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I'm using classic gnome in 12.04. Is there some way to have a custom grid for resizing windows? CompizConfig allows me to configure the "grid" feature, but it only supports resizing to half the screen. Is there some way that I can set a custom size and location for the active window using key bindings? I've tried using xdotool, but it's not working.

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The answer is QuickTile, which can be found here:


I never figured out how to customize it, because I changed my monitor setup to an entirely different solution, but if you come across this question and want a solution, this program should work quite well.

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Customization depends on what you want to do. Either way, it's easy but, because I haven't had time to write a new config file parser, you can only edit keybindings in the config file. Adding new positions to bind has to be done by opening quicktile.py in your favorite text editor and adjusting the table of positions near the top of the file. –  ssokolow Dec 6 '12 at 10:27

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