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windows do not snap when moved with keyboard shortcuts


Description Sami Samhuri 2005-03-14 07:53:01 CET
When using keyboard shortcuts to move windows they do not snap to each other or
the workspace edges.

It is also impossible to move the window to negative Y coords with the keyboard,
as you are able to do using Alt+LeftMouseButton (Button1?). I'm unsure if the
latter is actually a feature, but I cannot see why you should not be able to
move it with the keyboard since the keys are always accessible regardless of
window position. Perhaps this should be separate bug.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use the keyboard shortcuts to move a window to the top left of the screen, it
does not snap to either edge. (sort of snaps to top, but unable to move above
the top)

Actual Results:  
the window is placed a with a few pixels cut off on the left

Expected Results:  
snapped the window to the workspace edge

Sorry for the fuss if this is by design, but I think it would be useful to snap
windows no matter which method you use to move them.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-03-14 11:51:35 CET
Sorry, but I really don't see the need for snapping when moving windows with the

As for moving to neg. coords, that's really meant to be that way, it's to
prevent the user from moving the window where the mouse could not reach it.
Comment 2 Sami Samhuri 2005-03-14 21:29:20 CET
Fair enough. Thanks for taking the time to read my "bug" report. :)

Bug #835

Reported by:
Sami Samhuri
Reported on: 2005-03-14
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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