Bug 491413 - Left-click on window border acts like a right-click
Left-click on window border acts like a right-click
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-20 16:49 EDT by Josh Stone
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-21 14:40:48 EDT
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Description Josh Stone 2009-03-20 16:49:49 EDT
Description of problem:
When the title bar of a window is hidden off the top of the screen, then it's hard to resize the window, because all clicks on the border act like right-clicks.

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(BTW, I'm only guessing that this is a metacity problem, because it's not unique to any particular application AFAICS)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ALT-click-drag any window and move it up until the title bar is hidden.
2. Left-click on the left/right/bottom window border.
Actual results:
The right-click context menu appears upon the left-click.  A real right-click still brings up the context menu as well.

Expected results:
The border should start resizing when dragging.

Additional info:
Selecting resize from the context menu still works, so it is still possible to resize the window, just more cumbersome.

I've run into this on my netbook with a low resolution, where I sometimes have to ALT-drag windows around to see all their content.
Comment 1 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2009-03-21 14:40:48 EDT
I basically agree with you, but you'll need to convince the metacity maintainer upstream about this; this is not something we'd change in Fedora.
Comment 2 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2009-03-22 18:07:30 EDT
See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=480270 .

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