Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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Do not open a new instance of an application, if it's already open in another workspace in Mint

I am using Linux Mint and I enabled multiple workspaces. Suppose I have an instance of an application (i.e., Google Chrome) open on Workspace 1. When I switch to Workspace 2 and I open Google Chrome, ...
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Seperating GLX from X11 [closed]

So I'm trying to create separate dynamic modules for each of the major parts of my code. I've previously managed to implement GLX and X11 in the same class (by effectively butchering it). I was ...
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Is there a way to remove icons from the titlebar under KDE Plasma 5.8?

I just installed KDE with arch linux and I'm trying to remove icons from the titlebar, after looking into the settings and on various websites I didn't manage to find a way. Does anyone know if this ...
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“File”, “Edit” etc. Will Not Show Up On Cinnamon Desktop Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I recently switched to the cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I am wondering why the window options such as "File" and "Edit" aren't showing up at the top of my windows. Occasionally they show ...
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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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How can I prevent Google Hangouts from opening on all workspaces?

When I open Chrome or launch Google Hangouts, the hangouts window opens on all workspaces. I always have to right-click on the title and un-check "Always on Visible Workspace" Is there any way to ...
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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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minimizing & raising a window from a shell script

I am trying to run a script that will check internet speed on a linux machine with gui, bring the terminal window down and when the query is finished , the window will come up with the answer. as for ...
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How to display window titles on non-maximized windows in Unity 7.4?

I recently moved from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS with all the resulting software upgrades. There have been a number of UI changes, but this one is most annoying. Windows that are not maximized do not ...
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Launch a program into a specific xid, (x window id) [closed]

Tabbed gives me a xid to launch a program in, but how?
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Hide xfoil pop-out window

I'm running a program (concretely xfoil) and during calculations it opens and closes a window automatically. I would like the pop-up window to keep hidden. Create control file: cat <<EOF > ...
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How can I determine if the desktop window is visible in Xfce?

I have a Conky script that I always update to increase the delay before it starts. The delay has to be at least how long it must wait till the background is displayed otherwise Conky is hidden behind ...
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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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“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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Using Gparted and installing Windows 10 after Linux

I recently built a computer and put LinuxMint 17.3 on it right away. I now have a free copy of Windows 10. I haven't really been able to find detailed instructions on how to install Windows while ...
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Cinnamon: Which software project “owns” the “Display” configuration dialog?

Cinnamon 2.8.8 64-bit, Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Menu > Preferences > Display The dialog allows to enable and disable (multiple) monitors, and position them relative to each other with drag and drop. ...
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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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swap windows with dash script

I have written a bunch of dash scripts that resize and move windows for better efficiency. The structure is the following: i have a row of 8 windows that are stacked to the bottom of my screen, like ...
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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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How do I find out the window name of fullscreen internet content (eg Flash)?

--- The context --- I'm using Openbox to create a dedicated workspace/desktop for my browser -- the browser only opens on that workspace, and any other windows created on it get kicked onto a ...
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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 disable Ristretto from starting maximized whenever I double-click a picture to view?

Ristretto is the default picture viewer in XFCE. It starts the normal way when I start it manually from the menu but whenever it gets started as I double-click on a picture file to view it it starts ...
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How to change title of active window using wmctrl

I'm using fluxbox window manager and recently I've added "always on top" shortcut to my "keys" file. Mod1 a :ExecCommand wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b toggle,above But I'd like to know if window state is "...
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How to fix badly opening Chrome window in Elementary OS

When opening Chrome in Elementary OS (fresh install) I see the animation of the window opening to a side of the screen (where I can't access). I don't know why this happens and neither how to get ...
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How to find how many windows are opened in GNU screen?

I am trying to automate my work flow. I have a script that opens individual window in screen for each IP in a list. Imagine setupscreen.sh <IP1> <IP2> .... After all windows are open, each ...
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Intructions for Debian 8.2 net install dual boot with Windows 8.1

I cannot prepare dual boot installation in my hp zbook 14, I have windows 8.1 installed and want dual boot with Debian 8.2. I have configured the things for a standard ubuntu installation, preparing a ...
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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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Is it possible to style tmux on a per-session basis?

