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Old 03-01-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Setting a hotkey to temporarily disable snapping; Workspace problems

Okay, so I've already installed compiz settings manager and all that, and the transitional dummy packages to get more, but due to the snapping Windows, whenever I move my window to a certain edge, it tries to snap it, and it's interfering with dragging a window into another Workspace, meaning I have to hit alt + space and manually select it, which is kind of annoying and unnecessary. Frankly, I like Aero and wouldn't want to part with it just to make it a bit easier, but surely there must be a way to drag windows and have Aero on at the same time. I saw that in the Compiz settings for snapping, it has a bindings, but whenever I hit the button it doesn't work. Right now, I have shift set as the binding, but when I drag and hit shift, or hold shift and drag it still tries to snap. So what I want is this: To be able to hold shift before dragging a window to override Aero so I can drag it into another Workspace, or be able to drag it and hit shift to override it temporarily until I finish dragging.
Old 03-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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turn off the "snapping" option

it also might not be compiz
depending on your DE the default effects might be also being used


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