Re: feature request: grouping two tiled windows

I guess that using workspaces will work pretty well. You can move from workspaces to workspaces using either the overview or the Ctrl+Alt+up or down.
Each workspace can then be used to group multiple sets of applications together for improved productivity ;)


On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 12:38 -0700, Lewis Chung wrote:
That does work, unfortunately only for the single use case that I only have one 'grouping' of tiled windows. With how applications are laid out now and my laptops 16:9 screen, it makes sense to tile/'group' a multiple sets of applications together for improved productivity. In the case that I have multiple 'groups', is there any other known way to switch easily between them?


On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 3:59 AM, Cyril Arnaud <cyril arnaud gmail com> wrote:
Have you tried a middle clic on the window top bar ?
It will bring this window below the others, and you'll see your tile windows.


On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 11:05 +0200, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
Le mardi 07 juin 2011 à 17:33 -0700, Lewis Chung a écrit :
> Using alt+tab and the activities overview makes sense to me. However,
> when I tile two windows next to each other, for example, evince and
> libreoffice writer, and I switch to firefox, I expect to be able to
> switch back to evince and libreoffice with a single activities toggle
> (used to be able to do this by minimizing firefox, but cannot anymore
> based on gnome-shell's defaults)
> Right now I have to alt+tab to focus both of the windows to bring them
> to the front. 
That indeed makes much sense to me, I've already be bitten by this.

> I was wondering if an extension some additional functionality could be
> developed to allow me to open the activities overview and drag a
> window on-top of another (grouping them), so that when I use overview,
> I can click on the group to bring both to the front. Other methods of
> grouping the windows together could work too, I just want to be able
> to group two windows together so they can both be brought into focus
> at the same time.
I think this feature might even go into the core design instead of into
an extension: that's the optimal behavior for all users. I'd suggest you
ping the designers on #gnome-shell list (ask for mccann, aday or jimmac)
to see what they think, and file a bug if they are OK. (I'll try to ask
them too if I'm around at the right hours.)


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Lewis Chung
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