Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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Problem loading CentOS on Linux Virtual Box

I am trying to install CentOS 07-1810 on my new Virtualbox and I was getting an error message. It looks like the software is bigger than the available size of my System hard disk, but being a new user ...
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Even selected, no windows content refresh, I have to change the windows size

Linux MATE 19.1, Nvidia graphics. Not at all times, but even selected, no windows content refresh, I have to change the windows size. Happens only in browsers window (Firefow, Chrome, Chromium). By ...
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Emacs - finding the cursor in multiple windows

I've started splitting my emacs frame into two side-by-side windows, but often I'm unable to tell at a glance which window the cursor is currently in. I've bound the other-window command to a special ...
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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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How to dual boot Fedora 30 along with Windows 10 in the same SSD boot drive?

I have a desktop with a 1 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD where the SSD is my boot drive (Windows 10 is installed in it already, with GPT partition in UEFI mode) and the hard drive is just a data drive....
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Why Mac applications never get “closed”?

I'm a Linux/Windows/Mac user. I like all systems, *nixes more than Windows, but I like all nonethless. I started using a Mac this year, and a difference between Linux and Windows that I can't ...
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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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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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Cycle over windows of the same application with keyboard shortcut - GNOME 3

Using Alt + TAB for cycling over the opened windows doesn't cycle over the different windows of the same application. For example, I've got some terminals opened, and pressing the key Alt + TAB ...
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remove title bar of another program

I have developed a program with glut library and want to remove its title bar. Since its impossible to remove the title bar from glut library I have to use an external tool to remove its title bar. ...
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how to know the geometry of a window, while resizing?

It was last century, I do not remember what we used at the department, some basic X-server running XWindow, or Motif, and while resizing a window, we would see a small widget centred in the window, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ranger - open_with without suspending

When I open a file into ranger with a GUI application not listed in the rifle.conf file (i.e. using the open_with command), the ranger terminal window gets "suspended" until I close the GUI app. For ...
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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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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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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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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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Is closing the window of a X client application process necessarily followed by terminating the process?

When the window of a X client application is closed, is that necessarily followed by terminating the application process (only attempt to terminate, regardless of success of failure)? When that is ...
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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 ...
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How to set window size and location of an application on screen via command line?

I want Firefox window to be opened in a specific size, and location on screen using a shell command, for example: firefox myfile.html size 800x600 location bottom-left Is there such a command?
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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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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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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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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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Wait for forked process to open a window

I'm trying to make a script like the following: st -n dropdown & pid=$(xdotool search --classname dropdown) st is a terminal emulator I'm trying to run some commands on the created st using ...
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How to clean up all windows of tmux?

When I pressed Ctrl+b w, I saw the windows I used before. How could I delete all of them?
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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?
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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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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 move windows across displays in Gnome 3?

In Gnome 3, moving windows with the keyboard shortcuts Meta+← and Meta+→ can be convenient. Now, I have two displays installed and would like to move windows across the displays without ...
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Deepin: Shortcut for docking window to side/corner of screen

I would like to know if there is a shortcut in deepin os for docking a window to a side or corner of the screen. Just like it does when the window is dragged to one edge of the screen. It doesn't ...
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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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Why are there pipe characters '|' and square bracket characters '[' ']' in my Cinnamon window names? How to disable them?

I was puzzled why there were pipe and square bracket characters in my Cinnamon window titles in the panel. Eg. Firefox window title showing as "| Firefox" or "[ Firefox ]" Why are they there, and ...
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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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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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Unable to install grub bootloader of kali linux [duplicate]

I have windows 10 installed on my laptop and need to dual boot it with kali linux. I tried to install Kali Linux using a bootable usb. I installed the system successfully but the got an error while ...
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How can I disable terminal resizing

Vim scripts sometimes resize the whole shell (in my case the Taglist plugin). I don't want this behavior, which is possible with the shell command resize, too. Is there a way to suppress the whole ...
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How to refresh a window by terminal? Or how to simulate `F5`?

I would like a way to refresh a specific window from the terminal command-line. Probably I will need a command to find the id or the name of the window and a command to refresh it. It looks like ...
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Forcing Skype window resize (under Gnome)

Using Skype 2.2 on Linux, the video which is reproduced seems to be limited to 320x240; the default options to resize the window are disabled. Is there a way to force a resize of this window? Just ...
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How do I find the X window ID under the mouse pointer in bash?

From a bash script, is there some way to get the ID of the X window under the mouse pointer? (edit) I need the process to be non-interactive.
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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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Is it possible to retrieve the active window process/title in Gnome?

I need a solution for getting the current active (focused) window information on a Gnome 2 desktop. I'm mostly interested in the process running that window and window title. Is it possible? ...
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How do I run a KWin script from the console (to set focus to a specific window in KDE)?

I need to set focus to VirtualBox in KDE, I've written a KWin script for the purpose but I cannot figure out how to run it from console. What I have tried: This KWin script works in the Desktop ...
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Navigate to previously focused window in xmonad

Is there any module that supports this functionality? If not - does anyone know how to implement this?
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Disable auto-maximation of windows in Gnome3

I have just upgraded my desktop system to RHEL 7, which comes with Gnome 3 as a window manager by default. Irritatingly, whenever I drag a window to the top of the desktop, it automatically gets ...