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Questions tagged [window-management]

Window management is the placement of application windows.

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How do you centre windows using a keyboard shortcut?

I found some people talking about Compiz Config but I'm still really confused. I want to use super+control+z to centre a window. I don't want them to be resized or anything. Just centred.
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Can I turn off window snapping in GNOME 3?

I want to avoid my windows snapping to the edge of my screen when resizing and moving, but it doesn't seem to work. I am running GNOME 3.28.2 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I see no options for snapping when ...
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Resize an installation window

I am using a virtual machine to use Ubuntu to download a program. However, the default installation window of the program is too big, the Next button is off the screen. I can only make the window ...
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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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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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In Ubuntu 18.04 how can I set an app to be always on top? [duplicate]

How can I configure an app to be Always On Top when it opens?
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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 make Xpad for Ubuntu always appear on top?

How can I make the sticky-note app Xpad always appear always on top, even if I switch to another application.
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gnome clocks: multiple instances

18.04 I want to put gnome-clocks on a couple of workspaces but I haven't found a way of doing this. (This is not a duplicate of multiple world clocks, I want the whole window with all its clocks.) ...
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Toggle terminal between minimized and restore with hotkey

I'm recently coming from Windows, and I loved ConEmu - specifically the feature that I could switch between minimized / restored with a simple hotkey. I'm using Tilix on 18.04, and I like Tilix, ...
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How to disable the Super Key? (18.04+) [duplicate]

I want to disable the Super key, when I press Super nothing should happen. I want to retain other shortcuts such as Super+Left though. How can I do that? (Same question from 2012, none of the ...
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Can I switch between all open windows? [duplicate]

This is one feature I miss it on Win10, if I have 3 open chrome windows or file managers, can I use Alt+Tab to switch between them?
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How move window to left/right workspace

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS DE: Gnome 3.28.1 I switch from Unity to Gnome with new LTS Ubuntu. In "old-new" GUI, i found that by default we don't have horizontal workspaces, and must move between ...
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Search for window title?

I wish a method (i.e. a window manager or an addon), which allows me to search for a window by title inside a list of opened windows, to switch to that window directly, instead of desperately seeking ...
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How to remember a window position in gnome shell

I'd like every window in gnome shell to open in the state and position used when I closed them, or at least, if that's not possible, to let me configure how they should open. I noticed that some ...
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How to show the window title when switching windows in GNOME 3

An upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 caused a change from Unity to GNOME 3 which means there are some things to customize. I would like to have the window switching binding (by default this is Super+Tab and Alt+...
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X Windows on Ubuntu 16.04 command-line resize infinite loops sometimes?

Background I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop edition and I'm having trouble resizing windows from command-line commands. I recently switched to Fluxbox as my windowing manager and have had a strong ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome 17.10: maximze window top/bottom shortcut

The new Gnome settings do not have keyboard shortcut for maximizing the window top/bottom. Is there any way around this?
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How do I move child windows without moving or minimizing parent in GNOME 3?

I have Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME 3. What happens: I have (for example) LibreOffice Calc open, with some data columns in it. I highlight the columns I want to chart, then I select INSERT > CHART. The ...
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How do I make browser window always-on-top (or bottom) whenever I open the broswer?

(Actually I want it to be always-on-bottom, but "on-top" is a more common search term). I know that I can use wmctrl -r "Mozilla Firefox" -b toggle,below to set the browser window to be always-...
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Can I minimize application windows to a taskbar in GNOME 3?

Is there a way to drop windows down into a taskbar in GNOME, then later restore them by clicking on the entry in the bar? The Windows operating system, as well as some desktop environments in Ubuntu, ...
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Is it possible to control window positioning using keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu?

In Lubuntu, it is possible to control window positioning on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts, as follows: Windows + ← - window occupies left half of the desktop Windows + → - window occupies ...
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How can window snap be enabled in Openbox?

I would like to have window snap behaviour in Openbox. For me, this would mean that dragging a window to the edge of the display using the mouse would change the size of the window such that it is ...
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How to organise tabs in the Xfce Panel by workspace?

I am constantly using multiple workspaces for different types of programs and I would like to have them all visible on my Xfce Panel. The "tasklist" plugin has the option to show open tabs from all ...
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How do I remove the gap around maximized Emacs frame on KDE?

