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TommyBrunn
May 3rd, 2010, 10:00 PM
I would really like to configure compiz to emulate the Windows 7 edge actions. In case you haven't used Windows 7, the actions I'm interested in are:
Drag window to top of the screen - maximize
Drag window to left side of screen - take up the left half of the screen
Drag window to right side of screen - take up the right half of the screen

Those are really the only ones I care about. I know I used to be able to do this in Karmic, but I forgot to back up my compiz settings when installing Lucid, and I can't remember how I had it configured before.

Any help would be appreciated!

steveneddy
May 3rd, 2010, 10:12 PM
Is that maximumize?

xDarkicex
May 3rd, 2010, 11:39 PM
Compiz has some snapping features Like win7's Snap

DomesDKG
May 4th, 2010, 12:13 AM
What is compiz?

krazyd
May 4th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Switch to KDE. All those actions are available and more.

TommyBrunn
May 4th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Is that maximumize?
Yeah, that's totalletely maximumize.


Compiz has some snapping features Like win7's Snap
Okay. But I'm looking for the edge effects, and a way to resize the application that's being dragged.


Switch to KDE. All those actions are available and more.
I'm afraid I'm not interested in switching to KDE at the moment.

stinkeye
May 4th, 2010, 11:05 AM
I would really like to configure compiz to emulate the Windows 7 edge actions. In case you haven't used Windows 7, the actions I'm interested in are:
Drag window to top of the screen - maximize
Drag window to left side of screen - take up the left half of the screen
Drag window to right side of screen - take up the right half of the screen

Those are really the only ones I care about. I know I used to be able to do this in Karmic, but I forgot to back up my compiz settings when installing Lucid, and I can't remember how I had it configured before.

Any help would be appreciated!

This post shows you how to set it up with compiz.
It's probably an update of what you were previously using,where in this version, the edge button triggers only on mouse release.
You'll need to install wmctrl.

sudo apt-get install wmctrl

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9190800&postcount=45 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9190800&postcount=45)

TommyBrunn
May 4th, 2010, 11:26 AM
This post shows you how to set it up with compiz.
It's probably an update of what you were previously using,where in this version, the edge button triggers only on mouse release.
You'll need to install wmctrl.

sudo apt-get install wmctrl

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9190800&postcount=45 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9190800&postcount=45)

Thank you! That is exactly what I was after!