Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99158
Metacity needs wireframe window move
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
Request for enhancement: Metacity does not have a wireframe window move option:
only opaque move is allowed. This is very irritating on a slower machine, and
especially for people like myself who habitually use wireframe move on other
I understand this very feature has been the subject of heated debate on the
developer's mailing list. There appear to be patches available to add a
wireframe window move and I wonder if this could be included in a RedHat update
The new option should be reflected in the Preferences->Windows configuration tool.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to RH 9 with default window manager
2. Drag any window around - note that it moves opaquely, redrawing all the time.
3. Select Menu->Preferences->Windows. Note that there is no option to select
wireframe window moving.
Actual Results: Stuck with opaque window moving :-(
Expected Results: Should have an option for wireframe window moving in
There's already a bug for this on bugzilla.gnome.org
I handle metacity bugs on both bug trackers, so there's no value to
having one on both. ;-)