[Users] SOLVED Re: Request for enhancement - resize windows gadget

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sun Sep 1 18:06:48 CEST 2013

On Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:42:32 +0100
Sharon Kimble <boudiccas at talktalk.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:30:57 +0100
> Brad Rogers <brad at fineby.me.uk> wrote:
> > On Sun, 1 Sep 2013 07:47:27 +0100
> > Sharon Kimble <boudiccas at talktalk.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Hello Sharon,
> > 
> > >Well there’s nothing like it on fluxbox, hence my enhancement
> > >request.
> > 
> > There's no gadget in KDE.  Whenever I hover the mouse pointer over
> > an edge, or corner, the pointer changes to a doubled-headed arrow
> > indicating which side(s) of the window can be resized.
> > 
> > >Would you like a screenshot so you can see what I see?
> > 
> > It wasn't necessary, but thanks.
> > 
> > I don't use FluxBox, I never have, but a quick internet search
> > suggests that 'ALT+Drag Right-click' anywhere on a window resizes
> > the window when using it.  This may not do quite what you're after,
> > and certainly isn't as elegant as using just the mouse to resize,
> > but it might be a starting point.  If it's not what you want, the
> > best way to make a feature request for a resize gadget would be to
> > add a bug report with a severity of "feature request" at
> > http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/.  It's then up to
> > the dev team how to proceed.
> > 
> Well blow me down with a feather duster! That 'ALT+Drag Right-click'
> works beautifully and solves the problem very simply, thank you for
> it. Problem solved :)

Me too. You guys just solved a problem I didn't know I had. After
switching from Xfce, where they had a little resize triangle at one
corner of every window, to Openbox, which doesn't have that, my only
method of resizing was to go exactly to a corner. Now I can click
anywhere, and the closest side to my mouse pointer will move. I wish in
Openbox it would be the closest two perpendicular sides, but hey, til
now I didn't even know I was lacking this.

And Sharon, thanks for writing a SOLVED email. Three years from now,
somebody searching far and wide, and finding far more bulldroppings
than real info, will bless you for it.



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