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The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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two windows use two arrow key

I have an idea, I hope to have two windows side by side on the screen, for example evince on the left and gedit on the right. I hope that Fn+WASD can move the cursor in evince, and Fn+IJKL can move ...
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SATA options & conflicts for dual booting windows and Linux

I am currently on a laptop running windows 11 and was looking to dual boot into arch preferably. However when I tried installing arch no recognised drives could be found. I then found by searching ...
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seeking a script or similar in Ubuntu 22.04 to monitor a program's text window for changes and audibly notify me

I am an amateur radio operator and I use a program called PyQSO to both log my successful contacts and also to monitor changes in what is called a "DX cluster." There are many such clusters ...
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How to use `perldoc` within Emacs (shell)?

While programming using Emacs, you frequently consult manual pages. My environment is text-based Emacs via SSH. While I can open "Normal" manual pages in Emacs using the man command ((man ...
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Make a window handle * input?

Xorg/DE always handles some keyboard/mouse input events rather than the currently focused window, which is useful, but I want to make an exception for a particular app (because reasons). That is, is ...
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I can't set my Manager group as my primary group in substitution to ksapsapkota in linux? When I try to delete the Manager it shows it is the primary

I can't set my Manager group as my primary group in substitution to ksapsapkota in Linux. When I try to delete the Manager it shows it is the primary group. I don't know. Is it an error?
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TMUX pane not fitting to terminal size

I am trying to use tmux on Kali linux and I maximize my terminal size. When I start tmux with the following command the pane does not fit to the terminal size: tmux new -s session As seen in the ...
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What is the unit of window size in Konsole?

When one opens a Konsole window or resizes it, window sizes appear at the centre. For example, if one opens Konsole it says 110×28. What is the unit of window size?
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Systemd - Thunderbird - Start minimized without change of focus

I start thunderbird after login, using sytemd service unit file for user: [Unit] Description=Email Service [Service] TimeoutStartSec=0 ExecStartPre=sleep 300 Environment="LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8&...
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How to make conky appear on top of all windows?

How to make a conky window on top of all windows? The only thing i find is how to avoid it but i want conky to be on top of all windows. I would like to know what parameter is responsible for this or ...
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Is there a tool for inverting (darkening) screen or window on Wayland + Gnome?

I am looking for software of any sort that easily inverts the screen, or alternatively the windows, on a distribution using Wayland windowing system (Debian) and, I realize, Gnome desktop. Is someone ...
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firefox "padding" its window on debian 11 - grabbing clicks meant for other overlapping windows

Since some "apt-get distupgrade" ~ 1/2 a year ago, firefox "grabs" mouse clicks and keys pressed more than a dozen pixels outside its window border. That's nastily disturbing my ...
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Window Manager: Add the maximize option to any window (even if the UI disabled the option)

Some graphical programs make use of a window which the user can scale unlimitedly but still disable the maximize option (for whichever dumb reason). [EDIT]: The window might be a subwindow of another ...
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How to hide parent container in i3?

I'm using pretty much the standard i3 config and sometimes I press the wrong keys and this extra bar shows up at the top: I believe it's the "parent container"? How do I hide the bar again? ...
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How to see a window preview in xlib?

I am making a window manager and for the Alt+Tab screen (for switching windows) I want to show the user a live preview of the window. Xlib does not seem to have any functions relating to this. How can ...
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How to change the color of a window background in xlib

I have a xlib window manager and I create Windows using XCreateSimpleWindow. The function allowed selecting an initial window background color. I want to change this color at runtime. I found this is ...
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Hide Window Title Text (Gnome 43)

How can I change the text color on window title bars, in Gnome? The text usually indicates the application's name and I need to hide it. Giving it the titlebar's background color should be enough, but ...
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Bare Arch Linux with temporary X server for applications

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but I'm pretty confident that it will interest some people here. I am a pretty big CLI user, what I mean by this is that 90% of my workflow ...
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red dot and green outline of a box appered on screen – Mint Cinnamon

While experimenting with scrcpy this red dot and green rectangle appeared. I had my phone lean against the screen on that area, thus I only notices it later. This abnormality is only affecting the ...
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Xlib. Frame responds to input send to client window

I am creating a frame using the following: frame = XCreateSimpleWindow(display, root, x_window_attributes.x, x_window_attributes.y, x_window_attributes.width, x_window_attributes.height + ...
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KDE keyboard shortcut to maximize a window

According to KDE Documentation → Common Keyboard Shortcuts → Panning and Zooming there are 4 keyboard shortcuts for resizing/panning a window, where Meta+◀─ and Meta+─▶ also move the window to another ...
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Xlib. How to make XGrabButton not consume click?

First question so please forgive me if I am neglecting a requirement here. I am attempting to build a window manager for arch linux. Currently, I am adding grab events before mapping a window. I have ...
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How to force an application to exit fullscreen in dwm?

I have an application that has no settings for fullscreen and is really annoying that it takes up all the screen. I am looking for a way that I can turn the application into a window.
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How to get current window class name from script?

