I want to split the window of my ubuntu 20.04 desktop into four parts. I looked for possible approach as in this question. First of all, I am not able to get the options as shown in the settings/appearance section of the above question. secondly, the unity-tweak-tool is not accessible through the terminal(maybe I don't know the proper way to access it).

Any help is appreciated. NOTE: I could ask in the same thread of that question, but the reputation is restricting me from doing that.

  • Ubuntu has both product that use the year format (eg. Ubuntu Core 20) and products that use the year.month format (eg. 20.04) - but they are different products/systems. You've used both? Which are you using? Ubuntu Core 20 is a server system, desktop systems however are Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for example; and not a 20 system. Please clarify your release.
    – guiverc
    Nov 9, 2021 at 7:03
  • @guiverc, I am using ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Nov 9, 2021 at 7:14
  • @Mark ,Using of corner or window key+arrow keys isn't working. I'm a newbie to linux, so i don't understand whats XFCE Nov 9, 2021 at 7:18
  • Please correct your question; 20 is not 20.04 (20 is used for snap only releases; 20.04 being the year.month format for deb based releases which are more powerful/flexible)
    – guiverc
    Nov 9, 2021 at 7:22
  • Is this any use? askubuntu.com/questions/190092/… - it can be done in quarters as well as halves
    – Mark
    Nov 9, 2021 at 14:18

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So, first of all install gnome-shell-extensions

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions

then install the gnome-tweak-tool

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

This tweak-tool can come much handy than you think, we can easily manipulate the window size, and move it/relocate it to our need.

The second method is to go to gnome website. Theirin, search for gTile, but having installed "gnome-shell-extensions" is a prerequisite. You can also download>>install the browser version(available on the website itself) to let your browser support the tweaks done by the gnome extension.

The below is a great source to understand how gnome-shell and its extensions work. https://itsfoss.com/gnome-shell-extensions/

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