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I just upgraded from Lucid / Gnome2 to Precise / Unity. In Gnome2, if you try to drag one window next to another one, there is a pause* when their edges meet so that you can align them perfectly. What is that behaviour called? Can I get it in Unity?

* The window stops moving once its border touches the border of another window, even as the mouse continues to move. After the mouse has moved maybe 5-10 more pixels, the window resumes moving along with the mouse.

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First of all, install compizconfig-settings-manager (CCSM) Install compizconfig-settings-manager using this command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Run it and go to the Window Management Plugins:

CCSM window management plugin

Choose Snapping Windows, choose Behaviour Tab and then activate Window Edges.

Window edges

Play with the settings as you like.

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Glorious, thanks. –  Dangerz Sep 4 '12 at 20:05
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