Oct 062009

There are a lot of user interface inefficiencies that we’ve all been forced to get used to. Moving and resizing windows is definitely one of them, as you have to carefully position the mouse cursor over a tiny section of a window.

However, there’s no need for Linux users to do this. X-Windows supports moving and resizing windows by clicking and dragging on any portion of a window – the mouse cursor can be over any portion of the window, no matter what’s underneath.

Here’s how:

  • To move: Hold down ALT while clicking and dragging with the left mouse button
  • To resize: Hold down ALT while clicking and dragging with the right mouse button

You’ll find that even though it’s a small tip, your work will be just a little more efficient.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(to be displayed above your comment)

(for moderation; your e-mail address will not be made public)