Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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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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Can I supress the “server unexpectedly closed network connection” window from Putty?

When I have a bunch of sessions running and then lose my VPN connection, rather than just being able to close all my putty windows that were terminated and start over, I have to go to each window and ...
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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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How to specify the maximize area of all linux desktop windows?

I want to set the maximization operation of all Linux desktop windows, including but not limited to Explorer, Chrome, WPS, Pycharm, VSCode. Specifically, I want to leave a space for the Windows ...
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Some applications open unexpectedly at full height

For a couple of days some applications have been opening at full height after being closed when their height is more than half the desktop height: VSCodium 1.52.1 LibreOffice 6.1.5 Rhytmbox 3.4.3 VLC ...
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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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Mac OSX Terminal window title doesn't refer to the HOST I am running but a second machine I had been using still on my local network

Pascales-iMac27 is the name of an oldest iMac which I had been using before I changed for another iMac while having the Pascales-iMac27 on the same network. I hadn't be doing unix things for a big ...
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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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Chromium/Chrome app-page for Google Docs created with `--app-id` argument looks bad in Xfce

As detailed here, there seems to be two ways of creating an app-like appearance of any page in Chrome and Chromium. The --app-id argument is used when creating a shortcut for any page or for just a ...
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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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Scroll to minimize/restore windows when hovering over their icons? (Cinnamon)

On Windows my favorite utility is a program called 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, one of the features it has is allowing you to use your scroll wheel to minimize, restore, and bring to the front windows when ...
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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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disable gestures from touchpad running centos8

I have a Panasonic fz-g1 which run centos8 with gnome UI. I trying to set it to run a single application on full screen. When swiping with 2 fingers from top to middle of the screen the app is ...
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How can I use wmctrl to check if a certain WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) exists?

I'm using I3 and I use WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) to identify my windows. I'm looking for something similar to this, but with WM_ICON_NAME(STRING). It is possible to achieve this? Thank you. if test $(...
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Tmux: How can I create “session > window > pane” and run a command in the pane?

I'd like to do the next from a bash script: Create a session named "my_session". Create a window named "my_window" inside of that session. Create two pans named "my_pan1"...
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Read text of a open window in a linux shell

i have a little script that runs commands depending on the title of opened windows. I read that titles using wmctrl -l Some of the window titles are very general. Can i read the window text using the ...
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wmutils: how to group windows and cycle through a group of windows?

I use wmutil to manage window, I have three windows as below: lsw 0x02000003 0x01800003 0x01900002 I want to group 0x01800003 and 0x02000003 to group1 and 0x01900002 as group2 and enable cycle ...
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how to prevent input focus for a single window in gnome-shell window manager?

I need a single window to be on top and never gain focus when any other window is closed. In this case it is a gnome-terminal window w/o decorations, where I am running nethogs, it has a single ...
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Fedora: Create multiple workspaces with a script

At the moment I'm using Fedora with Gnome. I want to create a script which will be able to start the applications on different workspaces. For me it's clear that I could create a script which just ...
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UI in SNAP program not showing in the right position

I have a problem with the SNAP (from step) program but I suspect it is related to my machine settings and not to the program itself as it is written in Java and works in other OS and computers. In ...
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How to reduce numbering indent in vi in 19.10?

Upgraded to 19.10 and my terminal window without numbers is ok but with numbers (:set nu) it now has a large annoying indent! I tried the solution at https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/252200/10043 ...
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How to view parts of a window limited by screen resolution? [duplicate]

Window manager is MATE. OS is Debian 10. In certain applications, I'm stuck with windows I can't resize. Working on laptops, screen resolution is sadly limited, so the lower parts of these unresizable ...
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How to make i3 contain “Always on top windows” in i3+KDE setup?

The issue The Plasma "Add Widget" window is always on top, and due to this i3wm is unable to tile it. Also, since it is outside i3's management, hence I can't focus on it as well, which prohibits me ...
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How to trigger a prompt redraw when the terminal window size changes?

So I created a trap to check if the change is being registered: trap 'echo $COLUMNS' WINCH And the change is indeed reflected. But my prompt is not redrawn, neither from re-issuing the $...
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Switch between X applications without a window manager

I currently have a Java application that interacts with a web application. The Java application is launched first and becomes a full screen application; then chromium-browser is launched on top of it ...
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How to force gedit to run each window in a separate process?

With Ubuntu and Gnome classic desktop, sometimes I have separate windows of gedit open on different workspaces. Since the program has its flaws and can be easily choked, for example by trying to undo ...
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Problem loading CentOS on Linux Virtual Box

I am trying to install CentOS 07-1810 on my new Virtualbox and I was getting an error message. It looks like the software is bigger than the available size of my System hard disk, but being a new user ...
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Even selected, no windows content refresh, I have to change the windows size

Linux MATE 19.1, Nvidia graphics. Not at all times, but even selected, no windows content refresh, I have to change the windows size. Happens only in browsers window (Firefow, Chrome, Chromium). By ...
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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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Cycle over windows of the same application with keyboard shortcut - GNOME 3

Using Alt + TAB for cycling over the opened windows doesn't cycle over the different windows of the same application. For example, I've got some terminals opened, and pressing the key Alt + TAB ...
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how to know the geometry of a window, while resizing?

It was last century, I do not remember what we used at the department, some basic X-server running XWindow, or Motif, and while resizing a window, we would see a small widget centred in the window, ...
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How to dual boot Fedora 30 along with Windows 10 in the same SSD boot drive?

I have a desktop with a 1 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD where the SSD is my boot drive (Windows 10 is installed in it already, with GPT partition in UEFI mode) and the hard drive is just a data drive....
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Is there a window manager that allows tabs of multiple different programs in one window? (Like Windows 10 Sets)?

I installed the Windows 10 preview releases awhile back because I wanted to try the Sets feature that was being worked on. Sadly, this was removed from the beta releases, and has not returned. Is ...
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Do not resize window on drag after super right/left

In GNOME one can press Super⇨ (Move window leftmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇦ (Move window rightmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇧ (Maximize) Super⇩ (Restore) Right / Left option gives a nice way ...
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WM_CLASS vs WM_INSTANCE?

When I run xprop I get a class string that has two values, one of them i3 calls an instance, the other a class, for example on chromium-browser the xprop utility will return something like this, ...
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How does xorg paint stacked windows?

I was reading a book called Low Level X Window Programming by Ross Maloney. He was talking about one of the key aspects of a stacked window system i.e restoration of "hidden" contents when you "remove"...
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Is closing the window of a X client application process necessarily followed by terminating the process?

When the window of a X client application is closed, is that necessarily followed by terminating the application process (only attempt to terminate, regardless of success of failure)? When that is ...
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Separating the code related to various components in awesome wm config

This is the code in default awesome wm config for creating top bar: awful.screen.connect_for_each_screen(function(s) -- Wallpaper set_wallpaper(s) -- Each screen has its own tag table. ...
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Linux how to get window title with just shell script?

I cannot install any tools like screen or xproc on the box. I dont need to modify the title, I only need to find the window title name. echo -e "\033]0;[title]\07"; modifies the title I know. But I ...
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Chrome apps get grouped in window list

I like to have launchers for web applications (spotify web player, google calendar, overleaf etc.). I also like to group multiple open windows of the same application in the window list. I create ...
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How to clean up all windows of tmux?

When I pressed Ctrl+b w, I saw the windows I used before. How could I delete all of them?