Questions tagged [window-manager]

Use this tag when seeking recommendations for window managers. Window managers are software that manages the appearance and placement of windows within a desktop environment.

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Windows 7 software to align two windows, one directly above the other

There is a single window management function missing in Windows 7 for which I would like a software remedy: The ability to show 2 windows top-to-bottom. In other words, one window directly above the ...
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Hide Taskbar for Single Monitor

I have a strange monitor setup with 6 monitors, two of them are on top of the other 4, and I would like to hide the taskbar on the two monitors on top. Sadly, hiding the taskbar doesn't change the ...
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Tool for Linux or window manager function to make vimium like keybindings for GUI applications

Is there Tool for Linux or any window manager function to make Vimium like keybindings for GUI applications? What I need most is keyboard shortcut letters that allow you to navigate through window ...
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What program can save window' visible locations and restore the layout as well as supporting multiple virtual desktops?

This is a different question than just restoring the layout of default Windows. It is very important to me that I can have multiple virtual desktops. NOTE: Please understand the distinction between ...
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Alternative window manager for Gnome

I am searching for an alternative window manager for Gnome. What I look for (roughly from most important to least important): Intergrates well in Gnome (I keep my window decorations, the Gnome panel ...
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Software to “dock” any window (like in OneNote 2016)

OneNote 2016 Desktop (O.N.) version (and perhaps other versions - I have it installed on Windows 10x64) allows you to dock a window. Pressing "Dock to Desktop" in the View menu does the following. The ...
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Tiling Windows manager for Windows 10 that functions like ShellTile on Gnome?

Shelltile works like this: https://youtu.be/xX9HUBFj5XE?t=1m30s I've seen bugn, and dwm, and all those other hotkey and predefined grid ones, and AquaSnap seems close but ultimately relies on corner ...
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WinMaximumize for linux

This rather uncreatively named Windows tool introduces a keyboard shortcut, upon using which the active window grows to fill all the space available to it (not filled by other windows). This lets you ...
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Window Manager to Close Windows to the System Tray

I'm looking for software that will override the close button for certain desktop windows to where instead of closing the window and exiting the application, it sends the window to the taskbar. I'm ...
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Alternative Window Manager for Windows 10 OS

Is there any software that would completely strip out the UI from windows and replace it with another window manager similar to Mate, Gnome or KDE? I've taken registry hacks, classic shell, and other ...
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Visual Studio-style window management for Windows in general?

I really like the way Visual Studio allows you to easily tile, tab, and/or float any Visual Studio pane, however you prefer, using drag-and-drop operations. Is there any existing software which ...
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Free Mission Control-like Windows app

Looking for an app for a friend on Windows that emulates macOS’s Mission Control, more specifically the Spaces functionality that is also present in many Linux window managers. The app needs to be ...
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A program that manages window positions and sizes between different monitor configurations on Linux

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 laptop. I use it for development, and carry with me everywhere. When I settle on some desktop, I plug an external monitor to notebook's VGA port for a dual monitor setup. When I ...
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Software to handle another program's window like an auto-hide taskbar

I would like to take a program I use in Windows 10 (Q-Dir, not that it should matter) and dock it to a screen edge or corner, so that it is normally hidden and only pops into view when the cursor hits ...
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Move and resize windows while holding keys down

I am aware of all of the window snapping features of Windows 10, which all work very well. However, I am after a simple feature I used to enjoy via a third party on a Mac. While holding down a pre-...
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What terminal to use with a tiling window manager?

I am using i3 tiling window manager. What would you suggest to use as a terminal with this tiling window manager? I thought about tilda but they may be even better.
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Software to easily transfer windows between mobile/desktop/laptop

I've seen the file transfer question before, but never one regarding windows. I would like to, without my internet-connected devices being physically connected in any way, be able to send specific ...
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software to automate changes to windows and window properties?

Years ago, I used to run sawfish as my window manager. It had the extremely useful feature of making it easy to program window-manager actions when certain events happened (e.g. when a window with ...
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Copy title of the active window to the clipboard in Microsoft Windows

I am looking for a Microsoft Windows program that can copy the title of the selected window to the clipboard. Preferably, with a keyboard shortcut. Any license or price is fine.
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Color tagging of desktop windows for fast recognition of similar windows

Is there a tool which can ease recognition of similar desktop windows by attaching some color mark to them OR by re-coloring their window frame by other visual means (except of changing title text, ...
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Tiling window manager for Windows

I want to use a tiling window manager on Windows 10. Using my keyboard for everything but window management has become tiresome. Must support Windows 10 (Integrating with the new virtual desktops ...
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Replacing “System Menu Extention”

SysMenuExt is an Extension to the Windows System Menu, the menu that appears when you right-click a program on the task bar. It adds "Always On Top", "Minimize To Tray" and "Transparency" sub ...
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Tool to resize windows instead of moving them

Here's the common scenario: You are working in a full screen application. Then you open a text editor to write a note or edit a text document. You need to reference some of the information in the ...
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Advanced window manager for Windows 10 to save size and position of each window

I use Windows 10 on desktop and I am looking for window manager doing one particular task: save size and position of each application window and restore them when the application is launched again. ...
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Vim/Vimium-like window manager

I have just started using the Vimium plugin for Chrome and I am kicking myself for not using it earlier. It is packed with features that make web browsing much easier, and also uses very similar ...
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Selecting two windows at the same time on Windows 7

I am looking for a program that would allow me to select two windows at the same time on Windows 7. Any license or price is fine. Use case: I sometimes want to perform concurrently the same window ...
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Arranging OS X application windows/workspace via presets

Is there any software for OS X that can automatically arrange a workspace according to a preset? By some sort of shortcut, I would like to launch applications and then place them in a certain way (...
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Software to make a certain program always minimize to tray?

