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Window snaps to full screen

Postby lvdave on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:18 pm

I'm running Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04, as I absolutely detest Unity. Having said that, there is a "feature" that apparently both Unity AND Cinnamon have that drives me batty. I was able to find out how to turn it off in Unity, but so far have had no luck in finding the same "off switch" in Cinnamon. The "feature" I'm referring to is a when a window gets close to the top of the screen the screen flashes redish momentarily and the window goes full screen. I detest that "feature" in Unity and likewise in Cinnamon. It's VERY annoying when you drag a window up to get it out of the way so you can see another window and it decides to fill the screen.. Several people on the Ubuntu forums chastised me for disliking the feature, when I was looking for the switch to turn it off in Unity. They seemed to think that "feature" was one the most useful additions to Unity. I did not agree.. PLEASE tell me there is a way to shut that off.... Other than this "feature" I love Cinnamon...

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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby lurkatron on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:56 pm

totally agree. its annoying, like if i drag a window to the top of the screen its because i want it to at the top of the screen, not something totally different.

...and i dont know if/how u can turn it off either sadly
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby zerozero on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:48 pm

open cinnamon settings > windows and there untick Enable Edge Tiling ("Aero Snap")
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby lvdave on Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:48 pm

zerozero wrote:open cinnamon settings > windows and there untick Enable Edge Tiling ("Aero Snap")


Ummm.. I figured that was probably what it was, but I have nothing in Cinnamon Settings/Windows anything even close to "Enable
Edge Tiling (AeroSnap)"..

All that is there are dropdowns for "Action on title bar double-click", "Action on title bar middle-click", "Action on title bar right-click","Windows Focus Mode", "Left Side Title Bar Buttons" and "Right Side Title Bar Buttons". Had I seen such a checkbox, I would have instinctively known THAT was what was causing this "feature", as there is a similar "feature" in Ubuntu Unity that you have to go into Compiz settings and turn off. Seems like everybody, Windows 7 included, have this braindead "feature" and everybody seems to want to hide how you turn it OFF.. /rant off

This is Mint Maya 13 64bit. I experienced the same problem on another machine running Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04...

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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby naike on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:10 pm

I think it's only a feature in cinnamon 1.6
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby zerozero on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:20 pm

:shock: yep i'm sorry for the misleading info; i wasn't a regular user of cinnamon 1.4, this option it's definitely there in 1.6.x
if you decide to upgrade see this >> http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2177
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby lvdave on Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:01 pm

Lovely.. Came to Mint/Cinnamon to get AWAY from brain-dead display behavior like this, and even though I installed the latest version of Mint, I'm getting an old version of Cinnamon.. I read the link you posted and it states "These technologies are brand new and we do not recommend you upgrade to them."... I read THAT to mean that unless I'm feeling like experimenting, I'd be better off staying away from that version.. Since this machine is my daily work machine, I don't need to play with alpha/beta stuff on it.. On the other hand this window snap "feature" is driving me nuts.. Is there ANY way to disable it otherwise? I'm pretty spry with a command line... HELP!!

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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby lurkatron on Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:59 pm

lvdave, remember cinnamon is brand new, features and things like this gets added on almost a daily basis. it cant become perfect overnight. im running cinnamon 1.6 on my only machine now, its rock stable and no problems with it, i wouldnt hesitate upgrading if i were you (but dont kill me if it screws smt up - but id be very surprised if it did)
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby lvdave on Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:39 pm

Never mind, I installed MATE instead and fortuantly, it doesn't seem to have that "feature"... I do prefer Cinnamon over MATE, but until I can install a released version of Cinnamon 1.6, I'll stick with MATE... When I read as clear a disclaimer as that, I limit use of that software to a test machine, of which I currently don't have any...

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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby registereduser on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:43 pm

I just installed 1.6, went into cinnamon settings, unchecked the Aero feature in the window settings, closed the settings panel and dragged a window up, it still snaps-to so you're not missing out on much
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby zerozero on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:54 pm

interesting, that feature (the option to check or uncheck the "aero-snap") works as expected here
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby stefanvbs on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:35 pm

This worked for me (Linux Mint 13, Cinnamon 1.4.0): Install the Gnome Configuration Editor (package "gconf-editor"). In the editor find the key "/desktop/cinnamon/windows/edge_tiling" and unclick it (Set its value to false).
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Re: Window snaps to full screen

Postby lvdave on Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:24 pm

Ok.. tried the gconf-editor, fixed... Didn't know gconf-editor worked on Cinnamon... Thanks for the info

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