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I recently purchased an ultrawide monitor, and I'm using it with Ubuntu.

Unity comes by default with a way to snap things into the corners or half the screen, but I'd like a to be able to split my screen into 1/3s side by side. Also, in general I'd like to be able to customize the snapping easily, so I could change to say, four apps side by side if desired.

I've looked but It doesn't seem like a common issue and thus, there are few tutorials on it.

Does anyone know how this can be accomplished?

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    Maybe askubuntu.com/questions/324459/… helps? – DK Bose Feb 9 '17 at 2:21
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    Or askubuntu.com/questions/94859/… You could set up a key or a gesture to resize a particular window. – Seth Robertson Feb 9 '17 at 2:47
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    askubuntu.com/a/576694/72216 maybe not literally what you asked for, but should be close enough. – Jacob Vlijm Feb 11 '17 at 20:29
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    You can almost do that without installing anything by using Ctrl + Alt + the keys in the num pad. When you are on any application window if you press those keys the window will resize and move to the corners, top, bottom or full screen. – Ramon Suarez Feb 17 '17 at 12:55
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    @RamonSuarez, I know, but I'm looking for more options beyond those that come from compiz by default. – Ryan Stull Feb 17 '17 at 15:24
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For managing multiple apps/ windows, it's always good to use a tiling window manager instead of the regular desktop.

Tiling window manager Wiki

Consider trying, Awesome Window Manager

Very much customizable, guaranteed improvements in productivity.

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Here is the Overview youtube link.

  • Interesting, do you know if you can use a tiling window manager while still using unity? Like can I still have the launch bar and all the other features of unity, while just changing the way the windows are laid out? – Ryan Stull Feb 18 '17 at 19:01
  • You can't use awesome inside unity but you can install awesome along with unity , just select awesome while login. Awesome instalation Documentation – digiwizkid Feb 19 '17 at 3:09
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Sounds like you need i3, which is a tiling window manager. It has a steep learning curve though. https://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html

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