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I've been upgrading my Ubuntu for a couple of years, from version to version. I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (and I like it =) but I'm suddenly missing a super nice feature... Can someone help me find it?

In my old setup I could press CTRL-ALT-NUM to do pretty complete window placement (NUM is a numeric keypad number).

The mappings go something like:

  • Ctrl+Alt+5 maximizes
  • Ctrl+Alt+1, 3, 7, 9 moves the window to a corner quadrant. Pressing it again, changes it from 1/4 of the screen to 1/6, then again goes to 1/8.
  • Ctrl+Alt+2, 4, 6, 8 moves the window to a half of the screen. Pressing it again changes it to 1/4 of the screen, etc.

In my new stock Ubuntu 14.04, doing the same action only moves the window to occupy 1/2 of the screen (for edges) or 1/4 (for corners).

I tried installing compiz and using the Grid thing, but it didn't seem to support what I'm looking for (and it's not installed on my old system).

How did I get that behaviour in my old Ubuntu? Help?

This is a screenshot of how my old setup worked: a

IMPORTANT NOTE:

I'm up for a better solution too, mine didn't work perfectly - Basically I just want a keyboard solution to window placement. Any alternative suggestions would be welcome as well. I have a largeish screen and need to be able to get 8 windows on a screen.

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