Tiling windows in GNOME 2
It depends a little bit what you suggest by tiling : Permanently tiling or simply short-lived to get a review and also select a window? If you make use of compiz (" Desktop results") the last is feasible by pushing Super+W (Super is generally the "Windows" - Key). For "irreversible" tiling:
Tile home windows with compiz :
Install the Compiz Settings supervisor (as an example plan compizconfig - setups - supervisor for Ubuntu) and also the added plugins (once more for Ubuntu : compiz - blend - plugins - added ). After that turn on the Grid plugin - - after that you can make use of Ctrl+Alt and also a number on your keypad to relocate and also resize the window to make sure that it fits a fictional grid. This permits really comfy tiling.
Floor tile home windows without compiz :
If you do not make use of compiz, there is a gnome applet that permits tiling : http://www.giuspen.com/x-tile/
As various other individuals have actually claimed, you can make use of whatever tiling window manager pleases your fancy. Xmonad, nonetheless, is just one of minority - AFAIK - which markets GNOME assimilation and also is extensively made use of with it. Well, for some definition of "extensively" I intend.
As has actually been stated, Gnome is not a Window Manager, yet a Desktop Environment. You can pick from several tiling window managers, such as StumpWM, wmii, or XMonad.
Below is just how you make use of one to change the default window manager.
From Mikael Jansson (with a little editing and enhancing by me to make this even more basic).
If you, like me, make use of gnome - session 2.3 and also earlier, you'll intend to add this to your ~/. gnomerc:
If on the various other hand you run gnome - session 2.4 and also later on, you'll need to transform a type in the computer system registry:
gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager --type string "Window Manager Executable Name"
seeing to it the binary remains in your course.
This will certainly offer you Gnome and also default motif setups (such as typefaces), yet with your - favored - window - supervisor as opposed to Metacity.