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Linux: half Maximize applications like in windows

There is a really useful short-cut in Windows which allows you to align a window to the left or the right of a screen. This way you can use your 16:9 wide screen efficiently using keyboard without any mouse resizing. This is possible on Ubuntu Unity, GNOME 2, KDE and XFCE too! Just with different mechanisms...
DesktopHalf Maximize LeftHalf Maximize Right
Ubuntu Unity[Ctrl]+[Super]+[Left][Ctrl]+[Super]+[Right]
GNOME 3Drag to left edgeDrag to right edge
GNOME 2 + Compiz Grid pluginDrag to left borderDrag to right border
GNOME 2/XFCE/KDE + BrightsideDrag to configured edgeDrag to configured edge
XFCE 4.10[Super]+[Left][Super]+[Right]