[TEST NEEDED] Cortile integration with Mabox

If you like to help with testing…

  1. Download tint2-executor and config file
mkdir -p ~/.config/cortile
cd ~/.config/cortile
wget https://repo.maboxlinux.org/testing/tint2-cortile.tar.gz
tar -zxvf tint2-cortile.tar.gz
cp tint2-cortile/config.toml .
  1. Add executor to your tint2 panel

Right click on Mabox icon → Edit tint2 GUI…
… go to Panel items… add executor and then configure it.

Command: ~/.config/cortile/tint2-cortile/t2-cortile
Configure Left click command and so on like on screenshot

icon width and icon height: 32

  1. Install cortile
yay -S cortile
  1. Start Cortile from middle click on desktop menu

  2. Use executor icon to control Cortile
    Left click : tile - change_layout - untile
    Mouse wheel up/down decrease increase proportion

Should work similar as here

MaboxLab: Cortile tiling manager (quick test) - YouTube


For now tint2-executor is some kind of quick and dirty hack :wink: But it works quite ok.

It will be replaced with more elegant solution in the future.
Reference: pre-tile, post-untile, etc. events and states · Issue #14 · leukipp/cortile · GitHub

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My findings:

  1. Installation, no issues

  2. Usage,

a. big gap between screen edges and tiling group; finally, I adjusted them to zero in config… My screen resolution is quite odd: 2048x1152. I do not know if this is important:

b. left click, OK cycling thru all layouts
c. right click, OK toggle untile/fullscreen
d. middle click, also toggle fullscreen/untile (is this ok? Couldn’t see any difference with right click)
e. wheel up, OK increases proportion
f. wheel down, OK decreases proportion
h. pavucontrol was ignored by tiling, as expected:

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The config file config.toml, not yaml, as the instructions read ;D

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Thanks @lobaluna
About big gap, do you use Openbox margins?