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Is there a keystroke combination like "WIN + Left-arrow" in Linux (openSUSE), which moves the active window to the right half of the current screen?


The solution I found is:

  1. Download "ctrlwm" from
  2. Open the Control Panel of openSUSE, click on "Regional and Accessiblity", and click on "Keyboard shortcuts"
  3. Add a shortcut with "meta + left" and point it to ctrlwm with the additional parameters -z -u
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glad you figured it out mate! – n0pe Apr 13 '11 at 13:53
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This is an older question, so the solution I'm about to describe may not have been available back when this was first asked.

In OpenSUSE 12.3 (KDE), one can do the following:

  • Alt+F2, type "systemsettings" and hit Enter.

  • Click on "Shortcuts and Gestures", select "Global Keyboard Shortcuts" from the pane at the left, and select "KWin" (the KDE default window manager) from the "KDE component" drop-down menu.

  • Scroll down until you see in the "Action" column the actions "Quick Tile Window to the Left [/Right]"

These are the actions you want to map to the Meta+Left / Meta+Right keybindings -- just click on the actions, input the mappings, and enjoy.

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It depends on the window manager you're using, not your flavor of Linux. I'm assuming you use KDE on OpenSuse.

If you're running compiz, I understand it's quite easy:

Also, check this out:

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I see. Well, indeed I am using KDE. I gave "ctrlwm" a try, though did not yet fully understand of how to use it properly. The keyword of my problem seems to be "tiling window manager" (…) – Peter Pablo Apr 13 '11 at 12:16

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