GUI app for window size and position with keyboard shortcuts?

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GUI app for window size and position with keyboard shortcuts?

Post by LeeC » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:56 am

Window + Left-Arrow and Window + Right-Arrow used to do the job. Gives half-screen left and right, quick and tidy. But I just bought a 37" single monitor to replace my dual monitors. Now I need something to put windows by third and quarter screen.

Ironically, I found a solution for my Microsoft Windows computer quicker than my primary Linux Mint computer. On Windows, this app does exactly what I need: http://www.brianapps.net/sizer4/ Allows keyboard shortcut creation, e.g. CTRL+ALT+3 to put current window at top right position and size 1280 x 1558 (one-third of my new display).

Is there something similar available for Linux Mint Cinnamon? I'm not married to Cinnamon, so I can switch managers or even reinstall Linux if required. I used to use Compiz Fusion Grid some years ago, but it got buggy and I dropped it.

Thanks,

Lee
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Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 3.6.6 64-bit
CPU: Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz RAM: 24GB
NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 740]
X.Org 1.18.4 nvidia v384.111-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 3840x1600@29.99hz 4.5.0 Direct Rendering: Yes

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Re: GUI app for window size and position with keyboard shortcuts?

Post by LeeC » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:43 am

OK, so after a few days and over 40 views, but 0 input, I will "bump" this post once, and also add a request for input on how to script my own solution. I've also asked for input on linuxmint-help IRC a couple of times but none found there either.

I have some years of experience, years ago, with C, C++, VB and dabbled in Python, all in Microsoft Windows platforms, but have zero Linux programming experience. Can anyone recommend a simple scripting tool or tutorial for creating keyboard shortcuts to set:
1. Window location by X, Y coordinates or offset from origin
2. Window size in X, Y pixels

I am willing to change window manager if necessary, and have been happy using Mate or Cinnamon. Not a fan of KDE, though I know many love it. Managing windows is a fundamental requirement, so I have to solve this problem now that I have an ultra-wide monitor. Maybe after I retire I'll have plenty of time to tinker and will go back to playing with Gentoo and Python, but right now I just need a solution for efficient windowing on this 3840x1600 monitor workspace.

Current Environment:
Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 3.6.6 64-bit
CPU: Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz RAM: 24GB
NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 740]
X.Org 1.18.4 nvidia v384.111-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 3840x1600@29.99hz 4.5.0 Direct Rendering: Yes

Thanks,

Lee
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leecason/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leecason/

Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 3.6.6 64-bit
CPU: Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz RAM: 24GB
NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 740]
X.Org 1.18.4 nvidia v384.111-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 3840x1600@29.99hz 4.5.0 Direct Rendering: Yes

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