XFCE split screen management

Hello Garuda users.

Yesterday, i reinstalled garuda on my laptop with XFCE, (i was running garuda on KDE), and i can't manage to auto resize the window half the screen by sticking it to the left or right side of the window.

Everytime it just change the workspace even if i disable all the workspace and keep just one.

My first time using xfce ever and i don't find the right parameter to change that, any idea ?

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XFCE does support the feature you are describing (window snapping, window tiling, or whatever you want to call it), but you may need to set up the keybindings yourself. Out of the box, it is not Super + arrow key like it is on KDE or Windows.

Settings Manager -> Window Manager -> Keyboard, then find the "Tile window to the left" and "Tile window to the right" options and set it to the keybinding you wish.

XFCE does not support multiple arrow keys for these shortcuts unfortunately, so you won't be able to set Super+, to snap a window to the bottom right for example. If you want to snap into corners you'll have to come up with something else for that.

What I typically do is set top, bottom, left, right, top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right to their corresponding key on the numerical keypad:

Obviously that solution won't work for you if you don't have a numerical keypad on your keyboard, but the point is you can set these shortcuts to be whatever you like.

I hope that helps, and welcome to the community @Bastian. :slightly_smiling_face:


open xfwm4-settings => Advanced => enable Snapping the windows to the edges of the screen
Adjust the slider below to small , only leave ~5% open.
Disable Change workspace when the corner of the screen is reached (both).

That should do it.


Thanks guys, it working well now.

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