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    Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    The feature is too long to describe in the title. I'm wondering if Ubuntu has the Windows 7 feature that allows you to drag a window to the side of the screen and have it resize to take up that half of the screen. There's also the related feature where you can drag a window to the top of the screen and have it resize to occupy the full screen.

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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    It does indeed have this feature. At least in 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). It is safe to presume it is in other versions too

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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    Hello and Welcome

    If it is snapping windows, yes, Unity 3D has it . http://askubuntu.com/questions/12781...n-drag-to-edge
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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirWhy View Post
    It does indeed have this feature. At least in 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). It is safe to presume it is in other versions too
    Thank you sir for the timely answer. I'm glad to hear this.

    EDIT: Ah, looks like it has the top screen maximizing feature, but not the side screen half screen feature. I wonder why they got rid of it.
    Last edited by coloreporter; August 14th, 2012 at 04:12 AM.

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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by coloreporter View Post
    Ah, looks like it has the top screen maximizing feature, but not the side screen half screen feature.
    It's there. I use it daily to have two Terminals side by side.

    Could you have accidentally turned it off?

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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    Gnome Classic on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has it too. It works both ways: Drag the window to the top of your screen. Drag it downward from title-bar and your back at the original size.

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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    kde also has them.
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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    It's also a default feature of Gnome Shell.
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    Re: Does Ubuntu have this Windows 7 feature?

    i didnt even had to use compiz to turn that feature on
    it was there by default

    12.04 by the way
    Last edited by sid0972; August 14th, 2012 at 11:38 AM. Reason: added OS version

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