View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to reposition a window?

November 19th, 2012, 10:37 AM
This may seem odd but this happens to me a lot...

I'm using a web browser and decide to move it out the way and when I let go of the left mouse button the window is positioned in such a way that the bar at the top completely covers the bar on the window

in other words I can no longer drag the window because the window bar is behind the ubuntu screen bar for the app

I can't move it, I can't resize it... ugh. I can not believe someone designed it this way. they should of prevented you moving the window so that the bar is 100% covered so you can still click on it and bring it back.

So how do I move this window now?

November 19th, 2012, 11:08 AM
Hold down Alt and click anywhere in window.

November 19th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Hey, thanks for the tip!

GIMP was stuck so that the Tools window header was lost underneath the upper panel. I managed to grab one pixel and pull it down, but the Alt trick woulda been much easier!

December 18th, 2012, 02:52 AM
Hold down Alt and click anywhere in window.

thanks so much!

December 10th, 2013, 03:51 AM
A Thank You from me as well, I was having the same problem.

December 10th, 2013, 04:45 AM
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