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Gnome-terminal's opened after first one is opened & minimised, open but don't come to focus

I am running Arch, tint2 & Openbox with all the latest updates. I have the following snippet in Openbox which is a keyboard shortcut; <keybind key="w-t"><action name="Execute"><...
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Chrome won't snap correctly

Since I upgraded to Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1, I cannot snap my Chrome Window to the left or the right. It only snaps to the top or the bottom, for both my laptop monitor and also my second monitor. ...
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Minimize button loses window Linux Mint 19.1 Mate

I've installed Linux Mint 19.1 with the Mate desktop. When I click on the minimize button on any window, the window disappears and I can't find how to return it to the screen. Any running process, ...
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Open a application on the second Screen

I have one pc with one graphic card and two displays connected (one is a touchscreen). Openbox is used a window manager. I try to start two instances of the chromium-browser in the kiosk mode (--...
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How to crop windows (not images) under Linux?

Is there any method, e.g perhaps a specific window manager, that has the ability to crop windows? I am currently running Ubuntu 18.04, but am flexible... Setup: I use "alt click" to move windows, ...
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How to open child windows on same display as cursor in Gnome?

I'm doing a bunch of work in Pure Data on Ubuntu 18.04 & Gnome 3.28 with a dual-monitor setup in which the secondary monitor is to the left of the primary. Working in Pure Data involves frequently ...
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Opening a programme in a floating window in i3

I want to open a programme in a floating window. I tried exec emacsclient -c ; floating enable, but that made the window that was active before floating, not the new window.
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Troubleshoot Cinnamon window list entries appearing temporarily

Background https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WI-39812 Something in the application is causing a window or entry to temporarily appear on the task bar (or "Window list" in my panel). The ...
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Gnome “auto-move windows”-extension does not show all applications

I really love the extension "auto-move windows", but it is rather limited: the "Add Rule" Button shows a list which only contains certain applications -- those that installed through apt, I suppose. (...
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Can I use .desktop to treat a process as a separate app?

I would like to run a special instance of application foo on the GNOME desktop. Normally all foo windows are grouped together, but I'd like one instance to be treated as a separate application bar: ...
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Stop windows from being rearranged when an monitor is disconnected

I have two laptops and just got an KVM to switch between them. But on my Linux Ubuntu 16, when I switch the screen rearranges and moves all windows around. So when I switch back, I can't work out ...
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python script to minimize all but one window kills panel

I was following the guide here to make a keyboard shortcut that would minimize all windows except the current one via this python script: #!/usr/bin/env python import wnck import gtk screen = wnck....
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How can I set what i3 returns as the window manager name?

I'm trying to run the Quartus Prime Lite software, however no GUI shows when I try to run it after installing. I read that its possibly because my window manager (i3) is returning a non-standard ...
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How do I open a file with ansible-vault edit from inside vim?

Usually, when I want to open a file encrypted by ansible-vault for editing, I just run ansible-vault edit <filename> - this decrypts the file to a temporary file and opens it for editing. ...
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How to put a window on more than one desktop, but not all, in kde

I am using kde, and have multiple desktops. I can display a window in any desktop, or in all of them. However I would like to display a window in some of them (3 of them). How do I display a window ...
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i3: How to start a program with long startup time on a specified workspace

Is it possible in my i3 startup file to specifically configure a desktop on which to start a program, but only starting it there once without assigning that program to the desktop in general. I am ...
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How to identify window by clicking in Wayland

I'd like to identify which process a window belongs to in Wayland. Is there anything like xprop for X that allows the user to pick a window by clicking and outputs all window details, including PID?
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How can I drag windows on Openbox without title bar?

I removing the title bar from Openbox by modifying the /openbox/rc.xml. I know that I can use keybinds for minimize, maximize, close, etc. But, can I drag the windows with the mouse like i did before?
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Prevent maximised window from using top few lines of the screen, in kde

I am using kde, I have virtual box running on one virtual desktop, in seamless mode. This works well except that my kde windows can cover, or be hidden by the task bar of the guest (this bar is at the ...
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Is it possible to have `i3-msg focus <direction>` to not wrap around when there is no window in the given direction

I am using i3 as my window manager, and I would like to avoid wrapping around when pressing $mod+<direction>. For example, If I am in the rightmost window on the workspace, and I press $mod+...
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Start Tor browser in Unity without grabbing focus

I want to start Tor browser in background mode, i.e. I want to open a browser window but I want my terminal to keep the focus. I tried some solutions but they did not work. For instance: nohup ...
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make window “always on top” - on boot?

I use openbox window manager. to keep a window always on top... I right click on the title bar and select Layer ---> Always On Top is there a way to do this via command line ? Reason I am ...
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Is there a way to arrange multiple windows in one window?

I want something like terminator, but not only for terminals, but for any gui apps. Is there anything like this? May be a tiling wm in a window. Google suggests I can use Xnest or Xephyr to do that. ...
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PCManFM always pops under

Whenever PCManFM opens (Linux Mint 18.1 MATE x64, set as default in the preferences), be it from "Show in Folder" from a download in Chromium, or simply clicking a quick launch icon, it opens ...
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How to customize window tiling zones/grid?

