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Old 06-21-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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GNOME: Mouse right + alt to resize Windows, How?


Hallo

I am new to linux. My friend showed me his linux. He had the small feature that I liked and never saw in windows.I have just a very simple question. I looked on the boards, but cannot get this in gnome:
GNOME: Mouse right + alt to resize Windows, How? Could someone help me to have same as my friend? I really like gnome, it's cool to configure it. gdesklets is great tool.


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Hold ALT and Hold RIGHT_MOUSE_CLICK, both at the same time:
you see the window is being resizing in realtime.
http://yellowprotoss.sitesled.com/vi...ize_gnome.mpeg

In Gnome, is this Impossible ?
It can be configured in Kde to do the same.

I know how to configure the keyboard (F1...F12 is of no interest), I just want ALT + MouseRightClick to resize

Please
http://yellowprotoss.sitesled.com/vi...ize_gnome.mpeg

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Old 06-22-2007, 10:09 AM   #2
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alt+mouse2 I have seen in Beryl ... but what do you mean by "resize"?
 
Old 06-22-2007, 10:39 PM   #3
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I'm using Gnome in F7 and when alt+rt click a context menu opens to choose "Minimize,unmaximize,move,resize etc". Same functions as Alt+F9, Alt+F5, Alt+F7 etc.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 05:40 AM   #4
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Ryptyde: In Ubuntu 7.04, I get the same menu with a rt-click sans <alt> on the title-bar. And I can drag the corners to resize. In beryl, the <alt>+rt-click can maximize or restore the focussed window.

... this is the point: it is not clear what is meant by "resize".
 
Old 06-24-2007, 04:42 AM   #5
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Ryptyde: In Ubuntu 7.04, I get the same menu with a rt-click sans <alt> on the title-bar. And I can drag the corners to resize. In beryl, the <alt>+rt-click can maximize or restore the focussed window.

... this is the point: it is not clear what is meant by "resize".
Try fluxbox or openbox:

Hold ALT and Hold RIGHT_MOUSE_CLICK, both at the same time:
you see the window is being resizing in realtime.

In Gnome, is this Impossible ?
It can be configured in Kde to do the same.

I know how to configure the keyboard (F1...F12 is of no interest), I just want ALT + MouseRightClick to resize

Please

http://yellowprotoss.sitesled.com/vi...ize_gnome.mpeg

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:35 PM   #6
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Is there any reply for this so simple question, just changing the mouse behaviour for resizing ??



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Old 06-25-2007, 07:39 PM   #7
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frenchn00b: you have received many replies. However, you have not defined your terms: what do you mean by "resize"?

You see, what most folk understand by this is where you grab a corner and drag it out. Otherwise there is maximise, unmaximise, minimise, and restore. Or do you mean the fluxbox behavior?

Personne ne peut vous aider moins que vous soyez clair!

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:31 AM   #8
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frenchn00b: you have received many replies. However, you have not defined your terms: what do you mean by "resize"?

You see, what most folk understand by this is where you grab a corner and drag it out. Otherwise there is maximise, unmaximise, minimise, and restore. Or do you mean the fluxbox behavior?

Personne ne peut vous aider moins que vous soyez clair!
Hi, The resize, to help, I made a video: http://yellowprotoss.sitesled.com/vi...ize_gnome.mpeg
with fluxbox while holding both mouse_right_click and alt. I just would like same with gnome : Mouse_right_click + alt hold both. Resize in this video is not made with grabing one edge and draging. all windows manager can do it by defautl.
I hope the video can clarify... (Sorry for my bad english)
Thank you again for helping new "linuxers"!



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Old 06-30-2007, 03:19 AM   #9
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Someone ?


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or it looks that gnome is so crap that we cannot change the mouse config...
 
Old 06-30-2007, 04:36 AM   #10
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OK.... it is the fluxbox behavior you want then.
I don't think I've ever seen gnome do this. However, now I know what you mean, I can look for a solution:

http://blog.bz2.nl/2007/03/02/resizi...-mouse-button/

What happens in the vidio is that you press alt and drag the rt mouse button. Gnome does this with the center button.

BTW: you can assign key/button combinations to different things in gnome... it is just that the thing needs to exist for it to happen. And gnome/metacity is not supposed to be feature-rich.

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Old 06-30-2007, 09:47 AM   #11
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Gnome does this with the center button.
I just want the right button of the mouse (not center)

Pleaaaaaase



dpkg -i metacity_2.16.3-0ubuntu2_i386_withrightclickworking.deb
(Reading database ... 113207 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace metacity 1:2.14.5-4 (using metacity_2.16.3-0ubuntu2_i386_withrightclickworking.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement metacity ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of metacity:
metacity depends on libc6 (>= 2.4-1); however:
Version of libc6 on system is 2.3.6.ds1-13.
metacity depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.10.3); however:
Version of libgtk2.0-0 on system is 2.8.20-7.
metacity depends on libmetacity0 (>= 1:2.15.21); however:
Version of libmetacity0 on system is 1:2.14.5-4.
metacity depends on metacity-common (= 1:2.16.3-0ubuntu2); however:
Version of metacity-common on system is 1:2.14.5-4.
dpkg: error processing metacity (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
metacity

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Old 07-01-2007, 02:48 AM   #12
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The pre-compiled patch is unlikely to work for you... it's just too old. You'll have to use the long instructions. Basically, the patch just swaps the behavior of the right and center mouse buttons.

This cannot be mission critical. If it is sooo important to you, just install fluxbox.
 
Old 07-01-2007, 04:02 AM   #13
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The pre-compiled patch is unlikely to work for you... it's just too old. You'll have to use the long instructions. Basically, the patch just swaps the behavior of the right and center mouse buttons.

This cannot be mission critical. If it is sooo important to you, just install fluxbox.
Do you know maybe if there is a project to review gnome and add mouse features ?

pitty for newbies...
 
Old 07-01-2007, 05:07 AM   #14
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I have heard of a project for Ubuntu which plans to add a gui to simplify mouse configuration. I have no idea how far it has got, but I understand that people are mostly concerned with configuring their (5-to-23-button) fancy mice.

I suspect, though, that complete customization of mouse actions is outside the scope of the gnome project. Since the feature you want is present (just keyed to a different action), this is the only general way of getting it. Your complaint is a bit like not liking the main menu being split in three.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 01:16 PM   #15
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I have heard of a project for Ubuntu which plans to add a gui to simplify mouse configuration. I have no idea how far it has got, but I understand that people are mostly concerned with configuring their (5-to-23-button) fancy mice.
If someone knows hte project name, that would be cool.

Concerning this project, the problem is that the changes can only be made via .configur e ; make ; make install. and that ll be forever somehow then no customization.

Like fluxbox, for teh double click on the windows bar, to maximized, I just saw only hte compilation ./configure make maek install can make it. http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php/Ma...on_doubleclick


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