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Questions tagged [desktop-environments]

Software that provides a graphical user interface, with elements like icons, windows, toolbars, as well as additional features. Popular examples include Gnome and KDE.

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Align windows on Windows 7 [duplicate]

If I drag a window to the left or right edge of the screen in Windows, Windows will tack it to that edge and resize it to occupy half the screen. On some Linux desktops, this also works in dual ...
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Replicating macOS menu “flash” when using a shortcut key

There's a subtle behavior in macOS whereby if you use a keybinding like CMD-C the "Edit" option on the top menu bar flashes briefly. I've gotten used to it over the years and it serves as a nice quick ...
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What is the equivalent of “X window system” in Microsoft Windows?

We all know Linux/Unix uses X window system for Graphical User Interface. Can anyone tell me what system does MS Windows use for Graphical User Interface?
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Linux. Default desktop enviroment for each user

I have Arch linux installed on my PC. There are two users and I want to configure LightDM than when first user login Awesome WM starts and when the second user login LXQt starts. I don't want that ...
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KDE recent documents

In KUbuntu in "Application Menu", there is the "Recent Documents" container-item: I suppose other DEs also have something similar. What is the way to add there some document manually? (E.g. to put a ...
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Run i3 (4.12) inside of Gnome (3.20.3)

I run Linux Manjaro and I really love the way Gnome 3 looks, but I hate having to manually move windows out of the way of each other. I tried i3 and really liked it, however it looks pretty hideous. ...
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lightdm and desktop session control by command line

Using linux desktop systems (lightdm login manager, openbox, lxde or unity desktops), how can I enter and exit sessions (eg. log in from lightdm and log out from the desktop session) by command line, ...
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Will changing windows shell affect my ability to run windows programs?

I have recently started using Linux on my laptop and I really like it. Especially I am overwhelmed by the ability to customize the desktop environment in Linux. I start reading about it and I learned ...
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How to show same panel on every monitor in KDE 5?

I'm using KDE 5.4.3 shipped with Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid. I want to show a same panel on every monitor, but I didn't find the option. I have been using Ubuntu Unity desktop environment for a ...
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Linux Arch Xorg xf86EnableIOPorts failed

I recently installed Arch, as a desktop environment I chose Budgie desktop and I would like to run without any display manager. But sometimes I encounter an issue where when I log in and exec ...
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Performance hit installing multiple desktop environments in Fedora?

Will installing multiple desktop environments (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE) on a Fedora laptop slow down the system?
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How can I determine what causes a mystery window to be created?

I have what appears to be a window which is always created in my desktop environment: See that white bar in the upper left corner? It seems to be a 5x1 pixel window. I can drag it around. Right click ...
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Alt-tab within VNC and back to my desktop

My local desktop is Windows 7, and my remote Linux machine is Ubuntu + Gnome. I access my linux machine via VNCViewer. When I'm working on my desktop, Alt+Tab switches between my desktop programs. ...
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Place icons on the Chromebook desktop

I am accustomed to windows/mac/ubuntu/debian/mint/centos/rhel desktop operating systems which all have a "desktop" (please see the link for the word "desktop" if you are not sure what a desktop is or ...
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how change destktop environment in kali 2 sana

i just installed cinnamon and KDE in Kali 2 but i don't know how to change my Desktop to cinnamon or KDE. in Kali 1 on the login screen there was this option to change the desktop environment but in ...

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