By default Ubuntu has the option to quickly move your windows to half of the screen (
super + right or
super + left). This suits my needs for my 15 inch laptop.
But just now I attached my laptop to a very large screen. And it would be nice to make good use of all this screen estate. I wanted to be able to split the screen into four sections (top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right). And to easily change the windows to fit these sections.
- “gTile is a Gnome-shell extension that improves window tiling capabilities”.
- “gTile is used to moves/resize windows on a configurable grid scheme.”
Sounds like a good fit 🙂
I already had Gnome-shell extensions installed: (
sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions) as well as the recommended Gnome tweak tool (
sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool).
Their I was advised to install the browser extension, which I did for my active Firefox browser. That made it easy to finally install gTile.
gTile has a lot of options for configuration, but for me it works fine out of the box. I just wanted to know the keyboard shortcuts for moving the windows to the corners of the screen. This is possible by using
super + alt + [keypad number].
super + alt + keypad 1 moves my window to the bottom-left quarter of the screen. I found these shortcuts very intuitive.
Check out the keyboard shortcuts and more on the GitHub manual of gTile.