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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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xfce4 as default Windowmanager on Rocky Linux 9

Following this setup routine I installed XFCE4 on Rocky Linux 9. But this does not startup the xfce4-window-manager in init 5. If I go to init 3 and then startxfce4 as root XFCE4 is being started. ...
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Garbled screen when using Cygwin64 XWin

I am using Cygwin64 the latest version, the shell part works fine, but when I try to start a local X11 session, the screen is garbled, this is the case when using xwin and xwin -rootless when I use ...
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Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified

When changing the hostname in the icewm-session, the application startup breaks down. Such errors are written in the logs .xsession-errors when launching applications: Authorization required, but no ...
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How to disable closing or minimizing X window

I want to disable closing or minimizing one of my windows (or to be more accurate, to remove the minimize and close buttons from the window). I was trying to change the _NET_WM_ALLOWED_ACTIONS ...
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Find X Atom of given Window?

Using DWM as my Window-Manager under Archlinux I don't have any patches to handle context menus or "right-click" functionalities. This being the case I decided to write a concise Bash alias ...
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Ubuntu Budgie Window / UI freezing issues

I am using Ubuntu Budgie (Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS) Version 10.6.1 with X11. Laptop is an old Dell G15 with intel 7 8th and an Nvidia 1050 GPU. Occasionally, icons in the plank toolbar and the systems ...
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Script Output In Polybar Network Module?

In standard module we has: [module/wlan] type = internal/network interface-type = wireless interval = 5 format-connected = <label-connected> format-disconnected = <label-disconnected> ...
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Browser (and other programs?) opens in the current X session the first time, then on the same session even if launched from another X session

Please, correct me if the wording of the title is wrong, as I do want to understand the correct terminology too. The think is, I can swtich using Ctrl+Alt+F N between different window managers each ...
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xfwm4 : Center new windows

I've just installed Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm) with xfce gui. How can I get newly opened windows to open centered on the display. Now they either snap to already opened windows, or open top/bottom ...
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How to run a Wayland program from SSH?

I only have SSH access to a computer that is connected to an HDMI display. The display shows a basic TTY asking for a login. How can I run a Wayland GUI program so it shows on the HDMI display? [liam@...
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Correct way to launch xdg desktop portal under bare WM setup?

Context I'm running Void Linux with X11. I'm not using any desktop environment or display manager. I simply type startx from tty to launch X11, and ~/.xinitrc launches BSPWM, polybar, and all the ...
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How to manage third-party app windows in Linux?

I want to manipulate the windows on a user's desktop. For example moving a window to a new position, or getting a list of all windows and their titles. I'm looking for the Linux-equivalent of win32's ...
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Help with custom shortcut - Fedora

I am trying to set up a custom shortcut for terminator on Fedora 28. Connected a script to a custom shortcut. The shortcut should either start terminator, or based on whether it is on top or not, ...
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Is it possible to force set class name for wayland window in KDE?

I have two Chromium windows. Both are working with ozone wayland. I want both to have different class names. This is for the reason, that I want to apply different window rules for them, and I want to ...
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Mate: How to change the default monitor that Chrome (or any app) opens on?

I am currently on MX Linux 21.3 and the desktop is Mate. I have two monitors: an LCD TV and the laptop's built-in monitor. xrandr output is attached at the end. The LCD TV is at 1360x768 (primary) and ...
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Issue with weird visible right and bottom Borders inside Terminal programs

For quite some time I'm "struggling" with the problem I wish to present in pictures down below. The problem is that I have weird borders around programs I open in the Terminal Emulator. ...
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AwesomeWM, Proper Configuration with Multiple Monitors - Cloning, Activating Additional Monitors without Logging out, vertical display, monitor order

I have four related questions regarding the use of the window manager AwesomeWM when multiple monitors are involved. These are all fairly simple configuration questions, but I have not been able to ...
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Window Manager: Add the maximize option to any window (even if the UI disabled the option)

Some graphical programs make use of a window which the user can scale unlimitedly but still disable the maximize option (for whichever dumb reason). [EDIT]: The window might be a subwindow of another ...
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Disable ASUS Vivobook S15 S532F ScreenPad on login page

I'm new in Linux world, i've just installed it on my Asus Vivobook S15 (i chose Linux Mint because of its simplicity, sometimes...). The problem is that my ScreenPad won't turn off on the login page, ...
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How to hide parent container in i3?

I'm using pretty much the standard i3 config and sometimes I press the wrong keys and this extra bar shows up at the top: I believe it's the "parent container"? How do I hide the bar again? ...
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How do I configure a key binding to send a client to bling's scratch pad in awesome wm?

I want to make a shortcut that can send a client to bling's scratchpad. The part that initializes bling scratch pad: local bling = require("bling") local term_scratch = bling.module....
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Compositor for RHEL7?

