resize by dragging the top border of a window
fourdan at xfce.org
Mon Sep 18 21:17:11 CEST 2006
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Björn Martensen wrote:
> why is it not as easy for a user to resize a windw by dragging the top
> border (only works with alt + right click) as it is to resize it with
> every other border or the corners (left click only)?
> AFAIK xfwm is the only window manager that does not let you resize the
> window by dragging the top border in the same way as it works with the
> other borders.
You know you can use alt+right mouse button to resize a window toward
the closer side, don't you?
> I think it is unneccessary complicated since a user would expect it to
> work the same way for every border and i don't really see any advantages
> in the current behaviour or some kind of "smart design".
I wouldn't say "smart", it's just that top resizing is not that useful
IMHP. I believe it makes a lot of sense to use the title bar of a window
to move it, rather than taking a portion of it for resize.
On the other system, of with some other window managers, I quite often
click on the title bar to move a window and end up resizing it toward
the top while it not what I meant in the first place.
Therefore, the current behavior just works right for me.
> I used many window managers in the past and all had the ability to let
> you resize with the top border so i find the behaviour of xfwm rather
No problem, feel free to use any other EMWH compliant window manager.
Xfce is deigned to be modular, you don't like one of its components?..
use another one.
> Please explain why this way was chosen over a more "standard" way.
It's a design decision. If by "standard", you mean behaving just like
Microsoft Windows, then yes, xfwm4 is non standard.
> I'd like to know the reasons for this first, but i might aswell just
> file a feature request/bug report (it is a bit of both, IMHO).
I think it's pretty worthless, but you may file a feature request.
Chances that it gets implemented are very low though.
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