Comment 381 for bug 160311

Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

Please stop asking to revert the status of this bug. It is fine as is:

 1. This bug was fixed in compiz and Unity in 11.04 (two years ago now). The left, right and bottom window borders now have a ten-pixel each-way grab area.
 2. A similar grab area was added to the top border in 13.04
 3. If no such grab area exists and you are running Unity 3D, you can configure the borders so that they do exist:
     11.04: Open /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml and edit the <padding> tags under <frame_tyle> with the name "normal_focused" and "normal_unfocused" and add left="left_padding" right="right_padding" bottom="bottom_padding"
    11.10 and onwards: Install mutter (sudo apt-get install mutter) and edit org.gnome.mutter 'draggable-border-width' in dconf-editor
 4. No such grab area exists in Unity 2D. It will not be added to Unity 2D because it would entail making metacity into a non-simple compositing manager. Unity 2D was designed to be run without any hardware acceleration. As such, the Unity 2D bug status is, and will remain "Invalid".
 5. This bug is only fixed in Unity 3D. Any similar issues with other desktop environments (gnome-classic, xfce, kde) should be reported to the relevant upstream.