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Ctrl + Alt + Numbpad 8 Place window in top half of screen not working, also + 4,5,6 etc
So I used to be able to shift a terminal screen anywhere on screen. Help please, I'm too lazy to drag screens

According to the 20.04 blog post, they did change:

  • Maximise Window: Super + Up
  • Restore Window: Super + Down
  • Title Window right: Super + Right
  • Title Window left: Super + Left
  • Center Window: Alt + Super + c
  • Title Window to upper right corner: Alt + Super + Right
  • Title Window to upper left corner: Alt + Super + Left
  • Title Window to lower right corner: Shift + Alt + Super + Right
  • Title Window to lower left Corner: Shift + Alt + Super + Left

-- Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Release Notes | Ubuntu MATE

However, when I checked in 20.04 and 20.10, they don't seem to be working for me. :confused: I've flagged this to the team, since the documentation in Welcome will need amending.

Thank you Luke.No rush for the answer.



I switched to Linux a year ago, still pretty green, and recently installed 20.04 with MATE on an external SSD with a USB 3.0 connection. MATE runs OK for the most part, but there are some quirks that are giving me pause, and hoping someone could point me in a useful direction.

None of the keyboard shortcuts in the MATE Welcome window work, including Ctrl + Alt + t. However, within an open terminal keyboard shortcuts like Shift + Ctrl + T do work.
I'm guessing there is a config file somewhere where these shortcuts are defined, but I'm at a loss as to where it would be and what should/shouldn't be edited.

--I don't post often, so please advise if I've neglected best practices for posting a question.