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Sticky Window Snapping


KWin Scripts

Score 70%
Issue Tacker:  Link
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Downloads:  293
Submitted:  Mar 9 2013
Updated:  Mar 10 2013


Let snapped window edges stick together when one window is resized.

The script registers two global shortcuts: one for enabling/disabling the script permanently, and one for enabling/disabling the script only for the next resize. The default shortcut keys are Meta+Shift+S and Ctrl+Shift+S, respectively. You can change them using systemsettings (or kcmshell4 keys); they are associated with the component “KWin”. Their names are prefixed by “KWin Script: Sticky Window Snapping”.

Known issues:
  • There is no optical feedback when a shortcut is pressed. I do not know how to initiate a KNotify notification from a KWin script. There is the function callDBus, but I do not know if or how it can be used for that purpose. KNotify provides the method “event” by dbus, but it expects arguments of types for which I do not know how to produce values with Java Script.

  • Currently, not only snapped window edges are considered as connected, but even edges which are only on the same row/column are considered as connected. I have not decided, if this is a bug or a feature, yet.

  • Changelog:

  • maximized windows are ignored now

  • shaded windows are ignored now

  • windows on other screens are ignored now

  • changed behavior when windows get very small while resizing

  • v0.1:
  • initial release

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     update to Kwin 5?

     by jospoortvliet on: May 19 2015
    Score 50%
    jospoortvlietjospoortvlie t
    KDE, openSUSE, ownCloud

    I would absolutely love an update that makes this work on kwin in Plasma 5 as it doesn't seem to work here. And this is just such an amazing script I think it should be there by default....

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     Re: update to Kwin 5?

     by jospoortvliet on: May 23 2015
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    jospoortvlietjospoortvlie t
    KDE, openSUSE, ownCloud

    hmmm, so it isn't that it doesn't work, but the situation where I used it most (moving the 'divide' between quick tiled windows) is broken. So - quick tile a window do the left, quick tile another to the right, move the divide between them to give one more space than the other. I do this a lot (web development stuff...) and in kwin4 it works. With kwin5 it doesn't, the windows lose their 'quick tile' size, so they pop back to a smaller size or whatever they were before.

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