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Questions tagged [window-management]

Questions related to using/manipulating windows.

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Maximized windows hide behind wingpanel [closed]

Everytime I maximize a windows, a bit of the top hides behind the top bar on eOS Juno. Screenshots: Normal behavior (Not maximized, on Files) Bug (Files) Normal behavior (Firefox) Bug (Firefox)
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Window snapping bug

Over the past couple of days I've noticed a pretty annoying bug with window snapping. I have a screen recording of the bug linked below so people can see what I'm talking about. Basically when I snap ...
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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI - IN JUNO?

How can I disable window transparency throughout the UI - IN JUNO? Currently, when using a dark background in terminal "solarized dark", the panel is at about 90% opacity, but would like to have it ...
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Tiling regularly breaks: window does not render in the same place where it registers clicks

It's about a 50/50 chance when I try to tile Chrome windows to the left and right half of the screen whether or not it works. I haven't been able to reliably determine how to reproduce it. What ...
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Can I run multiple instances of plank that only shows the current windows windows?

I currently have 2 plank's running, but they show all of the workspaces current windows. I need them to show only the current windows tasks.
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Change click drag/resize button on keyboard

Currently I have to use the windows key plus left/right click to effect my windows, I would like to use Alt for this action. How can I change this?
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Bug, fullscreen Atom. The window is *hidden*

When closing atom when it's resized to fullscreen, then restarting atom doesn't result in a window. Use the following steps to reproduce: Install atom from the deb (https://atom.io) Set Atom to ...
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How to minimize a window?

I'm new with elementary, and actually I don't find the way to minimize a windows, I only see a button to close a window and one to change the size. How can I minimize a window?
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Can a window be shown on every desktop?

Just installed eOS (Loki), and I like it so far. I have one small question that I can't find an answer to online, though: In Ubuntu, there's an option in a window's title bar context menu to "...
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Split a vertically window

Can we split a vertical window in two equally parts? Something like:
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How to run Elementary OS in place of Windows 10 on my laptop?

I have a problem. Recently I installed the last version of Elementary OS on my Dell Inspirion 5559 next to Windows 10. After the installation everything was ok, I restarted my laptop a couple of ...
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Elementary OS update - Save button missing when trying to download from internet browser

The following problem emerged after the previous software update was installed. When I try to save something from the internet on a browser, I get a window in which I can browse my file system to ...
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Is it possible to drag windows not from their title like holding ALT in Unity?

I have Pantheon installed on Ubuntu if it matters..
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How to reduce “Files” 0.3.2 window size?

Before updating the size of the file manager windows might be smaller. The problem is more visible on the other skins, e.g. Arc Theme. It is a way to remove this restriction? Screenshot presents the ...
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Switch only between windows of the same application (not tabs)? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to switch between the open windows of one application by using (or assigning first) a shortcut (like I do in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and MacOS). I have often more than one window ...
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Can I configure an app to be always visible across all workspaces?

This appears to happen with a lot of other apps like MonoDevelop, WebStorm, etc. The right click title bar "Always on visible workspace" is not available on any browser other than the default ...
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Is there a hotkey to switch through the windows of the current application? (as Alt + ` in Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Is there any way I can replicate the Alt + ` functionality from Ubuntu? It's like Alt + Tab only it just switches through the windows of the current application. For instance, if I have 3 file ...
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Maximize apps on second screen only maximizes to half the width

I'm running Elementary OS Loki on the newest Dell XPS 13. Been trying to setup a dual extended screen but I recently noticed that whenever I maximize an application on this screen it will maximize to ...
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How to disable “You are connected!” window? [duplicate]

Sometimes it shows up when I log in and it is a bit annoying. Is there any way of preventing it to appear?
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How to disable desktop switch on fullscreen

I'm on Loki and every time I turn on fullscreen mode for one of my applications like Chrome or atom, the fullscreen window moves to a new desktop. Is there any way to stop this and just stay on the ...
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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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Why I am not getting extract button in archive manager? [duplicate]

I have elementary OS Loki, many time I do not get some buttons in dialogue boxes ( like 'Save', 'OK', 'Extract' ). How do I fix this ?
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Can you install Compiz on elementary OS

is there any way to enable wobbly windows effect on elementary OS 0.4 I tried to install compiz but after i install it i discovered that compiz is not compatible with pantheon
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How to disable saved state for pantheon-terminal?

Every time I open a new terminal window it opens on top of the last one I opened. I would like it to be opened in the middle of my screen. I've tried editing org.pantheon.terminal.saved-state opening-...
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window problem when choosing save location [duplicate]

When I try to save/download a file and choose a save location that is different from the default one, I cannot finish the operation because the window lacks an OK or even Cancel button. See here: Is ...
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Change window control buttons under Loki [duplicate]

How can i set windows control buttons to be windows style (minimize, maximize, close) via command line? I've tried: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout :minimize,...
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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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Adding windows minimize and maximize buttons? [duplicate]

Mostly in the title. Is there anyway to get minimize and maximize buttons and change their icons? Similar to OSX.
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How to vertically maximize windows in Elementary OS?

