I am looking for a Linux program that can add an option on each window or a keyboard shortcut that would allow me to move a window to a specified monitor. Free is better.

On Windows, I use UltraMon, it cannot add a keyboard shortcut but it adds an option in the menu of each window:

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Demo (for whatever reason LICEcap fails to show the icon I am clicking in the recording...): UltraMon allows me to choose to which monitor the window should be moved amongst all monitors

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Depending on which desktop you are using - I use KDE - the icon in the top left of the application window, (with the application icon on it), includes a menu item to allow you to select a specific screen, e.g:

Select Screen Menu

or to a given, (or all), desktop if you have multiple desktops specified, e.g.:

App Icon Menuselect desktop menu

You can also specify other options such as always on top, etc:

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    Confirmed for LXDE as well. Looks a little different, but works the same. Even lets you pin a window to be "always on top" (or "always in background").
    – Izzy
    Aug 23, 2014 at 12:06
  • I think the OP means the "Move to Screen" option right below the pictured "Move to Desktop", but it works the same way
    – Tymric
    Aug 24, 2014 at 4:47
  • Since I have only 2 screens but 6 desktops for me that is the option that I use the most, expanding answer to also show move to screen. Aug 24, 2014 at 5:44

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