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Part of VSCode window in full screen is unclickable

I have a pretty fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04. When I maximaze a vscode window, most of it becomes unclickable. If I place another window behind vscode and click on the unclickable part the ...
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Ubuntu 24.04 installation window contents cut of

I have a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro with an display of 2560×1600 pixels. I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 22.04 and Windows 10 on different SSDs. I wanted to upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 by doing a fresh install (...
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Visual Studio Code not remembering fullscreen

When I close VS Code in fullscreen, it does not reopen in fullscreen despite this being selected in the settings. This occurs both in the Snap and .deb versions of the application. I am running Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to switch between workspaces using Super+number?

Is it possible to switch between workspaces using Super+number? I am on Ubuntu 22.04 and Super+number launch (or switch to an existing) application based on the application bar. I know it's possible ...
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Window manager adjusted

Apparently I have adjusted my window manager. After an update I only see the background image, when i start ubuntu. When I then press the power button, the sidebar appears at the bottom of the screen, ...
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How to modify the window's app title bar in VS Code?

The Windows app title bar swallows a lot of space in all software I want this title bar to be modified to make it smaller or somehow change its layout design because the space is not enough. How to ...
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Is there a way to launch a GUI program without a window on Wayland?

I just recently switched from X11 to Wayland and was wondering if there was any way to launch a GUI program without it actually occupying a window on the screen. I used to accomplish this in X using ...
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Bug with window resizing

I have reproduced this on both 23.10 and the not yet released 24.04. What happens is when you try to maximize a window by dragging it upwards, The system shows two "outlines" instead of one....
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Graphics problem with emacs after upgrade to 22.04 LTS

When I open emacs in 22.04 LTS the window has a graphics problem, some colored runes on black background but no text. I'm working in a Virtual Box on a Windows 10 host. The problem occured after a ...
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Strip down GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS visual to the very bare minimum and make it faster

Hello I'm on a notebook that is running a virtual machine with ubuntu 22 lts, but for various reasons (security one of them) I'm not using VM tools or 3D acceleration so the system is a bit laggy, ...
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Using Bi-Directional USB-C Switch to switch between Ubuntu and Windows connected to dock -- layout issues with ubuntu

I am a rather new ubuntu user, but I use a bidirectional USB-C switch to link both my work computer (Windows) and my personal computer (running latest version of Ubuntu) connected to a docking station ...
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Windowing issue on Ubuntu

I used Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 22.04, and when open edge seems to be the focus of the cursor and thus it takes several clicks to focus on a background window after I click on them while edge is open. ...
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mirror of active window by gstreamer

I can make a mirror of an active window by gstreamer: (Mirroring the currently focussed window) gst-launch-1.0 ximagesrc xid=<window_id> ! videoconvert ! autovideosink then I moved it on a ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - How to disable auto-resizing of adjacent windows?

It seems that Ubuntu has this feature as the default, where if 2 windows are next to each other and you resize one the other automatically resizes with it: I can see how many people would find this ...
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How can I stop windows opening under the LH menu bar?

Sometimes, not always, a window will open or expand, with no action on my part, such that it is under the left hand menu bar/panel. If I'm lucky I can reduce/minimise the window then expand it and ...
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How can I disable the new super+arrow window screen aligning feature?

I recently updated my Ubuntu desktop to the latest 23.10. Among the changes, the super+arrow keybinding that moves a focused window to the left, to the right, minimizes or maximizes, shows me a panel ...
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Gnome system control window not grab focus

The version of my Ubuntu is 22.04 and the GNOME is gnome-42-2204. I press 'Ctrl+Alt+Tab' to switch system controls, then I choose 'DASH' or 'Top Bar', and they are highlighted desktop dock screenshot ...
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Wayland : Window positionning fails with PyQt and Libroffice ? How to fix this issue?

I use LibreOffice and PyQt for small applications. In Libreoffice .setPosSize is inoperative `With oForm.CurrentController.Frame .ContainerWindow.isMaximized = False .ContainerWindow....
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Making windows transparent from the software project

I wrote a very simple software with NOTHING in it but a single window and I made the window transparent with the following code. window.alphablend:=true; window.alphablendvalue:=133; //0 to 255 The ...
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Disable active window from popping out when switching workspace on Ubuntu 23.10?

When I switch to a different workspace on Ubuntu 23.10 using keyboard shortcuts, the window that is currently active performs a "pop-out" animation to draw attention to itself. The window ...
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Ubuntu 2204 installation issue

I am trying to install Ubuntu 22.04 in my personal computer but I am obtaining a bunch of error in every operative system. -ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO BIOS Ver. 0803 -12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) 19-12900KF -...
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Guake stops working after I lock the screen

I solved the keyboard shortcut problem with Guake by using Xorg instead of Wayland as a Windows display manager. However, whenever I lock the screen (Ubuntu 23.04), then return, Guake needs to be ...
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Change default "Always on top" setting for a specific application

My password manager has "always on top" activated every time I start it. I find myself manually unticking it every time. I would like to change its default to the usual one. How can I do it? ...
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After Upgrading to 22.04 (Inconsistently) Cannot Manually Resize Some Windows The Whole Way To Screen Bottom: Without A Gap

Since Upgrading to 22.04, I've noticed an annoying problem which is that, when resizing windows manually, by dragging the lower-right corner, sometimes (not always) it is impossible to enlarge the ...
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Ubuntu Firefox windows seizing

