So I am running Ubuntu 12.4 and sometimes when I click on an Icon it puts the window in the top right/left hand corner and I can't figure out how to move it so I can close out of it or move it or put it in full screen. How do I fix this? Thanks :D

  • Recommend upgrading. 12.04 is two years old now. – user41313 Apr 28 '14 at 6:20
  • @blujay: That is no reason for recommending an upgrade. – jobin Apr 28 '14 at 11:27
  • this question is already answered here askubuntu.com/questions/363452/… – Arun Singh Apr 28 '14 at 11:58
  • Jobin, Unity isn't mature now, and it was even less mature 2 years ago. Little irritating bugs like this are the kind that are often fixed in upgrades. – user41313 May 4 '14 at 1:29

Press Alt+Space and then you will see a context menu which will have the option to move the window. Use the keyboard navigation keys to move the window to wherever you want.

  • @user255629: You may consider marking the answer as accepted if it has helped you. – jobin Apr 29 '14 at 5:54

You can press Alt+ mouse left click hold to move the window if you can click a small part of it. Otherwise you can use the "Put" plugin in compiz settings manager to assign keyboard shortcuts to moving window actions.


press ctrl-alt-num

1-7-9-3 correspond to the four corners. 4-8-6-2 correspond to the left,top,right and bottom half of the screen. 5 corresponds to full screen (do it twice to maximize) 0 corresponds to minimize

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