Questions tagged [window-manager]

A window manager is the software component responsible for the tracking and placement of windows within a graphical interface.

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App windows open in background instead of foreground

When I launch new app, it's window opens in background instead of foreground. It was all normal when installed JUNO fresh. Since several months the issue emerged and stays active, can't pinpoint ...
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How to enable “window menu” for all windows

GLib-GIO-Message: 02:20:25.739: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend. Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications. org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings.wm activate-window-menu ['<...
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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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Elementary OS duplicating windows for DBeaver [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this issue is related to elementary OS or specifically to the software I'm using (DBeaver), but when I open "Preferences", "About" or any window inside the program, it creates a window ...
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Remove black margin from elementaryOS applications when using Awesome Window Manager

I bought an Alpha Centurion laptop that comes with a pre-installed elementaryOS, I'm using awesome window manager (https://awesomewm.org/) and when I start elementaryOS "native" apps (like io....
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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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Loki - Hot corner close window

In Loki, How do I set a 'Hot Corner' for closing the current window? I've solved this myself and wanted to post the answer so others will hopefully find this. Also a better method is always welcome.
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Is possible to make Pantheon snap windows like Windows 10?

When you drag the window corner, other window on the side will fill the free space, is possible to make something like this with Pantheon/Gala?
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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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Is it possible to get smart window placement?

For those who are not familiar with this, smart placement was an option in Compiz that arranged windows avoiding to overlap them. For example, if you open a file manager, then a text editor, and ...
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Can not deactivate Alt+F7 XWindows shortcut (conflict with Netbeans)

As a developer I want to use the Netbeans IDE Shortcuts in elementar OS 0.4. But I can not deactivate XWindow shortcuts that conflict with Netbeans' shortcut. Example: Alt+F7 It is not listed in ...
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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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Weird shadow/glow/smear on the right side of all windows

Fresh installation of Loki. Here is a screenshot of the issue. Any way to get rid of it? It only happens on one the two screens (main one).
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

How can I restart my GUI (X window server) from command line without rebooting the system? Which process(es) do I need to kill and do they automatically restart?
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How do you disable edge tiling?

Is there a way to disable those sticky edges (where the window resizes when it is moved into the edge of the screen) through command line/dconf editor?
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Animate windows with slide up/down like Linux Mint

I would like my windows to slide up/down, like how Linux Mint animates. Is it possible? And if yes, then how?
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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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Test KDE on elementary?

Is it possible (and recommended) to install KDE as second desktop environment on Freya? I want to test it, but don't want to reinstall everything.
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System Settings won't open – Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'switchboard' received an X Window System error

I'm having trouble opening System Settings. I get this error code when I try and run switchboard in the terminal (as it won't open by clicking): (switchboard:16560): Gdk-ERROR **: The program '...
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Set transparency of the window for a specific application

Is there a way to set some transparency (it would be awesome activate this feature by shortcut-toggle) to a specific window (for example only on chromium-browser)?
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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 can I disable composite and effects in Elementary OS?

I've used Lubuntu for years and felt happy with it. The OS is clear and fast. However, I really like the look of Elementary OS. One thing that stops me is that my computer is not a decent one. A Core ...
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missed workspace manager on Version: 0.2.1 “Luna” ( 32-bit )

Hi can anyone help please have on different machines installed elementary OS but unfortunately on this one it doesn't work and cant find a Workspace manager Many thanks
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Alternative to Pixel Saver (remove title bar and place buttons in top bar)

I've moved from Fedora with gnome-shell 3.16. I'm seeking a plugin that works like Pixel Saver, which generally removes the title bar and places its buttons in the top bar.
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How can I override bad EDID with a xorg.conf?

So I am using the default opensource Radeon driver, and pretty much every desktop environment (unity, mate, xfce, etc.) is being supplied a bad EDID from my Samsung LN52B750 television. Specifically ...
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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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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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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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Window (Geary) always open maximized?

Always when I open Geary it automatically maximize. I looked into settings in dconf tools org.yorba.geary window-maximize is not checked. Anybody who knows how to fix this?
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Alt+drag stopped working. How can I restart a window manager?

All windows are still draggable using their headers, except for Firefox. Firefox lost its window decorations and can be neither dragged nor resized. Is it possible to restart a window manager and/or ...
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How can I launch Openbox when I log in?

I read a few articles about the super-minimal window manager Openbox. I would like to set it up on elementary OS, but it's just not a desktop environment. I would like to run Openbox after I login (...
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How can I use another window manager, such as Kwin, in place of Gala?

If I want to use another window manager by default, what process would I need to go through to achieve this? I would like it to work along with cerbere.