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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
  • Alt+ARROWS to move between monitors
  • 1,2,3,4 to select between the 4 tiling settings

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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D4rkKaizen-4 months ago
awesome extension
Jamie Knight
Jamie Knight-4 months ago
The issue of gTile not working after the monitor sleeps, and then disabling keys on the keyboard, isn't fixed. This is a great extension but sadly it just doesn't work correctly.
tuxfanmatze-4 months ago
Geart APP! Easy to use and works out of the box with Cinnamon 21.2! Many Thanks!!!
27n3xTOR-7 months ago
Thanks for this. I have an app that was not tiling properly in Mint LMDE6 and gTile fixed it for me.
Domenico Sgarbossa
As someone else there is a problem with Linux Mint 21. gtail resizes but does not move the gnome-terminal (v3.44.0) window to the indicated location.
gunnm-8 months ago
edit /home/<user>/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/gTile@shuairan/gTile.js line: 1492-1495 add: metaWindow.move_frame(true, x, y); before metaWindow.move_resize_frame(true, x, y, width, height); result: const move_resize_window = (metaWindow, x, y, width, height) => { if (!metaWindow) return; metaWindow.move_frame(true, x, y); metaWindow.move_resize_frame(true, x, y, width, height); }; go to extensions disable extension and re-enable it. should now work with terminal too
gunnm-8 months ago
wilq12-1 year ago can't click on those outside the window, mint 20.3
Florian Bogner
Florian Bogner-1 year ago
Thanks a lot. This is great for arranging windows on ultra-wide screens.
Shane B.
Shane B.-1 year ago
Neat, I am pleasantly surprised that this allows me to recreate my main windows 10 "FancyZones" layouts on my ultrawide monitor. Thank you to the creators/maintainers!
iglumedia-1 year ago
I love this tool! No more drama with pacing windows by hand. But I would really love to have a margin between windows. Is there a way to achive this?
iglumedia-1 year ago
Went through the code and made a quick'n'dirty solution. In File: .local/share/cinnamon/extensions/gTile@shuairan/5.4/gTile.js: Row: 1482 i simply added the desired margin and reduced the window size accordingly: x+=10; y+=10; width-=20; height-=20; if i ever get bored, I might look deeper into this.
iglumedia-11 months ago
the function to be edited is called 'const move_resize_window' currently in row 1492 after the latest update
pcolamar-1 year ago
Why does the package contain a 3.8 and a 5.4 version ?
Attila Greguss
Attila Greguss-1 year ago
There were some breaking changes in cinnamon 5.4, so the codebase had to be split
allstar87-1 year ago
So, is there no way to just bind global hotkeys to outright replace the default tiling? You HAVE to use the little pop-up window?
Z1moRG-1 year ago
There is a problem with Linux Mint 21. Gtail resizes but does not move the gnome-terminal (v3.44.0) window to the indicated location.
Kater-Ben-1 year ago
thank you for this great tool, it helped tremendously with my switch from Windows to Linux mint
André Amaral
André Amaral-1 year ago
Extension is BROKEN under Cinnamon 5.2.7 Unable to launch the extension neither settings.
Sergey-1 year ago
Most useful extension! But it broke in Cinnamon 5.4.2.
Alex Bujorianu
Alex Bujorianu-1 year ago
The invocation shortcut appears to be broken as of Cinnamon 5.4.2.
Kim W.
Kim W.-2 years ago
Great. Really like it. Unfortunately the shortcuts: Shift + ARROWS (select area) and Alt+ARROWS (to move between monitors) does NOT work.
daved3luxe-2 years ago
Can someone tell me how exactly I can change the size of the tiles? I am currently using 1x3 and I would like to make the center window wider than the two outer ones. Unfortunately, I can't find a file in which I can make such settings.
Wilfried-2 years ago
So i've just created a request here in the Github, you can upvote it if you want it to get more visibility :
Wilfried-2 years ago
chrisatbest-2 years ago
The extension is very helpful. I do not know if you want suggestions, but it'd be nice if you could do it based on percentage. Settings 'Column 80% 20%, Row 100%'
m-kowalski-2 years ago
Please add “Restore the original size of windows when unsnapping” option
Said Neder
Said Neder-2 years ago
Great extension thank you!
Roi Snir
Roi Snir-2 years ago
How can you select tile in a second monitor with the keyboard? the arrow keys stay on one monitor and I can only select tiles in the other monitor with the mouse
ajdepaul-2 years ago
Found this open bug report from 2018 that makes me think this isn't getting fixed anytime soon :/
Christopher Schneider
Works fine. Would really benefit from the ability to customize zones instead of having predefined. None of the pre-defined layouts are what I really want for my Odyssey G9 monitor. I'd like to have a single row of 3 windows, with windows on either side being a tad smaller than the center window. There's obviously some configuration behind the scenes for the predefined zones, so exposing that to the user would make this infinitely more useful. As it stands, I have it installed but don't really use it.
w27y-3 years ago
Works great, most of the alternatives I've seen for Linux in general deal with window tile managers that completely remove your floating window/desktop environment. There's a ton of paid and free apps on Windows for snapping/tiling, but this was surprisingly difficult to find. I like how simple it is to switch to 2x2, 3x2, etc. Got this on a 50" 4k screen, as 3x2, and looks amazing, no wasted space.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-3 years ago
For some reason, sometimes my selection gets canceled after a few seconds if I try to select with my mouse. I'm using the 6x6 format. So if I'm dragging, it will randomly forget the tile I started with and act as if I just opened the extension.
orbitalchicken-3 years ago
How do I add a quick launch icon to gTile in my taskbar ? (what is the command line to start it instead of Gtrl+G ?)
