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Hide xfoil pop-out window

I'm running a program (concretely xfoil) and during calculations it opens and closes a window automatically. I would like the pop-up window to keep hidden. Create control file: cat <<EOF > ...
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How to get miniature (live thumbnail preview) of open windows on Linux?

Gnome-shell does it in the 'activities' screen, unity/compiz has it in 'Spread','Shift','ALT-Tab'. How do I get those live window previews in C++?
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Resize a specific window to a specific size and screen location from within a script

I've seen similar questions but not identical ones, how do I resize a specific window to a specific size and location on the screen from within a script? I've seen the use of Resize and Printf but ...
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How can I determine if the desktop window is visible in Xfce?

I have a Conky script that I always update to increase the delay before it starts. The delay has to be at least how long it must wait till the background is displayed otherwise Conky is hidden behind ...
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How to move windows across displays in Gnome 3?

In Gnome 3, moving windows with the keyboard shortcuts Meta+← and Meta+→ can be convenient. Now, I have two displays installed and would like to move windows across the displays without ...
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How to set window size and location of an application on screen via command line?

I want Firefox window to be opened in a specific size, and location on screen using a shell command, for example: firefox myfile.html size 800x600 location bottom-left Is there such a command?
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“Clicking the X” in spectrwm

I'm happily using spectrwm and looking for a way to "click the X", to close a window and kill the process. Both MOD+X and MOD+SHIFT+X just make the window disappear, the process keeps running. How ...
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Using Gparted and installing Windows 10 after Linux

I recently built a computer and put LinuxMint 17.3 on it right away. I now have a free copy of Windows 10. I haven't really been able to find detailed instructions on how to install Windows while ...
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Cinnamon: Which software project “owns” the “Display” configuration dialog?

Cinnamon 2.8.8 64-bit, Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Menu > Preferences > Display The dialog allows to enable and disable (multiple) monitors, and position them relative to each other with drag and drop. ...
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A quit command weaker than windowkill?

Typing in xdotool getwindowfocus windowkill currently terminates the active window and bypasses any safeguards like "would you like to save your work?". Is there a weaker command than windowkill I ...
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Convert Windows BIOS based instrallation to UEFI from Cent OS live cd

I have a BIOS based Windows Server 2008R2 installation, I need to migrate this to a UEFI based installation. I was able to achieve this from a WIN PE live cd and following this link I am working on ...
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How to measure that how much time is the active window opened?

How can we measure that in a given period, what window was on the top? (active one) I already tried based on "wmctrl", but I can't show the currently active window.. in the second example I tried ...
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Use SSH to connect to a Windows OS in Linux [closed]

In Windows machine, I installed Ubuntu in my Oracle VM VirtualBox. In Ubuntu, if I want to connect to another Linux machine: $ ssh username@ip But if I want to connect to my Windows machine, that ...
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Why does my program screen dims down?

I wrote a program to run on Linux OS. I noticed whenever I ran the program and clicked on a button to open a window, sometimes the main application screen dims down. This doesn't happen on all the ...
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Maximize Window without Window Manager?

If I want to run GUI software on my Linux machine, I can do it without a window manager, but I can not discover a way to maximize the window. Is there a reliable way to maximize a window in an x ...
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Alt+tabbing through all windows on elementary OS

I want to add a new shortcut that would do exactly what Alt+Tab is doing but across all the workspaces. Let's say Super+Tab. Does anybody know what is a command I should write into new shortcut ...
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swap windows with dash script

I have written a bunch of dash scripts that resize and move windows for better efficiency. The structure is the following: i have a row of 8 windows that are stacked to the bottom of my screen, like ...
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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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How do I find out the window name of fullscreen internet content (eg Flash)?

--- The context --- I'm using Openbox to create a dedicated workspace/desktop for my browser -- the browser only opens on that workspace, and any other windows created on it get kicked onto a ...
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How to disable Ristretto from starting maximized whenever I double-click a picture to view?

Ristretto is the default picture viewer in XFCE. It starts the normal way when I start it manually from the menu but whenever it gets started as I double-click on a picture file to view it it starts ...
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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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How to change title of active window using wmctrl

I'm using fluxbox window manager and recently I've added "always on top" shortcut to my "keys" file. Mod1 a :ExecCommand wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b toggle,above But I'd like to know if window state is "...
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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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Mint 16 Cinnamon, maximize window fully

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire ...
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How to fix badly opening Chrome window in Elementary OS

When opening Chrome in Elementary OS (fresh install) I see the animation of the window opening to a side of the screen (where I can't access). I don't know why this happens and neither how to get ...
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How to find how many windows are opened in GNU screen?

