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Old 09-30-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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Blender windowing


I managed to get Blender installed for Mandrake 10.0 from rpms off of PBone (tar from blender3d.org would not work). I would like to run Blender in a windowed mode so that I can read my blender manual at the same time, but I have not found a way to run in windowed mode (worked in windows). I tried to make the manual window sticky (above other windows) but this did not work, blender stll covers the manual. Is it possible to do this with the linux version?

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Old 09-30-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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Did you try holding Alt and drag with the right mouse button? This works in fluxbox...not sure if it's a universal resize method.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 12:57 AM   #3
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Can't you just Alt + Tab or switch the workspace instead?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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The alt+tab suggestion will not work because I would like to be able to do work and read at the same time without having to tab back and forth.

The alt drag suggestion might work (not able to test at the moment) but i doubt it. There are no edges to alt and click on, it is full screen with no borders at all (possibly because it is an open gl window?). I do have the opengl version running and I have the NVidia opengl drivers running correctly.

thanks for the replys!
 
Old 10-01-2004, 12:16 PM   #5
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There are no edges to alt and click on, it is full screen with no borders at all
That's the beauty of Alt+drag. You don't need a border or handle...it can be used with any window even if there are no decorations at all.
Simply hold the Alt (Mod1) key, and drag with the right mouse button anywhere within the window you want to resize.

Drag left/right = shrink/grow horizontally
Drag up/down = shrink/grow vertically

Using the Left mouse button with Alt moves the window.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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The alt+mouse works for normal kde window apps. but it appears that this does not extend to opengl windows. I tried this but still no windowing or resizing in blender. Guess I should probably post this in an official blender fourm.

Thanks for the suggestions though
 
Old 10-24-2004, 03:34 PM   #7
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Try running it with the -w argument.

i.e. [path to blender]/blender -w

Works for me.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 04:20 PM   #8
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Try running it with the -w argument.

i.e. [path to blender]/blender -w
Sweet! I never knew about that one. I've always been alt+dragging if I need to switch workspaces and whatnot. Of course, it sucks away that valuable 3/8-inch of screen space... Small sacrifice to be able to raise/lower/move it easily, though.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 06:35 PM   #9
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No probs, I think it works the same way in windows too.
 
  


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