Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72221
Gnome Keyboard shortcut: "Resize a window" doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using the keyboard shortcut "Resize a window" displays a four-way arrow cursor,
but does not resize any windows.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. choose a shortcut for "Resize a window"
3. Close the program (saving)
4. try to resize a window
Actual Results: Four-way arrow cursor appears, without allowing the window to
Expected Results: Four-way cursor to appear, and resize the the ability to
resize the window.
You have to press the arrow keys. (Reopen the bug if that doesn't work.)
I know it's a bit confusing, but if you think about it, the menu item would be
pretty useless if it was to resize the window with the _mouse_. ;-) It's for
resizing with the keyboard.
Ok, I didn't try using the error keys when I submitted the bug originally- but
it works as you described.
The reason I re-opened the bug is the "Move a window" shortcut works with the
mouse AND/OR the arrow keys, while the "Resize a window" shortcut ONLY works
with the arrow keys.
Here's the bug:
1. Use the "Resize a window" shortcut on a window
2. Press arrow key "Down" then "Left"
3. Now you can use the mouse to resize the window
Sorry- it's a bit picky, but I'm used to the way it worked in Gnome-1/Sawfish or
For me KDE just starts a horizontal-only resize when I choose size - sort of
Anyway I'll move the issue to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91459
and close on the Red Hat level, I mostly track metacity enhancements on gnome.org.