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The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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Get Rounded Corner in Maximized Windows in Gnome

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Gnome Shell 3.36.4. The titlebar of my windows, when unmaximized, have rounded corners. But when I maximize the window, the rounded corner disappears. How can I get ...
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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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Override the window title for an arbitrary window in KDE and set a custom window title

Using KDE here, but there might be a solution that works with other desktops environments too. I often am dealing with many many windows. Most windows contain many tabs (e.g. a Dolphin window with ...
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When resizing a window in Ubuntu, the spot is too small for my mouse to find

When I want to resize a window in Ubuntu, I put my mouse cursor near the edge of the window and I have to slow down and hunt for the exact right pixel when the mouse cursor turns into the that left-...
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How to specify the maximize area of all linux desktop windows?

I want to set the maximization operation of all Linux desktop windows, including but not limited to Explorer, Chrome, WPS, Pycharm, VSCode. Specifically, I want to leave a space for the Windows ...
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Some applications open unexpectedly at full height

For a couple of days some applications have been opening at full height after being closed when their height is more than half the desktop height: VSCodium 1.52.1 LibreOffice 6.1.5 Rhytmbox 3.4.3 VLC ...
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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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Retrieve the window name and role

I'm running Eclipse and I detached some of the windows. Now I have 4 windows linked to Eclipse. What I need is to be able to identify each individual window and be able to control it. If I run tools ...
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Aesthetic Distro

In windows, whenever you change the wallpaper, all the themes and settings of programs and windows border change accordingly providing a pleasant and aesthetic look. Kindly suggest me a linux distro/...
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Minimize, Maximize, Close icons not showing in GNOME

Minimize, Maximize, Close icons are missing in my GNOME desktop of Kali Linux. However, when I click in the place they are supposed to be, they do what they are supposed to do. Weirdly, Firefox is ...
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Mac OSX Terminal window title doesn't refer to the HOST I am running but a second machine I had been using still on my local network

Pascales-iMac27 is the name of an oldest iMac which I had been using before I changed for another iMac while having the Pascales-iMac27 on the same network. I hadn't be doing unix things for a big ...
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Get event when window has been closed

I try to automate some repetitive tasks with xdotool. In one task I want to automatically save a website to a file. While printing on Firefox there is a progress bar which looks like this: I want to ...
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Chromium/Chrome app-page for Google Docs created with `--app-id` argument looks bad in Xfce

As detailed here, there seems to be two ways of creating an app-like appearance of any page in Chrome and Chromium. The --app-id argument is used when creating a shortcut for any page or for just a ...
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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 ...
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How to send SIGSTOP/SIGCONT to focused window/process?

I'm using Manjaro Linux with bspwm and sxhkd. The process to send SIGSTOP/SIGCONT to can be a single terminal or something with children such as Firefox. I want to freeze the Firefox window I'm ...
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How do I find the PID of the active window, where the application is a flatpak?

I can find the information easily for regular applications with something like: xdotool getactivewindow getwindowname xdotool getactivewindow getwindowpid VLC media player 28448 However with the ...
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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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Tmux: How can I create “session > window > pane” and run a command in the pane?

I'd like to do the next from a bash script: Create a session named "my_session". Create a window named "my_window" inside of that session. Create two pans named "my_pan1"...
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possible to join/attach Konsole windows?

In KDE's Konsole, if I have a Konsole window open with multiple tabs and accidentally click and drag a tab off into its own window, is there any way to re-attach it to the tabs of the original Konsole ...
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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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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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unable to access ssh at port 4422 on AWS

I have access to a cluster (paramshivay.iitbhu.ac.in) via port 4422 I can easily connect it by regular internet connection but whenever I try it to connect via AWS (either on ubuntu ssh instance or ...
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Scroll to minimize/restore windows when hovering over their icons? (Cinnamon)

On Windows my favorite utility is a program called 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, one of the features it has is allowing you to use your scroll wheel to minimize, restore, and bring to the front windows when ...
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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 get the position of the current focused window?

I want to take a screenshot of the current focused window on an Ubuntu system with Python, how can I get the position (left, upper, right, lower) of the current focused window using the command line ? ...
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disable gestures from touchpad running centos8

I have a Panasonic fz-g1 which run centos8 with gnome UI. I trying to set it to run a single application on full screen. When swiping with 2 fingers from top to middle of the screen the app is ...
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How can I use wmctrl to check if a certain WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) exists?

I'm using I3 and I use WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) to identify my windows. I'm looking for something similar to this, but with WM_ICON_NAME(STRING). It is possible to achieve this? Thank you. if test $(...
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How to force gedit to run each window in a separate process?

With Ubuntu and Gnome classic desktop, sometimes I have separate windows of gedit open on different workspaces. Since the program has its flaws and can be easily choked, for example by trying to undo ...
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Read text of a open window in a linux shell

i have a little script that runs commands depending on the title of opened windows. I read that titles using wmctrl -l Some of the window titles are very general. Can i read the window text using the ...
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wmutils: how to group windows and cycle through a group of windows?

I use wmutil to manage window, I have three windows as below: lsw 0x02000003 0x01800003 0x01900002 I want to group 0x01800003 and 0x02000003 to group1 and 0x01900002 as group2 and enable cycle ...
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how to prevent input focus for a single window in gnome-shell window manager?

I need a single window to be on top and never gain focus when any other window is closed. In this case it is a gnome-terminal window w/o decorations, where I am running nethogs, it has a single ...
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Mint 16 Cinnamon, maximize window fully

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire ...
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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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Fedora: Create multiple workspaces with a script

At the moment I'm using Fedora with Gnome. I want to create a script which will be able to start the applications on different workspaces. For me it's clear that I could create a script which just ...
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UI in SNAP program not showing in the right position

I have a problem with the SNAP (from step) program but I suspect it is related to my machine settings and not to the program itself as it is written in Java and works in other OS and computers. In ...
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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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How to move windows across displays in Gnome 3 with keyboard?

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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windows management software under ubuntu

i'm here o linux but i want o know if is possible to controll two windows of two aplications (softwares) with the same master windows. Example, i want o run [gedit] and [terminal] like one single ...
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How to make LXTerminals open maximized in Lubuntu 11.04?

I have Lubuntu 11.04, I start my terminal sessions with a shortcut. The annoying thing is that the terminal windows are never maximized when I launch them, so every time I launch a terminal I must ...
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How to reduce numbering indent in vi in 19.10?

Upgraded to 19.10 and my terminal window without numbers is ok but with numbers (:set nu) it now has a large annoying indent! I tried the solution at https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/252200/10043 ...
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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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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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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 view parts of a window limited by screen resolution? [duplicate]

Window manager is MATE. OS is Debian 10. In certain applications, I'm stuck with windows I can't resize. Working on laptops, screen resolution is sadly limited, so the lower parts of these unresizable ...
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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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How to make i3 contain “Always on top windows” in i3+KDE setup?

The issue The Plasma "Add Widget" window is always on top, and due to this i3wm is unable to tile it. Also, since it is outside i3's management, hence I can't focus on it as well, which prohibits me ...
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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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How to trigger a prompt redraw when the terminal window size changes?

So I created a trap to check if the change is being registered: trap 'echo $COLUMNS' WINCH And the change is indeed reflected. But my prompt is not redrawn, neither from re-issuing the $...
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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 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 ...