When you are operating on several windows and want to do some compared things,it is convenient to quat tile windows,or tile windows vertically/horizontally with keyboard shortcuts.
X-tile is a gnome applet for your panel (or optionally a standalone application)that allows you to select a number of windows and tile them in different ways.
This is especially useful for comparing products in separate web pages,or for programmers refering to documentation as they are programming.
Download the deb package and double click to install.
You’d better to use this command to install X-tile(open terminal from Applications->Accessories menu to type command),because it may prompts you to install some dependences.
sudo dpkg -i x-tile_1.3.1-1_all.deb
When I first install x-tile,I need to install python-psutil by following command and then run previous command to install again.
sudo apt-get install python-psutil
Create keyboard shortcuts to quick tile windows in different ways
However,it’d better to create shortcuts rather than click icons.
Go to System->Preferences->Keyboard shortcuts to open following screen.Click Add,type a name as you like and type following commands:
x-tile –tile-all-vertically (skip main window, directly tile all opened windows vertically)
x-tile –tile-all-horizontally (skip main window, directly tile all opened windows horizontally)
x-tile –tile-all-quad (skip main window, directly quad tile all opened windows)
x-tile –maximize-all (skip main window, directly maximize all opened windows)
In the screen,I create 4 shortcuts.Single click on right of the highlight line and set its key combination.