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Actual Window Manager,
Actual Multiple Monitors,
Actual Title Buttons,
Actual Window Menu.
The Snap action provides the classic way of window snapping which is a de-facto standard
in Unix/Linux window managers; another name of this feature is "magnetic/sticky borders".
It works when you drag or size a window with the mouse: when any of window's borders comes to such visual bounds
as desktop/monitor boundaries or other windows closer than the specified amount of pixels - the border
automatically "sticks" (or "snaps") for some time to that bound. If you continue to drag/size -
the stuck window's border will "unstick" from the bound it was stuck to and then will go freely until you drag it
to another bound.
Further advancement of this action is dragging/sizing a window not continuously but gradually with some defined step
(e.g. 10 pixels, 20 pixels, etc.) - as if you'd move a window along the virtual grid, and the window would snap
to that grid's cells.
Hint This action can greatly simplify and ease the momentary allocation of windows - it frees you from the over-scrupulous
mouse manipulations when you try to place some windows side-by-side without both overlapping and gaps or place a window
exactly at the desktop boundary. In most cases, this is exactly what you want to get so that classic snapping makes window dragging/sizing
far more intuitive and convenient.
Hint While dragging a window, you can temporarily disable this kind of snapping by pressing and holding
the defined key combination; release it to activate
the snapping back.