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Questions tagged [snap-windows]

Questions about using the snap-window feature in Ubuntu.

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How do you get windows to return to their original size after they are “snapped” WITH MOUSE and then restored?

Sorry for the long title and caps. Just wanted to emphasise the with mouse part. I know using a keyboard to snap and then using the mouse or keyboard to restore doesn't mess up the size or position. I'...
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Window-snapping fails completely with all applications; Ctrl+Super+Left / Ctrl+Super+Right do nothing

Dragging to the top of the screen also does nothing. Dragging windows to the left or right does nothing Ctrl+Super+Up maximizes successfully, Ctrl+Super+Down unmaximizes, and minimizes windows ...
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How do I enable snap window to corner in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 where Unity Tweaks had this dialog: (I would normally have the top and bottom "do nothing"'s set to "top" and "bottom" as well) Working with both large monitors ...
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Pair side-by-side windows in GNOME 3

This one is hard to explain. So basically, when I have two windows in GNOME 3 and make them side by side, so every window fits to one half of the screen, the behavior is not like I experienced it in ...
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My Ubuntu 18.04 auto screen-resize doesn't work

The auto resize feature is not working on my Ubuntu 18.04. I even tried Unity Tweak, but this also doesn't work. I used to use this feature in my Ubuntu 16.04 a lot, dragging my open windows to the ...
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Alt+tab raises both left and right snapped windows [duplicate]

Recently I switched from Fedora to Ubuntu. I like to work with half windows (for example a terminal on the left side and a chrome on the right). But I have a small issue, when I have chrome maximized ...
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How to “snap-split” windows top and bottom?

One can share screenspace neatly in left and right portions by dragging the window until the cursor touches the left or right edge of the screen, and the window will automatically 'snap' to that half ...
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GNOME 3.26 - Clicking one window brings another in the foreground (Ubuntu 17.10)

I'm on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME 3.26. Often I have windows tiled on the left and right side of the screen. A typical setup is to have a browser and text editor on the left, a PDF reader and terminal ...
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How do I make a second window snap to the opposite side of the screen?

I'm coming from Windows 10, although I've started (and accepted) the way Ubuntu works, their are still a few things that I love about Windows 10, the feature in question here is the way If I snap one ...
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Ctrl-Super-Up after Ctrl-Super-<Left/Right> moves workspace

After using Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right to snap a window left or right in Unity (Ubuntu 16.04), using Ctrl + Super + Up subsequently moves the window to a different workspace. I ...
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Set window size and position [duplicate]

With screens getting larger and/or wider (some with aspect ratios over 21:9 nowadays), the typical way to snap windows to half the screen on the left or right becomes pretty useless. That is, none ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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Ubuntu snap-windows feature very slow in VirtualBox guest OS

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in VirtualBox 5.0.6. My host OS is Windows 10. I have Guest Additions installed, 3D acceleration enabled, and a number of other settings tweaked to maximize performance....
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Windows+arrow equivalent on linux [duplicate]

In Windows if you are in a program and press Super+← for example the program would take up half of the left side of the screen. Extremely useful when wanting two programs to sit side by side. ...
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Xubuntu - Maximize window instead of top half on snap up

I want to maximize window instead of making it fill the top half of the screen on snap up. I can't find how to change it in settings.
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Disable keyboard shortcuts for window snapping

I think my question is related to this post but I don't have ccsm installed at the moment, and I don't want to unless I have to (some of the things you can change in there can cause quite a lot of ...
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Redefine screen split ratios

I'm not sure of the best way to ask this question because I don't know the correct terminology for what I'm asking about. When I drag a window to the edge of my screen it automatically resizes to ...
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Why isn't window-snap working on Ubuntu 12.04 + gnome shell

I am trying to get the window-snap feature to work but cannot. I started with Ubuntu 12.04 (installed on a VirtualBox with Windows 7 hosting). I can't get 3D acceleration to work on VirtualBox, so ...
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Windows that are snapped to one side freeze the computer when I drag them to make them full screen [closed]

When I have a window snapped to one side, and I drag it to the top of the screen to make it go full screen, it displays the area that it will be, stops at about 4/5s of the way there, and freezes the ...
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Can Snap-Windows be set up for 4 windows instead of just 2?

The title might need some adjusting but what I am trying to say is that, when one drags a window to the left or right side of the screen, it resizes to fill that half of the screen. So if I drag 2 ...
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12.04 Unity 2D - dragging windows barely works

I'm currently running 12.04 in VMWare Player on a Windows 7 64bit machine and I'm experiencing a lot of trouble with dragging windows around. One of my biggest issues is that very often I'll snap a ...