edge of the display from maximising windows in ubuntu 21.04.
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Resize window icons (close, minimise, etc.)

Ubuntu 21.04 running on a Dell XPS 13 9370 Is there a setting to modify the size of the window icon buttons (close, minimise, etc)? Personally I think the buttons are too small, so I'd like to make ...
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What's the button on the left corner of a XFCE4 window

I'm using xfce4 and my theme is orchis-dark. I was always wondering about a select button on the left corner of my window. You can see the button in the following screenshots: What does it do?
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Raspberry pi 3 gtk window in Raspberry Pi OS [closed]

I got the above errors when I try to run the codes I wrote in the gtk window. For distance measurement, I am using hcsr-04.
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Conky Alignment

When I set conky alignment to 'middle_right', it starts acting an another window and when I maximise other windows, e.g. firefox, it stops and touches with conky boundary.
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Create a window that displays just the date, just like xarclock, except for the date

I want to create a window that simply displays the date, with as many of these requirements as possible - a -geom option - a -bg and -fg option to specify background and foreground options - an ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Wayland, GIMP black window

Using Ubuntu 21.04 Wayland, when start GIMP, shows GIMP black window, it starts, but does not render decorations and widgets... Just a black window. And GIMP is not the only one... Even lxqt-sudo the ...
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Why do I have two finger touchpad window context menu only for windows with native decoration?

This is an annoying little issue I have had for the last few months both on X and Wayland. On my touchpad I lose the two finger tap context menu for all windows except for those with hative decoration....
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Xsane in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS; can't resize standard options window

Xsane generally works fine, but sometimes, it loses window sizes. In the $HOME/.sane/xsane directory, there is a ".drc" file for the Xsane, and it does have things like: "xsane-main-...
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Ubuntu desktop keeps “resetting” and putting my cursor in lower-right of the screen

Every now and then when I click or add a new window, the entire screen freezes, it turns purple, and then the windows reappear again. I recorded it here Started when I was playing Minecraft and the ...
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Graphical problem with top bar and windows

I have these black spots on the top bar. I don't know what causes this problem and how to fix it. Also when I open programs they have blank spots.
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20.04 does not change windows colors after upgrade

I can't change window color under appearance option control panel, the 3 options are difficult to select, and if selected, does not have any effect on appearance. I just upgraded from 18.04
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Change screen resolution for a specific window

I am using a program (GTKWave) which displays signals and I would like to see them bigger, just because it is very uncomfortable to my eyes the way it is now. Since there is no option to do this ...
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Programs not closing properly - shadow window

When I close a program such as Firefox or AisleRiot Solitare, the application window will close, but then re-appear on the screen (slightly grayed out). When I click on the grayed out window, it will ...
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How to auto un-maximize all windows for all applications?

I would like all of my windows to open in "cascade" or "un-maximize" mode. Seemingly randomly, the VLC window, document viewer, image viewer, and others will open and take up my ...
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Editable path in “Save as” option

This happens while saving or opening database of keepassXC. Can't Edit the save path! Please don't suggest pressing Ctrl + L. It does not work while saving or opening file. It only works in plain ...
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Closing application from corner of the screen is pain

In the above image you can see how much space is there. My complete cursor can fit above close button. I don't want that. I want to close any app by clicking on the extreme top right corner without ...
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Bash Else/If statement based on Window Renaming

I'm trying to create an else/if statement in bash so that when a window renames itself to something. Example: The spotify renames to Sponsored Message or Advertisement) I can run an if to mute amixer, ...
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Opening new application windows in foreground, as usual?

Ubuntu 20.04. Until recently I had following behaviour: press Ctrl+Alt+T -> new window with Gnome Terminal appears, gets focus, I can directly start typing commands... Since recently this ...
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How to open Chrome with a specific position and size from Terminal? --window-size is not working

I need to open google-chrome with a specific position and location from Terminal on Ubuntu 18.04. I tried google-chrome --window-position=10,10 --window-size=500,300 But it always opens full screen. ...
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How do I move a window across screens using the same keyboard shortcut for “half-screen”?

In my current setup when I press Super+Left the window I'm on snaps to the left, but let's say I want to move it across my current screen to jump another screen to the left, if I press Super+Left ...
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Where does Gnome keep track of window size to use when starting applications?

For some reason my terminals insist on starting maximized since a couple of days. Which is neither a wanted behaviour nor especially useful on an UHD display. I might have closed a terminal window in ...
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20.10: Stop windows' edges from resisting crossing other windows' edges

In Ubuntu 20.10 on Wayland, windows resist having their edges cross eachother whenever their edges align, i.e. when I move a window so that one of its edges overlaps with a parallell edge of another ...
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Problems with gpu rendering

Problems with gpu rendering. A game (forgeofempires.com) has some visual errors. Background image gets random black lines/pixels. screenshot: https://ibb.co/P15z4t1 Text disappears/gets unreadable/...
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Force a window to have a top bar

figma-linux updated today, and it removed the top bar, with the title and - [] X buttons. The top bar is the only way to resize and move the window, so it needs to be there. It happens in both ...
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Re-sizing the Opera window

I have trouble when re-sizing the Opera window specifically in Ubuntu 20.04.1. When I hover over the edge of any other window the cursor changes to the re-size cursor (aero_ew, pictured) for a ...
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True picture in picture on Ubuntu 20.04

I am looking for an app that would provide true Picture in Picture, that is I'd be able to choose a section of a window (just like with screenshot) and that will create a small movable cutout of that ...
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How to get quarter-window snapping for Ubunt18.04 Metacity

My Ubuntu 18.04.04 cannot install numerous applications that are designed to allow quarter-window snapping. I'm running Gnome 3.28.2 I'm running Metacity on GNOME Flashback I think. My shell version ...
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Where is The Minimize button script?

