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I am looking for the keyboard shortcut to place the current window in half of the screen, either to the left or right. This functionality is performed in windows by typing the windows button plus left or right.

How is this done on Mac OSX?

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Slate is an extremely customizable keyboard window management tool. It can take a while to get setup (although there are some example configs) but it's totally worth it.

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I would also add BetterTouchTool to those presented already - it gives you window snapping plus the ability to add all sorts of custom gestures and shortcuts to your environment

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I use Divvy to perform keyboard manipulation of window size. There is a free demo so you can try before you buy.

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As far as I know, this is not built into Mac OS X. But there are many third-party utilities such as Moom which can do it.

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