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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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make x11 window always on top (virtual keyboard)

I'm hacking on matchbox-keyboard. Its UI is written in plain x11. I just want it to be always on top because it is a virtual keyboard; a virtual keyboard can't just get below programs! I don't want a ...
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How can I jump to a particular window, no matter what workspace it's on?

Ideally I could say $mod+J+E → jump to Emacs (wherever it is), and the same could be done for $mod+J+W → jump to Firefox (wherever it is). It seems pretty trivial to jump to a workspace, using ...
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Multiple GUI windows in one (GUI applications windows multiplexer/wrapper)

I was wandering if there are some programs or methods, where I can do something similar like Terminal multiplexer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - except where each region of the "multiplexer" ...
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xdotool: How to search for window by title and class with different patterns (similar to AutoHotkey)

xdotool lets you search for windows using its search subcommand. I need to locate a window, that has class 'gvim' and title containing word 'TODO'. How do I do this? What I've tried: You can do ...
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adding text to titlebar in all root windows

When a window is opended with root priveleges, I want to display some text in the titlebar to inform the user that he/she is root in that particular instance. I'm currently using the MATE desktop ...
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How do I prevent applications from starting with their windows maximized?

Some applications seem to be written the way they start maximized by default. I don't want this to happen ever. Is there a way to force disable this? There is a program called maximus that maximizes ...
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multiple monitor setting - show only active monitor [closed]

I am using dual monitor along with my laptop. (laptop screen and another monitor attached to VGA port). Now, I have configured like secondary display(extended). Sometimes, I ended up closing active ...
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How to move taskbar to different monitor on Linux Mint?

I am using dual monitors on Linux Mint and I can't figure out how to get the bottom taskbar to appear on my left side monitor. Right now it only appears on the right monitor. How can I move it to the ...
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Is there a way to simulate a “Close” event on various windows using the terminal?

I answered on Ask Ubuntu Quit all instances of gnome-terminal via a command but as you all can read gnome-terminal didn't seems to have a SIGcall I could use to simulate this "Close" event. So this ...
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...
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How to quick move+resize a window using ALT key+Mouse on Ubuntu Mate 15.04?

On earlier Linux GUI Desktops, it was quick and easy to move around or resize any window just by holding the ALT Button + clicking and dragging the mouse on almost any position of the app window, so ...
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How are window-ids given out by MATE window manager?

While trying to write a script involving wmctrl ( since MATE on LMDE 2 doesn't offer as many advanced features as other WM configurations involving Compiz, which I don't have on LMDE 2), I came across ...
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How can I set the position that terminal opens at?

I'd like Terminal to open near the bottom of my screen. Is there a way to set the default size and position? I'm using Linux Mint 13, Cinnamon.
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How to forbid windows from stealing focus in XFce4?

In XFce4, when I launch applications, I don't want them to appear above the windows I am currently using, or to show alert windows above my current work. Rather, I'd like the windows to load in the ...
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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Permanent console on desktop as a “widget”

I just wondered whether it's possible to have a terminal window as a desktop applet (or desklet if you're using Linux Mint like me)? I can't seem to find any info on it, ideally it would just be a ...
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Cycle between open windows with wmctrl

I have a script that I'm trying to use to make handing applications easier. Right now it gets the window id of an application name (the first parameter) and checks if the window_id exists or not. If ...
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Stop KDE from unmaximizing the window on dragging movement starting close to the window border

I installed Fedora 21 KDE spin recently (KDE 4.14.4). It comes with some nifty window effects, for example a way to tile windows when dragging them close to an edge or a corner of a screen. But ...
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How to pop up “hidden” X application

This is on a RHEL6 system using GNOME (but it happens on Debian as well). I use an application called xchat and if you hide it using the icon in the notification area (as opposed to minimizing using ...
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Xterm: working with multiple tabs

I am used to working with multiple tabs in gnome. Opening a new tab can be done easily with Ctrl+Shift+T as well as switching between tabs (Left Alt+tab number). What are the Xterm equivalents?
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How to prevent wpa_gui from minimizing to systray after closing its window

The issue with wpa_gui I have nice networking setup of wpa_supplicant roaming + dhcpcd autoconfiguring the interface, both running in the background. It works very well, but the issue is with the ...
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How to print xterm's dimensions in title bar?

Is it possible to print xterm's dimensions in title bar? I'd like something simple like WxH, which updates whenever the terminal is resized.
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Cursor position, dragging and resizing windows… with multiple monitors

I was finally able to get my four identically sized screens to work together, with three on one graphics card ( GeForce GTX 750 ) and one on a second card ( GeForce GT 730 ) in X11. It was a really ...
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How to display a digital clock on the monitor on top of everything?

My graphical environment is FVWM2 on OpenBSD. How can we display a digital clock in the top right corner of the screen, on top of everything? So it shouldn't matter if a new window comes up, the ...
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How can I automate window tiling with a custom width? (Cinnamon)

I am running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 2.4.8. I really like xdotool, but it conflicts with Cinnamon's awesome snapping/tiling feature. If I run the following command, it does NOT work if the current ...
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How to close any window in Awesome WM?

