Window snapping is broken, making it difficult to move windows near panels

Bug #495708 reported by David Siegel on 2009-12-11
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Unassigned
compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Low
Travis Watkins

Bug Description

With Compiz's Snapping Windows plugin, the default value of resistance_distance should be changed from 30 to 18. With this smaller resistance_distance value, window snapping is still usable for those who wish to use it, but the snappiness is less pronounced and less likely to frustrate users who don't understand the behavior.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → lucid-round-9
assignee: nobody → David Siegel (djsiegel)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Travis Watkins (amaranth)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
summary: - Windows are too snappy, making it difficult to move windows near panels
+ Window snapping is too strong, making it difficult to move windows near
+ panels

This seems to be a duplicate of longstanding Bug #160151 which is already registered upstream.

Johan Walles (walles) wrote :

I wouldn't say this is a duplicate of bug 160151. It's more like this is a request for a workaround, and bug 160151 is a request for a fix.

I'd much rather have snapping fixed (bug 160151) than having the broken implementation tuned (this bug).

Johan, fair enough, but this bug is paper cut-sized and has someone committed to fixing it, so at least we will tune the behavior a bit. Fixing the behavior may not be considered a paper cut if it is at all an involved task, but please pursue it.

Johan Walles (walles) wrote :

Why not just disable edge stickiness? It's broken, and I can't see who'd want to use in its current state anyway.

Johan Walles (walles) on 2010-01-16
summary: - Window snapping is too strong, making it difficult to move windows near
+ Window snapping is broken, making it difficult to move windows near
panels
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-02-04
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Vish (vish) on 2010-02-04
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Vish (vish) wrote :

Bug was fixed a while ago, for some reason the lp janitor did not auto-close the bugs, probably since the bug was in compiz instead of compiz-plugins:

compiz-fusion-plugins-main (0.8.4-0ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/03_default_options.patch:
    - updated to include
      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495641 (LP: #495641)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495687 (LP: #495687)
    - fix resistance_distance (LP: #495708)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495712 (LP: #495712)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/478016 (LP: #478016)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495634 (LP: #495634)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:41:02 -0800

affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Changed in compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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