Sticky Window Snapping

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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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 9 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

C

Flupp

6 years ago

Thank you.

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v1.0 9 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 9 months ago

• fixed resizing for windows spanning multiple screens

v0.2 9 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 9 months ago

• initial release

product-maker duncanyoyo1 Feb 27 2019

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product-maker jontheburger Feb 17 2019

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product-maker molecule-eye Feb 08 2019

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

product-maker m0ji Feb 06 2019

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product-maker chickenff Dec 11 2018

fantastic

product-maker moonchild19 Nov 21 2018

+Very useful!!

product-maker brazzmonkey Nov 08 2018

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

product-maker kuriot Oct 07 2018

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product-maker L0sted Jun 29 2018

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product-maker nchyfw May 27 2018

+thank you

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updated May 27 2018
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