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Old 05-31-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Windows 7 Shortcuts in Fedora?

Hey all,

I recently installed Fedora, after trying Ubuntu and Opensuse.

And it really works great! I'm still getting used to it, I had accidently deleted my wireless netwerk driver when I was deleting some packages :O

I'm only missing those Win 7 shortcuts, like 'windowskey + up' to maximize the window and 'windowskey + left' to resize the window to half of the screen and place it on the left.

Is there any way I can get those in Fedora?


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yes there is a way with little scripting with wmctrl
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Woow linux is really cool, I solved my problem with wmctrl.
Old 05-31-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
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Are you using the (default) GNOME desktop manager or the (in my opinion) better KDE one?

In both cases, though, you should be able to find a "key bindings" or "keyboard" setting under either Places (using GNOME) or Settings (using KDE).

I just checked GNOME, and the keyboard settings are in System->Preferences->Personal.

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Does this count as solved, then? (Thanks for the wmctrl tip, guys- going to try it out tonight)
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In your Gnome menu, you will find System tools - Configuration editor. In its screen, click on apps, then metacity, then window_keybindings. There are various options, some pre-set (maximize <Alt>F10) and some unused (move_to_side_w). To set your own, use

<Super> for the windows key
Up Down Right Left for the cursor keys
Home End Next Prior for the editing keys


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