What is the handiest way for the user to trisect Tmux terminal screen horizontally into left-middle-right or vertically top-middle-bottom tiles, preferably by pressing the shortcut keys just once?

The same question goes for Unity to split the desktop space.

In either case I can put the most active job on the middle tile in the center of a wide screen thus watch it more straightly.

(Something like using Tmux to split into halves twice or dragging the window on Unity is not my intention.)

  • They are two slightly different cases. Tmux has only one window so I need a shortcut to trisect it at first. But each desktop app running on Unity has its own window so I need another shortcut to move the App window to the middle section. – sof Mar 11 '15 at 19:04

Well i'm not too sure what you asking as it seems kinda unnecessary and self explanatory. As far as I know all you can do in ubuntu or any linux, is split the screen. Even then you can only split the windows...this can be done by clicking and dragging a window, to the far right or left of the screen. What this will do is maximize the window on half of the screen. You can also do the same by running [ctrl] + [super], then using the up left and right arrow keys...Now i'm not sure why you would want to trisect your screen, as it would make the windows harder to read or see...But if you want you can adjust the size of the windows, and throw one in the middle...Now keep in mind you do have multiple workspaces in Linux, and if you dont you'll have to enable them. to do this simply go into your system settings, and inside of the behavior settings for the appearance you want to click enable work spaces. and that will give you some more space to work arround with. I hope I answer your noob like question...I only wish I was high enough reputation to down vote this waste of time question.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.