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Questions tagged [window-manager]

In the X window system, a window manager controls the way your desktop works, including how the windows look and act.

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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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Is there any way to stop Mutter from removing decorations/borders of maximized windows?

I would like to be able to resize maximized windows on Mutter. Is there any way to tell Mutter to not remove the borders when the state is "maximized", so that I can maximize and then resize? Or, if ...
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Make mouse cursor go pass screen?

I'm trying to find a way to allow my mouse cursor to go a few (3-4) pixels pass the actual screen border. I'm trying to do this in order to allow resizing maximized windows in certain window managers....
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System tray support in wayland

I wanted to know the state of system tray support in wayland. Is there a programming guide similar to the one for x11 for wayland?
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Arch Linux windows managers and greeters

So I've messed my windows managers, xinitrc and greeters when I type startx it shows dozens of errors so can someone please tell me how to list what window-managers and login-sessions/greeters I've ...
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Listing out Window managers and greeters

I've installed arch and xorg but kindof messed up environments and managers. Managed to remove DE's but I wanna know how can I list installed Windows managers and greeters.
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Read X window property of non client area

How to read property of X window non-client area (window manager's window)? I set X property by XChangeProperty in my C program. When using xprop and selecting non client area (I mean: titlebar of the ...
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DWM's statuscolors patch not working

I can't figure out how to utilize statuscolors patch in dwm. When I pipe the output of echo in form echo -e "\x03 * \x04 *", It starts as it was just the neat, stock dwm.
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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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Is there a (tiling) WM where there can be several stacked/tabbed windows next to each other on a workspace?

I'm looking for a Window Manager on Linux that, given a certain window configuration on a given workspace, supports stacking or tabbing of each separate window? In particular I am thinking of a ...
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Xmonad with two screens - how to get i3-like behavior?

I am trying to use XMonad with two screens. Each workspace spreads over the two screens, but I would like to have workspaces per screen, like in i3. How can I configure XMonad to behave like i3?
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How do I bind apps to specific tags in dwm?

I am using dwm with tags labelled with font-awesome icons. I don't know how to bind applications to specific tags, e.g Sublime to tag 3. I've attached my tag setup in the image
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Polling Rate of Mouse Creating Frequency Noise?

I'll begin with an overview of my system: Generic Corsair case Asus Z170 AR Motherboard 8gb x 2 (16gb) Ballistix RAM i5 6600k Radeon RTX 480 4gb EVGA 650W Gold Logitech G403 mouse 144hz monitor ...
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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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What is the difference between tiling and snapping windows on Linux Mint cinnamon

I am using Linux Mint 19.1. When I enter window tiling settings it is described as... Enable Window Tiling and Snapping In addition is has the settings.... Show snap on-screen display ...
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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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Does an X client necessarily need a window manager to work?

Does an X client necessarily need a window manager to work? Can an X client work with only the X server? If an X client doesn't have a window, does whether it can work need a window manager? If an ...
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how to show battery , wifi in jwm status bar

am switching to JWM window manager , but the problem is that it does not have a battery percentage or network connection , also i cannot increase screen brightness ? is there any way ?
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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 Polybar battery capacity 0 label color

I configuring the battery module for polybar on arch linux. I can make the battery icon red with ramp-capacity-0 =  ramp-capacity-1 =  ramp-capacity-2 =  ramp-capacity-3 =  ramp-capacity-4 =  ...
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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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What's different calling a program from a terminal and from a window manager?

For example I set up a combined keys of i3 wm that calling firefox, what's different from it with calling firefox in a terminal?
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Looking for a standalone 3D compositor for i3wm

I'm using i3wm as window manager and compton / xcompmgr as compositors. (transparency and few transitions) I see a lot of fancy 3D features in other WM : for example KWin or Compiz. Is there a ...
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How to configure OpenBox to ignore the size hint of a specific application's window?

Updated Question Based on the excellent comment by @mosvy it is actually the window manager that is respecting or ignoring the propagated size hint of a window. Unfortunately though, I couldn't find ...
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Change default location of the left/right split between snapped windows in Gnome

In gnome 3.28 on ubuntu 18.04 SUPER+← snaps a window to the left SUPER+→ snaps a window to the right These actions are called "View split on Left" or "View Split on Right" in the list of Gnome ...
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No more graphical session after `apt upgrade`

I tried to update my Debian 8 system using apt update apt upgrade Afterwards my system didn't start the graphical environment (KDE) anymore. I already tried the standard commands apt-get clean, apt-...
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i3wm: How to not get floating windows to background when mouse pointer is not over them? [closed]

How do I prevent i3wm from moving floating windows to background when mouse pointer is not over them? Problem: A program has a dialog window. I move the mouse pointer, the window moves to the ...
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prevent Qemu / Spice from grabbing keys that are bound elsewhere

My setup: Qemu with Spice display managed by libvirt running on Linux with X11. I’m looking for a way to preserve key bindings in the window manager and the X server when a Qemu client is focused. A ...
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in KDE 5 how to make a GUI application show/hide with a shortcut similar to Tilda/guake/yakuake

I simply want to setup Emacs GUI to toggle (hide/show) visibility just like we see in guake, tilda or yakuake terminals(it is called drop down in these terminals). for example I am working with Emacs ...
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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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Is there some wrapper for running GUI applications under a fake screen resolution?

