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Questions tagged [xfwm4]

The Xfce 4 Window Manager is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment.

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Configure light-locker for xubuntu 18.04?

I am running xubuntu 18.04. I recently installed the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have three monitors. When I lock my screen using light-locker my left-most monitor turns off and the other two ...
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Install xfwm4 4.13 on xubuntu 18.04

As per title, I'd like to install the development version (4.13) of xfwm4 insfead of the regular 4.12 since I've found out that it now supports vsync and opengl and thus removes tearing completely (i....
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Xubuntu title bar default settings

I reset xfwm4 from settings editor. Right clicked on xfwm4 and hit reset. After doing that my title bar won't function properly. I noticed my window buttons changed also the command i use to have dark ...
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Xubuntu 17.10: keyboard shortcut for either tiling window or moving display

I'm running Xubuntu 17.10. I've managed to configure keyboard shortcuts to tile windows either to the right or to the left using s-right and s-left. However, I have multiple display and what I would ...
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Compiz in XFCE4- Ubuntu-17.04: Setup progress

Compiz Rides Again on my laptop! Ubuntu 17.04 XFCE4. I'm encouraged by today's experience, enough to ask some dumb questions. I loved Compiz back in the day, but stopped using it when it was, ...
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From XFCE to XFWM only

I'm a very satisfied Ubuntu user, occasionally delving into short Debian adventures. I'm now realizing that even XFCE is a bit fancier than what I regularly need. I'm currently running Xubuntu 16.10. ...
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Change opacity of single window

I notice Xubuntu can let me change the opacity of inactive windows, which seems nice for having small videos playing while showing my terminal below. But it quickly gets annoying when doing anything ...
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Xfwm4 + Compton: Problems with gtk3 applications

I am currently using Xubuntu 16.10 with the Xfwm4 window manager. I switched out the default compositor with Compton in order to fix my screen tearing issues. This worked flawlessly, however there ...
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Switch XFWM to Openbox on startup

I'm running Xubuntu 16.04 (core^ not whole desktop), and I prefer Openbox over the default XFWM. So, I installed openbox and added a .desktop launcher which executes openbox --replace to .config/...
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Allow windows to overlap the panel on top or bottom

I often want to have just the top or the bottom of a window on screen. I don't want one program to hog the whole screen. For example, I need to refer to a calculation that is displayed in the bottom ...
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Xfwm4 settings “Maximize window” hotkey is not persistent across reboots

Whenever I change the "Maximize window" hotkey in Xfwm4 ( via Settings -> Keyboard), I can use that hotkey to maximize my windows, until I restart my computer. The next time I go to the settings ...
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Per-application xfwm theme

I want to run separate applications with different themes, the only solution for this that I could find was to use bash -c 'GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/gtkrc program'; however, I currently am using a XFCE4 ...
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GDM fails to launch xfwm4, but lightdm succeeds?

I use GDM and usually run an XFCE4 session. Suddenly, if I attempt to boot in using GDM, the following symptoms appear: The GDM background does not go away. Windows from two applications (remains of ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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XFCE unity command mistake

Few days ago I erroneously run the command unity within XFCE. As expectable, what happened was that Unity started (it's a Ubuntu XFCE). I hoped to solve the problem by just restarting the device, ...
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Workspace keyboard switching won't let me change

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 and I noticed that it had Ctrl+F1...etc assigned to switch workspaces. This is very annoying since Ctrl+F4 is for closing tabs in my browser and I use it a lot. In ...
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How to fix Xubuntu 14.04 screen flicker that started after update?

Every few seconds the entire screen flickers. This began after updates over the weekend (30-31 August). The machine is a Toshiba Satellite P200D, 2GB, AMD Turion 64X2 running Xubuntu 14.04. Things I'...
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White text on some system windows

I get white text on most windows, (it switches to its regular color when the said window loses focus). I'm using a windows dual boot xubuntu 12.04 with xfce, xfwm, and a GTK theme 'zukiwi'. Can ...
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Is there a way to display virtual workspaces in XFWM?

Is there an alternative to Unity/Compiz/KDE's ability to display virtual workspaces in a grid on XFWM? If not, what would one need to do to attempt to build one?
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Xubuntu 13.10 new app windows open with buttons at top of frame concealed

In Xubuntu 13.10, many apps, such as Bluefish, Calibre and Firefox, when launched put their window off-kilter, high and to the right, so the top of the window's frame is concealed. Pressing {Alt-...
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How to set the path of “Application Finder” in Xfce?

In Xfce, Alt-F2 opens a dialog "Application Finder" (xfce4-appfinder -c). How to customize the $PATH of Xfce's session that is used for auto-completing and running the command? (It's not the $PATH of ...
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How do I add xfwm4-settings to the Preferences windows in Lubuntu?

So I am running Lubuntu 12.10 and I just switched my windows manager to xfwm4 following the instructions here: Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu? I was wondering, how do I add ...
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wmctrl ignore other workspaces

My question is very similar to Make wmctrl ignore other-than-current workspace's windows. The fact is I use XFCE so wmctrl actually sees more desktops. petr@sova:~$ wmctrl -d 0 * DG: 1600x900 ...
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how to change xfce4 default window manager

How can I change the default window manager for xfce4? for some reason xfwm doesn't run when I run xfce4 shell.
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What compositors can I use in Unity-2D?

I would like to install a compositor in unity 2D. And I've noticed a number of other compositors: compiz, mutter, xcompmgr, xfwm4, etc. I'm interested in using a lightweight compositor but I need to ...
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Massive Xubuntu desktop malfunction

I'm using Xubuntu 11.04. Before everything worked fine, but when booting today the following happened: Window focus does not leave the first-opened program. This means that if I keep Firefox open, ...