9 years ago
Sorry Guys, this is outside the gift of the Linux Mint Developers.
New > Rejected
I would like this too.
@Roin that is also the link I found as well. I'm sure the reason X-tile is used with Gnome is because Metacity doesn't support it natively. But you could add X-tile + the associated tiling command to the context menus. Of course there are such things as tiling window managers like IceWM....
First thing would be to research of Metacity (the GNOME window manager) is even able to do it. Since Metacity is probably the worst Window Manager you can think of, chances are low that it can do tiling anyways.
Other Window Managers like IceWM can do such things, but they do not integrate that well with GNOME.
I found this after 5 seconds of googling, not really sure if its something that should be added to Mint:
This tiling software probably exists because tiling isn't easily achievable with the current Gnome setup or it was rejected from upstream sources. While it may not seem like a large issue to integrate something like this, it may very well be.
If nothing else, I suspect context menu entries can be added which reference X-Tile. That could probably be easily achievable with scripts, I'll look and see what can be done.
I'd really love to have this as a default function.
Having tiling windows with gnome AND keeping your desktop flavor is a long road to go so far.