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Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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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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Why do we need StructureNotifyMask in X Window Programming? [closed]

I was going through a simple program to create a x window and listen to the keyboard. It involved the following steps: Register for the ButtonPressMask event. XCreateWindow and XMapWindow. This made ...
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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?
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How can I bring a background GUI job to the front of my desktop?

In Lubuntu 18.04, I have many background GUI jobs running in a bash shell. Among them, I have a evince process running in background: $ jobs | grep evince [29] Running evince ...
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Focus preservation in i3wm

tl;dr: How do I implement the no_focus directive in i3wm and how do I dynamically assign a program to a workspace based on the workspace where I key the binding to open the program (i.e., I press the ...
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Resize window programatically without using curses library? [duplicate]

Is there a way, maybe using X11 or a shell command, to resize a window programatically without using curses?
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Why are there pipe characters '|' and square bracket characters '[' ']' in my Cinnamon window names? How to disable them?

I was puzzled why there were pipe and square bracket characters in my Cinnamon window titles in the panel. Eg. Firefox window title showing as "| Firefox" or "[ Firefox ]" Why are they there, and ...
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How to install X window system for a minimal desktop?

On a server running CentOS 7, how to make a minimal install of the X window system? The idea is to build a very minimal desktop that the end-user will use with only one software for backups. No need ...
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Unable to install grub bootloader of kali linux [duplicate]

I have windows 10 installed on my laptop and need to dual boot it with kali linux. I tried to install Kali Linux using a bootable usb. I installed the system successfully but the got an error while ...
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WSL open Window on Windows host

I made a small bash-script. it works fine so far on Windows WSL and Linux. Now i would like a to have a graphical pop-up window to let the user choose from a list of settings. I learned you can do ...
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Navigate to previously focused window in xmonad

Is there any module that supports this functionality? If not - does anyone know how to implement this?
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Disable auto-maximation of windows in Gnome3

I have just upgraded my desktop system to RHEL 7, which comes with Gnome 3 as a window manager by default. Irritatingly, whenever I drag a window to the top of the desktop, it automatically gets ...
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One gedit instance per i3 workspace

On Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity, I get one gedit window (or even instance?) per workspace. Opening a new file, e.g. from Nautilus, would open it in a new tab in the workspace window, or open a new one if ...
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Deepin: Shortcut for docking window to side/corner of screen

I would like to know if there is a shortcut in deepin os for docking a window to a side or corner of the screen. Just like it does when the window is dragged to one edge of the screen. It doesn't ...
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how to get dark theme or look for netbeans?

Not quite sure how to get dark themes for Netbeans: would like something similar to this look: just without the "side" window.
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netbeans has preview tile or window — how to remove that preview?

How I get the "preview" window on the far right hand side to minimize or disappear? so that the class extends fully to the right hand side.
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Run multiple screens and attach them for a split view

So I'm new to screen and I've been using this .screenrc for now - https://gitlab.com/joaopizani/env.screenrc-ftw. I'm trying to make a script that, given a target host, will do the following: Open a ...
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How do I run a KWin script from the console (to set focus to a specific window in KDE)?

I need to set focus to VirtualBox in KDE, I've written a KWin script for the purpose but I cannot figure out how to run it from console. What I have tried: This KWin script works in the Desktop ...
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Prevent moving of window in Xorg

I'm running a single windowed application (chromium) via startx. How can I prevent the application from moving its' window? (As there is no maximize functionality without window manager, it's hard to ...
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Samba access is denied in windows

I want to access linux (fedora 25 in virtual box), there is two issues: Configure with anonymous access, but windows still asks account and password to access linux by samba. Configure with account ...
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Open URL in new firefox window not tab in a bash script

I want to open a URL in Firefox always in a new Window and not in a new tab. It is on my raspberry PI on iceweasel and I just can't find a soultion for my problem. What do I have: firefox -private-...
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Ranger - open_with without suspending

When I open a file into ranger with a GUI application not listed in the rifle.conf file (i.e. using the open_with command), the ranger terminal window gets "suspended" until I close the GUI app. For ...
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How to rotate window in X11

Is it possible to rotate a single window in X11? I tried to use Xephyr but I run into bug 100458. I use XMonad as WM if that helps.
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Configure Unity so it does not let window go out of the screen

