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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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* [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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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 [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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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 ...