Sticky Window Snapping Original

Kwin Scripts

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Flupp/sticky-window-snapping

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Score 86.6%
Description:

KWin script to let snapped window edges stick together when one window is resized.

The script provides an easy to use configuration dialog, which can be reached via “systemsettings”. (However, note section “Bugs and Workarounds”.)

Additionally, 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”.

Bugs and Workarounds

  • If the configuration dialog is not reachable via “systemsettings”, then try the following command and restart “systemsettings”: ln --relative --symbolic ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/sticky-window-snapping/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/kwin-script-sticky-window-snapping.desktop
  • If the script does not work, increasing the threshold in the configuration dialog might help.

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” via D-Bus, but it expects arguments of types for which I do not know how to produce values with JavaScript.
  • 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.
Last changelog:

v1.0 5 months ago

new:

  • configuration dialog
  • configurable transparency of unaffected windows
  • configurable threshold defining a maximal distance to consider edges as snapped
  • option to ignore maximized windows
  • option to ignore window edges that touch an edge of the screen
  • restore affected minimized windows temporarily
changed:
  • highlight a snapped window only when its size is changed
  • also consider windows that are on all desktops
  • delay transparency changes until first resize step to prevent flickering
  • do not restrict a window to the client area (typically the screen size) if it already exceeds it
fixed:
  • crash on resize when a snapped window disappears

datamaskinen

1 month ago

if you have problem with adding the link just create the folder first and then run the linking...

mkdir ~/.local/share/kservices5

ln --relative --symbolic ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/sticky-window-snapping/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/kwin-script-sticky-window-snapping.desktop

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alex1701c

4 months ago

10 10 the best

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kaetir

5 months ago

10 must have

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pyro226

5 months ago

10 KDE should ship with this

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eptin

5 months ago

This feature should be part of kde-plasma by default

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eptin

5 months ago

10 10 the best

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roachsinai

7 months ago

9 +

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duncanyoyo1

8 months ago

9 +

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jontheburger

8 months ago

9 +

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molecule-eye

9 months ago

Ctrl + shift + S is already reserved for "save as". It gets hijacked by the script. I would change the default to something else.

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Flupp

8 months ago

Thank you for the hint! However, it’s hard to find a sensible key combination that is not already used by another application. Any suggestions are welcome! (preferably via https://github.com/Flupp/sticky-window-snapping/issues/9)

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molecule-eye

9 months ago

I can't get the settings dialog to show. Is there a config file somewhere for adjusting things like opacity?

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Flupp

8 months ago

Have you tried the workaround given in the description?

• If the configuration dialog is not reachable via “systemsettings”, then try the following command and restart “systemsettings”:

ln --relative --symbolic ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/sticky-window-snapping/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/kwin-script-sticky-window-snapping.desktop

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molecule-eye

9 months ago

9 + This is awesome and should be incorporated into kwin and maintained upstream!

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m0ji

9 months ago

9 +

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chickenff

11 months ago

9 fantastic

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leggettc18

11 months ago

Maybe I'm just missing something, but it seems like there's no area between the windows where I can click and drag to resize. It works if I alt + right-click and move the mouse to resize, the snapped windows also resize appropriately, but I can't manage to click in between them...

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Flupp

11 months ago

I am not sure if I understand you correctly. The script does not add any click regions for resizing. The script just monitors the default resizing mechanism(s). Also, if two windows are snapped, then there should not be any room between the windows (at least when using the Breeze window decoration).
Maybe you disabled windows snapping (System Settings/Workspace/Window Management/Window Behavior/Moving)? Without window snapping it is rather hard to position windows in a way that resizing triggers the script. If you do not want to enable window snapping, maybe playing around with the threshold setting of the script does help.

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moonchild19

11 months ago

9 +Very useful!!

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brazzmonkey

1 year ago

9 Rendering seems to lag a little, but the extra functionality is awesome. This should be offered in KWin by default.

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Nano-Ocelot

1 year ago

I'm not seeing the configuration dialogue. On Plasma 5.14.2

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Flupp

1 year ago

Have you tried the workaround given in the description?

• If the configuration dialog is not reachable via “systemsettings”, then try the following command and restart “systemsettings”:

ln --relative --symbolic ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/sticky-window-snapping/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/kwin-script-sticky-window-snapping.desktop

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kuriot

1 year ago

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L0sted

1 year ago

9 +

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fezu54

1 year ago

Does others also recognized that this awesome script is not working anymore since a few months? Or is it just a local problem on my side?

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v1.0 5 months ago

new:

  • configuration dialog
  • configurable transparency of unaffected windows
  • configurable threshold defining a maximal distance to consider edges as snapped
  • option to ignore maximized windows
  • option to ignore window edges that touch an edge of the screen
  • restore affected minimized windows temporarily
changed:
  • highlight a snapped window only when its size is changed
  • also consider windows that are on all desktops
  • delay transparency changes until first resize step to prevent flickering
  • do not restrict a window to the client area (typically the screen size) if it already exceeds it
fixed:
  • crash on resize when a snapped window disappears

v0.2.1 5 months ago

  • fixed resizing for windows spanning multiple screens

v0.2 5 months ago

  • 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 5 months ago

  • initial release

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product-maker alex1701c Jul 06 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker kaetir Jun 09 2019 10 the best
must have
product-maker pyro226 May 26 2019 10 the best
KDE should ship with this
product-maker eptin May 19 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker roachsinai Apr 02 2019 9 excellent
+
product-maker duncanyoyo1 Feb 27 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker jontheburger Feb 17 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker molecule-eye Feb 08 2019 9 excellent
+ This is awesome and should be incorporated into kwin and maintained upstream!
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fantastic
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+Very useful!!
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Rendering seems to lag a little, but the extra functionality is awesome. This should be offered in KWin by default.
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updated May 27 2018
added Mar 09 2013
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