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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How to minimize an application window from command line

I have a startup application that has no option to "start minimized" or "close to system tray" etc. and therefore would like to use a startup script that will first start the application and then ...
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Openbox - Set shortcut keys to change decor and layer attributes for active window

In the Openbox window manager, is it possible to set a shortcut key combination to decorate/undecorate the active window, or change the layering of the active window (normal, above, below), or can ...
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Can't open window manager after fiddling with compton(also the header of my applications are gone)

That's what it looks like. I was trying to get frosted windows with compton but after making a mistake in my config froze the system and got a black screen on boot. So I went into recovery and purged ...
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Starting a WM on login with a macOS

I'm new to Apple/macOS and come from Linux where if I wanted to start a different WM I would just drop into a terminal and change my .xinitrc, or change the config for the display manager. I'd like to ...
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FvwmCommand WindowList - get layer information

I'm trying to get information about running windows with all the information that is shown in the menu of "FvwmCommand WindowList" output. (Redhat Linux 7) The problem with this command is that it ...
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constrain windows of a process to an i3 workspace

I'm looking for a solution to keep all windows of a process on a given workspace for use with i3 (i3wm). I was thinking to use the i3-msg binary to issue assign [...] workspace ... commands to ...
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panel is covering windows

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and sometimes the panel covers the bottom of windows where I need to access the buttons on the bottom. I'm trying to do a restore using timeshift because of ...
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How to automatically switch to terminal when it finished its command's execution?

Let's say I run a timeintensive command sh do_the_timeintensive_thing.sh and switch to another window (eg. webbrowser, IDE, etc.). Now what I would like to have is that after ...
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How to change window managers?

I have been trying to change my window manager from the default cwm to something different (probably OpenBox). Reading some articles online, it appears the configuration would be in the $HOME/....
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How to start programing simple screenlet/desklet with minimal dependencies?

I would like to make something like Screenlets-Folderview but stand-alone and with minimal dependencies (because installation of screenlets on recent Ubuntu 18.04 is a hell, and I don't want install ...
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What window manager allows to customize the options menu of a window?

Question's pretty simple. What window manager allows me to customize the window options menu (the menu that appears when you click the icon in the top left corner of a window)? I've been checking and ...
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In openbox, how can I control a window that has no _OB_APP properties?

The Openbox config file says that application windows can be controlled, identifying them by one of the following: application name - the window's _OB_APP_NAME class - the window's _OB_APP_CLASS ...
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Is there a Desktop that allows for certain workspaces to be tiling?

I am interested in trying out a tiling window manager, but I also like a conventional desktop. Are there any desktop environments where you can specify a certain work space to using tiling windows, ...
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How to activate the i3 window manager after installation?

I have installed i3 window manager on my Ubuntu 18.04LTS using apt. After installation, I tried rebooting but still, Gnome is the default windows manager. Is there something that I should do once I ...
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Two WMs simultaneously

I want to use two Windows Managers simultaneously. As I know that using two ttys for this isn't going to work (I'm on Arch and systemd-logind revokes access to hardware when switching), I am searching ...
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mwm cursor size

I have problems with cursor size on one of my Xorg screens on CentOS 7. I have two screens. One runs xfce4 window manager and desktop, while another runs mwm window manager. This is a custom setup, ...
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Why does clicking by mouse or touchpad sometimes stop working?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. For several times in the past few months, when I am using Firefox to browse webpages or some other applications, clicking ( left, right and middle) by my mouse or touchpad ...
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linux open window on desktop without display manager

I want to record some video tutorials with record desktop and webcam . and open webcam with mpv player with this command : mpv av://v4l2:/dev/video2 I want to understand how can open webcam ...
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Global keyboard bindings

In my linux setup, I am trying to find ways to bind Ctrl+T to Backspace and Alt+T to Alt+Backspace. There are many answers on SE or other forums to that effect (eg. here, here or here). Usually they ...
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How to hide the titlebar for qemu-system

I am running QEMU via a shell script. I am not using a desktop environment, just a tiling window manager. Every time I launch a virtual machine, I need to press Ctrl+Alt+M to hide the titlebar. ...
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How to use ssh as a xsession

I have two computers running Kubuntu 18.04. From the client, I connect to the server with ssh, all is going well: ssh -X $SERVER_IP 'export $(dbus-launch); plasmashell' I'm able to interact with ...
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Using KDE activities to have different window layouts

Sorry if this is obvious, I am having a really hard time understanding exactly how I can use activities. I have a workstation that I use in both a 1 monitor, 2 monitor, and 3 monitor set up, ...
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Launch Openbox actions through script or cli

I was wondering if it is possible to run openbox actions, like the ones that can be found on rc.xml like MoveResizeTo , through a console command so I can launch it from terminal or inside a bash ...
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Unable to compile bspwm

I've recently tried to switch from i3 preconfigured with archLabs to bspwm un debian. After I installed the base packages for Debian I install the necessary dependencies of bspwm as I saw in a guide ...
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Change the default i3-wm system style

I have recently discovered the i3 window manager (after using Xfce). I first installed it on my laptop and all the window decorations (file/edit/view menus etc) looked horrible, and it was a light ...
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Multiple window managers

I would like to configure CentOS7 (KDE4) computers with two screen into a special configuration. I have done that before on CentOS5 (KDE3), and now I have to migrate to CentOS7 (and preferably to ...
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What order does window manager, display manager, login manager execute

I am trying to understand what is the use of Xorg. I got confused with lots of words like window manager display manager login manager etc. After that i got some links in stackexchange Terminology ...
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How to change keybindings for copy/paste in i3

I would like to use Super+c to copy and Super+v to paste. It is pretty easy to configure when I used to use Gnome. But now I am running i3 without desktop environment on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine and I ...
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Which window managers support “detached” desktops?

What do I mean by "detached"? In the herbstluftwm windows manager (and others, notably xmonad), the concept of a "virtual desktop" is removed from the physical monitors themselves. That means that ...
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Specifying the WM_CLASS of a program?

I am using wayland based swaywm as my window manager. It uses the WM_CLASS property for the title of its containers (not sure if it is applicable only for X11 apps). It lets you group stuff, so that ...
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fedora 29 different window manager not starting correctly

I have installed other window managers (FVWM/xfce4/awesome) besides Gnome. After upgrading to Fedora 29 I can only start gnome but not the other window managers directly. Behavior: I start the ...
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Is there a setting in KDE to completely ignore mouse events for inactive windows?

I know that I have a lot of settings available in Kwin, like click to raise, pass click etc. to go between an active an inactive window. My question though is: is there any way to disable all mouse/...
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Remove top shadow from the screen - Ubuntu Xfce

I can't find anywhere how to remove shadow for the top edge of the screen. The only thing that gave me something similar was setting the opacity of windows decoration to transparent in Window Manager ...
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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 ...