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Prior to upgrading Ubuntu from Meerkat (10.10), it was possible to put windows on the left or right of the screen using Ctl-Alt-4, Ctl-Alt-6. Subsequent presses of the same would resize the window from the respective edge outwards. Needless to say that the feature is mandatory for mouseless window management (try pressing Ctl-Alt-5 several times to see how useful it can be).

I've checked Compiz settings where Window Management/Grid contains the relevant configurations. However, I cannot see anything related to cyclic resizing (window placement width).

How can I re-enable this functionality?

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closed as off topic by belacqua, James May 23 '12 at 17:47

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I guess I'm confused by what you mean. For me, the key commands in the Grid section do what you're describing. That is, Ctrl + Alt + KP4 will push the a window to the left half of the screen, and pushing it again will repeat the process. – Kris Harper Oct 28 '11 at 16:56
@root45 What I mean is that pressing the keys you mentioned will cycle the window through various sizes i.e. the first press sets it to half the screen width, a second press to quarter the screen width, a third to a fifth, a fourth to three quarter screen width. Since I upgraded, that functionality doesn't seem to work. – Nicholas Ochiel Oct 29 '11 at 15:08
Ah I see the issue. At first I thought I didn't have this problem, but I see now that the other directions (put top, put bottom, put center, etc.) all work this way, but for some reason put left and right don't. I would report this as a bug on launchpad. – Kris Harper Oct 29 '11 at 15:33
It seems to have been reported in a bug report encompassing strange compiz grid behaviour.… – Nicholas Ochiel Oct 29 '11 at 18:48
Indeed it seems to have been reported as fixed in compiz-plugins-main but the fix doesn't seem to have solved the problem. – Nicholas Ochiel Oct 29 '11 at 19:03

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