Similar to this question for Windows I'd like to snap windows on the top or bottom.

However I can only let these windows snap to the right or left in GNOME 3, so how can I also let them snap horizontally? (e.g. how Cinnamon does it)


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maybe I'm having a bad day but gtile wasted lots of my time where the simpler put-windows extension worked just fine.

Just enable the Move to top and Move to bottom shortcuts and you are done

Extension Keyboard Shortcuts

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    Thanks. While it technically works, IMHO, this is really cumbersome: First, the default hot keys are sometime taken by other add-ons. 2. I need to remember hot keys for each corner (and these are not intuitive). I cannot e.g. press Ctrl+Up when the window is already at the right side, to move it to the top right corner. 3. It does not support mouse dragging to a specific corner. But as it works I'll accept it. Further answers are wanted anyway.
    – rugk
    May 2, 2019 at 8:20
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    yes I found the default bindings for the extension for snap up and snap bottom (the ones I was looking for) inconsistent with the default bindings for gnome assume can be reconfigured but I probably won't use this as often.. snappy edge would definitely be a valuable addition...
    – nhed
    May 2, 2019 at 8:56
  • I hoped to use this but it's not currently working for gnome 40. For anyone in a similar boat you can use gtile fairly quickly and efficiently for this with the keyboard shortcuts (I think these are default): super+numpad-enter to open the dialogue, arrow keys to place, space to switch grid size.
    – Vala
    Mar 15, 2022 at 13:07

It looks like gTile might be what you're looking for.


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    Yeah, thanks for the tip. This is at least something, although it does work in a different way and is not that intuitive.
    – rugk
    Sep 5, 2016 at 17:02
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    😰 what a painful extension - can I have 2 hours back?
    – nhed
    May 1, 2019 at 19:26
  • I think it is the most acceptable tiling extension for Gnome. All the other extensions will destroy the current shortcuts you defined and add ugly bars somewhere on your screen. May 12, 2023 at 13:22

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