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Questions tagged [gala]

Gala is a window & compositing manager based on libmutter and designed by elementary for use with Pantheon Shell.

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Strange behavior of windows at the bottom of the screen

Please, watch the video below. YouTube video
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text display problem-Juno

Have a pulsating ghost image problem with text. The behavior is as if the baseline or bounding box translation of a group of text, not a full line, nor necessarily a singular location, has a rounding ...
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Strange window behavior

Please take a look at the picture! On the first two images Smartgit latest version 18.2.3 #13220. On the third image of PlayOnLinux 4.2.12. I ask you to correct this behavior of windows
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Nvidia/Elementary OS Juno suspend/resume fix

Does anyone know if this will still work on Juno? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/fix-nvidia-resume-bug-elementary-os-loki/amp/ I tried running gala —replace from ...
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How to retain workspace segregation across display changes?

I am moving to Elementary from a bespoke desktop on Arch, using i3. My workflow consists of having multiple windows per project, and separating the projects by workspaces. I use a ThinkPad T430s and ...
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Why am I having double child window in applications?

It's happening in various applications, not only with mysql workbench, I tried to open a bug report, but I don't know where the elementary os bug report is hosted.
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Gala high CPU usage in VirtualBox

I am currently running Elementary OS inside VirtualBox on a MacBook Pro. I freshly installed elementary OS, updated and upgraded everything, installed VirtualBox Guest Additions, and ran sudo apt ...
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Gala and Xorg high CPU usage on Lenovo X220 [closed]

Gala and Xorg are always above 13%, even if there are no other windows except Terminator. It drains the laptop's battery and keeps the laptop's cooler always on. I can't remember when I first noticed ...
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How do I use gala picture in picture plugin?

Gala has this https://github.com/donadigo/gala-pip-plugin plugin by default. How do I use/activate it?
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How to force windows to open on the primary monitor instead of the first monitor?

I'm using Loki (though this might apply to all versions). I have a laptop whose screen is my primary monitor. Additionally, I have two external monitors, one to the left and one to the right of my ...
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Change workspace from the terminal?

How can I change the work-space I am currently on using terminal? Using dconf editor, I have set the dynamic work-space option to false. And have 4 work-spaces as a result. I want to be able to ...
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How can I get multitasking / multiple workspaces to function in Loki?

Multitasking doesn't work for me, using Loki. I've tried three fresh installs -- no joy. Everything else works great. When I go to "multitasking view," I see only a single window, with no apps open ...
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Enabling back-cycling when using alt-tab?

As stated in the question: is it possible to enable back-cycling through open applications when using alt-tab? Eg., pressing alt-tab goes one app forward, and pressing alt-shift-tab goes one app ...
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Glitch in wallpaper during transition from greeter to gala during login to desktop with HiDPI

I have a 4k/uhd display and have set gnome scaling factor to 2 for my username and also the lightdm user so that greeter login screen also is "hidpi" enabled. I have greeter background set to a ...
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Is there any fix for the high CPU usage of Gala?

I've been keeping attention to processes in my laptop and gala is constantly in the top 3 places, many times using more then 100% of the CPU. I think that is what was been slowing down my computer, ...
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Is possible to make Pantheon snap windows like Windows 10?

When you drag the window corner, other window on the side will fill the free space, is possible to make something like this with Pantheon/Gala?
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

In the macOS the all the four window corners are rounded, like the image below: But in eOS, the windows corners are usually like this: Here only two of the four corners of the window are rounded. I ...
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Change alt+tab behaviour [closed]

I strongly dislike the unintuitive behavior of the ALT+TAB switcher. Applications running: 1. Files, 2. Firefox 3. Terminal How to reproduce: - Press ALT+TAB twice - Press ALT+SHIFT+TAB ...
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Gala high CPU usage

Gala use above 50% of cpu even you don't do anything. There seems to be no problems with xfce and openbox. I found these with google: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40289841/elementary-os-0-4-...
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Delay during login after entering correct password in Loki [duplicate]

I've recently started seeing a delay (about a minute or so) after entering my password in greeter and the desktop showing up. I filed this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-greeter/+bug/1632317 ...
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how to define a grid and snap windows to it?

What i want no achieve is something like this, how do i go about defining grids and snap windows to them?
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How do you disable edge tiling?

Is there a way to disable those sticky edges (where the window resizes when it is moved into the edge of the screen) through command line/dconf editor?
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Screen tears getting caught in various places

I've been experiencing a problem with OBS recently, as it was adding horrible screen tearing to videos in certain applications. Here's a video example. However today I took a screenshot, and I ...
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xrdp gray screen

I just did a fresh install of Elementary 0.3.2 in a virtual machine. I am trying to connect from a remote desktop (from the virtual host - windows 10). The login proceeds just fine until the screen ...
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Make Win + ↓ minimize the current window

When using Windows (10) I can press Win+↓ to minimize the current window. In elementary OS freya I cannot do it and instead it opens the virtual desktops
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How to reduce title bar height?

