Resizing improvement request

Bug #45706 reported by Trouilliez vincent
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

When I watch TV, I would love to be able to resize the window while keeping the aspect ratio constant. I gathered that metacity does already handle thie feature. However I understand that it must be handled by the application. But I watch TV using the programs "tvtime" or "xawtv", both of which are not gnome programs so can't assume that they are being used with metacity.
So it would be great if it could be possible for the user, not the program, to control the aspect ratio.
I dunno, for example, if I hold the "control" key while resizing the window, make metacity lock the aspect ratio, or add some option in the window menu (top left corner) or something...

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. Low wishlist request and upstream topic

Changed in metacity:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Marnanel Thurman (marnanel) wrote :

The thing is, it's not just a Metacity thing that a window can ask for an aspect ratio, it's an X thing. Is it important to be able to resize ANY window with its aspect ratio locked, or just these two applications? Because it sounds as though these applications ought to be asking for it already, and so perhaps the bug is there.

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Marnanel Thurman (marnanel) wrote :

Removing from metacity tracker, since it's assigned to an irrelevant bug.

Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
no longer affects: metacity
Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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