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 Add "tile windows [vertically|horizontally]" to context menu

Created 8 years ago, edited 8 years ago.
Status changed 6 years ago
Author:

heltonbiker
Status:
Considered
  Score:
 8
23 votes
Idea:

I suspect this idea could belong to Gnome, but since Gnome is not the most easy project to add wishlists, and Mint tends to cofigure a lot of context entries itself...

The suggestion is to add "tile windows" to context menu. For those people who work on translation, text copying, reading and drawing, and the like, maximize screen real estate is very important.

This is a trivial thing to do in other systems, but afaik the only decent way to do it is X-tile, which require an extra program to do a simple desktop trick.

Comments:

6 years ago

RayWoods
Sorry Guys, this is outside the gift of the Linux Mint Developers.

New > Rejected
 
7 years ago

timoto
I would like this too.  
8 years ago

justin
@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....  
8 years ago

Roin
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:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=470160&highlight=tile+windows
 
8 years ago

justin
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.
 
8 years ago

thx1138
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.
 

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