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XinyuHou
September 2nd, 2015, 09:21 PM
I know users can move a window around and make it partially outside of the resolution boundary. Is it possible to change the size to achieve the same result either manually or programmatically?

A Windows application called AltDrag can simulate this by holding Alt + right mouse button drag. What about Ubuntu?

http://i.stack.imgur.com/joZmE.png

ajgreeny
September 2nd, 2015, 11:00 PM
Have you tried to do it?

In all Linux OSs, as far as I'm aware, Alt +Left Click will move a window by grabbing from anywhere in the window to wherever you want, including partly of screen, as in your example A.

On my Xubuntu 14.04 Alt+Rt Click can change window size by dragging from within a window, even a maximised window can be resized that way and you do not even need to grab the very edge of the window, anywhere past halfway from side to side or top and bottom will do it as far as I can make out, though I haven't explored all the options.

I don't know if the same is true of Ubuntu or the others in the *ubuntu family of OSs.

XinyuHou
September 2nd, 2015, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the reply.

I have tried Alt+drag solution. It still limit the window within the screen resolution. I use compiz window manager and there is no corresponding setting in Compiz configuration settings manager.

XinyuHou
September 3rd, 2015, 09:33 PM
This is probably what I want.

http://earlruby.org/2012/04/getting-rid-of-self-resizing-windows-in-ubuntu-linux-12-04/