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    help with the so-called "snap windows" feature in Ubuntu Natty (11.04)

    I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a virtual machine, and the window snap feature isn't working. I am logging in to Ubuntu Classic (not the "no effects" version), and I've read that the feature should be a default. I did try downloading compiz settings configuration manager to use the command/edge binding system, but had little luck with that.

    Since I'm completely new to Linux, I would appreciate some direction. Any help the community could offer would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: help with the so-called "snap windows" feature in Ubuntu Natty (11.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by booksmart View Post
    I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a virtual machine, and the window snap feature isn't working. I am logging in to Ubuntu Classic (not the "no effects" version), and I've read that the feature should be a default. I did try downloading compiz settings configuration manager to use the command/edge binding system, but had little luck with that.

    Since I'm completely new to Linux, I would appreciate some direction. Any help the community could offer would be greatly appreciated.
    What VM are you using?
    Virtualbox? VmWare?
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    Re: help with the so-called "snap windows" feature in Ubuntu Natty (11.04)

    vmware player: version 4.0.2 build-591240

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    Re: help with the so-called "snap windows" feature in Ubuntu Natty (11.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by booksmart View Post
    vmware player: version 4.0.2 build-591240
    Snap requires compositing.
    Did you enable the "3d effects" under the display section of the virtual machine's settings?
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    Re: help with the so-called "snap windows" feature in Ubuntu Natty (11.04)

    That's good to know. The 3D graphics option was being disabled at startup due to an out-of-date driver. I updated and enabled, but the snap feature still doesn't work.

    Do you think I somehow disabled the default? Alternatively, is there something else I should check? Thanks for the help, sandyd!

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