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Questions tagged [tiling]

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

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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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tiling automically on linux

on windows 10, when a window snaps, window's window tiling manager brings up miniature windows of all unsnapped windows in that workspace to select from to fill the mirror snap position. I have ...
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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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Display maximised version of a window

I have a 2 monitor setup. I want to use one of them as a normal monitor with my opened programs in windows that I can resize, move, close... The second monitor should display a maximised version of ...
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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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Tiling window management with Unity

EDIT: XMonad can be made to play well with Unity: http://markhansen.co.nz/xmonad-ubuntu-oneiric/ (thanks hvr) I'm looking for a tiling window manager to use with Unity. I would like the manager to ...
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Is there a program where I can embed other programs' windows?

I'm a developer and am often working on multiple different projects. It would help me a lot to have a software where I can create a profile for each project. If I start a profile it should open other ...