General :: Active Window Fading When Mouse Leaves It?

Feb 5, 2011

I have been playing around with Ubuntu 10.10 for a few days. I had the functionality of when my mouse left the active window it would fade and any window behind it I moused over would come into focus. I liked this feature, but I broke it somehow. I was playing around with Compiz and all its cool animations, cube transitions, and other stuff. I am not sure if I did something in Compiz to break it or if that is unrelated.

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Software :: Locks Keyboard And Mouse But Leaves Display Active?

Feb 4, 2010

I have a computer whose display I want active all the time, but that I don't want people coming up to and doing anything on. At the same time, I want the keyboard and mouse to remain connected because even though they will seldom be needed, when they are needed it's important that they be available quickly.I guess I'm looking for a screensaver that doesn't save the screen. Something that prevents the mouse and keyboard from doing anything unless a PAM authentication is entered, just like a screensaver would

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Debian :: Fast Mouse Scroll Up / Down Changes Active Window

Aug 12, 2015

Fresh install of Debian 8.1, have not changed a single setting anywhere. Was scrolling in the web browser and noticed that if I scrolled up or down fast enough the active window changes. Using kde as the desktop environment. Also this has nothing to do with the browser as it happens with anything I have open. Heck trying to scroll in console and having a document open just flips between the two of them. Only way this does not happen is if I scroll slow enough.

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Programming :: Fading In/fading Out Of Pics On A Webpage Done?

Mar 15, 2010

For example this page:I thought it was Flash, but a right click on the image doesn't reveal so.

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Ubuntu :: Unity Leaves Computer With Purple Background And Large X For Mouse Cursor

May 13, 2010

I added the unity ppa and installed unity to check it out thinking I could just switch back with


dpkg-reconfigure gdm

Unity left me with just the purple familiar backdrop and a large black X as the mouse cursor. In running the above statement I'm left with the background and cursor only. how to get unity working and/or how to get back to gnome?

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General :: Bash - Checking Which Window Is Active In A Script?

Aug 8, 2010

In a Linux bash script I can do several things with windows using wmctrl but I'm trying to figure out how to determine what the currently active window is.

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General :: Lost StartX - Black Screen With Active Mouse Cursor

May 25, 2010

Redhat Ent Linux ES Release 2 (Taroon 8)
Kernel 2.4.21-4.ELsmp
startx(1): initialize X session - Linux man page

I thought I'd look into methods of recovering from a lost password for future use, how to change the passwd and shadow should I need to. So I started an X session, vi'd my .swp files then logged off. Perhaps I changed one of these files accidentally, but my intent was just to view them which I did. After starting up my computer the next day and logging in I began an X session - "startx". The session appears to have started, but with a black screen and an active mouse cursor.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Screen Moves To The Left, Leaves Black Band... But Mouse Is Working On Absolute Places?

Oct 22, 2010

I have a Dell Vostro 1220, with Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family graphics card. I work on OpenSuse 11.3 (64bit), on the latest kde.I work on an extended 1680x1050 screen on the left of my laptop screen (1280x800). I set this with Kxrandr and it worked great,a while... Now, it shows a black band on the right side of my laptop screen. I can live with that. But the mouse does not recalculate for this difference, so that I need to click 1 inch to the right of where I want to click.

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General :: GNOME Is There A Way To Focus/activate A Window On Mouse Over?

Jan 26, 2011

I recall a partner in a CS class who changed my setup to focus a window on mouse over and that was really handy for programming with a ton of terminals open. I've seen Dwell Click under accessibility options, but that doesn't seem to do anything. I know that sometimes the GUI control applets have features undisabled that don't really do anything (i.e. WINS) if you don't have the right stuff installed. How do I get mouse over pretty much just simulate clicking the window.

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Ubuntu :: How To Get Mouse Buttons Active?

Nov 20, 2010

My mouse has 5 buttons, first 3 are traditional right-left-scroll wheel, plus two buttons for back and forward in the browser history.How do I get these two buttons active?I'm running 10.10 in a virtual machine in virtualbox,

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Ubuntu :: ESC Key To Close Any Active Window?

Jan 22, 2011

I'd like to set my ESC key to close any active window. Is it possible ?

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Slackware :: Set Conky Behind The Active Window?

Jun 23, 2011

Is there a way to make conky stay behind my active windows?

