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Tiling window managers organise their child windows into portions of the screen without overlapping.

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window shuffler from ubuntu budgie on ubuntu mate

Does anyone know how to add window shuffler to Ubuntu MATE? I really like Ubuntu MATE, but I'm missing the tiling functionality like in Pop_OS!. Regards, Chris
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Maximized windows by default on Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome?

I like to always see one maximized window at a time on my screen. It keeps me focused. How can I make all new windows be maximized by default, i.e without pressing the keyboard shortcut for maximize ...
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Window tiling touching the wall on Lubuntu

How can I resize the window to a half when I drag it to the wall on Lubuntu 22.04? There is no package to install to do so?
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How are my windows being tiled? And how can I modify it?

I can use super➡️ to tile a window on the right half of the screen. (Left arrow to tile on the left, up arrow to maximize; down arrow to restore/unmax) I thought I was running Compiz, but I disabled ...
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Pop shell in Ubuntu 20.04.03. Active window jumps to the end of stack

I have installed Pop shell in Ubuntu 20.04.03 after experiencing its might in Pop OS. I have two windows, one containing a browser (LEFT) and the other containing a stack (RIGHT) of two apps [VS code (...
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Separate displays for gaps (margins)

How could I sepate my displays? Im using xfce and xfwm4. I set the of the system correctly OS: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 5.11.0-36-generic but on the right side (where I have my second ...
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Cannot open i3 on ubuntu 20.04

I install i3 with sudo apt install i3 Then I command to check version is i3 version 4.17.1 (2019-08-30) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors When I logout my profile and switch GUI from Ubuntu ...
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How could I, when using i3, have a terminal always be the bottomost application

I would like to do something like what this article outlines here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Terminal_as_a_transparent_wallpaper#Setup_by_desktop_environment But on i3. I'm not certain exactly ...
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Windows tiling doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.5. Following the manual from https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/shell-windows-tiled.html neither of two methods of horizontal window tiling works. Dragging window's ...
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How to restore Regolith i3xrocks status bar

Here is what I did to mess things up. I followed the process of removing regolith as this was during an upgrade of Ubuntu 18 to 20.04 Install regolith-desktop-complete with apt install regolith-...
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A tool or extension to do "fullscreen" like tiling

I would like to tile two windows side by side, such that both windows appear as if they are "fullscreen" i.e. no window borders, gnome top bar etc. In other words, I want windows to be like &...
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How to identify top bar item package

Task Identifying the top bar item shown in the screenshot below. Background It appears to be some sort of pseudo tiling manager (i.e. it tiles things, but only until you drag the windows from their ...
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Binding google-chrome tabs to certain workspaces in i3-wm

I am aware that it is possible in i3-wm to bind certain apps to certain workspaces and certain workspaces to certain displays(I have a dual monitor setup). Is it also possible to bind specific google-...
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How to enable Night Light on BSPWM?

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04, which has a night light feature. But now I've installed BSPWM and am using it my window manager. BSPWM seems to ignore the Gnome configs. So how do I enable night light on ...
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how to use DWM and patch it in Ubuntu 20.04 gnome?

I have a clean installation of pop os 20.04 and want to try out suckless software, specially dwm. I have done sudo apt install dwm suckless-tools stterm surf and it worked. I now have the option at ...
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Shortcuts to resize windows

I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm wondering if there's a way to set shortcuts for commonly/frequently used resizing and positioning of the windows. My other laptop is a Macbook and I use ...
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How to make gnome-control-panel run on awesomewm?

Gnome control panel does not properly run on awesomewm. Before GNOME 3, I used to run something called gnome-settings-daemon to get stuff like this working. How do I do this with GNOME 3, so that I ...
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How to change the area occupied by tiled windows from the default 50% of screen area?

The Quick Tile Window keyboard shortcut Super+Arrow left makes the window in focus occupy the left half of the screen. Super+Arrow right makes the focused window occupy the right half. By using these ...
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Autoresizing windows in Kubuntu slow. Frozen screen

Whenever I try to resize and tile two windows in Kubuntu 18.04, my screen freezes up. Why is this the case? Switching between two windows is also very slow (with alt tab or otherwise; the entire ...
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Window grid keyboard shortcuts on Gnome Wayland?

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 ...
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Is there any GUI with terminals only?

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver). Is there any graphical interface with terminals only? I wanted to use terminator to split the screen into 4 terminals, but I don’t need any other things, ...
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Window Tiling not working in Portrait mode when mouse is on rotated screen

I observed following weird and annoying error: When ever my mouse is on my rotated monitor (portrait mode) I can't use the shourtcut keys Super +→ / ← to tile my windows into halves. ...
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Tiling window management - triple tiling

I use window tiling with keyboard shortcuts a lot on my Ubuntu. However, back in the days when I was using an XP OS at work, I found a great tiling manager software called Splitview. The difference ...
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Switch from i3 to i3-gaps - cannot launch i3-gaps

I use Ubuntu 18.10. I installed i3 before, but I wanted i3-gaps now. So I uninstalled it. sudo apt purge i3* sudo apt autoremove This however did not remove the i3 option from the login screen (the ...
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Shortcut for window fullscreen on MATE?

