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    Grabbing the window border

    This might seem like a trivial question, but it bugs me. Every time I want to resize window by dragging the border of it, it feels like I have only 1 pixel for grabbing. Is there any way to make it thicker or just make it more easy to grab the border?

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    Re: Grabbing the window border

    It's not at all a trivial question but, IIRC, it's been asked before. "Bumping" this so that some Xubuntu expert sees it.

    I see from your other posts that you don't mind using the keyboard in which case there maybe some keyboard-centric window managers that make resizing windows easy just using keyboard shortcuts. I know that Openbox has quite a few options in this regard.
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    Re: Grabbing the window border

    I just use
    alt+middle-button-on-mouse
    Just place the pointer in the general area of the window you want to resize and go...
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    Re: Grabbing the window border

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    I just use
    alt+middle-button-on-mouse
    Just place the pointer in the general area of the window you want to resize and go...
    OP is using Xubuntu. Things may be different because the window manager is different.
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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    Re: Grabbing the window border

    I have Xubuntu 14.04 with default settings, Greybird theme. On the title bar of each window, at the left-hand end, there is a small downward-pointing arrow. (The usual buttons to minimise, maximise and close are at the right-hand end.) If you click on the downward-pointing arrow you get a menu of options for managing the window. One of those options is 'Resize'. Click on that and immediately it places your cursor at the bottom right-hand corner of the window, with the border already grabbed: you simply move your mouse to resize it. When done, click to release. Takes a lot longer to describe than to do!

    There may be a keyboard shortcut to achieve the same, but I don't know what it is ...

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    Re: Grabbing the window border

    Thanks for the tip, but I was more looking for a way of thicker borders so it would be easier to grab.

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    Re: Grabbing the window border

    Ok, editing the file worked. Solved.

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