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Old 11-22-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Can't move or resize windows


I am running Slackware 10.0 with KDE 3.2. I am unable to move or resize windows (except that I can maximize or minimize a window). Any ideas as to what could be causing this?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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Just an idea:

1. Open the Control Center.
2. Select the Desktop option.
3. Select the Window Behavior option.
4. Select the Defaults button.
5. Select the Apply button.

Hopefully that helps?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 08:07 PM   #3
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Tried your suggestion Woodsman. It had no effect. Funny thing is I get the move and resize arrows (cursor), but the window does not respond.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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Just another quick hunch, instead of selecting the Window Behavior option, select the Window-Specific Settings option. This is where you save and store window specific options such as window size and placement. If you have anything listed then explore the options to see if that might be the cause.

You create these settings from the GUI by right-clicking on the title bar of a window, then select the Advanced pop-up menu option, then selecting Special Window Settings.

Last edited by Woodsman; 11-22-2005 at 08:48 PM.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 05:49 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, I don't have anything listed in the window-specific settings. Thanks for the suggestion though.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 10:56 AM   #6
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Have you logged out and back in? I have occasionally had similar symptoms after leaving myself logged in for a long time. Logging out and logging back in fixed it for me.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 02:40 PM   #7
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Have you logged out and back in?
I've seen this help with oddball KDE problems too. Occasionally the DCOP thingy stops working and the only way to resolve that problem is to log out and log in. If I started X/KDE from KDM then that means ending the session and logging back in from KDM. If I started X/KDE from startx then that means ending the X session and restarting X/KDE with startx. With the latter I do not need to actually log out and log in.

Regarding the original problem, I have no more suggestions. I wish I did!
 
Old 11-23-2005, 03:24 PM   #8
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Another common (more common than one might assume)
problem is that a "special key" (e.g. Alt, Esc, Ctrl) is stuck,
and alters the mouses behaviour ....


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-23-2005, 08:12 PM   #9
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statguy found the right answer for me. It had been a long time since I logged out of KDE. When I exited and restarted X-Windows, the problems went away. Thank you, statguy and all the others who offered help.
 
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Wayout without logging out the session

Usually for my case closing the session disrupts lots of ongoing work. I have found a way out of this which does not require killing the session. Essentially we need to restart the window manager.

First find out the "kwin" process id

~21> ps -aux | grep `whoami` | grep kwin

madhurk 20669 0.1 0.0 109432 14912 ? S 11:46 0:00 kwin
madhurk 21749 0.0 0.0 3804 580 pts/455 S+ 11:52 0:00 grep kwin

Remember to copy the "kwin" text. Kill the currently running kwin job.

~22> kill -9 21749

Click open the "Run command" action and type paste the "kwin". Run this command and viola everything would be back to normal.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 02:49 AM   #11
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Thank physiologoius for your big help, I resolved this problem.

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Originally Posted by physiologoius View Post
Usually for my case closing the session disrupts lots of ongoing work. I have found a way out of this which does not require killing the session. Essentially we need to restart the window manager.

First find out the "kwin" process id

~21> ps -aux | grep `whoami` | grep kwin

madhurk 20669 0.1 0.0 109432 14912 ? S 11:46 0:00 kwin
madhurk 21749 0.0 0.0 3804 580 pts/455 S+ 11:52 0:00 grep kwin

Remember to copy the "kwin" text. Kill the currently running kwin job.

~22> kill -9 21749

Click open the "Run command" action and type paste the "kwin". Run this command and viola everything would be back to normal.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 04:37 PM   #12
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Smile Thanks physiologoius !!!!

I'm using KDE 3.3 and it worked!!! I registered into linuxquestions just to thank you.


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Usually for my case closing the session disrupts lots of ongoing work. I have found a way out of this which does not require killing the session. Essentially we need to restart the window manager.

First find out the "kwin" process id

~21> ps -aux | grep `whoami` | grep kwin

madhurk 20669 0.1 0.0 109432 14912 ? S 11:46 0:00 kwin
madhurk 21749 0.0 0.0 3804 580 pts/455 S+ 11:52 0:00 grep kwin

Remember to copy the "kwin" text. Kill the currently running kwin job.

~22> kill -9 21749

Click open the "Run command" action and type paste the "kwin". Run this command and viola everything would be back to normal.
 
  


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