Is there any way to stretch a window using a keyboard shortcut to fullscreen or to the left half or right half within the MATE desktop environment? I am missing Super + Up or Super + Left.
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Smart Window Tiling for Gnome

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to use a Macbook for my internship. Although I really did enjoy it, I missed the customization of Ubuntu. However, there was one app that I really missed, called ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Put window into screen corner

I have an external 4K display on my laptop with plenty of space, that I usually use like four individual monitors in a grid. So I tend to put one window in every corner of the screen (IDE, terminal, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome shell quadrant tiling

I am looking for a way to perform quadrant window tiling using custom key combinations, similar to how could be accomplished using Compiz before (alt+ctrl+shift+left for example). I've tried ...
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Is there a tiling extension that works on Mate?

Last year I was using Ubuntu GNOME, and one of the things I really liked about it was the extension gtile which makes it much easier to work on a 21:9 monitor. Is there an equivalent for Ubuntu MATE? ...
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How to install x-tile on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS?

In previous releases x-tile was packaged as official package, but 18.04 LTS does not have such package. How can I install x-tile on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS?
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Firefox goes full screen when dragged from secondary to primary monitor

I'm on Ubuntu 17.10 using the cinnamon desktop I have 2 monitors and in my second (secondary) monitor, when Firefox is maximized and I grab it from the bar on top and try to drag it onto my primary ...
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x-tile on Ubuntu MATE 17.10 : seg fault (error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0 && error 5...) [closed]

I just installed x-tile through the repository ppa:giuspen/ppa. No errors on install but the application doesn't run. Throws a segmentation fault given in Title. From syslog: Jan 25 19:38:49 ...
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Looking to restrict window edges to grid

I happen to be fortunate enough to use a very large monitor and would like to place my 4-8 windows on my display in such a way that they are aligned with each other. I am aware of tiling window ...
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How can I enable horizontal window tiling on Ubuntu 17.10

I wanted to ask if there was an option in Ubuntu 17.10 to enable horizontal window tiling. This video shows a good example of what I am looking for: https://youtu.be/F27zZBwtVmc?t=19 When hovering ...
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Are there any tilling desktop environments (not window managers)

I recently tried i3 recently (switching from gnome) and I liked the controls and window management but hated how nothing that doesn't involve window management is included and I have to set up my own ...
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Actual Window Manager from Windows Ubuntu Unity equivalent

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a tiling manager working the way I got the Actual Window Manager from Windows to work. I'm looking for something which will allow me to do this - http://...
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Do I need ubuntu-desktop if I'm using i3?

I've found that I like using i3-wm manager and now I never use GNOME, which is the base distro I have installed. I'm wondering if I want to do a fresh install and I know I want to use a tiling ...
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i3wm changes to config have no effect

Editing config file for i3 windows manager located at '/etc/i3/config'. I tried changing the font size from 12 to 20 in the default file: font pango:monospace 20 Also tried commenting out a few ...
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How can I center a window with a keyboard shortcut?

I have gone into compizconfig's grid section and customized all the tiling commands. When I was testing the commands, I didn't see that any of them effectively centered the screen. I went into the ...
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Tile and move window across displays with keyboard (Xubuntu)

I have two monitors: display L on the left, display R on the right. My current window is in the centre of L. I have configured the Super+Right shortcut to tile it to the right of L. That works fine. ...
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Tiling window manager with multimedia key support out of the box

I love tiling window managers. I tried i3wm the other day and loved it. However, I spent all day trying to get my multimedia keys to work. They never did. GNOME and Unity both recognize the key ...
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Xubuntu tiling: how to maximize terminal window for partial tiling?

I have problem when do tiling terminal in Xubuntu 14.10. Those terminal emulators (I've test with xfce4-terminal, xterm, and gnome-terminal) can be resized only by width/height of font they are using, ...
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Awesome WM not working with google-chrome

When I start google-chrome, everything appears to be fine, but when I attempt to change the current layout, the browser windows do not respond correctly. It almost seems as if there was an attempt to ...
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XFCE Full Window Tile

I'm using XFCE 4.10 (Xubuntu 13.10), when I drag any window to the top of the screen, it gets tiled to half desktop, like this: Also when I drag the window to the left or right, it doesn't stick ...
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Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently, they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
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xubuntu 12.10 window tiling shortcuts

To align a window to left/right/top/bottom half of a screen with mouse you should go to 'settings editor' -> 'xfwm4' and uncheck 'wrap_windows' property. Now you can drag window beyond the edge of the ...
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Can Kwin be used in Unity?

Unity has a nice layout. I really do like the Ambiance and Radiance themes. However, I just feel that the window manager itself is lacking. KWin has an excellent tiling mode that automatically ...
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Problem with KDE's pseudo-tiling side-by-side feature

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE 4.8.2. I'm having a problem with the pseudo-tiling feature where dragging a window into the side of the screen makes it occupy that half of the screen. If I've ...
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Program To Cascade/Tile Windows

I have perhaps ten or fifteen windows open. I'd like a program which automatically resizes all the windows and arranges them in columns and rows across the screen (a grid formation), automatically ...
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gTile for Unity?

Im testing gnome shell for this Week now and the shell-extension gTile https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/28/gtile/ is a big advantage for gnome shell IMHO. I want to switch back to Unity at the ...
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