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In Windows if you are in a program and press Super+ for example the program would take up half of the left side of the screen. Extremely useful when wanting two programs to sit side by side.

Super key being the special key in Linux then. And the being the arrow left key.

What is the Ubuntu version of this? I have no idea what this is called and hence my Google results have come out with no result.

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  • @devGeek thank you! snapping was the name! I found the command: Ctrl+WIN+Left – Karl Morrison Oct 29 '14 at 13:15
  • Glad! you got it. BTW, see nux's answer below, will benefit your more. – devGeek Oct 29 '14 at 13:36
  • This doesn't seem like a duplicate to me. – Jared Dec 11 '18 at 15:18

You can set this with CompizConfig Settings Manager

install cssm like this:

Install CompizConfig Settings Manager

Then open it up and go to setting "Window Management" ->Grid" under

Image for selection

You can set your shortcuts.

Hope it helps!

  • The link seems to be broken, but you can install CompizConfig using the "Ubuntu Software" program on Ubuntu. – Jared Dec 11 '18 at 15:16

You can press & hold Super button to display keyboard shortcuts .

Super is your windows WIN button .

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