I'm trying to write a script to make my OS faster so I decided to limit CPU for background apps and minimized windows. There could be so many different ways to do that and I know two of them: Write ...
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Dual boot installation keeps freezing [duplicate]

I spent the last three days trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS alongside Windows 10 Home, but without any success. The problem is that as soon as I boot Ubuntu from the USB and I start the ...
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Switch between windows of unique applications (not Alt+Tab or Alt+`)

I'm aware that Alt+Tab lets you switch between all windows and Alt+` lets you switch between windows of the same application. Is there any shortcut to switch between windows of unique applications? ...
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Strange window resize issue in xubuntu focal

I'm a seasoned Linux user and have been working with Xubuntu since 9.10. Since upgrading to 20.04, I've found that the 'Settings' window can only be resized top/bottom and not side/side. Has anyone ...
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Customise window border for Chromium Ubuntu

I have Chromium browser running on my ubuntu machine, having switched from Chrome because I wanted the native min-max-close buttons in the integrated title bar (Chromium has, Chrome currently doesn't)....
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Fine tunes in the Notification Panel and Window Titles of Gnome themes

I've been previously asking how to change some stuff in the .css files of the themes. Original Post Here However, I've had hard times finding how to change some stuff in the file. The Top Bar Font ...
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Does gnome have a application move option like xfce?

I've switched from xfce (Ubuntu Studio) to gnome (Ubuntu 20.04). In xfce I could right select an open application icon in the panel and select Move. I could then drag the app window between monitors. ...
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Authentication Required window stuck after login

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and need help with this: The Authentication Required window is stuck and I can't close it :( Would the Authentication Required window disappear if I reboot? Are there other ...
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Move window TITLE (NOT BUTTONS) to left a-la-windows in Ubuntu 20.04

I have my Ubuntu setup as close to Windows as possible (more comfortable to me.) How do I move JUST THE WINDOW TITLE/LABEL to the left hand side like you would find in Windows? Any help would be ...
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Move Evince windows issues with ubuntu 20.04.1 Budgie

I can maximize or minimize evince window with super + page up and down, but I can't move it left and right with super + -> or <- nor other special keys. Using Ubuntu 20.04.1 and Budgie.
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How to toggle windows from one external monitor to another?

I'd like to map a keyboard shortcut (Alt + Space) to a series of actions and I'd love some help writing the script for it. I have three monitors. The built-in laptop monitor, and two external monitors....
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How to set an application to a negative y position on Ubuntu, using Python?

I am creating an application manager using Python, and I can get the applications to open in full screen, starting at x=0, y=0, using EWMH, Popen, and setMoveResizeWindow. What I am wanting to do is ...
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Window title text is unreadable after upgrading from 18.10 to 20.04 LTS

In these pycharm windows you can see that the title is in unreadable format, the same is happening to all other softwares. How to fix it?
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How can I make a window display 1/4 of screen in a corner with combo keys?

In Windows, if I press win+left, the current window will be moved to the left side of the screen, taking up 1/2 of the screen; if I further press win+up, the window will be moved to the top-left ...
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Increase size of window buttons

My Ubuntu 20.04 installation is attached to a TV as a display. The window buttons (minimize, maximize, and close) are WAY too small at the distance I'm sitting away from the display. How do I increase ...
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Unable to reach the bottom of a dialog window

I'm unable to reach the bottom of this window. I can't resize/reshape it unlike other windows. It's a part of the software Cytoscape used for studying protein networks/interactions. I'm new to linux, ...
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How do I disable two half-screen windows from resizing left-right together?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5 I commonly snap two windows to the edges so that they both take up half a screen. Then I will take one of those windows and make it a little bigger, so that it overlaps the ...
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How can I make the size of a GUI in Ubuntu 20.04 larger?

I am using an open-source software, dlclivegui, however, the GUI windows is very small. I am not sure what setting in my Ubuntu 20.04 has made the Window so small since there is this GitHub issue from ...
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Windows of an application have minimum size and I can't find the window anymore

I had an application (in case it matters: LibreOffice Calc] in full-size mode. I then clicked the middle of the three buttons of the top right to adjust the size. When I did that, the window became ...
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The configuration in gtk.css is not being applied to all windows

Being fed up with the huge titlebars in the new Gnome, I decided to use NewAdwaita-Slim theme and edited the .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css file to reduce the titlebar size. It works . . . sort of. Almost ...
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How to adjust the save window?

I have reinstalled Ubuntu recently.After re-installation, the save or browse window which opens up for saving document has expanding view which is out of screen. I am not able to edit the file name ...
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Get Rounded Corner in Maximized Windows in Gnome

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Gnome Shell 3.36.4. The titlebar of my windows, when unmaximized, have rounded corners. But when I maximize the window, the rounded corner disappears. How can I get ...

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