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General :: Where To Switch Window Focus By Moving Mouse Over (in Fedora / Gnome)?

Oct 18, 2010

I am using Fedora11/Gnome and I frequently use several windows for input. I would like to focus on a window just by moving the mouse over it (but not pop up). However, I can not find anywhere to set up this option.

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General :: Kill A Xterm Instance In Tiny Window Manager Using Mouse Pointer?

Aug 10, 2010

The only way I know is to use exit command to come out.

Is there some way to close the Xterm windows using the GUI (the mouse pointer)? Killing a lot of windows would be easier that way.

I am using Tiny Window Manager.

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OpenSUSE :: 11.3 - Active Window Replaced By 4 Smaller

Dec 5, 2010

I like openSUSE 11.3 very much. When I move the mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the screen, my active window is immediately replaced by 4, smaller windows (I think that at the beginning I had a cube). I'm afraid this gobbles up a lot of memory and henceforth slows down my computer. Is it possible to have only one window "active" at the time? If I want, say a terminal screen, I can always activate it via the "Computer" button?

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Ubuntu :: Set So New Program Doesn't Become Active Window?

Feb 5, 2011

It drives me craxzy, and I can't find anything I can do about it.When I start a new app--say FireFox, and I return to the window I was in, as soon as each window loads it insists that IT should become the active window.This is a general issue with me--all window type OS's seem to do this, but what I want (and THAT is supposed to be what the computer will do 4 me--what I want!No matter what, I want the active window to remain the active window regardless of what other windows are doing--including newly opening windows. If I want to do something with a new window, I'll go there on my own.I'm often writing and want to research something so will open a browser window, but it takes time for the programs to load & during that time I usually want to continue with whatever I was doing until I finish the thought. As is, I'm reading or typing along, and suddenly the machine pops me into the newly opened window--a real pain,

Of course, if I could tell it to either become active or not depending upon how I call the program, or which program or which program is active, that would be perfect.I'm not sure where the fix might be, but since it's a desktop intee problem, I'm posting it hereBaring a solution, any suggestions as to where that kind of action originates

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Ubuntu :: Make Active Window Appear Below Panel

Jun 26, 2011

So I was thinking of having my bottom panel just for harbouring active windows. I thought also to uncheck expand so it will grow larger when more windows are active. All of which is not a problem. But there's one thing stopping me from doing this.

Currently the active window stops when it reaches either panel.

[forgot to edit the green bar out. Ops. Ignore it.] So in either bottom corner nothing is displayed. How can I get the active window to go all the way to the bottom of the screen. Whilst the panel still appears above the active window? [Probably won't have transparent panel when doing this.]

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Programming :: Gtk+ Detect Current Active Window C++?

Jun 28, 2010

Detect the current window that has the focus. For example at the moment am using firefox therefore teh function should say firefox is the main window.

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OpenSUSE :: Dolphin - Make Left Window Active?

Mar 25, 2010

I generally use dolphin as a file manager under KDE 4.4.1.

This is set up as a split window. Now, whenever I open dolphin, the right hand window is the "active" one. How does one make the left window the active one by default?

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OpenSUSE :: KDE - Change Default Blue Glow / Shadow On Active Window?

May 4, 2010

KDE 4.3.5
I have desktop effects on and window shadows enabled. The main windows don't seem to follow this, nor does any taskbar pop-ups when you hover your mouse over them. I even set the shadow settings to high/annoying settings but I only see it on context/right-click menus.

I don't like the blue shadow because it is too light, but I can't seem to find where to change it. This seems to also apply to in-active windows as far as the size of the shadow but with a gray shadow instead. Still, if the desktop effects were effecting this, then the shadows I see should be large. Plus, desktop effects only give you one color choice with it just being darker on the active window. How to change this?

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Ubuntu :: Image Viewer Opened From Nautilus Doesn't Change Active Window / Fix It?

Sep 1, 2010

There's something very annoying about how Nautilus opens "image viewer" windows.
They open, I can see them, but when I press the keyboard, it's still Nautilus which gets the commands.
This is because Nautilus stays the active window!

Most annoyingly, when I want to have a quick look at an image, and then close it, Nautilus closes instead (Alt+F4).

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
How to solve it?

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Ubuntu :: Made A Special Script To Restart It, Unable To Invoke It As Cannot Change Active Window?