I set up 2 tmux sessions to work on different parts of a project (switching back and forth frequently). As their layout are pretty similar, I would like to set different status-bar color to help me ...
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How to detect whether a window is in focus?

I'm not experienced in scripting but I've made this script: #!/usr/bin/env bash # hint: use "xdotool getmouselocation" to get values if xdotool getwindowfocus getwindowname | grep -Eq " - ...
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Super key as shortcut - Openbox [duplicate]

I want to create the shortcuts: Super: Run dmenu Super← Left arrow: Move current window to the left I have both of them working, however when I depress Super it opens dmenu right away. When ...
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KDE config file for window settings, sizes, etc.?

What config file stores the settings for KDE window settings, sizes, etc.?
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Why does my program screen dims down?

I wrote a program to run on Linux OS. I noticed whenever I ran the program and clicked on a button to open a window, sometimes the main application screen dims down. This doesn't happen on all the ...
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How to get miniature (live thumbnail preview) of open windows on Linux?

Gnome-shell does it in the 'activities' screen, unity/compiz has it in 'Spread','Shift','ALT-Tab'. How do I get those live window previews in C++?
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How to hold terminal open (excepting gnome-terminal)?

I find useful the gnome-terminal feature of editing (and creating) profiles with the option of holding the terminal open after the command exists. (I like to use context menu file manager to run ...
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How to close a window of a crashed application?

Im using Awesome as desktop environment, as you can see in the image below, the application (aMule) crashed but the window is still open, so I would like to close it to restart it, but as you can see ...
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How can I expand a terminal using the command line? [duplicate]

When I start the terminal in my xfce Destop environment a black winodw about a quarter of the screen size appears, if I want to expand it to full screen size I have to click on the "+"-shaped symbol ...
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Why Linux games are less performanced than Win 7?

I had Windows 7 x64 and now I have Ubuntu 14.04 on notebook HP 4535s. I expected games to be faster in Linux than on Windows because of fewer machine requirements. But it isn't so... E.g., games via ...
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Stretch window over two monitors with “gap” in between

I have a dual monitor setup with Compiz as window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I can resize a window to stretch over both windows. However, while the physical display panels are a few centimeters apart, ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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Retrieve X11 window ID of a just-launched GUI-program

I want to retrieve the X id of GUI programs I launch in background, in order to work on their windows properties. I've been so far using this workaround: myprogram & sleep 1 winID=$(wmctrl -l | ...
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A quit command weaker than windowkill?

Typing in xdotool getwindowfocus windowkill currently terminates the active window and bypasses any safeguards like "would you like to save your work?". Is there a weaker command than windowkill I ...
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Get the full window dimensions (including decorations) in Unity

I have used the answer to How do I find the window dimensions and position accurately including decorations? in my bash scripts, and had good success with my Silentcast application on Xfce, but now ...
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Keyboard shortcut for horizontal scrolling

Is there a utility I could use to scroll the active window horizontally using the keyboard?
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on high-...
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sftp from Unix server to Window

I am trying to sftp from a Unix box to my computer. I'm use the command: sftp userid@ipaddr where "ipaddr" is the IP Address of my computer. But I'm unable to connect. I tried with ftp and sftpg3, ...
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How to measure that how much time is the active window opened?

How can we measure that in a given period, what window was on the top? (active one) I already tried based on "wmctrl", but I can't show the currently active window.. in the second example I tried ...
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Linux Mint (Cinnamon, Muffin) set a keyboard shortcut where one of the keys is a mouse

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition. I want to create a keyboard shortcut involving the mouse. Specifically, I want to make it so clicking Alt, right-click, and dragging my mouse allows me to resize the ...
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Window title centered fluxbox

I'd like to center the window titles in fluxbox. Now they are all at the right side. How can I change this option?
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customizing size of emacs windows in twm, depending on the vnc session

I connect to the same Unix system (that runs tab windows manager, twm) via vnc. I connect from a laptop with a small screen and from a workstations with a large screen. I have started two different ...
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Switching automatically between 2 windows on Linux

Hi I need to switch focus between two windows periodically and automatically (with software or w/e). Can this be achieved on linux?