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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I've tried all of the mentioned items in here. With the paid program called Task Layout I could not get it to save any of my layouts in Windows 10. The Software WilMa (Windows Layout Manager) by ...
Jarrod Lilly's user avatar
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Copy title of the active window to the clipboard in Microsoft Windows

You can use a script to do it with AutoHotkey (free scripting language for desktop automation on Windows): ^!l:: WinGetActiveTitle, Title Clipboard = %Title% return
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Tiling window manager functionality for normal Linux desktop environments

XFCE can set tiling hotkeys now (updated 1/2023) Open "Window Manager" in xfce4-settings-editor & set keybindings super+[up|down|left|right] to tile windows super+m to maximize the ...
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Free Mission Control-like Windows app

The basic functionality of having multiple desktops is built into the Windows API since a long time. It's mostly unknown, but documented. SysInternals Desktops is a tool to manage such Desktops. it'...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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Replacing "System Menu Extention"

I am using Dexpot right now, but it lacks some features & usability, since it mainly is a virtual desktop manager. Notably the menu items are grouped in a sub menu, requiring an additional click ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

This is an old question but I thought I would help the people who are coming back to read the answer to this question. I think this is actually a common program that people think that they want. ...
QuietInMontana's user avatar
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Vim/Vimium-like window manager

i3 i3 is a tiling window manager. i3 has user-definable modes and VIM inspired keyboard shortcuts. I like it as it's very well documented and the config is easy to mod (changing key-usage, adding ...
eff's user avatar
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Color tagging of desktop windows for fast recognition of similar windows

I was the developer of the WindowBar app. koppor (the author of the answer above) contacted me to provide more information about this app for the answer. I suggest using the Anchors feature from the ...
gil123's user avatar
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Move and resize windows while holding keys down

Managed to resolve this with AltDrag. Still requires a mouse button to be held down but that's close enough!
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What terminal to use with a tiling window manager?

terminator is a little project to produce an efficient way of filling a large area of screen space with terminals. Terminator supports tabs and multiple resizable terminal panes in one window. The ...
karel's user avatar
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What terminal to use with a tiling window manager?

Any requirements? I use urxvt and find it the best terminal emulator when it comes to lightweight and performance. The most commonly mentioned pros are: Low memory usage High performance Unicode ...
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Linux Mint app / applet / extension to control active window by moving cursor to screen corners

With Linux Mint's Hot Corners you can use Run a command (It's in the hot corners menu). All you have to do is install xdotool. xdotool lets you programatically (or manually) simulate keyboard input ...
Gounou's user avatar
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A window into another window

It would probably take some doing to set it up, enough that it would probably only be worth it for a fixed set of windows and it will take a lot of digging through the documentation. Free Solution ...
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Windows 7 software to align two windows, one directly above the other

There are a couple of fairly simple AutoHotkey scripts given as answers to related Software Recommendations questions: Adds top and bottom arrow to do what you're asking, and moves the existing ...
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WinMaximumize for linux

It's a bit hilarious since this WinMaximumize is something done in spirit of something available on Linux named Maximumize... On the download page he links to a screen recording of how it works on ...
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Free Mission Control-like Windows app

Windows 10 now has the new "Task View" feature built in. You can switch between desktops/spaces by clicking the new icon in the Taskbar or use the "Win-Tab" feature. With a smart trackpad you can ...
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Software to handle another program's window like an auto-hide taskbar

I found one tool that does it: Preme. However I find it unresponsive, clumsy, and rather confused by multi-monitor setups (for example, it keeps resizing windows down to fit geometry of a screen it's ...
HonoredMule's user avatar
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Tool to resize windows instead of moving them

One possibility is the use of the windows shortcut keys and docking if you: Open your editor as described then hold the windows key and press the cursor right button, this will dock your editor on ...
Steve Barnes's user avatar
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Software to easily transfer windows between mobile/desktop/laptop

Pushbullet gives you the possibility to share/send Files, Links or Images from any Browser as Add-on or as installation from your Computer to your Mobile Device. Also you can send Pictures/Links/...
Native2904's user avatar
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Color tagging of desktop windows for fast recognition of similar windows

There is the concept of "tiling window managers", which have build-in support for grouping windows. If you dare to change your Desktop Manager setup, you could give following tools a try: ...
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Tiling window manager for Windows

can't you just use the windows + arrow keys? Left and right snaps to the left and right side, up and down after that is a corner snap. Up maximizes. Down sizes back to normal, and a second time ...
Gelunox's user avatar
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Tiling window managers written for wayland

Sway is a tiling window compositor for Wayland: Github Repo As far as I can tell it's in it's early stages and not necessarily all that stable.
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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

Found GiMeSpace.com sells a product that will do it in 1 or 2 dimensions, with a trial version available.
Seneca57's user avatar
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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

On earlier versions of Windows, the Matrox cards such as the Millenium included this feature in their driver. It was certainly not a bug in the driver @CalvT. The driver was coded so that when you ...
Stephen Done's user avatar
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

Just saw this topic from a Google search about something related. I use an app called AlomWare Toolbox, which has a PC states save/restore feature. See their YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I like and use Windows Layout Manager by Stefan Didak. This program: Is free Works on (at least) Windows 7 and Windows 10 Allows you to define and restore multiple window sessions Supports multiple ...
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