After the previous post I decided to describe a little bit further about the configuration of the desktop layouts, and the shortcuts used to trigger various actions around the environment. Most of this relies on BetterTouchTool and QuickSilver.
I use ^⌥⌘ for prefixing the layout commands:
^⌥⌘-> Maximize window right
^⌥⌘<- Maximize window left
This already gives me the 'side by side' setup I use many times (switch to emacs, ^⌥⌘->, switch to terminal, ^⌥⌘<-). To further refine this, when I work with an external display (which is bigger, of course), I added the setting for using the screen corners:
^⌥⌘[Numpad 9] Resize window to top right corner
^⌥⌘[Numpad 7] Resize window to top left corner
^⌥⌘[Numpad 3] Resize window to bottom right corner
^⌥⌘[Numpad 1] Resize window to bottom left corner
Besides those times mentioned above, I always work with apps in maximized mode, so I let BTT help me here as well, and bound ^⌥⌘M to 'maximize window'. In addition, I bound ^⌥⌘⇧M to 'maximize to next monitor', so that I can quickly switch apps between monitors without dragging stuff.
Media keys are missing on some of the keyboards, and on some they don't work well. I dedicated the "three finger swipe gestures" with modifiers to those:
⌘[3F Swipe ->] Next Song
⌘[3F Swipe <-] Previous Song
⌘[3F Swipe ↑] Volume Up
⌘[3F Swipe ↓] Volume Down
⌥[3F Swipe ↓] Play/Pause
I use "three finger tip-tap left" to open my homedir in Finder, which is very useful often.
And coolest of all: the "rotate left" gesture is assigned to 'sleep display' (thus locking the computer).