Help Me To Do l337 Tricks
Here’s the idea:
So what was those friggin’ cool mockups about? Well this has been bugging for years now. I usually have a lot of terminals and nautilus windows around. A lot. I really want to be able to use the most of my screen and also be able to use most of my windows without jumping through hoops. There are two things I think about almost every day that would make my every day computing easier.
In lack of a better word See the top most example. The idea is this:
- Expand in all directions without creating new overlapping windows
I usually want to do this with my terminals and Nautilus windows. RIght now I use Metacity’s vertical- and horizontal maximization like crazy.
This is not a new concept and it should be pretty obvious from the second illustration what I mean. The tiling would have to be semi fuzzy to “Do What I Want” (TM), but that should not be a problem.
In short: Super small apps using libwnck bound to metacity’s keyboard shortcuts. Should not be that hard with libwnck’s set_geometry method now should it? Or should it?
I’ve been banging my head against the wall on a Metacity bug that makes libwnck’s set_geometry not work. See bug 448183 – Changing position of a window by sending _NET_MOVERESIZE_WINDOW does not work.
If somebody can help me get a fix in Metacity trunk (any tip from small hint to complete patch is welcome), then I shall do my very best to make the above (very stylish) mockups reality.