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A desktop environment (DE) is a combination of programs that define the interaction of the user and his applications. Examples: Ubuntu's Unity, GNOME, KDE A desktop session is a running instance of a desktop environment. A GDM session is a session of the X display manager GDM (Gnome Display Manager), which mainly allows you to choose a desktop environment ...


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You are looking for tiling window managers having non-tiling windows capabilities. Maybe the answer is not getting something working out-of-the-box, but using something like openbox or fluxbox (which allows to use everything you put in your description, and being mouse-friendly) plus an add-on or program running on top of that - for example, check the ...


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One solution is to change the terminal variable to vt100 before ssh'ing, e.g. run export TERM=vt100 This works because usually initialization scripts look at the terminal variable and only change it title it it's xterm. You lose alternate screens, colors and maybe some other fancy features you may or may not appreciate. If you want to keep the local ...


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Here is also a git repo with installation instructions for bbkeys. Make sure to remove the key bindings from your ~/.fluxbox/keys file.


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For some apps (e.g. file-roller) this can be fixed by changing the StartupNotify key value from true to false in their respective .desktop files (e.g. /usr/share/applications/file-roller.desktop). The above doesn't work for all apps (e.g. nautilus) so another way to fix the problem would be a custom shell extension; just to give you an idea, you could ...


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this issue has appeared in other forums on different versions of Ubuntu and people using gnome. the easiest way to fix the issue is make sure that you have Compiz Config Settings Manager installed. sometimes the install never is done right and the manager has to be re installed. to install it search for compizconfig-settings-manager in Software Center and ...


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Unless you are intending on creating XMonad extensions you shouldn't need much Haskell. Looking through my xmonad.hs almost everything in there is either an import statement (which looks exactly the same as in python), or copied from other configs. So if you start with the default config and fiddle with things you should be fine. If you do need to extend ...


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Python has pretty sketchy looking xlib support -- e.g this-- so I would not have thought so. However, perusing this list reveals there's a least one, qtile. The arch linux wiki has a bit of an introduction, since there doesn't otherwise appear to be one online (i.e., it will probably be useful to you regardless of whether you use arch or not).



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