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On MS Windows we can use Super + Arrow to move a window to the right and the left of the screen, maximize, minimize and even move it to another screen. Is there a way to configure this feature on Gnome?

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I have kde and super + arrows moves to next monitor edge and to another screen. – richard Jul 16 '12 at 12:58
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Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 4 (left edge) Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 6 (right edge)

Make sure you are using the NUMPAD cursor keys, not the dedicated ones, if you have those. Otherwise, it'll switch workspaces.

Note that these shortcuts only work on non-maximized windows. Un-maximizing any selected window can be done using

Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 5 (center)

List of Unity keyboard shortcuts here in case you haven't seen them.

What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

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It doesn't work on Gnome – Jader Dias Apr 26 '11 at 0:35
@Jader Dias In what way does what "not work" on Gnome? – ændrük May 11 '11 at 13:35
@ændrük In my understanding Unity keyboard shortcuts don't work on Gnome – Jader Dias May 11 '11 at 21:25
@JaderDias: But they do (at least these particular keys, in 12.10), and this is great! See for more detail. – krlmlr Nov 28 '12 at 8:38
These are great, I only recently discovered them. The one thing they don't do (which the OP asked for) is moving windows from one monitor to another. – Paul Bissex Apr 26 at 19:27

ALT+F7 which select window and move using arrow. Press Enter to release the window.

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Is a valid answer, but it doesn't achieve the desired behavior – Jader Dias May 11 '11 at 21:26
Additionally press SHIFT to move faster, or CTRL to move slower when using the arrow keys – Sam Aug 17 '14 at 8:20
For me, using 16.04, none of the other answers works for moving between monitors except this one (without installing an extension, which seems unnecessary). – ibgib Jul 13 at 12:04

The Put Windows extension implements this feature. After installing it, Super+Shift+Left and Super+Shift+Right move the active window to the previous/next screen, respectively -- just as in Windows. This works even in a three-monitor setup, and also moving maximized windows now works reliably.

Frychiko's solution works great in a two-monitor setting but suffers issues when moving maximized windows.

Tested with Ubuntu 13.04.

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By using Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow combination, you can move any windows to the other screens.

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In my installation it would move only windows between workspaces. When I say screens you should think in a multi-monitor setup. – Jader Dias Apr 24 '11 at 15:23
You should make it clear in your question that you don't mean workspaces. – Roddie Apr 25 '11 at 13:25
@Roddie He made that clear by using the word screens instead of workspaces. – ændrük May 11 '11 at 13:26
No, he hasn't made it clear, hence why someone has offered this very answer. – Roddie May 13 '11 at 20:37

Adding to Frychiko 's answer:

  • ctrl + alt + num_pad_5 maximizes and minimize window
  • ctrl + alt + num_pad_8 or num_pad_2 moves windows to the top and bottom edge respectively.

it's really easy to achieve this on laptops too - just add an fn key to your combination and you're done!

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