Desktop application developers are free to choose which keyboard shortcuts they want to support. On Windows the convention is pretty strong: Alt-F4 closes most applications Ctrl-F4 closes most major ...
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FVWM: Make xterm stay on top, conditionally

Algorithm: If there is no window currently on top, then make the next new xterm stay on top (layer 6). I got that to work: Module FvwmEvent AddToFunc MyUpdate + I WindowStyle StaysOnTop AddToFunc ...
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Can I put multiple X windows into a single larger window?

Say my main process spawns a couple windows. I'd like to group them in a session-leader master window (a just-the-frame minidesktop for the window group if you will). What can I do to achieve this? ...
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Configure Ubuntu to always start with terminal & Xload open?

Does anyone know how to configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when it starts up I have a terminal window open (at my specified x,y coordinates and specified width and height), and the Xload application also ...
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Start an application on initial workspace instead of current workspace

If I start an application and switch workspaces in the time the application is starting up, the application goes to the current workspace and not the one "from which" I called it. Where can I change ...
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Xfce panel buttons don't minimize windows when focus follows mouse is set

I like to have the focus follow my mouse, but I also like to be able to both minimize and restore windows by clicking the window button in the panel. If "click to focus" is set, then I get that ...
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How to unhide Titlebar and Frame of Pidgin or any application in linux mint?

I played with the application settings of Pidgin and now Pidgin doesn't have any titlebar and frame. I did this with "Right Click on the title bar>More Actions>Special Application Settings>Appearance ...
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How to move an application to another stack in Qtile?

It seems that there can only be two split windows allowed in Qtile Window Manage. If I want two applications to be side by side, how to move one from stack-1 to stack-2? Suppose I have three ...
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Have window covered by others even when active in mint cinnamon

I recently switched to Linux Mint with Cinnamon as the desktop environment. I much prefer it over Compiz but there is one feature that I'm sorely missing, in Compiz you can set window rules, and more ...
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'Present' terminal window on shell/executable command?

Currently using Xfce and xfce4-terminal, but suggestions involving other Linux-based systems may still be helpful. I start a longish-running program in a terminal window, then alt-tab away and do ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to a side in Gnome

In Windows I can press Windows key + (left/right/up/down) keys to press a window against the upper, right, down, left side. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? Distro: Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome.
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How to move a window up to the level of its parent window in i3wm?

Suppose I have window w1, w2 open, and sub-window w1-a, w1-b with w1 as their parent window. Is there a way to move w1-a up to its parent window level?
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Counting windows

Is there a command to get the number of (visible or iconified) X11 windows? The command $ xwininfo -children -root returns a long list of windows but most of them are neither visible nor iconified. ...
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Open programs with a specified position and size in Gnome 3

I use Gnome 3 on Fedora 20. echo $GDMSESSION outputs gnome and pgrep -l "compiz|metacity|mutter|openbox" produces no output. How can I open each window as if I'd done a super+right arrow or ...
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How can I remove the window padding on GTK3 apps in Awesome-WM?

I use awesome in a tiling mode for almost all my desktops. Since the advent of client side decorations in GTK3 some common Gnome project apps have taken to giving themselves a generous amount of ...
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How can I save/restore window positions when I undock/dock my laptop?

I have a laptop with a docking station that has a large monitor connected to it. When the laptop is docked, I use the monitor as my primary display, and the laptop screen as a secondary display. ...
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Opening a window in a specific workspace?

In Ubuntu 14.04, is it possible (perhaps using wmctrl?) to activate an instance of a window in a specific workspace? Example: Suppose I'm in workspace 1, and I have a google-chrome window open in ...
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Make a terminal window 'un-hideable'

I've been trying to get a fully embedded terminal sitting on my desktop. After searching around for some tips I finally almost have it: xfce4-terminal --hide-menubar --hide-borders --hide-toolbars ...
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How to change gravity (win_gravity) of a window?

Skype always pops messages at lower right corner of screen. Does changing widow gravity (win_gravity, defaults to NorthWest) for Skype alters pop-ups position (what I want to do actually)? Got no ...
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How to force applications to not start maximised in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: ssh -X user@host firefox (or some other X application). Maximise the window. Close the application. Open the application in Awesome WM (tried only locally, but should also work ...
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Resizing a maximized window from the command line

The following script fails to resize an already maximized window: wmctrl -i -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz xdotool windowunmap --sync xdotool windowmap --sync wmctrl -r ...
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Focusing the Current Window & Minimizing All of the Others

Is there a way to focus the current window and minimize all of the others through the command line? For example, if the active window is Chrome, then if I execute this command, it will minimize all ...
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How to get a dialog box back to front?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and experienced a problem with dialogs that don't have a "representation" in the task switch menu. for instance, when I start Eclipse Luna (Kepler is working) and switch to ...
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Differences and advantages of window managers in xcb (libxcb) over ones in libx11?

What are the differences and advantages of window managers written in xcb (libxcb) over ones written in libx11? In the field of tilling and new/moderm window managers I often come across these kind ...