Ubuntu – Window Snapping Keyboard Shortcuts

Snapping in Ubuntu using shortcuts

You know those handy shortcuts in Windows where you use the Windows KeyLeft or Right and the window you’re working in automatically snaps to the left or right? Well, they exist in Ubuntu Unity as well and it’s awesome!

Using your num pad:


Ctrl + Alt + 9 = top right (25%)
Ctrl + Alt + 8 = top half screen (50%)
Ctrl + Alt + 7 = top left (25%)
Ctrl + Alt + 6 = right half screen (50%)
Ctrl + Alt + 5 = (100%)
Ctrl + Alt + 4 = left half screen (50%)
Ctrl + Alt + 3 = bottom right (25%)
Ctrl + Alt + 2 = bottom half screen (50%)
Ctrl + Alt + 1 = bottom left (25%)
Ctrl + Alt + 0 = minimized

This was tested on 14.04, but I’ve read reports that this works from 13.04 upwards.

Enjoy!

 

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