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Feature Request: resize button in the title bar


Description Colin Keenan 2014-09-17 23:20:36 CEST
Please add a resize button to the title bar of windows. Clicking it would be as if the user did the Resize window shortcut (usually Alt+F8).
Comment 1 Colin Keenan 2014-10-06 03:20:42 CEST
Maybe a Unity-style "additional input area" would be better than a button.

It might be better to copy Unity's technique instead of adding another button to the title bar. Unity defines an "additional input area" around the window (default 10px wide). It pretty much acts like a 10px invisible border. When the mouse pointer is clicked within 10px of the edge of a window, it will grab the window edge for resizing.

I would guess the button would be easier to implement, but the additional input area would be more intuitive to use. Either one would be a vast improvement over a hotkey or struggling with a 1px border.

I had suggested the button after reading https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=9083 where it was suggested to have a button similar to what the old twm used.

The reason requests like this are made is that modern themes have 1px borders that are very hard to grab with the mouse, but Alt-F8 is not easily thought of, so people who want a modern theme just struggle with using the mouse on a 1px border or learn to rarely resize windows.

Recently, I was trying to figure out how to get the hotkey for resizing windows on Unity for an application I'm writing. In working on that, I discovered that on Unity, it's easy to resize windows with the mouse, even when the borders are 0px wide!
Comment 2 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 12:02:13 CEST
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Bug #11170

Reported by:
Colin Keenan
Reported on: 2014-09-17
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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