In Cinnamon, pressing super+arrow keys (or other similar shortcut) resizes current window into a tile (snaps to grid). How can I customize this grid? For example I would like to split screen into 3 ...
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How do you keep a window from stealing focus in GNOME Shell?

I've got multiple workspaces and two monitors in my GNOME Shell, and I'd like to find a way to exclude a window on my secondary monitor from ever stealing focus. Ideally, it'd be nice to exclude ...
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How to change GNOME's window management behavior?

I am using GNOME on Xorg with Fedora 25. When I activate a Window, for example by pressing a shortcut key I defined in the application or by for example double clicking a document file to open ...
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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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Efficient window size manipulation

On Gnome, you can usually set a window to occupy half of the screen with super + arrow. Is there any way I can bind hotkeys to manipulate window sizes more flexibly? e.g. bind a key to make window ...
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A quickway to unminimize all minimized via bash prompt or some installable utility?

I'm using compiz-manjaro in XFCE. Working great except for the fact that if a window is minimized in a Desktop(or Viewport as they call it in Compiz), it will not show up when using any window ...
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How to move window if its titlebar is out of screen? [closed]

In my environment (X server on Windows with 2 monitors) sometimes new Windows appear out of screen so that I can't drag them by mouse and titlebar. Is there any other (easy) way to move windows in ...
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Move a window to another computer

Suppose I have a few machines, all connected to a monitor and all running linux. I want to be able do the following: Start an application on computer A and then move its window to computer B if ...
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Non-full-screen windows in matchbox-wm

Does anybody of you know if there's a possibility to "un-full-screen" windows in matchbox-wm? I tried already building it using all possible "compile-time enables", but nothing worked out. ...
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How to force Digikam 5 to have a specific tag in Awesome WM?

It used to be easy to make Digikam appear on the correct screen and tag in Awesome WM using for example rule_any = { class = { "Digikam", […] } }, properties = { tag = tags[1][3] } }. This doesn't ...
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Application shortcut for windows in KDE

I would like to have a shortcut for several applications that does the following: Start the application if it's not yet running. Put the application in the foreground if it is in the background. Put ...
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Devilspie2 only detects Firefox windows on a restart; how can I fix this?

I'm trying to use devilspie2 to detect when a Firefox window is opened, and remove its window decorations when it does. This works, but only if the window is already open when devilspie2 is started; ...
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Resize a specific window to a specific size and screen location from within a script

I've seen similar questions but not identical ones, how do I resize a specific window to a specific size and location on the screen from within a script? I've seen the use of Resize and Printf but ...
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Does Linux Allow For Hiding Windows?

I'm currently a Windows user but I am looking to transition my main workstation to Linux like my servers. However I often use the Hide Window Hotkey Tool, this tool allows you to select windows to ...
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How do I change the height of GIMP to less than 1266 pixels?

I'm having trouble editing in GIMP 2.8.16 because the window is much taller than my monitor, and can't be resized to anything smaller. From xprop: WM_NORMAL_HINTS(WM_SIZE_HINTS): ...
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make x11 window always on top (virtual keyboard)

I'm hacking on matchbox-keyboard. Its UI is written in plain x11. I just want it to be always on top because it is a virtual keyboard; a virtual keyboard can't just get below programs! I don't want a ...
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How can I jump to a particular window, no matter what workspace it's on?

Ideally I could say $mod+J+E → jump to Emacs (wherever it is), and the same could be done for $mod+J+W → jump to Firefox (wherever it is). It seems pretty trivial to jump to a workspace, using ...
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xdotool: How to search for window by title and class with different patterns (similar to AutoHotkey)

xdotool lets you search for windows using its search subcommand. I need to locate a window, that has class 'gvim' and title containing word 'TODO'. How do I do this? What I've tried: You can do ...
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adding text to titlebar in all root windows [closed]

When a window is opended with root priveleges, I want to display some text in the titlebar to inform the user that he/she is root in that particular instance. I'm currently using the MATE desktop ...
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How do I prevent applications from starting with their windows maximized?

Some applications seem to be written the way they start maximized by default. I don't want this to happen ever. Is there a way to force disable this? There is a program called maximus that maximizes (...
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How to quick move+resize a window using ALT key+Mouse on Ubuntu Mate 15.04?

On earlier Linux GUI Desktops, it was quick and easy to move around or resize any window just by holding the ALT Button + clicking and dragging the mouse on almost any position of the app window, so ...
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How are window-ids given out by MATE window manager?

While trying to write a script involving wmctrl ( since MATE on LMDE 2 doesn't offer as many advanced features as other WM configurations involving Compiz, which I don't have on LMDE 2), I came across ...
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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Permanent console on desktop as a “widget”

I just wondered whether it's possible to have a terminal window as a desktop applet (or desklet if you're using Linux Mint like me)? I can't seem to find any info on it, ideally it would just be a ...
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Cycle between open windows with wmctrl

I have a script that I'm trying to use to make handing applications easier. Right now it gets the window id of an application name (the first parameter) and checks if the window_id exists or not. If ...
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...