From a SO question I found out that Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow can move windows to another workspace.

Is there a way of doing that with the mouse?

  • Also, if you start expo (activate in compiz) you can click and drag a window (right?). – user56378 Apr 24 '12 at 10:51
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    The link is broken. – galath Aug 12 '16 at 8:06

You can always right-click the title bar of a window and select one of the following options.

  • Move to Workspace Right
    This will move the window to the workspace on the right.

  • Move to Workspace Left
    This will move it to the workspace on the left. In my case, it is down due to Unity's workspace setup.

  • Move to Another Workspace and select the workspace you want the window to switch to
    This will move it to the selected workspace.

From 11.04 on you can move the windows to another workspace when invoking the Expose mode in Unity by doing one of the following

  • Clicking on the Workspace Switcher icon in the launcher

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  • Hitting Super + S

Now you only have to drag the window to the desired workspace.


Some applications (Google Chrome and Qt based programs) the normal right click does not show the move to choices but alt-right-click does.

  • I ran into this problem when I changed Ubuntu versions. If you right click the menu and select "Use System Titles and Borders", you can just right click the menu and forego the alt. – CleoR Aug 30 '15 at 19:46
  • Don't know whether you meant this but for me it is super (i.e. Windows key) right click that shows the extra options (not Alt). – Kvothe May 14 '18 at 13:44

Also, if you want a bit more control over the whole affair: you can install CCSM

apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

from here you can assign your own short cuts.

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