Window Snap Tiling in Ubuntu Linux

One of the nicest quality of life features of the Windows 10 window manager is window snapping. By pressing the Win key and an arrow key, the current window snaps into full, half, or quarter size.

This behavior is completely absent in Mac OS (unless you count full-screen half-sharing) and only implement for 1/2 snapping in Ubuntu/Gnome.

Conveniently, there is a Window Tiling extension (WinTile) that extends Gnome’s tiling behavior to match and extend window snaps.

To install WinTile in Ubuntu:

  • sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell gnome-tweaks
  • Install the Firefox or Chrome extension
  • Run gnome-tweaks to adjust preferences for the number of snap windows

I really appreciate how it can easily be configured to support 2, 3, or 4 columns of snapping for ultra-wide monitors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *