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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Awesome wm wibox visible just in one tag

I want to leave visible wibox1 only one of my tags. I try use this code: your_tag:add_signal("property:selected", function(tag) your_wibox.visible = tag.selected end) But no have success. ...
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How to move the window controls to the left when using Compiz on XFCE?

I'm using Linux Mint 18 with XFCE. When using XFCE window manager I can configure it to put the window controls (close, minimize, maximize) in the left of the title bar (OSX style). But once I change ...
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how to use lwm?

I'm an ubuntu-gnome user and my system has 4Gs of ram. So it's really difficult for me to work on android studio. Someone recommended that I use lwm(lightweight window manager). I installed it and it ...
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Linux Mint not using full screen, menubar gone

I seem to have entered some strange "mode" in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon that I don't know how to exit. It persists between reboots. This results in the following changes: The desktop is only usable in ...
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How to query (from the command line) high-level desktop-environment information for system characterization

background When asking for help with a software problem, it is usually good to identify not only what versions of that particular code one is running, but also characterize the application's platform....
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How to show desktop icons and have hovering view of keybindings in Gnome 3.14?

Fig. 1 Ubuntu's help of common keybindings which I would like to find too in Debian, Fig. 2 Searching desktop in super-view of Debian I am thinking if there is any hovering cheat sheet in ...
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3D Window Managers/Desktop Environments for Linux?

I'm compiling a list of known 3D window managers for Linux. Does anyone know of any others besides the following? Ibex Maze Compositor Januz VR Motorcar Ideally they would be demoable/usable in VR, ...
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Why does Boinc Manager behave differently than all other windows?

My laptop is running a standard Ubuntu MATE 14.04 (obsolete, I know, but it's for work so we will upgrade "later"). I've installed Boinc as per the standard instructions, and it's chugging along fine ...
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Is there a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to focus windows in GNOME based on their location?

I basically want to keep using GNOME but emulate the i3 WM behavior that allows you to focus windows based on their location, e.g. to focus the window to the right of the current one, to focus the ...
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KDE - Windows, etc “stick” to Pointer when button not being held

Often in KDE (on CentOS 7.2), I left-click on a window or other element to bring it to focus, but the element "sticks" to my pointer, as if I am "click dragging" the item - to spite the fact that the ...
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switch window manager while running

Years ago (around 2000) I saw a guy at a Linux meeting do an amazing X-windows trick which I've never seen repeated since. While he was logged into his default window manager (let's say Gnome), he ...
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Xfce4 + Xfwm middle click Title bar closes window - how to remove action?

I just need to remove ANY middle click action on every window Title bar in my Xfce4 environment. Just need to make a middle click do nothing when clicking on the title bar. p.s. I'n using Xfwm
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Terminal only as “Desktop”

Is it possible to have a terminal only desktop in Linux (Mint)? I want to boot normally, meaning I want to be able to start GUI programs (IDEs, Browsers etc.), but I don't want anything on the ...
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specify X11 or WM property (xprop) when lauching application

I have a x11 gui application running on GNOME (Fedora 24), which by default launches using the light GTK theme. I would like to make it use the dark GTK theme variant, and found that after launching ...
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i3wm: how to make multiple monitors switch workspaces in a single binding

With Unity, both of my monitors are always on the same workspace. If I start at workspace 1 and then press ctrl+alt+right, both of my monitors shift to the new workspace to the right. This behavior ...
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handling multiple window managers, multiple .xsessionrc files?

I have just installed xmonad on my laptop with Debian jessie, and like it so far... I have previously used the default gnome-shell desktop (/window?) -manager, and still want to keep it 100% intact ...
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Simplest way to tell if a GTK application (e.g. Firefox) is fully loaded and ready, in order to maximize it

In Linux kiosks, in order to reset some applications'state "behind the scenes" (while the screensaver blanks the screen), I use a BASH script which among other things calls wmctrl, with the task of ...
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How can I clone a specific work space to other outputs?

I am using i3-wm with Archlinux, and I nowadays are wandering that: is it possible to clone a specific work space to another output(monitor)? It is different from --same-as as well as --left-of --...
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“Clicking the X” in spectrwm

I'm happily using spectrwm and looking for a way to "click the X", to close a window and kill the process. MOD+W just make the window disappear, the process keeps running. Edit: That's intended ...
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Make Guake Float in i3wm

I want to default Guake to open as a floating window under i3. I created an entry under ~/.i3/config that reads as the following. My code is - for_window [class="guake"] floating enable My xprop ...
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make wmaker default window manager - get rid of Cinnamon

There are a lot of questions and answers for setting the default window manager, e.g., here and here. I'm using Debian Jessie with XDM. I've tried editing /etc/X11/default-display-manager and using ...
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bspwm switching monitors doesn't work

Any ideas why switching monitors with super + {_,shift + }{1-9,0} doesn't work until after I run this line in my terminal: bspc monitor -d 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 bspc query -T Here is my .conf/bspwm/...
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What is preventing my window managers from recognizing some key combinations?

Since rebooting my system this morning, every window manager seems to have lost its capacity to recognize combinations of keys. I'd started noticing it in xfce4 when I tried to launch the ...
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Lending my x window to another process

I am writing a terminal file manager, and I would want that when a user issues a command to open an image file, that the image viewing application use the terminal emulator's x window for rendering ...
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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

In Gnome 3.18, it was possible to change the titlebar height of all windows by changing the css in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css as per Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3. .header-bar.default-...
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How can I make windows stay opaque when inactive?

