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Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:36 am
by Ankit Pruthi
I've searched the forums and tried all workarounds to change the alt+click windows behavior to super+click but nothing seems to work (including setting the key in dconf-editor, and the entry is missing in gconf-editor).

I did try setting the mouse behavior using the command:

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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences mouse-button-modifier '<Super>'


However, this too does not give desired results.
Is it possible to change this at all? It is necessary for me to do so because nearly all 3D applications that i use rely heavily on alt+click combinations.

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:30 pm
by wolfshark
I have the exact same problem, i just could not disable the alt+drag behavior. I need the alt key in Blender, but i can't use it. This situation is repeating itself too many times during the years. I've lost literally days trying to fix that problem.

I tried to set mouse-button-modifier to '<Super>' in dconf-editor, but that changes nothing. Actually it seems that dconf-editor is not working because i tried to change the position of the close and maximize buttons but that didn't worked too.

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:15 am
by wolfshark
Up, the problem is a big one for me.

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:03 pm
by wolfshark
Up, i still have some hope that somebody will help.

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:22 pm
by gonnaditchmintsoon
Ah man! I have the same issue. Bump.

I found this but did not pursue it further https://github.com/rayza/Cinnamon/commi ... b9c59bcbe5

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:47 pm
by gonnaditchmintsoon
Solved!

https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/pull/1293.

All you need to do is add 3 lines to cinnamon-settings.py . Read the bottom most comments for more details.

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:37 pm
by lexington523
I searched for a long time for this. I finally found a solution on my own. I have a much easier answer than most of the solutions that I found. This is confirmed to work in Mint 15 and probably is present in earlier editions.

go to: system settings --> windows
locate "modifier to use for modified window click actions"
change it from "Alt" to nothing.

and that's all there is to it. none of this complicated stuff. I don't know why that was so impossible to find in online forums.

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:31 pm
by cosminmstroe
lexington523 has the correct solution. Confirmed that it still works on Mint 16.

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