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I want to be able to position my windows top, bottom - left, right, occupying a quarter of the screen. Compiz offers a utility for this under Window Grid, but Compiz is for X. What is the best method to quickly position my windows using key combinations? eg

ctrl + alt + 7

For top-left placement

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  • so the window if on the left border has to be 1/4th the width of the screen, for example? – tatsu Jul 15 '19 at 13:53
  • I do not need to be able to tile in the way you are describing, I need to tile in the corners such that the height and width of the windows are 1/2 the height and width of the screen respectively – Rob Jul 15 '19 at 14:12
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After more searching I have found what I need. gTile offers grid tiling with configurable keyboard shortcuts for any position and size of tiling. Can be obtained from Ubuntu Software Centre, to configure keyboard shortcuts go to Ubuntu Software -> Installed -> Extension Settings. Configure presets under "Resize Presets" and configure keyboard shortcuts under "Accelerators"

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what you are looking for is :

  1. + for maximising the window

  2. + for minimizing the window (back to minimized proportions)

  3. + for moving the window to left hand side (half of width)

  4. + for moving the window to right hand side (half of width)

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  • Wrote that already in my answer. Moreover, user also refers to quarter tiling. – vanadium Jul 15 '19 at 16:01
  • I am aware of these, but I need quarter tiling as mentioned above – Rob Jul 15 '19 at 17:28
  • @Rob I specifically asked if you would need it, you said no, look at your comments on your question. – tatsu Jul 16 '19 at 4:38
  • @tatsu ok... I said no. Why have you then proceeded to provide what I do not need? vanadium's comment is correct, I need quarter tiling. – Rob Jul 16 '19 at 16:36
  • "I do not need to be able to tile in the way you are describing, I need to tile in the corners such that the height and width of the windows are 1/2 the height and width of the screen respectively" – tatsu Jul 16 '19 at 17:35

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