Questions tagged [window-management]

Questions related to using/manipulating windows.

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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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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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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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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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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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Black Borders On Some Windows

Someone please help me with this problem.Faast.
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Mouse cannot click inside any windows after sleep

Lenovo T430s. After sleep I cannot click on any window, only Ctrl+L and log in again helps. Also, this issue appeared during the installation process: I was not able to click on any interface element.
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How to change window's color?

I have recently seen someone having a dark color on his elementary OS windows and I would like to know how to achieve that as I can't find any option in the settings for that. Thank you in advance!
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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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Elementary OS 5.1.5 disable edge tiling broken

I'm running elementary OS 5.1.5 and I am trying to disable edge-tiling, especially the top of screen maximize feature which is a complete pain. I have tried dconf-editor / org - pantheon - desktop - ...
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Reset window size and position for apps

Is there any way to allways launch apps in normal (windowed) mode in Elementary OS 5.1? Currently it restores window state from previous run, so when i had maximized window it starts as maximized ...
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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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Window initializes outside of my monitor viewport, can i reset its position somehow?

Some applications initialize their window outside of my viewport, so i can never see them, and therefore cannot use them. While most are okay, the AppCenter for example initially had its window open ...
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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, ...