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I recently started using Linux and was floored by the ease with which windows can be moved and resized with simple keyboard combinations using Compiz. If I want to move a terminal to top-right of the screen a simple CTRL+ALT+Numpad9 does the trick for me, and it resizes the window at the same time. I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about.

I would like to know if there is a way to do this in windows.

Thanks.

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I forgot to clarify that I am looking to do this on Windows Vista ... man, this makes me want to upgrade even more. –  nestling Jun 3 '10 at 3:22

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You should check out WinSplit Revolution, it has what you need and is customizable.

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Thanks a lot man! This is exactly what I'm looking for! –  nestling Jun 4 '10 at 17:25

If you're on an older version of Windows, the old standby is Alt+Space to get the system menu, M and then the arrow keys to move the window around. If you're maximized, first you need to hit R on the system menu, which will un-maximize you. Not as elegant, but it works in a pinch.

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It should be Alt+Space :) –  Ranhiru Cooray Jun 3 '10 at 4:36
    
So true. I even tried it out a few times without realizing that I wasn't hitting the keys that I thought I was hitting, how embarrassing. –  dsolimano Jun 3 '10 at 12:04

Windows 7 has the Snap feature which can be done with keyboard or mouse.

Keyboard shortcuts:

Snap left: Windows + Left arrow

Snap right: Windows + Right arrow

Full screen: Windows + Up arrow

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