Questions tagged [window]

The window is a fundamental concept in graphical user interfaces.

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Xfce moves open windows to the secondary monitor when it is enabled

I run Xfce. When I attach an external monitor to my laptop and enable it as a secondary monitor, all my open windows are moved to it from a primary display. How to configure Xfce so that open windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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netbeans has preview tile or window — how to remove that preview?

How I get the "preview" window on the far right hand side to minimize or disappear? so that the class extends fully to the right hand side.
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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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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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Prevent moving of window in Xorg

I'm running a single windowed application (chromium) via startx. How can I prevent the application from moving its' window? (As there is no maximize functionality without window manager, it's hard to ...
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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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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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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 to rotate window in X11

Is it possible to rotate a single window in X11? I tried to use Xephyr but I run into bug 100458. I use XMonad as WM if that helps.
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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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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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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 can a script start when I am pressing Alt+Tab keys keeping “Window Switcher Dialog” running?

I would like to know the way that when I press "Alt+Tab" keys in order to change the active window to other window, the system would recognize it and it would move the cursor to one specific place of ...
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Windows interface rendering not working properly in Fedora

I've got little problem with windows interface style rendering. Please see picture beneath. I've tried to reinstall all gtk* packages, but it didn't helped. Im running up to date Fedora with XFCE 4.12 ...
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Force SSH to ask my private key passphrase in the shell (not in a window)

When I use SSH for the first time after booting, it asks me for my private key unlocking passphrase (which is the behaviour I expect). But it does so in a window, not in the shell (similar to gksudo ...
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How to reliably get the PID associated to a window? [duplicate]

I decided to get the completely unused pause key on my keyboard to actually pause things so I wrote a pause <pid> shell function to toggle the state a process and assigned pause $(xdotool ...
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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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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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What is “stick” button on windows in xfce?

In xfwm4-settings I found "stick" button and I can't understand what does this button. I think that it will stick the current window to another, but this button does not do it. So what does this ...
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How to change Vim window moving key combinations?

I found this :help window-move-cursor, but I tried to call it from the command line and doesn't work. Is there a way to change the key mapping for switch windows?