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Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands?

I've used the Compiz Grid function for a long time and I generally use it to set my browser to the right 2/3 or 3/4 of the screen and have other apps on the top or bottom half of the remaining part. Now when I press Ctrl+alt+Numpad 4 or Numpad 6 it only does half and when pressing it a second or third time it does nothing. The options for different sizes work for all the corners and top and bottom. The upper right is also behaving the same as the top option.

Currently I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit

I've tried the following commands:

unity -reset
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1 (followed by another unity -reset)

I've deleted ~/.compiz-1 and logged out and in. I've disabled and reenabled grid from ccsm. (this segfaults unity btw)

I'm afraid to uninstall and reinstall compiz or the grid plugin as it is pretty deeply embeded into Unity and will probably break things.

If anybody has any suggestions or knows what will happen if I uninstall compiz or grid I'd love to know. Otherwise I may reinstall Ubuntu 11.10

  • This has been bugging me too. I've also noticed that Ctrl+Alt+KP9 sends the window to the top-center instead of the top-right as expected. Oct 19, 2011 at 20:54
  • Mine did the same thing with ctrl alt kp9. It wasn't like that when I first installed but I suspect the last upgrade
    – Toasterj
    Oct 19, 2011 at 22:55
  • I did try uninstalling the compiz package via tty and it also uninstalled Unity with it. It was pretty simple to get back. I'm still getting the same problem.
    – Toasterj
    Oct 21, 2011 at 2:47
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    I filed a bug report. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/879218
    – Toasterj
    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:29
  • Also will be following this one on launchpad. A "must" to get back!!!
    – rik-shaw
    Nov 12, 2011 at 13:18


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