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<p><h2 class="title"><a name="windowmanager"></a>Chapter 7. The window manager</h2><p>The default window manager provided by TDE is the Trinity Window
Manager (TWin). Please refer to
"Windows, How To Work Them" in the Trinity user guide for more information.</p>
<p class="qandaset"><dl><dt>7.1. <a href="windowmanager.php#idm140487998247152">Are there keyboard shortcuts for TWin operations?</a></dt><dt>7.2. <a href="windowmanager.php#idm140487998242912">Can I define my own set of keyboard shortcuts?</a></dt><dt>7.3. <a href="windowmanager.php#idm140487998238000">When I "iconify" a window, it disappears. Where does it
go?</a></dt><dt>7.4. <a href="windowmanager.php#idm140487998228224">How do I maximize windows only vertically or horizontally?</a></dt><dt>7.5. <a href="windowmanager.php#idm140487998222144">What is shading a window?</a></dt><dt>7.6. <a href="windowmanager.php#idm140487998218432">How can I start an application with special window options, like
maximized/minimized/to stay on top?</a></dt></dl><table border="0" summary="Q and A Set"><col align="left" width="1%"><tbody><tr class="question"><td align="left" valign="top"><a name="idm140487998247152"></a><a name="idm140487998246896"></a><b>7.1.</b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>Are there keyboard shortcuts for TWin operations?</p></td></tr><tr class="answer"><td align="left" valign="top"><b></b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>Yes. Please use to the Trinity Control Center (KControl),
Regional &amp; Accessibility-&gt;
Keyboard Shortcuts, for the
list of available shortcuts.</p></td></tr><tr class="question"><td align="left" valign="top"><a name="idm140487998242912"></a><a name="idm140487998242592"></a><b>7.2.</b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>Can I define my own set of keyboard shortcuts?</p></td></tr><tr class="answer"><td align="left" valign="top"><b></b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>Yes. Launch the
TDE Control Center and select
Regional &amp; Accessibility-&gt;Keyboard Shortcuts to
configure window manager bindings like maximizing windows, etc..
</p></td></tr><tr class="question"><td align="left" valign="top"><a name="idm140487998238000"></a><a name="idm140487998237712"></a><b>7.3.</b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>When I "iconify" a window, it disappears. Where does it
go?</p></td></tr><tr class="answer"><td align="left" valign="top"><b></b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>With many X Window System GUIs, the minimize button (a little dot) will
erase the window that the program is running in and create, instead,
an icon on the desktop. TDE does not do this. Instead, when a
window is iconified it is simply hidden (but the program is still
running).</p><p>There are a few ways to access disappeared windows:</p>
<p class="itemizedlist"><ul type="disc"><li><p>If you are running the taskbar part of Kicker,
you can choose to have a list of tasks displayed on your desktop.
Iconified tasks will have their names displayed in gray.</p></li><li><p>If you click the middle mouse button on the root window (i.e.,
the background of the desktop), TWin will give you a list
of all available tasks.</p></li></ul></td></tr><tr class="question"><td align="left" valign="top"><a name="idm140487998228224"></a><a name="idm140487998227904"></a><b>7.4.</b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>How do I maximize windows only vertically or horizontally?</p></td></tr><tr class="answer"><td align="left" valign="top"><b></b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>Provided your window is not already maximized, clicking on the
maximize button with the left mouse button/middle mouse button/right mouse button will
maximize fully/vertically/horizontally respectively.</p></td></tr><tr class="question"><td align="left" valign="top"><a name="idm140487998222144"></a><a name="idm140487998221888"></a><b>7.5.</b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>What is shading a window?</p></td></tr><tr class="answer"><td align="left" valign="top"><b></b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>By shading a window we mean rolling up the window leaving just
the title bar visible. You can do this by double clicking on the
window title bar.</p></td></tr><tr class="question"><td align="left" valign="top"><a name="idm140487998218432"></a><a name="idm140487998218176"></a><b>7.6.</b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>How can I start an application with special window options, like
maximized/minimized/to stay on top?</p></td></tr><tr class="answer"><td align="left" valign="top"><b></b></td><td align="left" valign="top"><p>Use the <strong class="command">kstart</strong> command. As an example, to
open KCalc with the Stay on Top option, use:
<pre class="screen"><code class="prompt">%</code> <strong class="userinput"><code><strong class="command">kstart</strong> <code class="option">--ontop</code> <code class="option">kcalc</code></code></strong></pre>
</p><p>For maximized windows, use the <code class="option">--maximize</code>
option, for minimized windows, use <code class="option">--iconify</code>. You can
see a full list of <strong class="command">kstart</strong> options with
<strong class="userinput"><code><strong class="command">kstart</strong>
<code class="option">--help-all</code></code></strong>.</p>
<p class="warning" ><h3 class="title">Warning</h3><p>If you're using <strong class="command">kstart</strong> to start
applications at TDE startup, you should use the
<code class="option">--window</code> option. See the TDE User Guide, section
Advanced Window Management for more information about
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