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I come from Ubuntu 16.04 + Unity, where key combinations like ctrl + alt + numpad-6 would snap the focused window to the right of the current screen, and make the window fill half of the screen horizontally.
Similarly ctrl + alt + numpad-3 would make it snap to the lower right corner.

In Ubuntu 17.04 with Gnome the numpad-6 shortcut only snaps the window to the (far right) edge of all screens. Is there away to get the Unity behavior to Gnome?

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By way of this answer, I found the gtile gnome-shell extension. So far it seems really good! You can check out the docs on github but it's quite powerful.

The keyboard shortcuts are a little different, so I'll provide a mapping to the old ones below:

  • top left corner: super + alt + numpad 7
  • top right corner: super + alt + numpad 9
  • bottom left corner: super + alt + numpad 1
  • bottom right corner: super + alt + numpad 3
  • snap to top half of screen: super + alt + numpad 8
  • snap to bottom half of screen: super + alt + numpad 2
  • snap to right half of screen: (was super + alt + numpad 6): super + right-arrow
  • snap left half of screen (was super + alt + numpad 4): super + left-arrow

There's lots of other keyboard shortcuts provided by that extension so it's worth checking out the docs I linked above!

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