Help:WindowsInteractionWithWindowsKey

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This proposal make use of the Super modifier key (aka Windows key) to interact with windows in common tasks like moving, expanding, focusing, minimizing...

Window switching (Alt+Tab style)

 W-Tab       Next window (like A-Tab)
 W-S-Tab     Previous window (like A-S-Tab)

Directional window focus:

 W-Left      focus the window at the left of current window
 W-Right     focus the window at the right of current window
 W-Up        focus the window at the north of current window
 W-Down      focus the window at the south of current window

Directional window moving:

 W-C-Left    Move the window to left
 W-C-Right   Move the window to right
 W-C-Up      Move the window to north
 W-C-Down    Move the window to south

Directional window expanding:

 W-S-Left    expand the window to the left
 W-S-Right   expand the window to the right
 W-S-Up      expand the window to the north
 W-S-Down    expand the window to the south

Other util keys

 W-Space     maximize window
 W-Enter     toggle full screen
 W-Esc       minimize window
 W-B         toggle decorations (border of windows)
 W-d         show desktop


And this is the configuration to enable the above described shortcuts:

   <keybind key="W-Tab">
     <action name="NextWindow"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-S-Tab">
     <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-Up">
     <action name="DirectionalFocusNorth">
       <dialog>yes</dialog>
     </action>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-Down">
     <action name="DirectionalFocusSouth">
       <dialog>yes</dialog>
     </action>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-Left">
     <action name="DirectionalFocusWest">
       <dialog>yes</dialog>
     </action>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-Right">
     <action name="DirectionalFocusEast">
       <dialog>yes</dialog>
     </action>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-C-Up">
     <action name="MoveToEdgeNorth"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-C-Down">
     <action name="MoveToEdgeSouth"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-C-Left">
     <action name="MoveToEdgeWest"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-C-Right">
     <action name="MoveToEdgeEast"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-S-Up">
     <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
     <action name="GrowToEdgeNorth"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-S-Down">
     <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
     <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-S-Left">
     <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
     <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-S-Right">
     <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
     <action name="GrowToEdgeEast"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-space">
     <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-Return">
     <action name="ToggleFullscreen"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-Escape">
     <action name="Iconify"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-B">
     <action name="ToggleDecorations"/>
   </keybind>
   <keybind key="W-d">
     <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
   </keybind>
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