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Can not deactivate Alt+F7 XWindows shortcut (conflict with Netbeans)

Let's do it from gsettings: gsettings list-recursively | grep \<Alt\>F7 This finds all actions set to that keybinding. For instance, mine: org.gnome.mutter.wayland.keybindings switch-to-...
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

This worked for me: sudo service lightdm restart
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

All you need to do is restart LightDM as root, like so: sudo restart lightdm
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How can I disable composite and effects in Elementary OS?

It's not possible to disable compositing in elementary OS. If you feel like you need to disable compositing, your computer is probably much too old to be running elementary OS. Disabling animations ...
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How do you disable edge tiling?

If you mean by sticky edges that windows change their appearance when they are moved close to the edge of the screen (e.g. get maximised), you can indeed disable this in elementary freya 0.3.2. The ...
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Weird shadow/glow/smear on the right side of all windows

Seems like the issue was hardware after all. After tweaking with the monitor settings and with color presets I managed to mostly resolve the issue.
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

The worst is that noone mentioned that you must use alt+ctrl+F1 to F6 to switch to terminal. Login there as standard user. Restart x with sudo command and then press alt+ctrl+F7 to go back to GUI.
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Loki - Hot corner close window

Install xdotool: sudo apt install xdotool In 'Hot Corners' under 'Custom command' insert the following command: xdotool keydown Alt F4 keyup Alt F4
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Is possible to make Pantheon snap windows like Windows 10?

This functionality has been finally added with elementary OS 5.0 Juno.
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How to add a button for minimizing the window?

If you are on elementary OS 6 you should NOT install elementary-tweaks. The correct tool is now called pantheon-tweaks. To install it, follow the instructions on their github repo: sudo apt install -y ...
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Save window for Code app not displaying

I think it saves automatically with every change: Elementary OS Code save behavior This answer says "Ctrl+S will allow you to save the file to a specific location if you haven't already."
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Is it possible to get smart window placement?

Short answer, no. Long answer: It is not an option in gala, elementary OS' default window manager. You can install other window mangers and replace gala with something like compiz by editing /usr/...
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Can you install Compiz on elementary OS

I answered this question here: Can you install Compiz on Elementary OS? It is actually pretty easy to do! I got it to work with notifications, slingshot-launcher, wingpanel and everything else that ...
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

On Ubuntu 18.04, I do this executing next command: sudo systemctl restart lightdm
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Alternative to Pixel Saver (remove title bar and place buttons in top bar)

Yes, Pixel Saver stop working in new Gnome But Unite works well on Ubuntu 19.04. One more alternative is gtk-title-bar
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Animate windows with slide up/down like Linux Mint

For all extra animations and transition. I recommend CompizConfig Open the terminal and type sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Click Effects from the left pane ...
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Why are all elementary specific apps missing the 'Always on top' option?

It has been done for apps made specifically for elementary os,and this is done by design. Fortunately in Loki this 'limitation' is removed and you will be able to see all options in near future.
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Test KDE on elementary?

I decided to try it. Although not just KDE, but KDE Neon. I added the ppa, updated cache, upgraded many packages and was that close to installing neon-desktop. Then I decided to try that in virtualbox ...
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System Settings won't open – Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'switchboard' received an X Window System error

A previous report linked this error to a video card drivers issue. It would be helpful to add more details about your drivers to the original post. Next, I would try uninstalling and reinstalling your ...
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Show warning window when closing app?

The elementary apps are still in the process of standardization and I don't believe there are any hooks to easily add the feature you seek without rebuilding your own version of the software from the ...
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How can I disable composite and effects in Elementary OS?

If you still want to use elementary but don't want to use gala (the window manager), you could install a lightweight window manager such as openbox or metacity, and manually run it (using --replace to ...
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