Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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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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How can I make window borders transparent in Gnome?

I want to create a GTK+ 3.0 theme (for Gnome 3.6+) that features transparent window borders. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
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How to disable popup inscriptions in gnome 2?

When one moves mouse cursor to certain positions following inscriptions appear: "Window Menu", "Close Window" and so on. How to disable them?
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How to install X window system for a minimal desktop?

On a server running CentOS 7, how to make a minimal install of the X window system? The idea is to build a very minimal desktop that the end-user will use with only one software for backups. No need ...
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Application window has become incredibly wide, almost unusable

Today my Soulseek client window has become so wide that it's almost unusable. I can see the border resize icon, but can only resize it for wider, as if a "minimal width" setting is in place. The ...
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Show a text overlay on top of applications, e.g. for screencast or presentation

I am working on a screencast. Now I am wondering if there is an easy way to place a text box, possibly with transparent background and big font, on top of other windows. Obviously I could edit the ...
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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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How to emulate a KWin effect by command line?

I would like to apply the Toogle Invert Effect when I start my system. So, I need to know how to call this KWin effect using the terminal. OBS.: I'd tried xte "keydown Meta_L" "key i" "keyup Meta_L",...
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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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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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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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how to get dark theme or look for netbeans?

Not quite sure how to get dark themes for Netbeans: would like something similar to this look: just without the "side" window.
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Run multiple screens and attach them for a split view

So I'm new to screen and I've been using this .screenrc for now - https://gitlab.com/joaopizani/env.screenrc-ftw. I'm trying to make a script that, given a target host, will do the following: Open a ...
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Samba access is denied in windows

I want to access linux (fedora 25 in virtual box), there is two issues: Configure with anonymous access, but windows still asks account and password to access linux by samba. Configure with account ...
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Configure Unity so it does not let window go out of the screen

Frequently I get my window out of range, I do know I can use super+space but this is annoying, it break my focus, so, there is a way to tell X to not let their windows x+width,y+height position to ...
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Click while a menu is active doesn't trigger action

I'm currently using Windows 10 and I'm thinking about switching to a linux distro. There are some things I can't get used to though and one of them is the fact that whenever there is an open context ...
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“black hole” for minimized windows

I have Dell-Precision laptop with ubuntu 14.04 installed; using KDE. As a result of my minor (and failed) attempts to get an extra widget into bottom bar, something funny happened: Whenever I call a ...
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How to fix Dual boot missing UEFI mode bootloader in window 8.1

My notebook exist UEFI mode windows 8.1 before install linux. When I install the sabayon-linux missing windows bootloader. I tried the following solutions.But I can't. How to fix boot repair windows 8....
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Window snapping in debian?

I haven't been able to find anything using Google, but I'd like to use a window snap feature in Debian Jessie. Is there anything like this available? Alternatively, if I could start certain programs ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Automatic shut down of Ubuntu 13.04 along side Windows 8

Things with Ubuntu were working absolutely fine, but suddenly, the laptop started overheating whenever I logged into Ubuntu. And that lead to automatic shutdown. I realised that it was definitely due ...
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Xcompmgr, puts child windows in the background

I don't know if it's related to fluxbox, but whenever I launch the transparency management at startup with xcompmgr -f it becomes difficult to use pop-up windows. They are all sent to background, and ...
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Linux how to get window title with just shell script?

I cannot install any tools like screen or xproc on the box. I dont need to modify the title, I only need to find the window title name. echo -e "\033]0;[title]\07"; modifies the title I know. But I ...
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Chrome apps get grouped in window list

I like to have launchers for web applications (spotify web player, google calendar, overleaf etc.). I also like to group multiple open windows of the same application in the window list. I create ...
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How can I bring a background GUI job to the front of my desktop?

In Lubuntu 18.04, I have many background GUI jobs running in a bash shell. Among them, I have a evince process running in background: $ jobs | grep evince [29] Running evince ...
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WSL open Window on Windows host

I made a small bash-script. it works fine so far on Windows WSL and Linux. Now i would like a to have a graphical pop-up window to let the user choose from a list of settings. I learned you can do ...
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One gedit instance per i3 workspace

On Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity, I get one gedit window (or even instance?) per workspace. Opening a new file, e.g. from Nautilus, would open it in a new tab in the workspace window, or open a new one if ...
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Open URL in new firefox window not tab in a bash script

I want to open a URL in Firefox always in a new Window and not in a new tab. It is on my raspberry PI on iceweasel and I just can't find a soultion for my problem. What do I have: firefox -private-...
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Running commands on user login?

First before anything I have installed a Ubuntu 16.10 After I installed it I have a tty1 open. I have installed Xorg and xfwm4 (X Window Manager) If I do following: tty1: login type: startx tty2: ...
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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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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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Problems with SIG WINCH

When I run this command in a Linux terminal (konsole) and change then the windows size nothing happens. I have a second Linux in a virtual machine. There it works as expected. trap -- 'echo changed ...
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Wine size window is too small

I've installed Wine on Linux Mint 16 to run setup.exe files from Windows, but when I run the .exe file, a very small-sized window appears, the setup seems to work but I can't read anything. The same ...