I'm looking for a utility that moves app windows between multiple monitors in KDE.


KDE supports it (at least in version 4.8), but the relevant shortcuts are disabled by default.

To enable them, open systemsettings and browse to Common Appearance and Behavior -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Global Keyboard Shortcuts. Select KWin under "KDE component", and search for window to. You will see several "Window to Screen n" and "Window to Next Screen" actions. Since you probably only have a 2 or 3 screens, it's probably simplest to create a shortcut for "Window to Next Screen" only (e.g. Win+space).

  • Under kubuntu 16.04, if you do not have a kwin component, check under the "System Settings" component.
    – sage
    May 3 '19 at 13:49

In even more recent KDE versions (System Settings 5.14.5, KDE 5.53.0):

System SettingsShortcutsKWinWindow to next screen (or similar)

The functionality works extremely well and can also be used to move full-screen presentation windows to the correct screen if an application goes full screen on the wrong output.


In KDE 5.x (Plasma):

System SettingsShortcutsGlobal ShortcutsSettingsPack […] Window […]

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    Packing a Window is actually a slightly different activity, which first puts the window to one side of your current screen. "Window to Next Screen" seems closer to the answer.
    – mak
    Jan 15 '19 at 13:20

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