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Last post Author Topic: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.  (Read 14814 times)

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2007, 10:07:53 AM »
thefritz: Can you give us the link to other program you are using in conjunction with this?
<a href="https://sridharkatakam.com">My blog</a>

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2007, 10:51:22 AM »
I've altered the script so it tiles when i press and release the ALT-key, instead of autotiling for personal use. If there's any interest send me a PM.

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2007, 11:58:08 AM »
sri, http://lifehacker.co...y-windows-255055.php

justice, I'd like to try out the revised script.  you're saying it only rearranges when you press the alt key... is this "global" to all windows?

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2007, 02:47:41 PM »
How about an app that would run in the systray and each time a window would open it would Auto-Tile, (auto fit) the new window with all of the currently open windows.  So with each new opened window all of the other windows are still visible, but smaller of course, and re-tiled so that they all fit the screen.

Probably the snarkiest part would be to decide which method to tile, ...

A idea inspied by the Oberon window manager:

Maintain two columns of windows, spanning the entire width of the screen.
Windows take the width of the column they are in (fixed width windows are centred).
The width of a single column can be manually adjusted from 0-100%, and all displayed windows adjust to suit.

New windows, by default, open at the  top of the teft column, taking any extra vertical space equally from any other open windows in the column.

Maximised windows take up the whole column height; minimised windows are reduced to a title bar.
 
Moving a window moves it to the other column and/or inserts it at a new positionwithin the column using the rules above.

Feasible?
If you don't see how it can fail -
you haven't understood it properly.

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2007, 05:38:48 AM »
try moving the taskbar to the left hand side, make it wider, then make the background transparent (would need tool). then use auto-tile :) comes close i think.

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2007, 09:36:59 AM »
Is something like what JennyB, is describing possible with GridMove?  :huh:


I like the auto tile that jgpaiva came up with because it doesn't use anything extra to make it work, just the internal Microsoft Windows tiling mechanism.  'course you have to live with the rules that they've set up, i.e. when you Tile Vertical, it starts tiling horizontal when there are more than three windows.  If you don't like that aspect, then, yeah maybe something else would fit the bill.

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Re: IDEA: Auto-Tile open windows.
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2007, 12:15:24 PM »
try moving the taskbar to the left hand side, make it wider, then make the background transparent (would need tool). then use auto-tile :) comes close i think.

Kinda, sorta. I do put the taskbar on the side when I have to use plain Windows, but I prefer to use bbLean as a shell, and that doesn't support the Windows tiling commands >:( Gridmove works though, and it has its own workspaces.  :-*
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