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Window opens outside of workspaces

I use ElementaryOS 5.1. I first noticed the problem with Liferea, then with Libreoffice. Other applications (like Firefox and Thunderbird and the terminal) work fine. The problem is: When I open the ...
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How to create a custom keyboard shortcut to center window in screen and resize to specific size

Is there a way to create a custom keyboard shortcut that centers the current / selected window on the screen? Is there a way to create a custom keyboard shortcut that resizes the current / selected ...
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Minecraft is havinng size problems in elemenry os

i downloaded Minevtaft to play it on my Elementry os system. When i installed the game and open it this happened: And when i close and re-open the game. window is becoming smaller and smaller. The ...
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What are the different methods to switch between windows and workspaces?

What are the different possibilities (both keyboard and mouse) to switch: between windows of the same application on the same workspace, between windows of all applications on the same workspace, ...
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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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Can I get back to the old alt+tab switcher in Jólnir?

For me this new alt+tab is less productive since I constantly have to check what is inside another window while having one window fixed on the top of the workspace. Is it possible to have it back? ...
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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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Windows controls layout not changed after configuring through Elementary Tweaks

I did a fresh install of 5.1 and installed elementary tweaks to get my go-to windows controls layout. All the system apps and apps like Chrome and Firefox have the changed controls, but apps installed ...
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Save window for Code app not displaying

I installed eOS 5.1.7 Hera a couple days ago on my 2012 Macbook Pro and I'm having a hard time with using specific apps. The one in particular is Code, a default text editing app that comes with Hera. ...
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Black Borders On Some Windows

Someone please help me with this problem.Faast.
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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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Commands for window management on elementaryOS (or ubuntu-based systems in general)

Currently, I'm using elementary OS, which is a fine distro with a great UI, but previous to this I have been using i3 (on Arch and Ubuntu) and I really miss the window management aspect using simple ...
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Cycle through windows without focusing on them

I'm on elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera and use the Alt + Tab shortcut to cycle through open applications. This cycles through applications by bringing each window into focus (foreground). However, I want to ...
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How do I turn off the windows gradient? [SOLVED]

How do I turn off the gradient of the windows? Currently I am using the elementary-x (white version) theme and the gradient on the windows makes the close, minimise and maximise buttons to look kind ...
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Why can't I maximize Settings window?

Every time I open System Settings it won't let me maximize the window and part of it strangely hidden below (!) the screen, so I can't reach some of the settings (like the "Apply" button). Clicking on ...
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Borderless Windowed in Elementary

I have desperately been trying to find away to remove the window decoration of a specific window for a borderless windowed effect. There are lots of answers and systems out there for doing it but I ...
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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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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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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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Some programas shows ghost windows [duplicate]

It seems to happen on software written on java. For example DBeaver or MySQL Workbench when you run some feature, the emergent window shows with a ghost window background like next image: I think is ...
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Elementary OS update - Save button missing when trying to download from internet browser [closed]

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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How to enable adjustable tiling on Portrait mode?

I was wondering what should I do to enable this when I rotate the screen (I do this often with keyboard shortcuts for xrandr -o normal and xrandr -o left). The feature works only on Landscape mode, ...
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Duplicate Window Bug [closed]

In some applications e.g (Boinc or PlayOnLinux) I have the following bug: Does anyone have any clue about this? I already searched for it but I did not found anything. I can drag both windows to ...
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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 [closed]

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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Bug, fullscreen Atom. The window is *hidden* [closed]

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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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 swap the close buttons from the left to the right?

In elementary OS, as with Ubuntu and Mac OS X, the close button is on the left. Can I change this to have the close button on the right?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...