Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 989203
Unable to resize window width using a mouse
Last modified: 2015-02-18 09:02:42 EST
Description of problem:
When I open a window in an XFCE session, I can use the mouse to resize the upper and lower edges of the window, but the resize symbol doesn't appear when I roll the mouse over the left and right edges.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into an XFCE session.
2. Open Accessories -> gedit
3. Make sure gedit isn't using a full screen.
4. Try to resize the width of the window by rolling the mouse over the left or right edges.
The resize symbol (an arrow with a verticle bar) doesn't appear when you roll the left or right edges. In fact, the window doesn't seem to have a visible left or right border. The resize symbol will appear in the corners or on the upper and lower edges.
I expect a resize symbol to appear when I roll the mouse over the left and right edges AND I expect to be able to resize the window using those symbols.
As a work-around, I can resize the window width using the keyboard - <Alt><Space> Resize. The width can also be resized by rolling the mouse over the corners to get the corner resize symbol.
What theme are you using?
(settings -> appearance -> style)
If you change this does it start working?
It had the default style, was that Adwaita? Anyway, changing to something else had no effect.
I tried this on my F18 computer at work (xfce4-session-4.10.1-1.fc18.x86_64, screen resolution = 1280x1024) and it looks like the area for detecting the mouse is only one pixel wide - very difficult for getting the horizontal sizing symbol to appear. Perhaps this area gets rounded down to less than a pixel wide on my home computer. I'll report on the screen resolution on my F19 computer (at home) in a few hours.
Screen resolution on my F19 home computer is also 1280x1024.
Yeah, it's a bit more than 1 pixel here, which is why I was wonder what the theme was, since it may depend on how 'thick' the window decorations are.
You never get a resize on f19 at all? Or it's just very hard to find the right spot?
Also, to be clear, this happens on all resizable windows? Or just gedit?
I never get the width resize at all. It is on all windows, I was just using gedit as an example.
Just to make sure, I created a new user with an empty home directory. This happens on my computer using the defaults.
It could be related to the driver for the video card. The lscpi command shows
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. Millennium G550 (rev 01)
If I set the appearance to high contrast, windows still have no side borders.
Created attachment 782342 [details]
Screenshot of a window
This shows how the Appearance Settings application has no side borders.
Same story here with KDE desktop using latest FC19 kernel.
This was working fine and now it just stopped working.
I can't resize vertically but not horizontally and from the corner on all windows!
Please help, the alt workaround is annoying.
Also when I click over the task-bar of the windows, more action - resize (it works).
But I want the usual resize cursor that appear when you approach to the edge of the windows.
(In reply to Moe Ell from comment #8)
> Same story here with KDE desktop using latest FC19 kernel.
> This was working fine and now it just stopped working.
> I can't resize vertically but not horizontally and from the corner on all
> Please help, the alt workaround is annoying.
> Also when I click over the task-bar of the windows, more action - resize (it
> But I want the usual resize cursor that appear when you approach to the edge
> of the windows.
> Any help?
I meant I can resize vertically (only from the top edge not the bottom one)
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