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Snapping windows to edges and corners.

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Aside the stuff that's already been mentioned:

Being able to make windows "sticky". I've lost count of the amount of times I've been in Windows and needed to keep a window in the foreground even after it's lost focus. It's invaluable on smaller screens where ever inch of real estate is expensive.

I also love the integration of the command line and GUI in KDE.

To be quite honest, using Windows feels like having a limb cut off - it's GUI shells are so under developed it's ridiculous.
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Which distro do you use?

mint 16 xfce + kwin with updated kernal and foss drivers.

my comp suspends so hard it almost feels like it might do it harm redface.gif but the 2 sec delay is for the mechanical discs, if it were ssd only then im sure it would be instant up/down.

another great feature is expo mode on kwin, im much more a mouse man than a keyboard junkie. Although cinnamons ctrl-snap window feature is nice.. not sure if other de's have this other than snapping / stacking specific ones like mentioned?

the other benefit of kwin is the window behavior settings allowing for individual position, size, workspace amongst others for specific applications.
Edited by Pip Boy - 4/17/14 at 4:07am
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I'm with Shrak, I love tiling Window Managers.
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One everyone takes for granted.

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The fact that 9 times out of 10 hardware works with zero trouble or messing around with drivers.
 
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Don't think it was mentioned but I can type something and hover my mouse over a different window and scroll while continuing to type, hate when I go to windows and I have to keep clicking back and forth. Also how fast it is to turn my computer off compared to windows.
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Don't think it was mentioned but I can type something and hover my mouse over a different window and scroll while continuing to type, hate when I go to windows and I have to keep clicking back and forth.
Easily fixed with Wizmouse. It's one of the first things I install in new Windows installations. You're right though, it's incredibly annoying when that feature isn't there. I didn't even realize how essential is was until I used Linux for the first time.

My favorite features of Linux? Package managers and man pages. I also like the large variety of different DEs and WMs. I haven't settled on one yet though.
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Package managers and man pages

These are great although I am a bit dense. I wish the man pages were a bit more user friendly. Alot of it seems almost cryptic to me.
 
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Easily fixed with Wizmouse. It's one of the first things I install in new Windows installations. You're right though, it's incredibly annoying when that feature isn't there. I didn't even realize how essential is was until I used Linux for the first time.

My favorite features of Linux? Package managers and man pages. I also like the large variety of different DEs and WMs. I haven't settled on one yet though.

I will have to look into that, more to add to "fix" windows though.
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