Long click maximize button to produce additional resize options

Reported by Justin Riddiough on 2013-01-23
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Ayatana Design
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Bug Description

The problem is that the 'drag window to resize' is a very nice feature, but also can be a source of frustration. On dual monitors, it's easy to spend time trying to get the resize controls just right.

I think that there is an approach to make this feature more usable AND provide even more functionality that would directly benefit users workflow efficiency.

(See mockup/attached images)

Instead of dragging the window by the bar to do something with it, a long click of the 'maximize' window would create an overlay

Right now we have
Close, Minimize, and Maximize
X - []

We are looking at options that would change the functionality of the "Maximize" button area / region of the screen after an extended click

Long click of maximize would produce:
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Corners would resize the screen to 25% of full screen and place it into the clicked corner.
Sides (not corners) would resize to 50% and place it into the size that was clicked
Center click would maximize to full screen

Justin Riddiough (jriddiough) wrote :
description: updated
Tyson Gray (tysongray) wrote :

I think this is a great idea and should be considered! Nice mockup of your idea.

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