Questions tagged [window-management]

Questions related to using/manipulating windows.

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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 ...
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Why is the window resize animation running slowly? [closed]

I'm running elementary on my desktop with Nvidia GTX460 graphic card and enough hardware power to run everything smoothly. Therefore it is very strange that when I change the size of my window, ...
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How to remember the last window size?

I really like elementary OS but I'm missing one important thing for me: When adjusting and closing windows, is there any possibility in elementary to remember the last window size and position?
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Universal Access Zoom In/Out [closed]

I have been trying for hours to get the Universal Access Zoom In/Out feature to work. I have used several different key combinations but it just wouldn't work. I got the zoom in to work with ⌘+F1; ...
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Bind mouse buttons to switch between windows

I just bought a new mouse with more buttons than my old one. While they work fine and I can navigate back and forth with the thumb buttons, I would like to know if I can somehow change thumb buttons ...
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Windows(freya) always open in background?

Whatever app i open in elementary freya, it opens in the background.And that includes the terminal using super+T or any app from the slinghshot. I then have to click on its icon in the dock and then ...
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How to set the terminal to "always on top" in elementary OS?

I am trying to keep pantheon-terminal always on top. I installed gnome terminal also but I cant find any option to keep always on top.
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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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How can I exclude specific windows from Alt+Tab switching?

I am a frequent user of the keyboard shortcut Alt+Tab to switch focus between windows. I use a Chrome extension called Pure Pomodoro. This extension provides a simple timer window that automatically ...
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Change application switcher [duplicate]

Is there an easy option to change or edit the default application switcher? The current switcher is pretty cool with this fade of the windows and the reordered Plank when I just enjoy the system, but ...
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Can I set an app window's width, height, and position from Terminal?

How can I set geometry for applications by console command? How can I remove borders (title, close minimie maximize buttons) from application by console command? For example, I want to start a ...
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How can I select a window in overview mode (Meta + w) using the keyboard?

I am a frequent user of the overview mode provided by Meta + w. There I can select a window by using left mouse click on the window. Is it also possible to select a window using only the keyboard?
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How can I force all maximisable windows to open maximised?

Usually I work with all my windows being maximised except for those that cannot be maximised (e.g. calculator). Is it possible to tweak the behaviour as such that all maximisable windows always open ...
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How can I disable that windows get maximized if i put them on top of the display?

I never want to maximize a window when dragging the window to the top of the screen, but it happens most of the time and is really annoying! I just want to drag the window to the top of the screen. ...
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Split application windows to fit the screen

I just want to split apps to divide the screen in two or three like the image below
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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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