The X window system (commonly X Window System or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for graphical user interfaces (GUI) for networked computers.

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How Do I Shrink the Visible Area of the X11 Root Window?

I would like to make the visible workspace of my desktop fill up less space than the entire monitor while keeping image fidelity constant. Presumably, any solution would leave a black border around ...
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How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 on top of Gentoo with a 4.2.0 kernel. My PlayPause button on my keyboard used to work as a global hotkey for VLC. Now VLC won't even recognize the key. It does see "Alt + Media ...
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Perfectly pixelmapped fonts in Emacs

In Ubuntu, in IntelliJ, the font PragmataPro Mono looks like this: Note the perfectly mapped pixels. The IntelliJ setting Appearance & Behavior > Appearance > Antialiasing > Editor is ...
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NVIDIA driver upgrade failed

I downloaded the latest(331.49), tried to install, but failed. I compiled the kernel module and at the end of the installation it said that it went successful. But on bootup it said: version mismatch, ...
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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libvte unicode font handling

I am trying to display some ANSI text which contains characters from the Unicode private use area. I have two fonts which contain these characters. The first is a PCF (bitmap) font, and the second is ...
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Autostart under random WM?

I'm a long-time DE user, however there are some circumstances under which I prefer to use different tiling-based WMs instead of GNOME or KDE (I use GNOME mostly for last year or so). I have a ...
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minimal window manager to enforce visual chroot and exit on application exit

I am trying to have a kiosk style setup on raspberry pi where only one application is available via VNC e.g. gedit or firefox. Using a guide like this http://gpio.kaltpost.de/?page_id=84 the setup of ...
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When is the appropriate time to start Redshift using upstart?

I have been trying to get Redshift to start before login so that the bright welcome screen does not blind me, in particular when switching users. Running Redshift as a service does not seem fully ...
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lxde stop auto maximize vertical when moving window to right edge of screen

I am running lxle version 14.04.3. I would like to stop lxde from maximizing my window vertically when I drag a window to the right edge of the screen. Does anyone know how to change this setting?
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Permanently Configure two X Servers

I'm trying to permanently configure a second X server to start at runtime on RHEL 7. I am aware that I can start a second x server using startx -- :1 vt 2, but I'd much rather integrate it to the ...
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Please explain the output of ssh control command ~#

I'm trying to figure out why it is that ssh hangs on exit if, and only if, I login with the -X option and run X11 programs. I found a thread on Google groups which hints to the problem. The ...
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setxkbmap switches between 2 out of 3 layouts

Issuing that command: setxkbmap -layout "us,ua,ru" -variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -model pc105 -rules xorg When hitting Caps Lock+Shift I'm switching between ...
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Directx application using wine over ssh -x

I'm trying to run a Windows app (Artemis video game - server mode) on my archlinux server. As it is an windows application I have to run it using Wine. As I'd like to be able to launch the server ...
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Fully Disable PrntScr Key

I recently came across a Linux feature I have never seen before, where pressing the PrntScr button on the keyboard prints a physical piece of paper with the contents of my console. I really need to ...
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Stuck in failsafe xterm session

When I log in through the login screen, I'm presented with the following message: This is the failsafe xterm session. To get out of this mode type 'exit' in the window in the upper left corner ...
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How to execute a command on window focus/unfocus?

I'd like to execute xinput disable bcm5974 when Gnome Terminal (and maybe some other application) gets focused, and xinput enable bcm5974 when it loses focus. This is because libinput and my ...
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How remap my CapsLock key to work as if it was a Return key using setxkbmap?

I tried several things: setxkbmap -option caps: return setxkbmap -option caps: enter I also tried to modify the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc by: "Key <CAPS> {[Enter]};" But nothing ...
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Use xvfb to automate X program

I originally posted this question here, but upon second thoughts I decided here was a better place for this. I sadly have to use this proprietary program that bundles a camera driver. I want to ...
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Prognosis for disowned X11 program. Can I un-disown it?

I have a disowned X11 program, running under my user account. I started it during an SSH session that was disconnected due to a network problem. I'd like to continue working with it, if possible. Can ...
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How to setup x11 touchscreen in linux desktop?

I am using opensuse desktop with two screens, top and bottom. Only the bottom screen is touchscreen, which is USB touchscreen. Both monitors are used as a single screen. I tried to configure the touch ...
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Cannot run evilvte (VTE terminal emulator) as user - except via SSH

I have compiled evilvte from source, on an old Nokia N810 tablet. When I try to run it as user, it opens and then immediately closes. If I try as su root it works fine. I can also run run it as user ...
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Context menu position wrong gtk3 on hidpi

GTK 3 seems to have a problem with when running on hidpi screens outside gnome shell. I have dpi and screen dimension correctly configured via xrandr (192 dpi), i3 runs just fine. In ...
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How do I find the window dimensions and position accurately including decorations?

