PutWindow gnome-shell extension
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Latest commit 74534a7 Jan 27, 2017 @negesti committed on GitHub Merge pull request #117 from gbrova/feature/change-text-move-to-right
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Put Window

An gnome-shell extension that makes window movement a lot easier. It can be compared with a basic version of the compiz grid plugin.

Friend of GNOME


  • krlmr - Move to other display
  • 73 - Move focus
  • Anthony25 - gnome-shell 3.12 support
  • airtonix - gnome-shell 3.5 support
  • zara86 - gnome-shell 3.16 support
  • cleverlycoding - gnome-shell 3.18 support


The extension can be configured using the gnome prefs tool.

  • East/West widths, North/South heights
  • Keybindings
  • Change width and height when moving to corner (Always, only height, only width)
  • Use multiple widths even if moving to other screen is possible
  • Move focus using the keyboard
    • move-focus-north/east/south/west using super + i/l/k/j (default)
  • Application based config (hit the save button)


For application base configuration the extension relies on the wnck rary.

  • Suse: sudo zypper in libwnck-devel
  • Arch: pacman -S libwnck3
  • Fedora:
    • sudo yum install libwnck3
    • sudo dnf install libwnck3
  • Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install gir1.2-wnck-3.0

Wayland At the moment there I have problems getting Wnck to run under Wayland - Issue 109

Multi screen setup support

The extention works well with mutliple screens.

Moving windows from one screen to another is currently only possible in horizontal setup. e.g. a window that is a the left or right side of one screen, can be moved to the next screen using keyboard shortcuts.

  • Move to left screen: default binding: Left
  • Move to right screen: default binding: Right

The keyboard settings can be changed using the preferences.


Copyright (c) 2011-2017 Clemens Eberwein

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of VERSION 2 of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation provided that the above copyright notice is included.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Go to http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html to get a copy of the license.