In my script I want to do different things depending on current active application. How can I get currently active window class name? There is very similar question: xdotool: How to test if current ...
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X11 doesn't recognize certain windows

While trying to stream a game on Discord, I noticed that it didn't recognize the game. After looking further into this it seems that X11 seems to display the window but not actually recognize it when ...
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How to open 'About Mozilla Firefox' (update) window with one command

For some reason I have ended up using the 'local' (portable) version of Firefox, and it can check for updates from its dedicated window (Help - About...). Can that window be opened with one command?
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Find the processes making a window [duplicate]

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64, Kernel: 5.10.84-1-MANJARO, DE: Cinnamon 5.0.7 Everytime I start my computer and log in, there is a 1x1 unnamed window with a settings cog icon, at first I ignored it, but now ...
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AWK - Dealing with spaces in the last column of output from wmctrl

As a first project for learning awk, I wanted to reformat the output of the wmctrl command, which can be installed like this in Debian 11: sudo apt install wmctrl To list information about all the ...
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Resize xsane tiny window in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu 21.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad with Gnome has my desktop. When I run xsane my "Advanced Options" window is tiny (10 pixels wide and not much more high) and I cannot seem to ...
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how to display current X-Y position of window in gnome-terminal

For input into gnome-terminal --geometry. I would like to customize the gnome-terminal position upon opening it.
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Screen program splits window but unable to use or type

I want to use the screen program to run sessions on my terminal and split my terminal. But both in horizontal and vertical split, when the window splits into two, I'm not able to use or type in the ...
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What file format will change from window to linux?

I transferred the .zip file from the window computer to the linux server. Will the content of the file change? Could the file change directly because of the difference between window and linux, and it ...
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How to ssh from windows to linux?

I want to ssh from windows 10 to linux. I installed OpenSSH server and client. When a I tried to ssh to my own pc, it work. Port 22 is opened. i tried without firewall. But when i tried to linux I get ...
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KDE/xorg: How to prevent windows from being only almost fullscreen?

The Problem: Strangely enough, I've had this problem on every operating system I've used, including Windows. Sometimes windows open not-quite-fullscreen. I don't know why they do that, I certainly ...
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Window resizes lag/CPU spikes when compositor running

I run Gentoo with i3 and the picom compositor. I installed the alacritty terminal to give a try, and noticed that when picom is running, the terminal lags when rapidly resizing the window - rather ...
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cycle tmux windows of the same name

this question (to my knowledge) has not been asked before, yet would benefit anyone that uses tmux! I tried searching github too for plugins etc, but no luck yet. What I'd like to achieve: Cycle ...
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PureOS Command Line Window

I'm new to PureOS and I've been looking for a way to open a command line window without any luck. How do I open a console/command line window in PureOS?
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How to open window always on external screen using devilspie2?

Does anyone know if devilspie2 supports opening a specific window always on the external screen? I have one Chrome extension window that always opens on the internal one even if Chrome is opened on ...
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How can I invert the selection for killing windows in Tmux?

Sometimes I want to kill all windows besides the current one (or the one selected using -t). Instead of killing each window using kill-window -t <window> how can I invert the selection, so that ...
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How do I change the color of the titlebar close button in KDE Plasma 5.21?

I don't see an option for this in the System Settings option. Is it possible to do this one?
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When resizing a window in Ubuntu, the spot is too small for my mouse to find

When I want to resize a window in Ubuntu, I put my mouse cursor near the edge of the window and I have to slow down and hunt for the exact right pixel when the mouse cursor turns into the that left-...
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Aesthetic Distro

In windows, whenever you change the wallpaper, all the themes and settings of programs and windows border change accordingly providing a pleasant and aesthetic look. Kindly suggest me a linux distro/...
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Minimize, Maximize, Close icons not showing in GNOME

Minimize, Maximize, Close icons are missing in my GNOME desktop of Kali Linux. However, when I click in the place they are supposed to be, they do what they are supposed to do. Weirdly, Firefox is ...
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Get event when window has been closed

I try to automate some repetitive tasks with xdotool. In one task I want to automatically save a website to a file. While printing on Firefox there is a progress bar which looks like this: I want to ...
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How to send SIGSTOP/SIGCONT to focused window/process?

I'm using Manjaro Linux with bspwm and sxhkd. The process to send SIGSTOP/SIGCONT to can be a single terminal or something with children such as Firefox. I want to freeze the Firefox window I'm ...
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How do I find the PID of the active window, where the application is a flatpak?

I can find the information easily for regular applications with something like: xdotool getactivewindow getwindowname xdotool getactivewindow getwindowpid VLC media player 28448 However with the ...
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Get Rounded Corner in Maximized Windows in Gnome

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Gnome Shell 3.36.4. The titlebar of my windows, when unmaximized, have rounded corners. But when I maximize the window, the rounded corner disappears. How can I get ...
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possible to join/attach Konsole windows?

In KDE's Konsole, if I have a Konsole window open with multiple tabs and accidentally click and drag a tab off into its own window, is there any way to re-attach it to the tabs of the original Konsole ...
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unable to access ssh at port 4422 on AWS

I have access to a cluster (paramshivay.iitbhu.ac.in) via port 4422 I can easily connect it by regular internet connection but whenever I try it to connect via AWS (either on ubuntu ssh instance or ...
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How can I get the position of the current focused window?

I want to take a screenshot of the current focused window on an Ubuntu system with Python, how can I get the position (left, upper, right, lower) of the current focused window using the command line ? ...
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