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Sticky Window Snapping

   0.2  

KWin Scripts

Score 70%
Issue Tacker:  Link
Version Control:  Link
Downloads:  232
Submitted:  Mar 9 2013
Updated:  Mar 10 2013

Description:

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:

    v0.2:
  • 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



  • LicenseGPL
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     cool!

     
     by herrbatka on: Mar 9 2013
     
    Score 50%

    Insanly good idea!


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     Re: cool!

     
     by Flupp on: Mar 9 2013
     
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    Thank you.


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     it shouldn't resize overlaping window

     
     by herrbatka on: Mar 9 2013
     
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    As I wrote It is awesome, but I see one small problem. This script should have a one additional check to not work on window that overlaps resized window.

    BTW: I consider resizing column and row as a feature.


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     Nice!

     
     by Contrast on: Mar 9 2013
     
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    Great idea. Good to see you're still active. I noticed the relative lack of commits to this project - https://bitbucket.org/flupp/smooth-tasks-fork/ - and thought you might have moved away from KDE. By the way, is that project more or less "dead?" I only ask because it was my favorite task manager widget, but this issue - https://bitbucket.org/flupp/smooth-tasks-fork/issue/22/custumizable-alignement-and-order-of-task made it unusable for me. (Sorry for the off-topic comment.)


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     forgot to add

     
     by herrbatka on: Mar 9 2013
     
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    If stoping resizing overlaping windows is against usability or difficult to make then it's a good idea to prohibit resizing maximized windows instead.


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     another problem

     
     by herrbatka on: Mar 10 2013
     
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    I don't think that this script should effect shaded windows.

    BTW: I can't live without it anymore! :D


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     bugs are solved

     
     by herrbatka on: Mar 11 2013
     
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    Thank you for 0.2 update. This script just got even better.


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