windows placement and organisation could be enhanced

Bug #1252795 reported by Damien on 2013-11-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gala
New
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

My initial idea was to allow for an easy viewing of more than two windows. With two you can snap each left and right, but with more you're left to some manual adjustment.

I'm thinking of a multi-usage icon in the dock, clicking it making a menu appear:
- shows the multi-desktop ribbon
- make a mosaic of all non-minimised windows
- - side by side / stacked (like Microsoft Windows)
- - more clever checkers-like panel for three or more windows
- - cancel mozaic
- minimise everything

Eventually this "mosaic mode" would be interactive, with automatic position switching when windows are moved around, other windows sizes automatically adjust to any modification done to the focused window, etc.

These are just ideas I'm throwing around for you to examine, I'm sure such modifications would involve loads of coding and won't be done before a long time, if they ever catch on.

Cody (stillcms) wrote :

You should be able to click and hold the maximize/minimize button and hold and drag it to one side of the screen to snap it in position. When a second one is held it gives the option to snap it in and so on. I think this is simply logical because it's the button to change the window size. I believe that's what Mac does as well...

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2016-08-12
affects: elementaryos → gala
Changed in gala:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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