Comment 29 for bug 160311

Hello,
I am having a little difficulty understanding your problem, but what I get to know from your email is  that you are having problems setting up a new monitor and some other little resizing problems.  You should check your graphic card  and you might have to get a good graphic card to a higher resolution like the one you are using.  Try ATI 4850 and also check that someone has not messed up the display settings that are on your monitor buttons, that might help you getting the borders you want.
Sorry I wasn't able to help much,
Vikram

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From: Richard <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:14:22 AM
Subject: [Bug 160311] Re: Window Resize Difficult (Window Border Thickness)

This is a real pain on larger displays (e.g. mine is 1680x1050). It's
also an accessibility issue - those with motor control problems may find
it very hard to position the mouse to drag a window even on smaller
displays such as 1280x1024 17" monitors.

Having switched from KDE, where this is a simple configuration option
and the first thing I set up, I'm really surprised that GNOME doesn't
allow this.  Windows has of course allowed this for a very long time,
certainly Windows 95 if not Windows 3.1.

Installing Emerald is reasonable workaround I suppose but that's hardly
new user friendly - it would be much better if this was configurable.
Having to search for a theme with wider borders is a pain, you might
well end up with a theme you don't like for aesthetic reasons. As
someone said, it's the small things that put you off when you are trying
out Ubuntu for the first time.  (I've used Ubuntu for a few years and
Linux for ages but am setting up Ubuntu for an elderly relative who has
some trouble with precise mouse movements.)

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Window Resize Difficult (Window Border Thickness)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/160311
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