The latest version of xfwm4 do not seem to include the very handy window
snapping feature anymore, though the config dialog still includes the options.
Is that a bug or was it removed intentionally?
It is intentional ;)
Snapping is now resistance, but you can revert this to the old behaviour using
the "wmtweaks" properties.
I had to choose a default...
What is the name of the option? I can't seem to find it.
Shouldn't the "Windows snapping" section be removed from the window manager
preferences dialog if it doesn't have any effect by default? I think it's pretty
confusing right now.
The option is still there, and it is still working, it's simply resisting
instead of attracting
BTW the option (in English) is "Use edge resistance instead of windows snapping".
I don't see this option here.
% xfwm4 --version
This is xfwm4 version 4.3.0 (revision 20258) for Xfce 4.3.0
Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Compiled against GTK+-2.8.11, using GTK+-2.8.11.
Build configuration and supported features:
- Startup notification support: Yes
- Render support: Yes
- Xrandr support: Yes
- Embedded compositor: No
xfce-mcs-manager restarted properly.
The dialogs look like this:
Looks pretty much like
http://svn.xfce.org/svn/xfce/xfwm4/trunk/mcs-plugin/xfwm4_plugin.c. Did you
forget to commit the changes?
Looking through the source I found snap_resist=false, which does the trick.
I'm fine with whatever default. I'm just confused (and I guess most people will
be) if there's an option named "Windows snapping", but windows don't snap to
each other even if enabled. If it's an option for edge resistance, it should be
labeled "Edge Resistance" instead.
BTW: What is the idea behind the snap_resist=true behaviour? It doesn't seem to
offer any advantage over the window snapping.
Your wmtweaks plugin is outdated. Make sure you remove all copies of wmtweak*.so
and reinstall xfwm4 MCS plugins.
Aye, that does the trick for the wmtweaks plugin.
So, can you fix the labels in the wmplugin if the "edge resistance instead of
window snapping" is active?
I think I'll revert the default to snapping. It's easier and less confusing for
the users ;)
Defaults to snapping again.