I would like to be able to set a certain program to always minimize to the system tray when I click the minimize button in the title bar. I've found programs that would accomplish this using extra ...
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Wayland on top of X11

There is XWayland to emulate X11 on top of Wayland. I want the reverse - being able to experiment with Wayland without reconfiguring the system for it.
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Customise Maximize button on Mac

I am looking for a plugin which can help me do something like following I found a plugin called SizeWell but it has more than what I may need. I am just looking a simple plugin which does the same ...
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Canceling a window resizing operation on Windows 7

I sometimes try to resize a window and am not happy about the results. I am looking for a program that would allow me to cancel the previous window resizing operation on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Window manager with cropping, pinning and popup?

OnTopReplica let's me's mirror a segment of a window on top of whatever else i'm doing. It doesn't manipulate the window itself though. Many alternatives pin windows on top, but i desire one that also ...
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Software for fast switching (only keyboard) to specific window

I am searching for a software for fast searching between windows for Microsoft Windows. I want to be able to see the titles, and decide the window I want to open by title. I want to be able to start ...
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Tiling window managers written for wayland

Are there any tiling window managers for linux like xmonad or i3wm which are explicitly designed and written for Weston/Wayland?
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Software to resize window once it reaches the edge of the screen

Very often, I move a window out of the way in order to see more of another window. I noticed that when I do this, I often move the window down. By doing this, part of that window is now visible, and ...
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Allow Win+UpArrow and Win+DownArrow to resize and move window to top/bottom of screen

Windows 7 has a great function that allows the user to press Win+RightArrow to resize and move the current window to the right half of the screen. It has a similar function using Win+LeftArrow to ...
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Virtual desktop screen resolution much larger than actual screen resolution which only shows a portion of it and lets you pan around

A few years back I had a setup which came with a driver or some software so that you could virtually increase your desktop resolution to enormous resolutions like 6000x6000. But since the actual ...
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Window resizing software

Working on Windows XP, I'm looking for a software enabling at least the same window control present in Windows 7 and higher. By that, I mean: when moving a window on an edge, this window is resize ...
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grouping of taskbar items (by project)

Typically I have about 20 windows (half of them browser windows) and I need some way to visually organize the Windows Taskbar items, perhaps group them by project. I am typically working on about 5 ...
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Windows software to move any window between multiple monitors (screens) by using keys BUT without resizing the moved window

I have a multiscreen computer: and I use WindowPad to move (arrange) any window on the screen, and this program is too capable of moving them between monitors by pressing WinKey+Enter. The issue ...
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Moving a window to a specific monitor on Linux

I am looking for a Linux program that can add an option on each window or a keyboard shortcut that would allow me to move a window to a specified monitor. Free is better. On Windows, I use UltraMon, ...
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Overview of windows (Expose on OSX) for Windows

I am looking for a program to show an overview of all the open (and minimzed) programs when I press a keyboard shortcut. This is basically the OSX Expose feature, but for Windows. Requirements: ...
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Intuitive windowpanel handling?

I'm looking for an intuitive and easy to use windowhandling software. What I mean with windows: software on the desktop opened in panels/terminals/windows Target Systems: my primary os would be ...
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Program to minimize certain programs only

I am looking for a free program that allows me to press a keyboard shortcut, and if certain programs are open (ie. not minimized already), then only them should get minimized. So, if I had Skype, ...
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Changing the transparency of a program's window(s) whenever I start it

I am looking for a program that allows me to change the transparency of a program's window(s) whenever I start it. I know that I can use AHK to Change Window Transparency in Windows 7 with a Hotkey: ...
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Program that can automatically perform an action whenever a given window appear on my screen

I'm looking for a program that can automatically perform an action whenever a given window appear on my screen. Example 1: on Filezilla I keep having this window whenever I connected to an FTP ...
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Program to force a window to appear in the center of the primary monitor

I am looking for a program that runs on Windows 7 and can force a window of belonging to an application (running or at launch) to appear in the center of the primary monitor (assume a multi-monitor ...
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What's a piece of software that expands the snap feature of Windows 8.1?

I recently got a new monitor with over two times the total size, with roughly the same pixel density of my last monitor. As you would expect after upgrading from a square(ish) display to a 16:9 ...
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Taskbar dock panel with multiple rows

Annoyed with KDE 4.13, namely not being able to disable baloo, I'm again looking for alternatives. I'd prefer something lightweight, probably OpenBox, but what I miss most in all the alternatives I ...
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Free alternative to Divvy? [closed]

Divvy is a window management software for Mac, but I'm currently looking for a free alternative, as I do not want to pay for Divvy. Is there a free alternative to Divvy for Mac?