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I am using a legacy version of Red Hat that uses KDE 3.5.4. I do not have the ability to install additional software. I have become rather addicted to the modern windowing feature of snapping to half-screen; it utilizes widescreen monitor resources well. Is there a way I can achieve this in KDE 3 other than manually dragging them to fit half-screen every time?

(I have already figured out how to make the windows fill the screen only vertically.)


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KDE 3 does not have the snap-to-halfscreen feature. If you cannot install other software, then you will not have access the the feature.

However, your life can be made easier by middle- and right- clicking on the maximise button of the window chrome. Middle-click will maximise vertically, and right-click will maximise horizontally. You then only need resize one dimension, not two.

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Not in 3.5, this answer is just for reference.

in KDE 4.4, drag windows to the screen edge.

You can also assign keyboard shortcuts:

System Settings -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Global Keyboard Shortcuts

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