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I installed Ubuntu 11.04 (Command Line System via Alternate CD) then packages I need including ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends. I find that I can't tile windows side by side by dragging a window to the side anymore. I guess I'm missing a package?

UPDATE: I am Ubuntu Classic so not using Unity

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You might be missing compizconfig-settings-manager if you use Unity/Compiz.

And then have a look at the snap plugin.

  • Snap Type Here you can define what types of snapping are available.

    • Checking Edge Resistance makes windows snap to edges and you must move the mouse further before they un-snap
    • Checking Edge Attraction makes windows snap to edges as you get close to them
  • Edges allows you to define what is an edge

    • Checking Screen Edges makes windows snap to the edges of your screen
    • Checking Window Edges makes windows snap to the edges of other windows
  • The value Edge Resistance Distance defines how many pixels space you must move your mouse before the window un-snaps

  • The value Edge Attraction Distance defines how many pixels space windows must be next to each other before they snap.

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I updated my post. I am not using Unity but Ubuntu Classic – Jiew Meng Aug 21 '11 at 23:38
@Rinzwind I'm going to give you rep for still trying anyways, even though it doesn't fully apply! Good job Rinzwind! – Thomas Boxley Aug 21 '11 at 23:49
Thanks :D But what about Marko? >:-) – Rinzwind Aug 22 '11 at 6:01

For this I mostly use Xtile gnome applet to do what you want. You can get it here

Compiz plugins are good but I don't run Compiz on most of my machines.

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