Using xdotool as a Tiling Window Solution

The Problem

  1. 4 columns
  2. 3 columns with twice more space for the 2nd columns
4 columns layout. All 4 windows are laid out evenly. Taking notes while reading is great on this layout.
3 columns layout. More screen space for the center window. Great for programming.

Failed Approaches

quicktile usage animation taken from quicktile docs

The Successful Approach

$ sudo apt install xdotool
$ xdotool getactivewindow windowsize WIDTH HEIGHT windowmove X Y
decoration {
box-shadow: none;
border-radius: 4px 4px 0 0;
margin: 1px;
}
decoration:backdrop {
box-shadow: none;
}
Broken alert dialog
Keyboard shortcuts setup
Tiling window with xdotool

Conclusion

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