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Tile windows vertically/horizontally in Ubuntu easily with X-Tile

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http://ubuntuguide.net – When you are operating on several windows and want to do some compared things,it is convenient to quat tile windows,or tile windows vertically/horizontally with keyboard shortcuts. X-tile is a gnome applet for your panel (or optionally a standalone application)that allows you to select a number of windows and tile them in different ways. This is especially useful for comparing products in separate web pages,or for programmers refering to documentation as they are programming. Install X-tile Download the deb package and double click to install. x-tile_1.3.1-1_all.deb You’d better to use this command to install X-tile(open terminal from Applications->Accessories menu to type command),because it may prompts you to install some dependences. sudo dpkg -i x-tile_1.3.1-1_all.deb When I first install x-tile,I need to install python-psutil by following command and then run previous command to install again. sudo apt-get install python-psutil Create keyboard shortcuts to quick tile windows in different ways After installation,you can do this tile things with GUI by open X-tile from Applications->Accessories menu. However,it’d better to create shortcuts rather than click icons. Go to System->Preferences->Keyboard shortcuts to open following screen.Click Add,type a name as you like and type following commands: x-tile –tile-all-vertically (skip main window, directly tile all opened windows vertically) x-tile –tile-all-horizontally (skip main window, directly tile all opened windows horizontally) x-tile –tile-all-quad (skip main window, directly quad tile all opened windows) x-tile –maximize-all (skip main window, directly maximize all opened windows) In the screen,I create 4 shortcuts.Single click on right of the highlight line and set its key combination. More:http://open.vitaminap.it/en/x_tile.htm Share Related posts: Quickly Close windows and applications using xkill in Ubuntu Frequently-used Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu Linux Use the Windows Key for Start menu on Ubuntu (HowTos)