I set Xfce to make all windows semi-transparent when they don’t have mouse focus. How can I set a particular window to remain opaque when inactive? Xfce doesn’t have an option to change settings for ...
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Running X11 apps on a screen with limited bit depth

This is a bit of an esoteric query, but I want to export the X11 display from my Raspberry Pi to an old Mac capable of only 256 colours. That's fine as far as it goes - but the colours are so mangled ...
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I want to increase the size of the close button on the openbox

I am using in the OPENBOX X- window. Was subjected to increasing the size of the title bar, it is the relatively small size of the close button. Can I file through rc.xml adjust the size of the ...
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Visual feedback for window focus with Alt-Tab? (Cinnamon)

I have a frequent problem that occurs with window-based desktops like Cinnamon or XFCE, especially on multiple monitors. I very often misread which Window has focus after Alt-Tab. So I will start ...
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How to write a simple mutter plugin?

I want to create a very simple Desktop Environment using mutter or libmutter. I found out that mutter is a very simple wm but it can only be customized if I write a plugin for it. so I want to create ...
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Debian: How to revert back to KDE after switching to GNOME?

MY machine is running Debian 8 "Jessie". I installed Gnome desktop environment by sudo apt-get install gnome now every time my machine is switched on I'm presented with Gnome desktop environment ...
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How do I scale i3 window manager for my HiDPI display?

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 2015 with a resolution of 3200x1800 pixels. I am trying to use i3 windows manager on it but everything is tiny and hardly readable. I managed to scale every applications (...
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Maximize Window without Window Manager?

If I want to run GUI software on my Linux machine, I can do it without a window manager, but I can not discover a way to maximize the window. Is there a reliable way to maximize a window in an x ...
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Wifi toggle script not running properly through i3

I have the following line in my ~/.i3/config: bindsym XF86WLAN exec ~/.i3/i3-scripts/toggle-wifi.sh toggle-wifi.sh: #!/bin/bash if nmcli nm wifi | grep -q "disabled" ; then nmcli nm wifi on ...
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KDE 5 does not have window decorations

I'm running KDE Plasma 5.4.3 on Debian stretch/sid. I have kwin_wayland 5.4.3 and sddm 0.13.0. I only installed the base system and then ran apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop/testing sddm/testing (...
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minimal window manager to enforce visual chroot and exit on application exit

I am trying to have a kiosk style setup on raspberry pi where only one application is available via VNC e.g. gedit or firefox. Using a guide like this http://gpio.kaltpost.de/?page_id=84 the setup of ...
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Issues with Gnome window management in two display screens

I am troubleshooting this GUI application running multiple windows, some of which are small and made explicitly to stay on top of the main window (which usually stays on the first display scree). The ...
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How to start mutter as a xsession?

I am making a Desktop Environment (DE) in which I will be using the mutter Window Manager (WM) as the default WM. I am new to DE's and WM's. So how do I start it in a script and pack it in the ...
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Setting usable area of the screen

I am creating a dock for my own usage. The problem is, when I maximize a window, window takes dock's space too. Is there a way to restrict the area used by other windows? I guess it is related to ...
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Window manager with wayland?

I was wondering if there is a up-to-date list with the common window managers and their status with Wayland, i.e. what is working, what is not, and how usable they are (especially Gnome and KDE). I ...
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What is desktop manager of Mint?

What is the desktop manager in Linux Mint? I mean the program which handle icons on desktop, wallpapers, etc. -- I don't mean DE.
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Unicode fallback font

When the system displays a text, whose responsibility is to select the appropriate font for the letters? Let's say I have the following 3 fonts installed and I open a website with letters and ...
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Is Enlightenment a full DE or just a WM?

I installed Enlightenment on my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I thought it was just a Window Manager that I could switch to and use within Cinnamon. However, I found that I had to log out to my display ...
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What is the story behind Client Side Decorations?

So, Gnome apps currently use exclusive Client Side Decorations, with GTK Header Bar containing buttons, menus, title. What is the story behind implementing Client Side Decorations? Is it Gnome ...
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Is it possible to change the default window animation in Gnome Shell (preferably to fade in/out)?

Instead of the default zoom in/out animations when opening and closing windows in Gnome Shell, is it possible to have a fade in/out animation? I am mostly interested in this because when opening a ...
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Dashed line on top and below a window when window scrolling is required

In Cinnamon deskop, how to remove this dashed line, that supposedly wants to indicate that the items in the window are not all visible and you can scroll up or down? For example in nemo when there is ...
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Using Mutter as pure WM

I am making an Archlinux USB stick. I usually use GNOME as my DE, but it is too much heavy for a 16GB USB Stick. The last time I build an USB stick I used openbox, and I liked it, but I was wondering ...
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Emacs entry missing from window manager menus

Since some time ago I have no menu entry for Emacs anymore on my Debian system. The same happens on two different machines -- one running testing and one running unstable. I have tried switching ...
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Xfce 4: how to change keyboard shortcuts globally (for all user accounts)?

I changed some window manager shortcuts through Window Manager>>Keyboard and Keyboard>>Shortcuts. Now, as it happens these changes take effect only on the account where they were set (I'm using Xfce 4....
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Fluxbox's Auto-grouping/auto-tabbing: Does it work anymore?

I'm having hard time building a working setup of fluxbox autogrouping. If anyone happen to have it working, I'd love to have a look at the .fluxbox/apps file. Here's the relevant part of my ....

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