Is there a program or utility that would let me map keyboard shortcuts for switching between open windows according to their relative placement on the screen? For example: I have three windows, one on the left, one on the right and one below them. The top-left one is currently focused. I press Win + (for example) and the focus jumps to the window to the right. Then I press Win + and the focus jumps to the bottom window. You get the idea.

So, is there an utility for that? Or perhaps some settings in Ubuntu or Compiz? I don't seem to find anything like it.

For me, this would be much more usable than switching with Alt + Tab.

Also, I don't want to use a tiling window manager. I'm quite happy with unity. Just having this spatial navigation on top of it would be great.


Even after some quite extensive googling, I couldn't find anything like this, so I threw together my own solution: Spatial Window Switcher. It is very simple and probably has bugs, but so far fulfills my needs.


Neither I found something useful for Lubuntu. So I ended up with my own small WindowsSwitcher

Now to navigate to the necessary windows it's enough to click Windows+1, Windows+2 and so on.

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