I am trying to automate my work flow. I have a script that opens individual window in screen for each IP in a list. Imagine setupscreen.sh <IP1> <IP2> .... After all windows are open, each ...
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Intructions for Debian 8.2 net install dual boot with Windows 8.1

I cannot prepare dual boot installation in my hp zbook 14, I have windows 8.1 installed and want dual boot with Debian 8.2. I have configured the things for a standard ubuntu installation, preparing a ...
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How to hold terminal open (excepting gnome-terminal)?

I find useful the gnome-terminal feature of editing (and creating) profiles with the option of holding the terminal open after the command exists. (I like to use context menu file manager to run ...
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How do I find the X window ID under the mouse pointer in bash?

From a bash script, is there some way to get the ID of the X window under the mouse pointer? (edit) I need the process to be non-interactive.
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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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Problem with maximizing windows on extended desktop (2 monitors)

I'm running Mint 11, with Compiz activated. I have extended desktop over 2 monitors. But I have issues when I need to maximize windows – it's stretched over 2 monitors, not inside one. I know ...
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Is it possible to style tmux on a per-session basis?

I set up 2 tmux sessions to work on different parts of a project (switching back and forth frequently). As their layout are pretty similar, I would like to set different status-bar color to help me ...
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How to detect whether a window is in focus?

I'm not experienced in scripting but I've made this script: #!/usr/bin/env bash # hint: use "xdotool getmouselocation" to get values if xdotool getwindowfocus getwindowname | grep -Eq " - ...
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Why Mac applications never get “closed”?

I'm a Linux/Windows/Mac user. I like all systems, *nixes more than Windows, but I like all nonethless. I started using a Mac this year, and a difference between Linux and Windows that I can't ...
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Super key as shortcut - Openbox [duplicate]

I want to create the shortcuts: Super: Run dmenu Super← Left arrow: Move current window to the left I have both of them working, however when I depress Super it opens dmenu right away. ...
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Override the window title for an arbitrary window in KDE and set a custom window title

Using KDE here, but there might be a solution that works with other desktops environments too. I often am dealing with many many windows. Most windows contain many tabs (e.g. a Dolphin window with ...
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Why Linux games are less performanced than Win 7?

I had Windows 7 x64 and now I have Ubuntu 14.04 on notebook HP 4535s. I expected games to be faster in Linux than on Windows because of fewer machine requirements. But it isn't so... E.g., games via ...
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How to close a window of a crashed application?

Im using Awesome as desktop environment, as you can see in the image below, the application (aMule) crashed but the window is still open, so I would like to close it to restart it, but as you can see ...
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How can I expand a terminal using the command line? [duplicate]

When I start the terminal in my xfce Destop environment a black winodw about a quarter of the screen size appears, if I want to expand it to full screen size I have to click on the "+"-shaped symbol ...
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How to make LXTerminals open maximized in Lubuntu 11.04?

I have Lubuntu 11.04, I start my terminal sessions with a shortcut. The annoying thing is that the terminal windows are never maximized when I launch them, so every time I launch a terminal I must ...
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Text editor with split screen option

Is there an editor which has the option to "split the screen" into two or more parts, accessing more than one file (possibly with a file tree) without opening more editor windows at once, and how ...
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Stretch window over two monitors with “gap” in between

I have a dual monitor setup with Compiz as window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I can resize a window to stretch over both windows. However, while the physical display panels are a few centimeters apart, ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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Retrieve X11 window ID of a just-launched GUI-program

I want to retrieve the X id of GUI programs I launch in background, in order to work on their windows properties. I've been so far using this workaround: myprogram & sleep 1 winID=$(wmctrl -l | ...
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Linux Mint 13 Xfce window button disappeared & no mouse cursor in text mode

I am using Linux Mint 13 Xfce version on VBox. After one month without any problem suddenly today I noticed that the min-max-close buttons on all windows have disappeared. Secondly, I can write in ...
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Get the full window dimensions (including decorations) in Unity

I have used the answer to How do I find the window dimensions and position accurately including decorations? in my bash scripts, and had good success with my Silentcast application on Xfce, but now ...
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Keyboard shortcut for horizontal scrolling

Is there a utility I could use to scroll the active window horizontally using the keyboard?
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Gnome3/Archlinux move windows with keys?

Looking for an app that will allow me to move my Gnome3 windows with keys like Ctrl+Alt+Home to move to top left corner of the screen. Essentially, this is what Winsplit revolution does on windows. ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on high-...