In 11.11 keyboard settings there are
Move window to workspace N options (N is the workspace number). But they do not work.
Is there a way to bind key for moving window to a specific workspace/viewport?
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That's either a bug or a consequence of a tweaked environment.
To verify the keyboard shortcut visit the gear in the upper right hand corner,
select system settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation.
Move Window one workspace to the [direction] should be defined. If it is and
you're still having problems then try resetting unity to defaults.
To reset unity to it's defaults:
Once that's done:
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT [ARROW] will take the active window and place
it on the desktop you're pointing to.
CTRL+ALT [ARROW] just switches the
After clarifying the bug with the user. I found out that this is actually a known bug.
It looks like it's getting lost in the wishlist status. I would recommend filing a new bug to bring fresh attention to it. I agree that it's a bug. If it isn't an option then it should be removed from Navigation shortcuts to begin with. I think I will to, this would be very useful.
This is still not working in the original Settings in 14.04.
However you can make it work if you install CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM), activate the plugin "Put", and bind its settings in the section "Put to arbitrary viewport".
The bindings may look a little strange (
<Shift><Control><Alt>1 shows up as
<Shift><Control><Alt>exclam), but it's working for me.
Note that when you move the window to another viewport, the current viewport in view changes as well (e.g. putting a window from viewport 1 to viewport 2 might make you switch your view to viewport 2). To avoid this, go to CCSM->Put->Misc.Options, and tick "Unfocus Window".
I use CCSM->Put to move windows to arbitrary viewports without changing current view, and the Ubuntu Settings with arrows to move windows to adjacents viewports and moving the view (following the window) at the same time.