Ubuntu – Window Snapping Keyboard Shortcuts

Snapping in Ubuntu using shortcuts
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You know those handy shortcuts in Windows where you use the Windows Key +¬†Left 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!

 

1 comment

  1. Awesome, recently I am switching to Ubuntu from Windows and I missed the window’s shortcut for window snapping but now I am amazed of Ubuntu’s versatility, thanks

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