Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Postby Petulka on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:03 pm

On my older system (Ubuntu, about 2 years ago) I could move window continuously between workspaces (example: I would move GIMP dialogs to adjacent workspaces, so that all of the “main” workspace was available for main GIMP window). Could not do it on newer systems,including Mint 14. Any ideas?

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Re: Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:18 pm

Try Gimp 2.6.
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Re: Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Postby Petulka on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:14 pm

Thanks Jungle_boy, but the problem is in the Workspace management, not in GIMP (I used GIMP as an example only). I used to be able to open any program (OOo word or spreadsheet, Inkscape, …) “push” it to the edge, in the Panel I could see it crossing between Workspaces, switch to the other Workspace and finish “pulling” it into that Workspace. In other words, the Workspaces created something like one huge monitor.

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Re: Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Postby jungle_boy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:55 am

Sorry - I just re-read your original post and I understood what do you want.

I am running Linux MInt 14, Cinnamon, with Gimp 2.8; I moved GIMP dialogs to adjacent workspace, and maintained main GIMP window in another workspace, working fine.
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Re: Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Postby Honest Mistake on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:56 am

Petulka wrote:Thanks Jungle_boy, but the problem is in the Workspace management, not in GIMP (I used GIMP as an example only). I used to be able to open any program (OOo word or spreadsheet, Inkscape, …) “push” it to the edge, in the Panel I could see it crossing between Workspaces, switch to the other Workspace and finish “pulling” it into that Workspace. In other words, the Workspaces created something like one huge monitor.

You need compiz to be able to drag windows to another workspace. The good news is that compiz does work with MATE, but it does have some small issues that you would need to solve. You can still move windows to different workspaces without it though - I think you can just right-click window title bar and choose to move the window. Not as good as being able to simply drag windows to another workspace, but it should work.
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Re: Moving windows non-destructively between workspaces

Postby Petulka on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:40 pm

Thank you all, that explains it. I did not use compiz because of the "unresolved issues". Thanks again

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