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I have Ubuntu with Unity running with two monitors. I use the left/right maximize shortcuts quite a lot (can be found in CompizConfig/Window Management/Grid).

But there's one additional thing I want this shortcut to do: When I have a window maximized to the right edge of the left screen, I want to be able to hit right maximize again to move the window to the right screen. Is there a way to accomplish this? This seems to be standard behavior in KDE, so maybe I'm just missing something obvious.

Edit: Versions:

  • Ubuntu: 16.04.2 LTS
  • Unity: 7.4.0
  • Compiz: 0.9.12.2
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Start by installing compizconfig settings manager, which it looks like you've already done. You may need compiz-extras as well. Then open the compizconfig settings manager.

  • Search for and click on the Put plugin: enable it.
  • Select Put to adjacent viewport.
  • Set your desired key combination to send a window to the viewport to the left or right.

Bear in mind that you will have to set a different shortcut than anything that is already used by compiz, otherwise you will have keybinding conflicts.

  • Thanks, but that keybinding conflict is actually part of my problem. Having just one shortcut to arrange windows is just much smoother. – karpfen Apr 26 '17 at 12:32

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