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Old 12-01-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
exit3219
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Question about gnome window borders...


Coming from the Windows world, I'm used to doing the following (in maximized windows):
* when I wanna close a window, I throw my mouse pointer in the right-top corner (as far as it can go).
* when I wanna use a scroll-bar, I throw my pointer to the right edge of the screen.
* when I wanna open the Firefox All-in-One Sidebar, I throw my mouse to the left.

However, I can't use this in Gnome. After I throw my mouse, I have to bring it back a few pixels.

Help please.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 04:56 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by exit3219
Coming from the Windows world, I'm used to doing the following (in maximized windows):
* when I wanna close a window, I throw my mouse pointer in the right-top corner (as far as it can go).
* when I wanna use a scroll-bar, I throw my pointer to the right edge of the screen.
* when I wanna open the Firefox All-in-One Sidebar, I throw my mouse to the left.

However, I can't use this in Gnome. After I throw my mouse, I have to bring it back a few pixels.

Help please.
Maybe you should just move your mouse, rather than throwing it.

Are you angry with it?

The reason 'throwing it' doesn't work - and I take it you mean that it goes off the edge of the screen - is because Linux supports various setups, including dual monitors/xinerama and sloppy desktop movement.

This allows the user to have a desktop which spans over 2 or more screens, or in the case of desktop movement, 'virtual desktops' are opened when the user moves to the far left or right. These are all configurable items, and not the default to Gnome, thus why you don't get anything like this by default.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 03:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by gnu2tux
Maybe you should just move your mouse, rather than throwing it.

Are you angry with it?

The reason 'throwing it' doesn't work - and I take it you mean that it goes off the edge of the screen - is because Linux supports various setups, including dual monitors/xinerama and sloppy desktop movement.
Sorry, English is not my native language, so I used the verb "to throw" in an inappropriate way.

Anyway, is there any way to turn off this behaviour? I have 3 virtual desktops in Gnome and use 3dDesktop. I don't use any "weird" features as dual monitors & moving my mouse to the edge of the screen doesn't change my current desktop.
 
  


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