Bug 99158 - Metacity needs wireframe window move
Metacity needs wireframe window move
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-07-15 08:27 EDT by Laurence Tyler
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Description Laurence Tyler 2003-07-15 08:27:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314

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
for Metacity.

The new option should be reflected in the Preferences->Windows configuration tool.

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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

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-07-15 11:07:23 EDT
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. ;-)

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