Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows are two of the most commonly used operating systems worldwide, but if you’re looking for a free and open source operating system that you can tinker around with it on your raspberry Pi for example then look no further than Linux. Linux is a free and open source operating system that has many advantages and one of its main advantage is it is light weight. Linux Mint is the most popular Linux distro according to distrowatch.com (http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint).
If you’re new to Linux and wondering about what is a Linux distro; think of a distro as a distinct flavor of Linux that has its own advantages and in some cases its uses. For example Android is a Linux distro that is optimized for touchable devices (Phones, tablets, TVs, Cars and now watches).
This post is a step by step guide on how to control window positions (snap a window and centering a window) in Linux Mint.
How to Center a Window
Step One: Download gDevilspie then go to Menu → Accessories → gDevilspie.
Step Two: Click “Start devilspie daemon automatically at login”.
Step Three: Click “Center new windows” under the “Placement” tab.
Step Four: In the “Matching” tab, click on the “application_name” and type Terminal.
Step Five: Under the Actions tab, tick ‘center’.
How to Snap a Window
Step One: Go to Menu → Preferences → System Settings.
Step Two: Click “Windows tiling and edge flip” to open up “Window Preferences”.
Step Three: Tick “Enable side by side tiling” under the “Placement” tab.
Now, you’ve learned how to controlling any window position in Linux Mint either by snapping it or centering it.