Linux – way/ubuntu program to glue a bunch of program windows together into one window


While developing, I like to keep a browser, and code editor open on the same screen. I'd like to find some way to join them and treat them as a single window, so they minimize together, and resize together, and have a movable divider between them.

Is there some sort of window-panel application that I can use to create a multi-program window?

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Well, I don't have access to comments on this site yet; guess the points system is separate from stackoverflow.

Wanted to respond to OP's last comment. I really like xmonad. You can set it up to run within gnome, kde, etc. with extensions. Here are steps I took in gnome 2.28.2:

sudo yum install -y xmonad.x86_64
sudo yum install -y ghc-xmonad-contrib.x86_64
sudo yum install -y ghc-xmonad-contrib-devel.x86_64

Create a file ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs and put in:

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Gnome
main = xmonad gnomeConfig

Set the window manager:

gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager xmonad
gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/applications/window_manager/current xmonad

If you change your mind, you can run the above two commands, substituting xmonad with metacity to put it back as it was.


xmonad in Gnome

xmonad in KDE

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