On my Elementary OS Freya dconf Editor have less height than others applications (for example atom or chromium) and I prefer this smaller appearance. I wonder what css or xml file I have to edit in ...
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What might cause Alt+Tab to get stuck half-way? [closed]

Here is a video demonstrating the issue: https://youtu.be/FImJp1gqaeg I've mostly observed it in connection to full screen applications/games such as Factorio, Dota 2, etc. Questions What might be ...
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How to connect to elementary OS using rdp client (remmina)?

I am going to rebuild my box at work. I want to use elementary. I currently am using Ubuntu LTS and I know that it is a PITA to configure for that (need to use a different desktop). Is it possible to ...
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Gala consuming a ton of memory with Nvidia Optimus

Gala is using 9.5 GB of memory. This is after running for about 2 days. There is obviously some kind of memory leak. Is this known and is there any work being done on it?
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Desktop displayed as a window

Just booted my laptop running elementary OS today and found the desktop in a window. Cannot move it, cannot maximize it. I can live with it but I don't like this at all. Has this happened before, do ...
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How to install current packages for elementary OS development/build support?

In general my problem is that I am using elementary OS Freya and need newer versions of packages to build projects from sources. In particular, I tried to fix a bug in Gala. But since there was a ...
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How do I recover my pantheon session? Its not shown in the login?

I accidentally uninstalled gala from another wm (i3wm) in my freya. What are the .desktop and session files contents to recover the pantheon session??
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Unresponsive desktop after login because of maya

Just had a problem after rebooting my computer this morning; after the successful login I saw the wallpaper appearing, then wingpanel appeared and 5 seconds later it froze; plank did not appear and ...
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How do I build and install gala plugins on freya?

There's loads of cool in development plugins like tiling and chat bubbles, how do I get them running? as a followup question is there an easy way to begin developing plugins for gala? I don't mind ...
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Problems with High CPU use when Elementary OS is Idle and Unused

I've been seeing something kind of odd behavior from of my elementary OS install: https://i.imgur.com/gMcDh8a.png When I left the machine running as a guest on my VMWare ESXi server overnight, it ...
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How can I completely unbind the default “switch windows” keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

I like to use Alt+Tab (the default shortcut for "Switch Windows") inside a particular program¹. As a result, I would like to use Win+Tab and Shift+Win+Tab to switch windows instead. I've already ...
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Classic Alt-Tab switcher animation [closed]

I constantly switch between open windows. The ALT+TAB switcher is too slow. Is it possible to integrate a classic-styled ALT+TAB switcher? It could be an option in System Settings.
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Can't open minimized windows [closed]

When I minimize application and than I want to unminimize, I can't. I click on the app on plank, the app is activated but it's not showing. Video expample: https://vid.me/GwnW How to fix this ...
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Windows(freya) always open in background?

Whatever app i open in elementary freya, it opens in the background.And that includes the terminal using super+T or any app from the slinghshot. I then have to click on its icon in the dock and then ...
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How to set the terminal to “always on top” in elementary OS?

I am trying to keep pantheon-terminal always on top. I installed gnome terminal also but I cant find any option to keep always on top.
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How can I disable the rounded display corners Gala plugin?

At all 4 corners of my screen there are rounded corners, but I want to use my screen normally and use all pixels I have. Is there any way to configure this?
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Gala constantly using 90%+ of CPU [closed]

For some reason, Gala is constantly using at least 90% of my CPU when only a few programs are running. It slows the whole computer down, and it's a constant pain to do anything. I'm using a GeForce ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to move across workspaces?

The key binding for moving an application to the workspace to the left or right does not appear to work. Shift + Super + Left / Right is listed as the appropriate binding in my settings -> keyboard -> ...
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Open Broadcaster Software and Shutter only capturing the background (eOS Freya) [closed]

Ever since I installed elementary OS, I couldn't get Open Broadcaster Software and Shutter working properly. They only capture the background. When asked Shutter to capture the wingpanel, it captures ...
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How to change alt+tab behavior

I don't like the behaviour of the Alt + Tab shortcut, when changing between windows, how can I change to something like OS X where you see a line of icons rather than changing windows?
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How to change the window manager's mouse click actions?

When I click with the middle button of the mouse on a window, it goes to the bottom of the stack, and two clicks on the window bar maximize it. Can we change that? or even disable? some background: ...