Machine: Dell Inspiron 5567 CPU: Intel i7200U @ 2.5 GHz RAM: 16 GB Virtual RAM: 12.6 GB Monitor (External): 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels GPU1: Intel Integrated HD 620 @ 33 MHz GPU2: AMD Radeon R7 M445 ...
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All browsers and Spotify stopped working today on Ubuntu 22.04

As in the title, all browsers and Spotify stopped working, that gets me thinking that possibly something is wrong with all of my "windowed" apps, and it looks like it. Reinstalling, running ...
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Window Manager breaks Firefox

I am running an Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop. I like using Firefox. It is installed by default as a snap package. I am using an additional monitor within my setup with the same resolution as the laptop's ...
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wmctrl -- rename window title but need to select by hexadecimal window identifier

I have two instances of a windowed program running. wmctrl -l shows them having identical "long names," though their hexadecimal window identities shown in the first column are different. ...
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Ubuntu Mate: mate-panel window buttons appeear only if panel is set to expand

I'm trying Ubuntu Mate. I've used GNOME2 bfoire (like a decade or something ago), and I'm a bit puzzled about the mate-panel behavior. I always configured GNOME2 to have the window buttons in the top ...
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How to Bind Two Windows Focus in OpenBox?

So when one window get focused/active, the other one should be also or vice versa (the second window activate the first window). Background: I'm a mobile apps developer, and I want the console window ...
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Determining which Window has the focus

I'm trying to find a way so that I can tell at a glance which Window has the focus using Ubuntu 23.04. I'd like to do this via the titlebar being highlighted for the active Window and I have followed ...
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How do I start start an specific app Maximized?

By example, Discord is starting in a minimized window, but I want it to start like for example Firefox does by default, completely maximized window. There's no way to change this in the GUI of the app,...
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How to make any app popup/drop-down on screen (like yakuake)

I love the Yakuake console: with a single key (F12 I believe), you get a terminal that drops-down on top of any app you are currently using. Another tap on that key, the terminal goes away, and can be ...
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Terminal's window auto reduce size when click

I have a weird thing which happening on my system, anytime when I click in/out window of terminal, it auto resize to smaller. I have uploaded video for this case: https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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How to destroy an X window?

JetBrains IDEs sometimes leave tiny residual windows (probably supposed to be popups/tooltips) that it forgets to destroy. Is there an Xorg tool to quickly destroy these windows (I don't want to kill ...
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Moving window to smaller monitor: in 23.04 the window needs to be small enough to fit within the smaller monitor

In Xubuntu 22.10 I could drag a program/window from my main (large) monitor to either of my (same sized) smaller monitors, and it didn't matter what size the program/window originally was. If larger ...
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Certain Windows Not Popping Up

So I am new to Ubuntu 22.04.2, just switched over from Windows 10 earlier this year, and I've been having an issue lately. I have no idea what I've done or what happened but for the past few weeks I'...
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In 23.04, when switching virtual desktops, the window that receives focus seems to be the root window, not the last application from that desktop

In previous versions, when switching virtual desktops focus was attached to the last window focused on such desktop. In 23.04 (running Gnome), when I switch virtual desktops the focus seems to always ...
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Finding out all running GUI applications

There are some old questions similar to this; however, I haven't found a way to list and optionally close applications that are also minimized to system tray. During a session log out in Windows, ...
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Dead zone on desktop after upgrade to 23.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 23.04 I've got a dead zone in the top right of my desktop. If I put a GNOME window over the area it works fine, but if I put any other window (browser, game, anything) it ...
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Ubuntu 23.04 Window Focus

I just upgraded from 22.04 to 23.04. On 22.04 I could click on a window title and it would raise it and give focus. I'm not getting that on 23.04. I need to actually select with button 1 and move the ...
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Some applications are not focused when clicked on their Title Bar

This problem started after upgrade from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04. For example, open gnome-terminal (Terminal) and usb-creator-gtk (Startup Disk Creator). Partially overlap these two windows and allow the ...
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Some applications do not remember window state

After upgrading from Ubuntu Desktop 22.10 to 23.04, I noticed that some applications do not remember the window state after they are restarted. For example, start Text Editor, Thunderbird, Thunar, ...
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View split on top/bottom in Ubuntu 22.04

In Ubuntu 22.04 one can press super+left/right to snap windows to the left/right side of the screen. I want to do the same but with up and down which right now maximaze/umaximaze windows. Is this ...
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Firefox can't resize window in KDE (KUbuntu 18.04)

There's a known bug in Firefox in which the window cannot be resized, see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1461280. This is supposedly closed however I am experiencing it on KUbuntu 18.04 ...
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Audio playback issues and GUI programs crashing randomly

I'm having some issues with audio playback and program crashes on Ubuntu 22.04, Pulse Audio. I've uninstalled some random stuff that I have installed recently off of my disk (some python stuff and ...
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How to do hover to focus AND allow keyboard switching via ctrl tab etc?

You use gnome tweaks to turn on hover to focus. But then you can not also use keyboard shortcuts to change between windows AND type in the other windows. You have to then use the mouse to hover over ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 don't focus new "sub-windows"

This is a weird one that I can't seem to find any solutions to. When I launch a sub-window, for example; when I press the "Open Folder" button in VS Code or just "Open in Terminal" ...
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Alt+Space window menu to be circular

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.15.0-60-generic. I would like to be able to press Up and highlight Close when I press Alt+Space in any window in Ubuntu desktop. How can I achieve this?
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Remmina Locked in Full Screen Mode

From time to time, a Remmina remote window will automatically load in full screen mode and cannot be minimized and must be closed to remove it from the screen on the desktop. I have seen this occur on ...
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