Imagine what GNOME Shell and window Manager i3 and I got married, bought a house and moved in together. And from this Union came offspring called Shell Material .
Shell Material is a promising new extension to GNOME Shell which is currently in beta testing. It replaces the standard window Shell for a unique, keyboard driven, with a focus on mosaics.
Pretty cool, isn’t it?
The developer Material Shell is the user’s Github PapyElGringo, who describes his own creation as “the replacement of shell Material Tiling for Gnome-shell”, which aims “… to simplify and speed up the daily workflow and productivity.”
Try Shell Material themselves
The really good news about this setup particularly nice is that you don’t need to just sit and drool at this: you can download and try it yourself!
I should confess, the extension cannot be installed in a single click, but to run it on my desktop also not difficult, if you ever work with GNOME 3.32.
Just download the extension from Github Shell Material, move the package to the correct location, and then enable the extension using GNOME Tweaks.
If you have installed
git , you can perform most of these actions.
Don’t forget to enable the extension using
GNOME Tweaks > Extensions > Material Shell .
Some of the keyboard shortcuts you need to know (note how they are comfortable to use with one hand):
Wto Go in the top work area / category.
Smove to the bottom workspace / category.
Ato Focus the window to the left of the current window.
Dto Focus the window to the right of the current window.
Qto Close the current window in focus.
Currently in Shell lacks a convenient configuration.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.