Some applications behave differently at a different screen resolution. Is there any way to get the system to report a different, user-specified, resolution to a GUI application when starting it? By ...
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gnome-shell error log

Where can I find gnome-shell error (or debug) log? I'm interested in mutter error/warning messages since I have a GLX problem I need to debug and I believe the key could be in gnome-shell's messages.
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Allow DPMS to turn off screen with force when the screen is locked?

I discover that command xset dpms 300 which turn off the screen for example after 5 minutes (300s), and it wonderfully doesn't turn off the screen if a youtube video is actually playing even in a ...
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How to completely override default i3wm layout with append_layout?

I'm using i3 WM under fresh installation of Arch linux. Goal: I'd like to have a specific layout on each startup consisting of two windows in tabbed mode. In my case it's Terminator plus Firefox. ...
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KDE / Yakuake: Can move windows with mouse. Pointer turns to text tool when hovering over window borders. Min/Max Close buttons not working

I was installing a lot of packages attempting to get a USB 3.0 HDMI video card working, but at some point during the process, I lost the ability to grab window borders, or use the minimize, maximize, ...
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Cairo-Dock Bubble Borders

I recently installed Cairo-Dock and there is this ugly Bubble border line on all the message Bubbles of Cairo-Dock. I have tried to configure in Cairo-Dock-Configure through its GUI and by setting ...
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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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How to determine which window managers are installed from the command line?

How can I determine which window managers are installed from the command line? I use Ubuntu. I know that: One can determine which window manager is running with: sudo apt-get install wmctrl wmctrl -...
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Tiling window manager for ultrawide display

I just installed an ultrawide monitor. My current window manager is XMonad. It only has two zones, whereas with an ultrawide monitor, three windows side by side would be better. Which tiling window ...
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Identify and restart (gnome-classic) window manager on RHEL7

I pride myself on keeping my system up and running a long time between restarts. I have a long running RHEL7 workstation. Occasionally (usually if it has been running continuously for a month) the ...
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Configure XFCE startup commands in NixOS

In NixOS, services.xserver.desktopManager.xfce.extraSessionCommands describes "Shell commands executed just before XFCE is started.". What about for shell commands right after XFCE is started? That ...
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Why is my sudo process freezing?

When my laptop is at work (running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed), and when the network cable -> USB adapter is plugged in, eventually in a day the computer sort-of-freezes. I can still operate everything ...
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How do I add a window manager to GDM under Wayland?

I'm developing my own window manager, and I want to select it in GDM instead of Gnome so I can test it. I've found some X11 examples, but nothing for Wayland.
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How to let my own program open on a given workspace?

I maintain a Linux program run on various distributions. Some customers complain that it always opens on a wrong workspace (= virtual desktop). They'd prefer it to start on the workspace where it was ...
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System Tray Icons on Xmonad - Xmobar Or any other minimal status bar

I am using slack desktop client on my Arch Linux . I am using Xmonad Window manager along with Xmobar status bar. On other Desktop environments, for example XFCE, the Slack Desktop client shows a ...
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start wmii from ~/.xinitrc

What is the right way to start wmii window manager from ~/.xinitrc? I put exec wmii however it doesn't seem to pick up configuration.
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Use “raise window to foreground by scrolling” on a desktop environment other than Xfce

I am running Xfce 4.12 on Debian 9. I love Xfce and have no intentions of changing desktop environments any time soon. I am quite attached to a setting in "Window Manager Tweaks > Accessibility > ...
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Looking for a simple but featured command runner for xfce4 on arch

Using archlinux 64 with xfce4: I used xfce4-appfinder when I hit alt+f2, but it lacks history feature : I tested gnome gmrun, history is handled, but no completion (edit: completion with tab) (...
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Constantly update .txt file with title of a window in Linux?

I have an application with a window title that, every second, I want to update a .txt file with that window title. I have been trying to pull this off in bash with wmctrl -l, but I can't get anywhere. ...
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No more keyboard shortcut possible based on 'super' key aka 'windows' in any WM

Since =~ 2 years, it seems like we can't use the Super key (aka windows key) to run some keyboard shortcuts. I try with kde, gnome, xfce4, none works totally. By example, I have a keyboard shortcut ...