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I used to be able to send windows to the left/right half of the screen with ctrl-windows-left and ctrl-windows-right in 12.04. Now the left/right shortcuts do not work, but ctrl-windows-up / down still work as they used to (maximise, minimise)

EDIT: couple of Ubuntu updates later and it appears to be working again without my having to change anything.

  • Are you running 13.04 now? – Seth Apr 29 '13 at 19:47
  • Nope, still on 12.04. I'm guessing this happened with recent updates. – iftheshoefritz Apr 29 '13 at 19:51
  • This problem just appeared for me in 14.04 :( – Brian Z Jul 21 '16 at 17:37
  • Thanks for the edit. Workes for me with 16.04 – herm Jul 4 at 8:55
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The System Settings menu has a Keyboards item that you can use to re-bind the shortcut:

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    I can't spot the action that I want to bind those shortcuts to though. I want the equivalent of Windows-left and Windows-right in M$ Windows - i.e. resize the window to half the available screen space and move to the left (or right). This is different from moving to a different workspace. – iftheshoefritz Apr 29 '13 at 20:07
  • Sorry I missed the requirement for half screen space. BTW - what you want works for me in Unity with 13.04. I'll see if I can find the key bindings file somewhere on my system. – Thomas Bratt Apr 29 '13 at 20:24
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It might be worth checking the following dconf seettings:

  • move-to-side-e
  • move-to-side-w.

They can be found in the following path org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings.

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    that's still moving between desktops, while author was looking for a way to automatically resize the window to occupy left or right half of the same desktop. – Sergiy Belozorov Nov 27 '13 at 8:59

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