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#1 2016-01-06 09:48:33

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[SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

I am working on a high dpi macbook pro, and I've got most things configured and looking OK at this resolution. The only issue I am still having is that when I try to resize a window, I have to move my cursor to what seems to be exactly the correct pixel to make the cursor change to the resize window icon thing. I've looked through the openbox config file, and I can't find any way to change the sensitivity of the area where that happens. Does anyone know how to change this?

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#2 2016-01-06 10:10:24

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

You could use (or modify) a theme with larger (thicker) borders to give you more space to grab hold of.

Alternatively, hold down <Alt> then use right-click & drag to resize from anywhere in the window.

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#3 2016-01-06 11:34:13

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Over the coarse of the next several years you probably just saved me like 10 hours of fiddling! Thank's a lot.

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#4 2016-01-06 11:38:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

You're welcome smile


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#5 2016-01-07 02:57:21

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Also, there's a bigger handle at the bottom right-hand corner of the window which is a bit easier to grab for resizing.


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#6 2016-01-07 07:59:37

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

it's an openbox theming thing.
i, too, often feel that the grip/handle/borders aren't wide enough for my shaky hands.
these values influence that:

border.width:
window.handle.width:

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#7 2016-01-07 15:18:08

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^If you set them in your Openbox themerc you can make them as honking big as you like. monkey

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#8 2016-01-07 15:54:07

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Are there default keybindings in BL for ResizeRelative and MoveRelative? If not, creating some is always handy.


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#9 2016-01-07 23:23:18

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

PackRat wrote:

Are there default keybindings in BL for ResizeRelative and MoveRelative? If not, creating some is always handy.

Nope - none found in a search of rc.xml wink


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#10 2016-01-07 23:31:09

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Easily added though...

    <keybind key="A-r">
      <action name="Resize"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-m">
      <action name="Move"/>
    </keybind>

@newbies, for resizing, first arrow press chooses the border-side, second moves it in that direction, Enter releases the cursor. Some more keybinds...
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=563

-edit-@damo and all, we should just add these to rc.xml like we did with Iconify/ToggleMaximize, don't you think?

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#11 2016-01-07 23:42:15

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

hhh wrote:

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-edit-@damo and all, we should just add these to rc.xml like we did with Iconify/ToggleMaximize, don't you think?

Personally I'm happy to see lots features in the default rc.xml, as long as the keybinds are reasonable. There may even be a case for including as many as possible, with some of the more esoteric ones commented out perhaps. Care is needed though, since some of the window "tiling" options don't work well with a desktop spanning multi-monitors.


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#12 2016-01-07 23:56:33

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

OK. I think we should add those 2 at least for RC2. That's your department... add what you see fit, discuss it with johnraff and HoaS if needed, then can you take care of pushing the commit?

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#13 2016-01-08 00:11:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

I've added the posted stanza at line 319

Should I just push it now?


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#14 2016-01-08 00:13:25

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Oh yeah, just make sure there are no conflicts. Then push it real good.

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#15 2016-01-08 00:16:48

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Doneski

EDIT: Now we can just wait for johnraff and twoion to correct my mistakes big_smile

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#16 2016-01-08 00:20:17

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

And I thank you, good sir.

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#17 2016-01-08 00:35:00

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Just realised that there is already a tiling section in rc.xml at line 453:
https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-co … c.xml#L453

I probably should have added it there instead.


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#18 2016-01-08 00:42:33

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Just realised that there is already a tiling section in rc.xml at line 453:
https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-co … c.xml#L453

I probably should have added it there instead.

Best to keep it tidy I think wink

(Also, I've been using a branch for changes, and only merging after other eyes have seen it.)


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#19 2016-01-08 01:23:22

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Is the "move" binding needed? You can already hold the Alt key and drag with the mouse to move a window.


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#20 2016-01-08 03:01:38

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@johnraff, discussed and added. Thanks!

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#21 2016-01-08 03:18:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

Cool. smile


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#22 2016-01-08 07:38:12

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

damo wrote:

(Also, I've been using a branch for changes, and only merging after other eyes have seen it.)

Ooops, thanks for the tip!

I will do that next time.


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#23 2016-01-08 08:02:37

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

hhh wrote:

Then push it real good.

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#24 2016-01-08 08:31:51

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

ohnonot wrote:
hhh wrote:

Then push it real good.

(sprayed coffee on my keyboard)
who knew distro development could be so much fun?

And you haven't seen the late-night partying that goes on in the back rooms at the 'Labs and the 'Hub!


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#25 2016-01-08 23:44:17

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Re: [SOLVED] Window resize sensitivity

In all humility I say: You folks are magicians.

The more I think about Linux (not just Bunsenlabs) and how it is created, the more impressed I am about what you all (and all other distro devs) are doing.

I mean, you are putting together a Linux distribution! If that ain't awesome...

In all these 8 years of using Linux (longer, if I count along my quite catastrophic SUSE Linux baby steps and my quite successful Mandrake walks, ages ago), I am finding Linux one of the most impressive things that I have ever encountered. Amazing.


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