November 5, 2008

New release fixes “gap bug”, respects window size hints

Filed under: Projects — by suasol @ 12:20 pm
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A bug which intermittently caused a gap to appear at the bottom of the screen has been fixed. (The bug is worthy of a post in itself!)

Size increment and minimum size hints are now respected. If a window is too big to fit into the allotted grid, it will do the nearest possible thing, possibly spilling into adjacent cells.

The code has been tided somewhat in preparation for inclusion in the official compz fusion package.

As usual, get it from

git clone git://

See also the wiki for install info



  1. nice!
    this was annoying

    Comment by Tom — November 5, 2008 @ 12:41 pm |Reply

  2. there is still a bug, with the centering, you can do center then if you do it again you have maximized and again you have 1/3 of the screen centered but there is no 2/3 of the screen centered

    Comment by Tom — January 21, 2009 @ 10:36 am |Reply

    • There are only 2 center sizes by design. If there was a center 2/3 size, then it would leave non-tile-able sizes on the left and right borders. Maybe people want that? I can’t see why.

      Comment by suasol — January 21, 2009 @ 11:27 pm |Reply

  3. Hi and thanks for your plugin, very useful! I don ‘t know where to write this request/idea so i post it on your blog.
    Would it be possible to use your plugin with the mouse and edge bindings. Some other plugins do it(use with keyboard and/or mouse) so why not yours?
    An other tab would allow to configure this behavior for the mouse.
    I would be like an “aero snap” but more configurable.

    Comment by Hornblende — November 9, 2009 @ 9:18 am |Reply

    • I’m glad you like it. Feature-wise, grid is complete for me. I think mouse bindings (and good visual feedback) would be considerably more difficult to code than key bindings btw.

      Comment by suasol — November 16, 2009 @ 11:47 pm |Reply

  4. This plugin is awesome. After spending the day trying to find a tiling windowmanager that would play nice with the rest of compiz, I stumbled on the grid plugin.

    Thank you – this is one of the most useful compiz plugins I’ve seen to date.

    P.S. If you weren’t aware, this plugin is included in the default Gnome install of openSUSE 11.2

    Comment by James Mason — November 22, 2009 @ 8:25 pm |Reply

  5. where can I vote to make grid size configurable. It doesn’t make any good of just 33% for me…

    Comment by Mikler — December 6, 2009 @ 7:47 pm |Reply

    • You’ll have to edit the source. It would be nice to have these as options in the preferences. As a matter of interest, what grid size do you want?

      Comment by suasol — December 24, 2009 @ 2:34 pm |Reply

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