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How Do i split view? Peppermint 7 (SOLVED)
« on: June 13, 2017, 01:05:55 pm »
Hello all, loving Peppermint 7. But can somebody tell me the keyboard  shortcut to split view windows? This is kind of integral to my productivity. Thanks!
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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 02:22:21 pm »
Hi SirOxorsid,

Welcome to the Forums and Peppermint World.

Can you explain further what you mean by Split window ?  Do you want applications side by side ?  Do you want, lets say a browser window with two views of the same web page?

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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 04:15:09 pm »
Hi, I meant as in snapping different programs to the left or right side of the screen (e.g I would have google chrome on the left half and a text editor on the right). In Windows 10, you would hit the Windows (or "Super") key on the keyboard and press the left or right arrow keys. On regular Ubuntu I believe its Ctrl + Super + left or right key. It pretty much lets you not have to resize each window manually all the time.

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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 04:31:50 pm »
Not sure this can be done in PM7, but it's possible in PM8
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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 04:46:39 pm »
Hold on I could be wrong .. testing something now
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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 05:04:35 pm »
Okay, try this...

Open a terminal and run:
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pluma ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
find the section (near the bottom) that reads:-
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      <property name="override" type="bool" value="true"/>
    </property>
and change it to:-
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      <property name="override" type="bool" value="true"/>
      <property name="&lt;Primary&gt;&lt;Super&gt;Up" type="string" value="tile_up_key"/>
      <property name="&lt;Primary&gt;&lt;Super&gt;Down" type="string" value="tile_down_key"/>
      <property name="&lt;Primary&gt;&lt;Super&gt;Left" type="string" value="tile_left_key"/>
      <property name="&lt;Primary&gt;&lt;Super&gt;Right" type="string" value="tile_right_key"/>
    </property>
SAVE the file.

Then log off/on.  <-- IMPORTANT

Now test with:-
Ctrl + Super + Up
Ctrl + Super + Down
Ctrl + Super + Left
Ctrl + Super + Right
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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 05:29:21 pm »
This is exactly what I wanted! Thank you!

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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 05:48:01 pm »
You're most welcome SirOxorsid .. and BTW, welcome to the forum :)

If you're happy with the solution, can you please remember to mark the topic as (SOLVED)

You can so this by editing the FIRST posting in this topic and changing

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TIA :)

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I've done this one for you.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2017, 05:51:30 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7 (SOLVED)
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 04:53:08 pm »
@ PcNetSpec,

Should this work in p8 ?
I made the edit, logged off & back on but it doesn't work.

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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7 (SOLVED)
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 05:33:36 pm »
yes it should.

Post the contents of
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pluma ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7 (SOLVED)
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 06:23:59 pm »
Well, it doesn't; in fact, when I logged off and back on and opened the file again to see if I made a mistake,
the lines that I pasted in were gone ! (and I definitely saved the file)

But, I found in one of your previous posts to run xfwm4-settings in the terminal.
I did that and set the tile_left_key and tile_right_key and they worked.
Then I opened that file again and those 2 settings were in that file !

Question:
That window manager you get when you run xfwm4-settings in the terminal
is not the same window manager that comes up in the peppermint control center.
Why is that ?  And there doesn't seem to be a gui way to access the xfwm4-settings window manager.
Why wouldn't that xfwm4 window manager be in the peppermint control center, or somewhere in the menu ?
How would a new user even know about it ?  It's kind of confusing.

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Re: How Do i split view? Peppermint 7 (SOLVED)
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 06:36:52 pm »
Why is that ?  And there doesn't seem to be a gui way to access the xfwm4-settings window manager.

because it can easily conflict with other things such as (but not limited to) xbindkeys.
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