[aklug] Going for the border

Tim Johnson tim at akwebsoft.com
Sun Jul 2 13:14:01 AKDT 2017

* Royce Williams <royce at tycho.org> [170702 12:49]:
> On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 12:14 PM, Mike <alaskabarsalou at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > For a long time now, I have hassled with moving and resizing the screen
> > because the grab size of the border is 1 pixel...that doesn't even make
> > sense.  I'm not clear why someone would create a torture such as that.
> >
> > But no matter, you should be able to use Alt and right-click-drag (for me
> > anyway) anywhere in the window and it should let you resize the screen.
> >
> > On some of the posts I saw Alt-middle click-drag.
> >
> > You'll have to play around to figure it out.
> >
> > The flat spot on my head is starting to get some relief.
  I've used fluxbox for years. With that window manager, I have much
  more room than that to play with ... my wife uses gnome, and yes,
  it is an issue. 

  Also, fluxbox provides macros for selective resizing and tiling.

  Fluxbox was originally a bitch to set up, but the amount of
  control beats an OS or a WM that tries to do everything for you
  and leaves you with little disgression. 

  Must be a lesson there somewhere....

> +1. I was also happy to discover this alternative, and not that long ago.
> But the need for irritates me. I regularly switch between Windows,
> Linux, and macOS, and it deeply derails my flow to have to remember
> the Alt-click-drag thing.
> If I have to stop using a tool in order to think about the tool,
> there is something wrong with the tool.
> Royce
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