Until now I've been able to move windows around using, Ctrl + Alt + [num-pad-key], where 6 would maximize, 8, 6, 2, 4 would move to the sides and 7, 9, 3, 1 would move windows to corners.

I don't why but it seems after an update these were removed (except 6), and now simply print random characters ("A", "B", "C" and so on) instead.

I've searched but can't find it, can anyone tell me why these were removed and what the new ones are?

Edit: It appears workspace moving keys share the same fate (ie. Ctrl + Alt + (Shift) + arrow keys)

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It seems in CompizConfig Settings Manager the "Grid" plugin (from Window Management) has been disabled due to (from what I can tell) ubuntu using the key now?

To restore the classic functionality for workspace switching you'll want to enable the "Desktop Wall" plugin too.

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