May 28, 2010

Compiz often keels over and then I have to restart the comptuer because even though I made a special script to restart it, I am unable to invoke it as I cannot change active window.However, since Metacity restarts itself, so should compiz. The question is - how?

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General :: Boot To Win XP Leaves 64Studio Without Net Connection?

Oct 26, 2009

my desktop is dual boot XP and 64Studio, wired to wireless router and cable modem.XP has no net access (only used for a few games)Recently enabled internet on XP for online gaming but decided against it so disabled network again.Now when I boot into 64Studio there is no internet connection. My laptop still has wireless net connection through router. I can re-enable internet access for 64Studio by ooting a live CD first (usually Mepis 8) and then reboot to 64Studio, then all will work properly for every subsequent reboot unless windows is started, then I need a live CD again.I have tried various live CDs, Mepis 8, Ubuntu, Debian, all reactivate eth0 I tried # ethtool eth0 | grep Link after a windows reboot and no link detected, but link detected after a live cd reboot.

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Fedora :: No Fading Animation In Gnome3, F15?

Jul 25, 2011

I've recently decided to switch from KDE 4.6 to Gnome 3. I've always been a KDE user, since version 2, really. But I happen to really like the new look of Gnome. To me it looks more professional somehow. Very little in terms of distractions.On both my laptop and my desktop, I have installed the Gnome 3 packages through Packagekit and on both machines it runs nice and smooth. There is one difference, though. On the desktop machine, when I lock the screen, it goes to black instantly. On the laptop, it fades to black. I really like the look of the fading animation and I'd like the desktop machine to do the same, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to do it.

The difference between both machines is that the laptop has an Intel graphics card whereas the desktop machine has an Nvidia 6800 GT, with the proprietary driver running. I followed Leigh's excellent guide to install that driver and it works like a charm. I do have desktop effects in KDE 4, so I know the driver is installed and running. I also am able to run hardware accelerated games in Wine without a problem.Being new to Gnome, especially Gnome 3, I have no idea where to look for these kinds of special effects. The System Settings program seems sort of Spartan and the gconf-editor doesn't show me anything that I can relate to this fading effect.

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Ubuntu :: Fading Out Windows - Change?

Aug 8, 2010

I'm brand new to Ubuntu. Somehow, in the ("overwhelming") process of customizing the look and feel, I unwittingly changed something that makes a window "disappear" when I hover over another non-focused window? What did I change and how do I undo it? I'm not sure what I did.

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Software :: Audacious Plugin For Fading Into Next Song?

Apr 2, 2009

Is there a plugin for Audacious where if you queue up a song in a certain way, it will fade the last few seconds of the song currently playing, but it starts to play the next song while the current song is still fading/playing? (So that the songs overlap each other.) Otherwise if you make a normal queue, it will finish playing the current song entirely, then move on the the next song after the current song is fully finished (how it plays music by default).

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Fedora :: Mouse Gets Stuck In A Window?

Jun 21, 2009

I'm running Fedora 11 KDE on a Dell D600 laptop. After using it for awhile, my mouse seems to stop responding to clicks. I can move the cursor and xeyes seems to follow that around, but when I click, it seems like its focus is stuck in one place. For example, if I'm using firefox, I can use the navigation buttons, but I can't get focus on a textbox or click on the panel to switch windows. When I close firefox through the keyboard, the focus goes to the next window and I have a similar problem.

I actually switched to Fedora from Mint because I was having the same problem there and I was unable to find a solution. Restarting the window manager fixes the problem, but it comes back after a little while.

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Debian Multimedia :: Mouse Grabs New Window

Feb 28, 2016

When I open Iceweasel, terminal eg, the mouse grabs the new windows in the middle so I can move it and i have to click so it releases It, but I do not want that.Is there any way to disable it?I am using Cinnamon if it matters.

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Fedora :: Window Snap When Mouse To The Top-right Of Screen?

Mar 25, 2011

In GNOME Desktop, sometimes when I go to close a window with the X at the top right, I go a little too far and all open windows snap to a scaled grid so I can see what windows are currently open. Cool little feature, but I'm curious if I can move it to a different corner of the screen. Does anyone know how I can move it, or at least disable it?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Resize Window Or Move It Around Using Mouse

Apr 28, 2010

I must have done something to my window settings cos those three buttons in the top right corner (minimize, maximize and close) are gone. I also cannot resize the window or move it around using the mouse What did I do? And more importantly how do I fix this?

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