I've installed compiz setting manager. I interested in winodw management section, grid plugin. The short key for "put center" is KP5, i assumed that is Ctrl+Alt+5. But when I using this combination nothing changed. The num is on on the numpad. What exectly should I press to move window to the grid? Thanks.

UPDATE: Maybe the problem caused by virtual machine? I'm running Ubuntu as guest machine. But another hotkeys work well.

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    Yes it is Ctrl+Alt+Numeric Keypad 0-9 – Uri Herrera Sep 8 '11 at 5:18

1) Make sure the Grid plugin is enabled.

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2) Click over the shortcut key combination and change it to what you want.

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As our friend Uri Herrera said above, it makes difference if you use numpad keyboard.

Enjoy ;-)

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    I did all your steps but no success. I tried different combinations of hotkeys, didn't change the situation. How to be sure that grid plugin is enabled? I rechecked the "enable" check-box but again - nothing. – megas Sep 8 '11 at 14:04
  • Are you running Unity or Ubuntu Classic? Can you try to logout and log back in to check if it is related to Unity? – desgua Sep 8 '11 at 17:33
  • I think it's running Ubuntu Classic, because virtual machine can't do Unity – megas Sep 8 '11 at 20:31
  • What is the output of compiz --replace? – desgua Sep 8 '11 at 22:04
  • I think it doesn't work because of virtual machine, I've installed real Ubuntu and everything works perfectly. – megas Sep 9 '11 at 15:02

It's probably because you're on a virtual machine. Do other Compiz effects work?

Some hotkeys are related to Compiz, but not all. The one that worked for you may have been a standard Gnome one.

  • for example Alt+F8 works, I think it's Compiz effect. – megas Sep 8 '11 at 8:51
  • What does Alt+F8 do? Resize the window or move it? – Calixte Sep 9 '11 at 12:40
  • sorry, i made a mistake it's Alt+F7, floating the window or something – megas Sep 9 '11 at 14:17
  • That is a GNOME hotkey. I tried it with compiz disabled and it worked. – Calixte Sep 9 '11 at 14:47

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