Are there any window management addons I can download to let me dock windows like in Windows 7? Specifically, I want pull to top to maximize, and pull to left and right to dock.

  • Have you messed around in ccsm? Specifically, apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-extra-plugins (after enabling Universe repository). Then, run ccsm and search for the Snapping Windows plugin. – Joey Adams Jan 25 '10 at 6:52

I haven't tested it myself, but here is a way to do it: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2009/11/aero-snap-ubuntu-linux.html

  • This doesn't feel quite the same, but it's close enough and does what I want (left/right dock and easy maximize). – Stefan Kendall Jan 25 '10 at 14:03
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    Old broken link. Page shows UNADULTERATED FAILURE. I almost peed my pants. – Andrejs Cainikovs Jun 15 '11 at 14:42
  • Tested the link. Works on UBUNTU LTS 16.04. Left, right docking works, but not on maximised windows. Had to toggle maximised windows size before left/right docking. – SAm Jun 12 '17 at 11:44

There are too many window management programs to count in linux! There are a few vids on You tube giving step-by-step instructions. There is also a feature in compiz called 'Grid' which has been around for years and does much the same thing. You may get what you want with that without mucking about with a bunch of scripts.

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