Comment 370 for bug 160311

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 4:20 AM, Aleve Sicofante <email address hidden> wrote:
> 2013/1/31 Sam Spilsbury <email address hidden>
>
>>
>> Aleve, if you are still having problems resizing windows you can bump
>> up the padding around the window. If I remember correctly its in the
>> key org.gnome.mutter:draggable-border-width
>>
>
> There's no such thing in Unity. Mutter is used in Gnome Shell...
>

gtk-window-decorator integrates with the mutter keys.

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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/160311
>
> Title:
> Resizing windows by grabbing window borders is difficult
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Released
> Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts:
> Fix Released
> Status in The Metacity Window Manager:
> In Progress
> Status in Release Notes for Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Invalid
> Status in “light-themes” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
>
> Bug description:
> This bug is fixed in unity-3d since ubuntu 11.04.
> It still exists in unity-2d and will never be fixed as unity-2d is no longer supported since ubuntu 12.10 (see comment #343).
>
> *************
>
> This should mostly be fixed for Natty and might get backported to
> earlier releases as well.
>
> For Precise (12.04) this is again broken for unity-2d (as of 17.7.2012 unity-2d 5.12.0-0ubuntu1.1).
> Note that if the window has a scrollbar, you can grab that to resize the window. If not, you are stuck with the 1px border. Workaround: NONE KNOWN (see comment 320)?
>
> *************
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> *************Blueprint for Natty, Ubuntu 11.04:
>
> https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/packageselection-
> dx-n-resizing-windows
>
> Work items1 * Make sure the new resize grip fits in current applications; doesn't interfere with anything. We should make some noise about this during the Natty cycle so people keep their eyes open and file bugs.
> 2 * Invisible window resize area - around 3px invisible area to allow resize on all sides.
>
> *************
>
> Working grip backported to gtk2 already available in ppa :
> https://launchpad.net/~bratsche/+archive/gtk
>
> *************
>
> Workaround for Compiz/Unity: Alt+Middlemousebutton resizes a window
> most comfortably.
>
> Workaround: Edit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-
> theme-1.xml. Set the following values in frame_geometry_normal as
> desired:
>
> <distance name="left_width" value="3"/>
> <distance name="right_width" value="3"/>
> <distance name="bottom_height" value="3"/>
>
> ************
>
> Binary package hint: metacity
>
> - The issue has been an issue for users (especially of large) screens
> for several releases- Trackpad users seem to be particularly impacted
> by this- The issue appears to have been significantly aggravated in
> Lucid by changing the border width from 3 pixels to 1 pixel
>
> The window borders in metacity are far too thin to be used for
> comfortable window resizing, and resize handles are not available in
> all applications (or even most). In fact, of all the windows I have
> open right now, not a single one of them has a resize handle. The
> result is that I get a lot of "misses" when I try to drag a window
> border, which usually results in my clicking on the wrong window
> altogether. The best fix for this usability bug is to create an
> "invisible" region around each non-maximized window about 4px thick
> that can be used for resizing (in addition to the visible border). Or
> perhaps there should be a border thickness option on the System >
> Preferences > Windows dialog (although the default thickness should
> still be increased considerably). Ideally all windows would also have
> a resize handle but I realize that these have to be application
> controlled (at least that seems to be the position of the metacity
> team).
>
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Sam Spilsbury