[SOLVED] Disable Alt-Mouse drag

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[SOLVED] Disable Alt-Mouse drag

Post by Eucalyptus » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 pm

Using Linuxmint 18.3 & Cinnamon 3.6.6

- Alt is pressed (and hold)
- mouse left click somewhere in the window (not on the title bar) and hold the mouse button pressed
- dragging the mouse

Currently this move the entire window. I would like to disable this behavior, i.e the mouse should ignore the status of the Alt button. This is because I prefer to use the Alt-mouse drag for another application.

I hope this is possible and how to do it?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Disable Alt-Mouse drag

Post by catweazel » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:37 pm

Eucalyptus wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Alt-mouse drag
apt install dconf-tools

Run the dconf editor from the main menu. Navigate to org > cinnamon > desktop > wm > preferences and change the mouse-button-modifier.

Set it to <Ctrl> or <Super>, but don't leave it empty.
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Re: Disable Alt-Mouse drag

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:18 am

There is no need to install the dconf-editor, this setting is already present in the Cinnamon preferences GUI. Open the window settings -> behavior -> the second last option allows you to change it. Also disabling the feature can be done; there is no need to use another modifier key, if this shall not get used at all (user's choice).

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Re: Disable Alt-Mouse drag

Post by Eucalyptus » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:52 am

Cosmo. wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:18 am
There is no need to install the dconf-editor, this setting is already present in the Cinnamon preferences GUI. Open the window settings -> behavior -> the second last option allows you to change it. Also disabling the feature can be done; there is no need to use another modifier key, if this shall not get used at all (user's choice).
Thank you very much. Not sure what you meant by "the second last option" But there is an obvious option which is "Special Key to move & resize windows".
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Re: [SOLVED] Disable Alt-Mouse drag

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 pm

Yes, I mean this which you marked with an arrow. The difference in counting (2nd last / 3rd last) comes, because I quickly checked in my Mint 17.3 system (there the now last option does not exist) and I was not aware, that in newer Cinnamon's an additional option had been added.

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