resize by dragging the top border of a window

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Mon Sep 18 22:39:23 CEST 2006

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Bjoern 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?
> yes, i know that but i find it a bit annyoing to be forced to press an
> additional key for something i expect just to work, so i don't like
> that behaviour very much.

Yeah, I reread your post and realized that my comment was useless ;)

>>> 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
>>> irritating.
>> 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.
> i already considered that move but besides this one thing i really
> like xfwm4, that's the "bad" thing ;)

You still have top corners though.


>>> 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.
> well, as you said, it's pretty pointless then. too bad. maybe an
> option which allows resizing with the top bar in the wm tweaks section
> that is disabled by default would be a nice thing but i guess since
> you like it this way it won't be included. :/

Humm, yes, I kinda like the way it works now... I could change my mind
some day who knows :)

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