UUID: gTile@shuairan
Last edited:
8 months ago 2019-01-08, 11:51 UTC
Last commit: [d327fa51] gTile@shuairan: Update version compatibility (#207)

Tile your windows as you like.





  • Super + G open gTile
  • Esc close gTile
  • ARROWS move with keyboard
  • Shift + ARROWS select area
  • Space or Enter tile the selected area

More options are available in Cinnamon Settings -> Extensions -> gTile@shuairan -> Settings.

This extension was originally developed by vibou and shuairan. It is now maintained by the community.



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leroyz84-6 days ago
Thank you for this add one! Maybe a feature request: Tile all active windows [horizontally|vertically] ?
leroyz84-6 days ago
edit: i see it's there! Love it; thank you!
Lowrida-1 month ago
"More options are available in Cinnamon Settings -> Extensions -> gTile@shuairan -> Settings." Not in Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. I had to edit extention.js and remove the three slashes in front of the 'const' !
Christopher Nash
Christopher Nash-1 month ago
I've just upgraded from Linux Mint 19.1 to Mint 19.2 and this extension has stopped working. I get the message "Problems during Cinnamon startup" dialog box when I log into Mint. What information can I give to have this fixed? (I'm so lost without having it... :-p )
Mikko Vedru
Mikko Vedru-1 month ago
Disable and enable the extension again. Seemed to work for me, at least partly.
Sebastian Haas
Sebastian Haas-11 months ago
Hey, is there any way to call gTile from CLI / Bash / zsh? I'd like to use it to create hotkeys for positions. Something like "gTile 4x4 1 2" which would describe the 4x4 tiles and first column second row e.g. Thank you for the extension :)
Lorenz Stangier
Lorenz Stangier-3 months ago
I don't think (or at least I don't know of any) way to use gtile as command line tool. You could check out instead. You can move/resize windows with it from the commandline.
watercolorhearts-1 year ago
Hi, where is the located for this when installing it using Extensions menu in Linux Mint system settings? Thanks.
Eric Adams
Eric Adams-1 year ago
Has anyone had luck getting this to work on Cinnamon 3.8?
Dustin Falgout
Dustin Falgout-1 year ago
Works fine for me on Cinnamon 3.6.7
Andrea Moro
Andrea Moro-1 year ago
Doesn't seem to work on Mint 18.3. The super key + space doesn't activate the panel.
bbuist-1 year ago
Have you enabled the extension? This got me the first time, I thought downloading was enough. Click the + to enable.
Futureknows-1 year ago
Can it run on Fedora 27 Cinnamon (Cinnamon v3.6.6)?
garfazadeh-1 year ago
This is exactly what I need. I would love to have settings for window margins as well.
Brian A
Brian A-1 year ago
I'm running Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, fully updated. This extension looks really useful. Unfortunately, when I try to install it, via the settings application, it reports: - "Extension gTile@shuairan is not compatible with current version of cinnamon. Using it may break your system. "
Jeremy Garcia
Jeremy Garcia-1 year ago
Also running 18.2 and got the same error; it's really a general disclaimer because the dev can't account for future changes in Cinnamon. You can click "yes" to load extension anyway - it seems to more or less or less work. When using the Auto-Tile function the window positioning has a negative vertical offset, so the tops of windows won't use the very top of the screen, and the bottom of windows will be cut off by the bottom panel. This issue may be specific to my system (i.e. might conflict with another extension). Manual tiling doesn't have this issue. So it works for me and hasn't broken my system.