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Window tiling does not work while dragging maximized windows


Description Andrzej editbugs 2012-12-09 03:02:15 CET
Dragging maximized windows un-maximizes them (they return to their original size) but usual tiling actions (by moving mouse pointer to any of the edges of the screen) do not work. The only active edge it the top of the screen, which maximizes the window again.

In my opinion, since the window is (or looks) un-maximized, it should be handled as any other windows.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2012-12-09 09:57:49 CET
Yes' it's the intended and expected behavior, maximize switches back to maximize, not tilling.
Comment 2 Cédric Leporcq 2014-06-03 22:29:47 CEST
Created attachment 5511 
Make tile and maximize on move working for all windows

Ok but this behaviour sound a bit inconsistent to me.
I'd realy like that the move to edge behaviour didn't change depending on whether the window is maximized or not.

why didn't consider adding "maximize on move" option ?

If such option is active : the windows will be maximazed when dragging to the top screen edge, horizontal tilling will be disabled.

See the patch above.
Comment 3 Harold Aling 2014-08-27 17:22:34 CEST
What about adding modifiers to the tile-drag functionality?

How I would like the tile feature to behave:
1) Shift-drag* (any) window to the left/right/top/bottom of a screen tiles it to the left/right/top/bottom half.
2) Drag without modifier does nothing but drag.
3) Drag a maximized window stays the same: drag to top on another screen and it will stay maximized
4) Drag an un-maximized window to the top and it will maximize

*) This should be a preference: shift/ctrl/alt/super. Maybe even an inverse-option: use a modifier to do nothing but drag.
Comment 4 Cédric Leporcq 2014-08-28 20:06:10 CEST
@Harold Aling
Interesting idea. I think you should had a feature request for this feature.

Anyway this bug need to be fixed first.
Comment 5 Harold Aling 2014-08-28 22:41:37 CEST
(In reply to Cédric Leporcq from comment #4)
> @Harold Aling
> Interesting idea. I think you should had a feature request for this feature.


Comment 6 Helder 2015-01-21 20:51:23 CET
I confirm this bug on Ubuntu Studio 14.10.
Comment 7 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2015-01-22 08:55:10 CET
Already fixed in git.

Bug #9611

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Reported on: 2012-12-09
Last modified on: 2015-01-22


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