KDE: Keyboard shortcuts for placing applications on screen

Even though better support for tiling is coming, you can kind of do tiling in KDE – I’ll throw one app in the left half of the screen and another in the right half with the meta-right/left arrow combinations. With 3 screens, this gives me 6 slots for apps.

The meta-left/right is also useful for moving apps between screens.

Meta-PgUp can be used to change an app to full screen.

A demo:

I also set up several shortcuts:

  • Meta-enter: start new terminal
  • Meta-space: start/show workflowy

Overall, I prefer to not customize KDE a lot as it is more work to set up on new systems. Fortunately with KDE, the defaults are really good and provide most of what I need.