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#1 2013-07-11 13:27:17

crashandburn4
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[SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

now if I understand right gnome does not support a hotkey or option to move a window to another monitor by default (eg. after having been installed with

pacman -S gnome

)
so I think the solution is to use an alternate window manager (I think the default is metacity) so my question is which window manager should I use that has this feature (criteria are relatively lightweight, stable and easily set up)? also can anyone point me to instructions on how to install a non-standard window manager with a desktop environment?
thanks in advance and sorry for the newbie question. smile

Last edited by crashandburn4 (2013-07-15 02:03:08)

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#2 2013-07-11 22:06:55

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

I don't use gnome, but if you extend the desktop, don't you just have to move the window out of the view of the one screen to the other?

I'm using i3, a tiling window manager. it's very lightweight and easy to setup. just install the whole group "i3" together with the package "dmenu", edit ~/.xinitrc to run "exec i3" and start it using the startx command

you can use the arander to configure how the screens are aranged.
in i3 you can move a whole "desktop" to another screen, or just move programms to other "desktops", just read the manual on their website

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#3 2013-07-11 22:54:49

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

thanks, moving the window to another screen isn't the problem, it's using a hotkey to do it that's the problem, I have a workflow where I like to use the mouse as little as possible. (I edited original post to reflect this)

Last edited by crashandburn4 (2013-07-13 02:48:36)

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#4 2013-07-13 02:49:58

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

is there anyone else that can offer a solution? or simonsmiley, do you know any gnome users you think can help me out? thanks for the help anyway smile

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#5 2013-07-13 05:08:50

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

If you like to use the mouse as little as possible go for a tiling window manager. All of them do this. And don't ask for instructions, that's what we have a wiki for.


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#6 2013-07-14 02:13:25

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

A tiling window manager, has anyone got any suggestions/recommendations?

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#7 2013-07-14 02:55:38

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?


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#8 2013-07-14 18:44:34

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

@ewaller thanks, has anyone got any suggestions for a floating window manager where I can move a window to another screen with a hotkey? just would like to try both and make a proper decision. btw, was thinking compiz was the way to go if anyone has any suggestions about that.

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#9 2013-07-14 18:57:14

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

From what I looked up, i3 is a hybrid WM and you can turn windows into floating windows.


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#10 2013-07-15 02:02:48

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

brilliant, thanks everyone.

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#11 2013-11-05 19:57:29

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

If you like to stick with gnome, use the shell extension Put Windows.

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#12 2013-11-06 16:05:53

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

Brilliant, thanks. Easy to use and sensible defaults.

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#13 2015-05-17 08:39:18

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

Super + Shift + Left and Super + Shift + Right on recent Gnome moves the active window a display to the left/right.

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#14 2015-05-18 20:09:21

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Re: [SOLVED] gnome: how to move window to other monitor with hotkey?

Thanks for sharing that information, but please note that this is a two year old topic which is marked as solved. Please don't "necrobump".

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … bumping.22

Closing.


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