I have Xmonad window manager installed on a RHEL 7.9 machine. The issue is I cannot seem to set the transparency for my terminal windows. From the little previous experience I have with this, I ...
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Making Ubuntu Server an every day desktop [closed]

I am using Ubuntu Desktop as my operating system in the last months and now I want to install Ubuntu Server and configure it as my desktop. I want to learn more about Linux and what programs are ...
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Run application at startup and hide it automatically

I have a basic autostart script that runs apps on startup. It's as simple as: #!/bin/bash nm-applet & ulauncher & lxappearance & qt5ct & While nm-applet and ulauncher start without ...
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manjaro kde plasma and i3wm

I really like Manjaro Plasma flavour and how it works out of the box, but at the same time I'd like to have the features of a i3wm to improve usability and productivity. Is it possible to get rid of ...
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Script to start Android LineageOS with Waydroid in an X11 session

I would like to make a script to start the Waydroid Android container (LineageOS). Currently, I can start a LineageOS virtual phone without issues with: sudo systemctl start waydroid-container weston ...
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Qtile; Groups accessible by specific monitors (multi monitor)

I'm trying to divide the number of workspaces for each monitor. On monitor one I have assigned 5 workspaces (from 1 to 5) and on the other monitor I have another 5 workspaces assigned (from 6 to 0...(...
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Another Window Manager (Xfwm4) is already running on screen :0.0 To replace the current window manager, try "--replace"

When opening a new terminal window within Kali Linux, I receive the following error: Another Window Manager (Xfwm4) is already running on screen :0.0 To replace the current window manager, try "--...
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How to change iconbox title in MWM?

I am using the Motif Window Manager as my desktop. Motif allows many settings to be adjusted in ~/.Xdefaults. I have a lot of settings, which are confirmed to work here, such as changing the color. ...
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Components of Linux Desktop Environment

I'm fairly new to Linux and finding the whole concept of desktop environments very distorted and full of noise and confusion with no real clarity... I'm trying to fully understand how every aspect of ...
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how to hide label name in polybar + bspwm?

I have some problems with polybar/bspwm module If i get notification in any workspace, it show label name How to hide label name? my bspwm module config
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How to KDE + awesomewm?

Is there a way to configure awesomewm as windows manager but running KDE as desktop environment?
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Separate workspace per monitor

I have a laptop and a separate screen I plugged via HDMI what I want to do that I use the laptop screen for workspace1 and external screen for workspace2 this may explain butter: each workspace will ...
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Can't theme programs in Qtile

I followed this guide: https://github.com/antoniosarosi/dotfiles. Programs like Thunar, Firefox, and qbittorent don't seem to follow the theme. I installed lxappearance, kvantum, and qt5ct and tried ...
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Awesome window manager keybinding executes but also fall-through to the focused client

I have a key binding Super + Menu. Like this: awful.key({ modkey, }, "Menu", function (c) c:kill() end, {description = "Close", group = "client"}), ...
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Using window manager other than GNOME in RHEL/CentOS [closed]

I am running centos 9, at home on a spare disk, test driving the latest version to see what it's all about. Mention has been made, over the years, the default gnome window manager is not the best and ...
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C++ How to debug a WM/DE or X.org crash?

I have a huge code that deals with sockets, threads and processes and it is a complete mess... While editing recently, my WM crashed after I executed my code. Since every window is killed, I can't ...
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How can I re-position status bar icons I'm not running in my configs

I am currently learning how to customize my Ubuntu (20.04) laptop, and I currently use i3, i3status and Polybar. But I am getting status icons in my status bar while I don't have them configured as ...
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Detecting when an X Window has been closed

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS with the XFCE4 window manager. I'm looking for a way for a shell script to be fired off when a particular X Window has been closed. I know that I can create a program to ...
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i3 Black Screen, with Mouse but no shortcuts working (Manjaro KDE)

After successfully installing Manjaro KDE without any problems, I proceeded to install i3 WM. Again, no problems when switching manually through SDDM, and I've also tweaked some of i3 configurations ...
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i3wm: How to automatically switch workspace when a window of a specific application requests focus?

I tried focus_on_window_activation with focus, but it doesn't do anything. I guess it only works on same workspace. Or maybe I am using it wrong? for_window [class="Chromium"] ...
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How to configure xmonad to respect the sticky (_NET_WM_STATE_STICKY) and floating (_NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE) window tags

An xprop call on such a window reveals these two flags in its _NET_WM_STATE property: WM_STATE(WM_STATE): window state: Normal icon window: 0x0 _NET_WM_STATE(ATOM) = ...
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Bspwm session displays only grey screen and keybindings dont work

Here are my bspwmrc and sxhkdrc files #AUTOSTART picom --config ~/.config/picom/picom.conf nitrogen --restore & $HOME/.config/polybar/launch.sh pgrep -x sxhkd > /dev/null || sxhkd & ...
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Almost multiseating with Xephyr

With swaywm I'm almost multiseating (two people simultaneously using the same computer) with two keyboards, two mice and one GPU with two outputs. At the start of the sway session, one nested X ...
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How to show all windows in XFCE?

In XFCE's windows settings, there is a command called Show Desktop. It minimizes all windows and well, shows the desktop. A more detailed description can be found here, for example. Is there a command ...
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start terminal based apps from launcher

I'm trying to launch neovim from my app launcher (which is wofi), but the thing is when I click on it's icon, nothing happens, I'm on archlinux with Sway as window manager. How can I get those apps to ...
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X11 doesn't recognize certain windows

While trying to stream a game on Discord, I noticed that it didn't recognize the game. After looking further into this it seems that X11 seems to display the window but not actually recognize it when ...
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How to remove borders from all full screen floating windows in XMonad

I've been trying to achieve this for some time now. But can't figure it out how can I do this. On this topic I've found this video that explains very well exactly what I want to achieve but I can't ...
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How can I always spawn mpv with no borders in Xmonad?

I'm having an issue with mpv because of the xmonad borders and I'd like to be able to always start mpv, floating, with no borders at all, and also to keep the functionality of mpv keybindings as is by ...
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suddenly all my windows closed

I was working in Linux Mint 20.2 with XFCE 4.16 and some keyboard shortcut suddenly closed all my windows except the one I was working in. I have no idea what I did. I reopened Brave and instead of ...
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