Frequently I get my window out of range, I do know I can use super+space but this is annoying, it break my focus, so, there is a way to tell X to not let their windows x+width,y+height position to ...
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Click while a menu is active doesn't trigger action

I'm currently using Windows 10 and I'm thinking about switching to a linux distro. There are some things I can't get used to though and one of them is the fact that whenever there is an open context ...
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“black hole” for minimized windows

I have Dell-Precision laptop with ubuntu 14.04 installed; using KDE. As a result of my minor (and failed) attempts to get an extra widget into bottom bar, something funny happened: Whenever I call a ...
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How to fix Dual boot missing UEFI mode bootloader in window 8.1

My notebook exist UEFI mode windows 8.1 before install linux. When I install the sabayon-linux missing windows bootloader. I tried the following solutions.But I can't. How to fix boot repair windows 8....
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Application window has become incredibly wide, almost unusable

Today my Soulseek client window has become so wide that it's almost unusable. I can see the border resize icon, but can only resize it for wider, as if a "minimal width" setting is in place. The ...
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Wait for forked process to open a window

I'm trying to make a script like the following: st -n dropdown & pid=$(xdotool search --classname dropdown) st is a terminal emulator I'm trying to run some commands on the created st using ...
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How can a script start when I am pressing Alt+Tab keys keeping “Window Switcher Dialog” running?

I would like to know the way that when I press "Alt+Tab" keys in order to change the active window to other window, the system would recognize it and it would move the cursor to one specific place of ...
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Windows interface rendering not working properly in Fedora

I've got little problem with windows interface style rendering. Please see picture beneath. I've tried to reinstall all gtk* packages, but it didn't helped. Im running up to date Fedora with XFCE 4.12 ...
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Force SSH to ask my private key passphrase in the shell (not in a window)

When I use SSH for the first time after booting, it asks me for my private key unlocking passphrase (which is the behaviour I expect). But it does so in a window, not in the shell (similar to gksudo ...
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How to reliably get the PID associated to a window? [duplicate]

I decided to get the completely unused pause key on my keyboard to actually pause things so I wrote a pause <pid> shell function to toggle the state a process and assigned pause $(xdotool ...
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Window snapping in debian?

I haven't been able to find anything using Google, but I'd like to use a window snap feature in Debian Jessie. Is there anything like this available? Alternatively, if I could start certain programs ...
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Show a text overlay on top of applications, e.g. for screencast or presentation

I am working on a screencast. Now I am wondering if there is an easy way to place a text box, possibly with transparent background and big font, on top of other windows. Obviously I could edit the ...
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What is “stick” button on windows in xfce?

In xfwm4-settings I found "stick" button and I can't understand what does this button. I think that it will stick the current window to another, but this button does not do it. So what does this ...
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How to change Vim window moving key combinations?

I found this :help window-move-cursor, but I tried to call it from the command line and doesn't work. Is there a way to change the key mapping for switch windows?
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Running commands on user login?

First before anything I have installed a Ubuntu 16.10 After I installed it I have a tty1 open. I have installed Xorg and xfwm4 (X Window Manager) If I do following: tty1: login type: startx tty2: ...
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resize putty window to default

I want to resize a PuTTY window to its default (e.g. 32x120). Typically I enlarge the window with the mouse in one dimension. Afterward I want to resize it to its “default” again. Of course I can ...
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Open Konsole sessions (tabs) in two distict windows

I have a script that opens Konsole sessions for me to work with, it looks like: konsole --profile $1 --new-tab -p tabtitle="k1" -e ./jpax_remote.sh cc1 konsole --profile $1 --new-tab -p tabtitle="k2" ...
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Do not open a new instance of an application, if it's already open in another workspace in Mint

I am using Linux Mint and I enabled multiple workspaces. Suppose I have an instance of an application (i.e., Google Chrome) open on Workspace 1. When I switch to Workspace 2 and I open Google Chrome, ...
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Seperating GLX from X11 [closed]

So I'm trying to create separate dynamic modules for each of the major parts of my code. I've previously managed to implement GLX and X11 in the same class (by effectively butchering it). I was ...
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Is there a way to remove icons from the titlebar under KDE Plasma 5.8?

I just installed KDE with arch linux and I'm trying to remove icons from the titlebar, after looking into the settings and on various websites I didn't manage to find a way. Does anyone know if this ...