Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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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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windows management software under ubuntu

i'm here o linux but i want o know if is possible to controll two windows of two aplications (softwares) with the same master windows. Example, i want o run [gedit] and [terminal] like one single ...
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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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Xfce shifts open windows to the bottom of the screen when external monitor becomes disabled

In my Xfce multi-monitor setup, an external monitor is located above my primary laptop display: When I disable the external monitor (through the xfce4-display-settings application), the open windows ...
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Xfce moves open windows to the secondary monitor when it is enabled

I run Xfce. When I attach an external monitor to my laptop and enable it as a secondary monitor, all my open windows are moved to it from a primary display. How to configure Xfce so that open windows ...
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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?
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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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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 ...