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    Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    Hi,
    it's true for me, especially compared to windows ( 7), sometimes it takes me up to 10 seconds and gets annoying.

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    Yes I agree it can be. I suggest that you just go for the corners. They are easy.

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    there is a nice shortcut: alt + drag with right click. this way you can pull from everywhere inside the window to resize. no need to pull from the corner

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    alt+f8
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    right click the title bar-> resize

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    ...or just use a Metacity theme that has wider window borders. If I remember right there are some already installed by default, and you'll easily find hundreds more from http://gnome-look.org/

    Also note that most themes have a slightly larger area intended for easy resizing, located in the bottom right corner of windows.

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    It should be easier after yesterday's updates which included an update to the light-themes package that makes the resize handle a bit larger.

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    Quote Originally Posted by Giantmundo View Post
    Yes I agree it can be. I suggest that you just go for the corners. They are easy.
    Thanks all, but still:
    1) There are no "special corners" if the window has no status bar or so (see screenshot)
    2) The keyboard shortcuts are really workarounds rather than problem solvers.
    3) The default Ubuntu settings with the default theme should allow for an easy (side) window resize.
    4) I think it doesn't qualify as a paper cut hence unfortunately I can't report this minor but somewhat annoying issue.
    5) It was suggested the updates fixed this - they didn't, at least for the theme that I'm using which is the default one.
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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    is that the file manager?
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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    It's another file manager, but the issue not only about file managers, it's about all application windows in general that choose not to have a status bar (along with the other points mentioned in post #7)

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    Re: Difficult to catch the window border to resize the window

    Quote Originally Posted by kahumba View Post
    It's another file manager, but the issue not only about file managers, it's about all application windows in general that choose not to have a status bar (along with the other points mentioned in post #7)
    i guess you'll just have to file bugs against what ever programs your using that don't follow gnome specs. the problems not gnome or ubuntu.

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