Show some indication of window snapping

Bug #1363209 reported by robertzaccour@gmail.com on 2014-08-29
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gala
Confirmed
Low
elementary UX

Bug Description

I tried dragging application windows to the left edge, right edge, and top edge and window tiling-snap does not work. I did a system update, then reinstalled Gala and logged out but no dice.

Correction: It actually does work, I just didn't realize it until after I released the clicker. I'm used to the tile-snapping in Unuty/Gnome/Xfce/KDE/Cinnamon/Mate in which releasing the clicker first is not required. Sorry for the misunderstanding, and I think this should stay up so those that haven't tried letting go of that clicker can see my mistake and realize what to do.

summary: - Window tiling-snap left side/right side/top doesn't work.
+ Window tiling-snap left side/right side/top isn't evident until
+ finishing the drag-and-drop action
Changed in gala:
assignee: nobody → elementary UX Team (elementary-design)
Sam Hewitt (snwh) wrote :

I agree that something needs to be in place to let the user know that a window is going to snap or tile.

summary: - Window tiling-snap left side/right side/top isn't evident until
- finishing the drag-and-drop action
+ Show some indication of window snapping
Changed in gala:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Gabriel_P (gabp) wrote :

Agreed, Luna has this feature and I too though at first that Freya did not support window snapping due to the lack of the usual color indicator.

Luke (lukebenes) wrote :

This is not purely a UI discoverability issue. Occasionally, I fail to get the window to snap because there's no visual indicator. Regression still present in 0.3.2.

Luke (lukebenes) wrote :

Regression still present in Elementary OS 0.4 Loki.

Confirmed here, it is still present.

Jeff Peak (jeffpeak1) wrote :

Still present elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki

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