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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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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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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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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thunderbird's "quick filter" has stopped working on Horus

Thunderbird's all-important "Quick Filter" tab has stopped working under recent updates to Horus (i.e. it used to work just fine under Horus). More specifically, clicking on the "Quick ...
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How to change text style of the top panel and app menu

After setting a new theme in elementary-tweaks I'm now looking for a .css or configuration file to change the style of the text in the top panel and app menu to fit the style of the theme. More ...
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Is it possible to tile windows more than just left and right?

I am giving elementary a new try and I cannot find a setting for tiling windows to the corners (splitting the left or right tile), not even to upper and bottom half of the screen (thus split the ...
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Fix/Change Catts styling

For some reason my catts (the window switcher) lost the border around the selected window, so I have to guess which window icon I'm gonna get when I let go of the Alt button. Any ideas where I can go ...
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putting synaptics.conf into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d made gala fail to start on boot

I tried to switch from libinput to synapatics by installing the latter using apt from the standard repository. It seemed to work ok at first, although the parameters settings were not working well on ...
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Duplicate title bars in some apps?

Some apps such as Brave, Settings and Terminal all have duplicate title bars. Please help me I don't know how to fix it
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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 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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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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Why does compiling gala from source not work unless I change how HashMap is used?

When I grab gala source either from GitHub or from apt source gala I get version 3.3.2 and when I run ninja to build it I get this error: ../src/Background/BackgroundSource.vala:123.17-123.34: error: ...
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Elementary OS GUI is deleted

I did sudo apt autoremove on the terminal, and it has removed by elementary desktop. I tried doing sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop, and the terminal says some unable to find some ...
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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.stack.imgur.com/cbS8k.png When I left the machine running as a guest on my VMWare ESXi server overnight, ...
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Windows Tiling in Elementary OS 5.1

I have tried to implement a solution to accomplish at least 4 windows tiling, Elementary seems to do only vertical 2 sides windows tiling as detailed here. I tried and failed with the instructions ...
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Gala Background services Icon

New install of eos. On every boot it shows a temporary icon that says...Gala Background services The icon disappears after about 10 seconds. How do I disable this????
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Some windows always start minimized. How to prevent it?

When I open a certain types of windows they start minimized. Most annoying are the flatpak "open file with" dialog (openning an email attachment in Evolution from Flathub), or Steam in-home streaming.
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Issue with starting gala

I've installed pantheon desktop over Ubuntu 18.04 but can't run it. Firstly I've tried to run it from LightDM just selecting it from drop-down menu, but after pressing "log in" it returns me back to ...
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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 plank take too much CPU with nvidia drivers

I have a high end dell precision T7610 workstation with Nvidia Graphics card. I tried installing both ubuntu and elementary OS on the system. With Ubuntu running top shows barely any CPU use on idle. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 ...