I've been trying to figure out the size of a window for use in a small script. My current technique is using wmctrl -lG to find out the dimensions. However, the problem is this: The x and y figures ...
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cannot launch konsole from xterm

I installed lxde & kde (along with konsole). now I launch xterm from a Windows host using Xlaunch(Xming) which works fine but when I want to launch konsole(my preferred shell) I get this error: ...
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why do I get “reason is: this server does not require authentication” in xpra

I 'd like to use Xpra as described on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xpra. However, I'm using the Xpra Windows client to connect but it doesn't work & and I keep getting an error message "this ...
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Start terminal when VNC starts and execute a command within the new display

How can I start a Terminal within the new Display, and execute a command in that Terminal soon after VNC's startup automatically?
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Run OpenGl program on remote server

I often use X11 forwarding (occasionally VNC) to work on a remote machine, and this has worked great. But now I need to run a program that uses a specific version of OpenGL that means it doesn't work ...
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How to keep gnuplot-x11 graph window open until manually closed?

For example, this keeps the gnuplot-x11 graph window open until a key is pressed: gnuplot -e "plot \"file\" ; pause -1 \"text\"" How to keep it open until manually closed?
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Cinnamon failed: desktop only, no panel, no dialog frame

I am using Linux Mint 14 (MATE) with Cinnamon installed. Cinnamon failed when I tried to delete an item on the menu with menu editor. The system froze, so I logged out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. ...
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firefox process dies after ssh log out on remote machine

I need to run firefox on a remote host via ssh and keep process running even after ssh logout. I already have tried these ways: nohup firefox & screen disown -h But it seems these work only ...
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Xlib without X11? Any library or system is capable of doing this?

First of all, the X protocol can't be fully understood without a server-client architecture, but, however, most XWindow applications use Xlib and Xt in a way that could be encapsulated inside Xlib ...
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xautolock/ssh-add can't interact with ssh-agent if launched from .xsessionrc

I use xautolock to lock the screen and suspend my laptop after a given amount of time of inactivity. This works fine. This is how xautolock is started from .xsessionrc: xautolock -time 60 ...
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not able to remotely display X11 applications

I have a server o which I have shell & VNC access. I don't like VNC for my X11 applications but prefer to render them on my Windows 7 system with Xming. Now, I have setup a few application ...
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Cygwin X seems to have messed up my Xming connection to my X-server

Yesterday I played around with Cygwin and ended up installing Cygwin/X on my local machine. I had a bunch of Xming shortcuts to a remote machine where I would launch applications with remote desktop. ...
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xmodmap hanging the system for 20 secs and not sticking

I edited the keyboard map using xmodmap as per https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xmodmap, and I have two problems: executing xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap completely hangs the system for 15-25secs, which ...
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why won't xpra connect from windows?

I'm having troubles with spotty connections using Xming to display X11 apps from my server (on my Win7 machione). I decided to try out Xpra. I followed the instructions on: ...
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Trying to get firefox running on CentOS 6 minimal iso - can't open display

I've got minimal CentOS 6 running on an Oracle VirtualBox on a Mac. I'm trying to get Firefox up and running so I can download some web files into the VM. I installed Firefox (yum --enablerepo=remi ...
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How do I activate Xorg record module on Raspbian?

I'm trying to automate some tests on my RaspberryPi and I'm using python's pymouse to perform some emulated clicks. On my Debian it works fine, but when it comes to Raspbian it keeps failing with this ...
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Setting usable area of the screen

I am creating a dock for my own usage. The problem is, when I maximize a window, window takes dock's space too. Is there a way to restrict the area used by other windows? I guess it is related to ...
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Undefined reference to symbol 'XSetFillStyle'

I'm trying to compile, or make for Esetroot, when I get an error shown here. Is there some kind of command line argument I have to add to make, The header files are added to the c file already, so I ...
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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 to delete all desktop notifications forever on SUSE KDE

I can't find the "get the hell away from my desktop" button, on SUSE 42.1 KDE. I want any version of a desktop notification gone forever. I have log files, I know how to use them. The desktop ...
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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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Ask password in window mode after sudo or other command line operations?

Was seen in movies, that after command line operations, the password was asked in separate GUI window. From my (small) experience, password, required from command line, was always asked in command ...
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Looking for a map of the xinit/startx rabbithole

Can someone point me to an authoritative guide to the X11 initialization sequence that also explains how it dovetails with the shell's initialization? I'm trying to figure out how to make some ...
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Resolving circular dependency hell for libX11 and libXi

I'm trying to install X11 from source. Source files from some repository: libX11-1.6.0.tar.gz libXi-1.7.1.901.tar.gz libX11-1.6.0 paulk@node005:libX11-1.6.0$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/software ...
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Xmodmap syntax for rebinding Shift+Down to Up

I would like to rebind some keys on Linux via Xmodmap. Left and up cursor on my Acer (yes, I know) laptop have broke. I would like to map shift+down to up, and shift+right to left. Struggling to ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...