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Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by spoovy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:19 am

When I try to drag a window or resize it, the window only moves (or grows/shrinks) by a few pixels then stops. I can only therefore get the result I want by repeatedly clicking and dragging a few pixels at a time, which is really annoying.
Any ideas anyone?

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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by JerryF » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:47 am

Are you using a mouse? If so and this just starting happening, I'd check the mouse. Clean the inside. It may not be getting a good connection on your buttons.
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by spoovy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:04 pm

No it's not mouse related, same thing with trackpad, trackpoint, external mouse.

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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by Flemur » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:20 pm

spoovy wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:04 pm
No it's not mouse related, same thing with trackpad, trackpoint, external mouse.
Does that stuff work properly when not dealing with windows? (copying text, etc).
If so, it might be a window manager issue; you might take a look at these and their settings (they're also somewhere in your menus)

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xfwm4-settings
xfwm4-tweaks-settings
xfwm4-workspace-settings

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xfwm4
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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by spoovy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:16 am

Yes everything else works fine, just this oddity.
I've been through all those dialogue boxes and everything else I can think of, nothing suggests to me that this is a setting. I also tried dpkg-reconfigure to no avail. Maybe open a bug with xfwm4?

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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by Flemur » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:21 am

spoovy wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:16 am
Yes everything else works fine, just this oddity.
I've been through all those dialogue boxes and everything else I can think of, nothing suggests to me that this is a setting. I also tried dpkg-reconfigure to no avail. Maybe open a bug with xfwm4?
How creating a new user, and see if the problem persists?

After that doesn't work, your can replace xfwm4 ...
search "xfce" "replace xfwm4" ->
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=10714
https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... th-awesome
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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by pkfo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:28 pm

This is a bug on workspace #1. Every time you switch to workspace #1 the bug toggle on and off.
Workaround: press ctrl+F1 or switch to workspace #1. Or don't use workspace #1.
viewtopic.php?f=57&t=249505

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Re: Window resize or move only few pixels

Post by MtnDewManiac » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:33 pm

Has anyone (that this issue is happening to) reported this on Xfce's Bugzilla page?

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https://bugzilla.xfce.org/
Wait... Has anyone first determined that this is an Xfce bug, and not one introduced by Mint? I suppose that would be the first step.

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