How can I stretch windows vertically so that they fill the entire available height of the screen? Maximizing a window fills up the total desktop space which I don't want. If the window is maximized I ...
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Why are all elementary specific apps missing the 'Always on top' option?

I just realized that all elementary apps, unlike all other apps apps, are missing the Always on top option (among many others). Right clicking on the top bar in their windows only shows the Close ...
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How does one cycle through windows of the same application? [duplicate]

I have two questions. What is the default keystroke for cycling through windows in an application, e.g., evince? How can I change this default? Currently, Alt-tab cycles through all windows, but I ...
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Show warning window when closing app?

Background: I run code (Python) using SublimeText (ST). Sometimes I forget I have a script running and close the editor, which obviously kills whatever process is running. I'd like to somehow prevent ...
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Application Windows are flickering when moving , closing and opening

When moving , closing and opening a window it flickers with black lines.The computer is a SONY VAIO VGN-NR120E and has no problems in Windows 10 and has been like this from day one though it does not ...
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How can I disable “Middle-Click to Close” in Window Overview?

In Elementary OS Freya (0.3.2), if an item is middle-clicked on in Window Overview (super + w), such as Google Chrome or Terminal, that process is closed/killed. Is there anyway to disable this ...
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Window moving to sides does not work

When I want to move windows to the side of the active desktop (for putting two of them on the same screen) some programs are able to fit to the side (i.e. they resize accordingly), some only do that ...
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GUI environment ruined from attempting Hardware-assisted Virtualization

I followed the instructions from Intel to to speed up the Android emulator on my laptop. When I got to the part "After the installation, you need to relogin so that your user account becomes an ...
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Elementary transparent theme not working properly [duplicate]

I installed the elementary-transparent-theme and used the tweak tools to change the GTK+ and metacity themes to transparent. The transparent theme works fine in GTK+ windows, but in metacity windows (...
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Have applications dock close with Windows key

I used the answer on Have application menu open up with only Windows key to open the applications dock with Win key (works perfectly). Is there a way to have it close again using Win key? It just ...
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How can I enable alt-spacebar window menu?

I recently switched to Elementary from Ubuntu as day-today distro. But I'm not able to use alt-spacebar menu, if I want to maximize or minimize the window. It's just I hate going over arrow keys. Yeah!...
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Can I switch between windows of the same app using plank?

I have to work on multiple code branches that requires me to launch multiple instances of IntelliJ IDE. But when navigating between these instances I find it very difficult to switch to specific ...
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Can I force full screen mode for any application?

Is it possible to force fullscreen in any application in elementary OS? I use Vim in my everyday work, but I would like to use gVim, but I don't see a way to make gVim fullscreen.
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Pantheon misbehaves after boot [closed]

I installed elementary Freya yesterday and I encountered a weird bug after rebooting. I'll try to explain it as best as I can. When I log into my session, the windows do not behave properly : I can'...
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How to disable desktop composition while gaming in fullscreen?

I'm using elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 and would like to disable compositing while gaming. I'm playing CSGO (Linux port, not Windows version using Wine) and unlike on my Windows 10, it's lagging a lot. I ...
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alt-tab hides apps on other monitor [closed]

I'm trying to use elementary on my multi-monitor setup and I have this annoying issue with switching apps Is there any way to keep apps visible on the other monitor and switch apps only on the active ...
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WIndows Opening Off Screen

I have a 4 monitor setup with one of my screens rotated. I am having an issue where when I open applications they are opening half on screen half off. I though perhaps the desktop itself might be ...
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Firefox GTK3 build(s) not usable/working [closed]

I'm using firefox from this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/ubuntu/firefox-next Just today I got Firefox 42 beta, which is the first version linked to GTK3 instead of GTK2. The ...
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How do I move / reach a window that I “left” on a second screen?

I once tested dual-monitor-support for Elementary and had Chrome maximized on the second screen. Everything worked out alright. I unplugged the second screen, Chrome was already closed - but when I ...
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Keep Plank unhidden and maximize windows to plank like in OS X?

Plank can be set unhidden by setting ~/.config/plank/dock/settings -> HideMode=X -> HideMode=0, but how to set the maximize action to the upper edge of plank like in OS X? Screenshot of my plank: ...
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Split Application windows to fit Screen

I can do Ctrl-Super- < or > but it doesn't allow me to do 2 windows. Nor when I drag a window (instead of using the keyboard) to the left or right side, it doesn't automatically adjust itself. ...
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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 ...