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Move window between monitor in EWMH compliant WM

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I love XFCE. I use it on almost all my computers. However, in a multi head setup, it lacks a “move window to monitor” feature. Some posts link to the move-to-next-monitor script, which as many dependencies and is not very customizable (move to bottom, to right, etc.)

Hence, here it is ewmh_m2m.


Just install the package with pip:

pip install ewmh-m2m  # Note the dash and not the underscore!

You should now have a move-to-monitor command available.


Call move-to-monitor to move the active window to the next monitor. Next versions (starting at 1.0.0) will accept some arguments:

  • to define in which direction to look for the “next” (up, bottom, left, right)

  • to define if you want to wrap to the previous if on last screen

  • to do more things if you have more ideas


Feel free to ask some features on GitHub. You can also develop your own features and open Pull Requests. Take a look at the technical documentation.


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