Window resizing with the mouse--size of target, corners

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Window resizing with the mouse--size of target, corners

Postby mattmorgan on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:42 am

Is there a way, in Cinnamon, to cause the pointer target for resizing windows to be larger? I don't have too much trouble hitting the vertical and horizontal resizing strips, but hitting the corners is really hard.

Also--can I cause the upper corners to allow window resizing, too, not just the lower corners?

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Re: Window resizing with the mouse--size of target, corners

Postby catweazel on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:12 pm

I blame fat cursors for this so I use the DMZ cursor theme. Still, the issue you mention seems to be generic to linux as I have exactly the same problem in KDE. The corner grips are simply not big enough and it takes a lot of mouse manoeuvering to be able to grab them. Sometimes I give up in frustration and resize windows using the horizontal and vertical grips independently.

That said, it's more likely due to the mouse being set to too high a resolution. I have one of those new-fangled Microsoft Sidewinder mice that has on-the-fly adjustable resolution. Dropping the mouse to a lower resolution results in success. You might look at your mouse settings and adjust the resolution down a bit so that it takes a bit more mouse movement to cover a given distance.
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Re: Window resizing with the mouse--size of target, corners

Postby palo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:34 pm

The suggestion for changing resolution sounds good. You may also want to try holding down the left Alt key and use your middle button on the mouse anywhere in the window to resize it. Works in Xfce and Enlightenment but Cinnamon won't load on my second machine :( so I can't test it.

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Edit: Got a Cinnamon live disk to run on this computer and confirmed - Alt and middle button will resize there so you don't have to have that pinpoint accuracy.
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Re: Window resizing with the mouse--size of target, corners

Postby mattmorgan on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:10 pm

Thanks, you guys, I'll experiment with those suggestions. Much appreciated.
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