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How do I get Aero Snap in Unity 2D?

In Unity 3D you can move a window to the left and right edge of the screen to fit it to half the screen. I'm sure I saw this work on Unity 2D on a fresh install on a friend's computer without any tweaking. But on my Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity 2D it doesn't.

Is this normal or am I missing something? I'm fairly sure it worked on Unity 2D on a friend's comp with no modifications.

Unless I'm somehow running on a non-default window manager? I'm on the latest Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit Desktop, fully updated. I'm not sure which window manager is supposed to be default for Unity 2D and whether that makes a difference to the snap feature?

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom, Jorge Castro, James Feb 25 '12 at 1:32

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Well, this is a Compiz feature (Snapping windows), so unless you can run Compiz on your system, I'd say no. I believe it is possible, although I haven't tried it. I just Googled "unity 2D with compiz" and it seems that it's something people do.

Edit: Forgot to add... this looks like a good set of instructions: askubuntu topic

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