I am using Emacs on Kubuntu. On startup, I maximize my Emacs frame with this command in my init.el: (custom-set-variables ... '(initial-frame-alist (quote ((fullscreen . maximized))))) This works, ...
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Installing AntiX's WMs on Ubuntu 16.04

I am not able to find an answer to this question, so I hope somebody will help me out. I currently use Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 LTS and love it. I have it set up perfectly to fit my needs. I also ...
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gnome-terminal instance with its own name and Alt+Tab entry

Say I have 3 terminal windows open: 1) With vim running, 2) with top running, and 3) with nothing running. Now, if I Alt+Tab through my windows, they are all 3 instances of gnome-terminal, thus they ...
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Use the same keyboard shortcuts across all window managers? (RIP bbkeys)

By configuring and running bbkeys I was able to define all my favourite keyboard shortcuts for manipulating windows and starting applications in one place, and then use them from any window manager. (...
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Move windows to specific screens using the command line

This is similar to Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard , but I want to be able to use the command line (so that all I need to do is to recall the command line from the ...
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Advanced window placement

TLDR I'm looking for a ubuntu replacement of windowpad I know window placement can be defined with Ctrl-Alt-Numpad# and Ctrl-Super-arrow But those are not sufficent. I do have CompizConfig > Cycle ...
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Is there a script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position?

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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Sound Settings window too wide

In the picture you can see that the sound settings window is absurdly wide. There is one sound output device that plays to all connected devices, and it's name is very long, as it lists all of the ...
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Enable compiz hot corners in second display

I have CompizConfig installed on Ubuntu 14.04 with the Unity desktop. I wanted to configure a hot corner so that when my mouse hovered on the top right corner of my screen it would trigger what I ...
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Make Scale / Window Picker preserve relative window positions?

When I use the Scale feature in Ubuntu 14.04, the miniature versions of the windows are not in the same relative positions on the screen as the actual windows. Suppose, for example, that I have 2 ...
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How can I disable the automatic edge flip when dragging a window to the left/right edge?

In Xubuntu, when using only one desktop, dragging windows to the left/right edge scales the windows to the left/right half of the desktop. However, when using multiple desktops this does not work ...
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Mac style application shortcut in KDE (focus existing instance or launch new one)?

In osx you can set a shortcut keybinding for any app (using Better Touch Tool), and when you press that key, if the app is not open, it will be opened, otherwise it will be brought in the front. I am ...
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Tiling windows horizontally and vertically under Lubuntu (LXDE/Openbox)?

Is there any way I can tile two windows horizontally (⬒) or vertically (◧ ) under Lubuntu/LXDE/Openbox? Maybe via a keyboard shortcut or panel button?
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Find out the application under the mouse

It often happens to me, that an application pops up a question and I wonder to which exact application this window belongs, because if I look in the Launcher there is no application that currently has ...
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How can I start a program minimised, and restore maximised?

There are various options to start a program minimised, or to start a program maximised and they work well, but I'm always looking for new challenges. If I start a program minimised using the Devil's ...
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Starting a windowed program in a specific workspace, from command line

I wonder if I can "send" a windowed program into a specific workspace when I start it via command line. For example, I would like to start my computer with a certain number of windowed programs open ...
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Compiz Put Stopped Working After Upgrade

After upgrading my computer from 13.10 to 14.04, the Put plugin under Compiz has stopped working. When I press <Super> and an arrow on my number pad, it recognizes is as though I'm trying to ...
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Is it possible to maximize windows vertically in Gnome 3 by double click on the top border?

I would like to maximize windows vertically by double clicking on the horizontal boarder like in Windows. Is there a way to get this behavior in Gnome Shell? Thanks in Advance Edit: I forgot to ...
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How can I have an application automatically display on all desktops with openbox?

Is it possible to use wmctrl or something else to make a specific window automatically display on all desktops? I use the Prime Player Google Play Music miniplayer Chrome extension to control music ...
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Alt+Tab task switcher on all monitors

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and using dual monitors. In this set up I see the task switcher (activated with Alt+Tab) is shown only in the monitor with the mouse pointer. Does anybody know how to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezing when dragging window to expand full size from half screen? [closed]

Lately I've found a greater need to have one window/program on the left half and another on the right, however when dragging to expand one window full screen it often results in a crash where the ...
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Recommendations for taskbar

I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and now tint2 stopped working. Better yet: it works, I just can not see it as the all bar is now transparent. Since Tint2 is no longer maintained I doubt it will be ...
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How to start Putty in a maximized window?

How to start Putty in a maximized window in Ubuntu 12? When I use Windows, I use this method But in Ubuntu, I don't have this option.
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How to start an application with bottom most property?

I want to start an application with bottom-most property. That means that the window will remain always in the bottom of the other windows. Is this possible? I think that there must be an application ...
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Custom Terminal App ID

I am running Matlab through the terminal, with the -nodesktop and -nosplash flags. I even created a custom laucher with gnome-terminal -e "matlab -nodesktop -nosplash". However, the OS (Ubuntu 12.10) ...