Rubem Pacelli
Rubem Pacelli-3 years ago
Since I started on Mint, I have delved for a good window tilling. I found Gtile, but even so, it just has the basic function of shift+arrows to adjust the window on my screen, It is not enough. To my surprise, I found out that Ubuntu has this extension too, but with a lot of functions. So, what the difference between these two projects? Is it possible to install this gnome extension on Mint. Thanks in advance.
paulsurman-3 years ago
Frivolous is fun, but genuinely useful like this, is better. Thank you for this easy to use aid to tiling.
Maxcrazy1-4 years ago
How can I switch between one screen to another and how change the screen grid from keyboard?
ivanaponi-4 years ago
Where are the settings stored? I cannot find a config file or them in gsettings
ivanaponi-4 years ago
For some odd reason my SUPER+G key combo stopped working
ivanaponi-4 years ago
Also unable to access settings in the extension UI
ivanaponi-4 years ago
It's also not possible to disable now in the Manage extensions UI
xmo-odoo-3 years ago
Are you sure the extension is enabled in the first place? I've had the issue that the extension seemed to not work at all, but it just didn't enable on install.
skoufaki-4 years ago
very nice work - thanks a lot! if one could AutoTile all open windows only of a specific application it would be a blast ;)
Stefan Strohmeier
Stefan Strohmeier-4 years ago
Great extension. I really love it. It works fine for me under Linux Mint 19.3 and Cinnamon 4.4.8. The only thing is that I cannot get a keyboard shortcut for AutoTile working. I tried a lot of things, e.g. checking the keycodes. They seem to be okay. Has anyone the keyboard shortcuts for AutoTile working on LM 19.3 and Cinn 4.4.8?
sellias-4 years ago
It's working on Fedora 32. Try pressing the hotkey and then running [c] $ less /var/log/syslog [c]
Rubem Pacelli
Rubem Pacelli-4 years ago
In Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia, Gtile doesn't fit when I set just for one tile. I need to hold shift to select 2 or more tile for the Gtile work correctly. Anyone know how to fix it? Besides that, Gtiles works fine.
sellias-4 years ago
If you're still wondering how to solve this problem; just click a second time on the one square in which you wish to place your windows. GTile waits for you to make a box shaped selection. When you click on that one tile it is waiting for where the selection finishes. So just click again on the same tile. Hope all is well!
Łukasz Dobrowolski
Nice idea. Not sure why but it does not work well for me. Windows are properly resized in X, but are cut in Y. multi screen, multiple virtual screen on single physical device It would be also nice if you add option to remember configured tiles.
Stigma67-4 years ago
I have the same problem. Does anyone have a solution for this?
leroyz84-4 years ago
Thank you for this add one! Maybe a feature request: Tile all active windows [horizontally|vertically] ?
leroyz84-4 years ago
edit: i see it's there! Love it; thank you!
Lowrida-4 years 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-4 years 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-4 years ago
Disable and enable the extension again. Seemed to work for me, at least partly.
Sebastian Haas
Sebastian Haas-5 years 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-4 years 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-5 years ago
Hi, where is the located for this when installing it using Extensions menu in Linux Mint system settings? Thanks.
Eric Adams
Eric Adams-5 years ago
Has anyone had luck getting this to work on Cinnamon 3.8?
sellias-4 years ago
It's working on 4.4.8! Give it another shot!
Dustin Falgout
Dustin Falgout-6 years ago
Works fine for me on Cinnamon 3.6.7
Andrea Moro
Andrea Moro-6 years ago
Doesn't seem to work on Mint 18.3. The super key + space doesn't activate the panel.
sellias-4 years ago
It's working on 4.4.8! Give it another shot!
bbuist-5 years ago
Have you enabled the extension? This got me the first time, I thought downloading was enough. Click the + to enable.
Futureknows-6 years ago
Can it run on Fedora 27 Cinnamon (Cinnamon v3.6.6)?
sellias-4 years ago
It's working on 4.4.8! Give it another shot!
garfazadeh-6 years ago
This is exactly what I need. I would love to have settings for window margins as well.
Brian A
Brian A-6 years 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. "
sellias-4 years ago
It's working on 4.4.8! Give it another shot!
Jeremy Garcia
Jeremy Garcia-6 years 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 &#40;i.e. might conflict with another extension&#41;. Manual tiling doesn't have this issue. So it works for me and hasn't broken my system.