Metacity-tiler - tiling in metacity with mstiler.lua

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mtiler : window dynamic tiling application for Unity, compiz, gnome or metacityI’ve been using tiling window managers such as xmonad for a long time. One of the problems in using tiling window managers was that no one else can use my computer. This script aims at providing most functionality of tiling window managers without changing the default behavior of window manager at all. This script just add a few more functionalities: Following shortcuts are for ubuntu classic users. (Unity users have to use GUI instead: please refer to ~/.config/mtiler/mtiler_source/README) Mod4 + space : tile (or maximize) all windows in the current workspace.active window becomes the first window (the top-left most window)Mod4 + shift + space (or mod4+z): cycle layout mode (vertical split mode, horizontal split mode, full screen mode)Mod4 + f : toggle fullscreen mode (hide panels and titlebars too)Mod4 + j : focus upMod4 + k : focus downMod4 + shift + j : move current window to previous slot (a.k.a. rotate windows)Mod4 + shift + k : move current window to next slot Mod4 + l : increase the first window size (dynamic adjustment of all tiled windows)Mod4 + h : decrease the first window size (dynamic adjustment of all tiled windows)Mod4 + i : invert proportionMod4 + shift + l : increase only the active window size Mod4 + shift + h : decrease only the active window sizeMod4 + Return : open gnome-terminal and re-tile (you can add more apps to have this behavior. See README)Mod4 + c : close current active window and re-tileMod4 + r : run dialog. (run and retile: see ~/.config/mtiler/commands.lua for defining shortcuts.)This script was tested on ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 (unity or gnome) desktop-effect turned on and off. This script was implemented on the assumption that 1. the compiz effect is running, (ubuntu default currently) - late versions works on non-compiz environment too but less tested.2. Only one monitor is dynamically tiled.- Recent versions work for multiple monitor setup but this feature is experimental and undocumented.Known issues: When additional monitor is connected or disconnected, you have to choose vertical mode once using mod4+control+q (or gui) to let the script know it. This needs to be done only once. (This is intentionally done this way because monitor detection was a slow operation. I decided not to detect monitor every time this script is run.) In some cases, you might want to modify mstiler.lua and ~/.xbindkeysrc by yourself for customization. This script was motivated from this blog: http://s3hh.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/tiling-in-metacity-with-stiler-py/

http://code.google.com/p/metacity-tiler

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