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    Aero-Snap feature without Compiz

    I've tried to get compiz to work towards my liking, but everytime I solve a problem, a new one comes about. I've settled on the probability that compiz simply doesn't play nice with xfce/xubuntu. However, I really like the the aero snap feature. Is there any way I can implement this without Compiz? Is there any alternative Window Managers that are Xubuntu-compatible that support this feature?

    If a new WM is suggested, please suggest one that is generally more feature-rich than xfwm4, because I don't want to give up any current functionality, solely for that one feature.

    Thanks,
    ~Zach

    EDIT: I'd also like to see an implementation of the "negative" feature. Perhaps there may be a way to get Compiz working in xubuntu after all? Here are the most problematic things that occurred as a result of compiz:
    -At first, whenever I used Compiz, my window theme changed to some generic gtk theme. I had a customized XFCE Greybird theme that I liked alot, and Compiz rid me of it. After I managed to fix that issue by changing the theme reference using gconf-editor, I rebooted and as long as I am using Compiz rather than xfwm4, there are no window decorations...doesn't matter if I have window decorations checked or not, the borders are gone. I also tried changing to Openbox instead, because I heard that some of these features that I want are available on there as well. Openbox was having trouble with AWN, so I removed it and went back to xfwn4. I haven't tried fluxbox yet, but I'm still open to any suggestions.
    Last edited by jrisreal; May 27th, 2012 at 10:52 AM.

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    Re: Aero-Snap feature without Compiz

    Is this what you want?

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19X0gng_-qk
    https://launchpad.net/~fossfreedom/+archive/xfwm4
    'I know lifes a bummer baby, But thats got precious little to do with me' - Monster Magnet

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    Re: Aero-Snap feature without Compiz

    Quote Originally Posted by bryncoles View Post
    Is this what you want?

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19X0gng_-qk
    https://launchpad.net/~fossfreedom/+archive/xfwm4
    Yes, that's great! Good answer.

    However, I managed to get openBox running well and playing nice with AWN. Is there any solution for openBox? Apologies for this switchup, but I think I like openBox better than xfwm4.

    If there is no good solution, I'll go ahead and stick with xfwm4 with this patch.

    EDIT: FIXED!!!
    I followed this tutorial: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/to...ap-in-openbox/
    It isn't mouse activated, but I always liked the keybord shortcuts in Aero Snap better than the dragging option.
    Last edited by jrisreal; May 27th, 2012 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Problem Solved

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