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digitalramble
August 17th, 2010, 10:57 PM
I've got a basic install (ie, nothing fancy, no compwiz or whatever) of 10.4 (64 bit) on my computer, running gnome desktop. I find it very difficult to "grab" the edge of a window, when I want to resize it longer or wider, and frequently I just wind up selecting the window below it when I try to drag it wider or longer.

Is there a way to increase the border area in which that arrow-pointing-to-edge (as opposed to the usual cursor) appears to make it easier to grab the damn thing?

Thanks!

The Fiddler
August 17th, 2010, 11:21 PM
See bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/light-themes/+bug/160311

See also patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/light-themes/+bug/160311/comments/134

Lot of clamor over there, little response...

mcduck
August 18th, 2010, 11:49 AM
Is there a way to increase the border area in which that arrow-pointing-to-edge (as opposed to the usual cursor) appears to make it easier to grab the damn thing?

Thanks!
Yes. Just download & install a Metacity theme with thicker borders.

You'll find some in the repositories, and lots more here: http://gnome-look.org/

You can also resize a window by holding down the Alt key and dragging inside the window with middle mouse button. And if you haven't noticed , even themes with very thin borders tend to have a bit more space for grabbing in the bottom right corner. Especially if the application in question has a status bar at the bottom.

sevenearths
April 11th, 2012, 01:45 PM
Yes. Just download & install a Metacity theme with thicker borders.

You'll find some in the repositories, and lots more here: http://gnome-look.org/

You can also resize a window by holding down the Alt key and dragging inside the window with middle mouse button. And if you haven't noticed , even themes with very thin borders tend to have a bit more space for grabbing in the bottom right corner. Especially if the application in question has a status bar at the bottom.

Alt + MM Button: v.cool :guitar:

Elfy
April 11th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Old thread closed.