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Anyone know how to make it easier to grab the side or corner of the window to resize it? Seems like there is literally 1 pixel of space to grab.

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Btw, I know this is a well-known bug. Just wondering if anyone has a workaround for now. Editing the theme perhaps? – slugmandrew Sep 15 '10 at 21:32
This question seems like it might be better on SU or Ubuntu.SE – Daenyth Sep 15 '10 at 21:36
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In Linux, you can usually hold Alt and drag the right mouse button near one of the borders to resize a window, and hold Alt and the drag the left mouse button anywhere in the window to move it. I can't say for certain that this works on Ubuntu though!

Edit: This is based on my experience with fluxbox/openbox. There should be similar shortcuts for other window managers. According to this link, this should work with KDE. This link suggests it would be Alt-F8 for GNOME.

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Dunno about gnome, but this is not true of KDE. It might be good to state what assumptions you're making (with regard to DE/WM) – Daenyth Sep 15 '10 at 21:36
When i used KDE it was Alt-Right click, on gnome now it is Alt-Middle Click. At least for me. – LatinSuD Sep 15 '10 at 21:37
Doesn't seem to... you can move the window like you say but no resizing. Hmm... just found a post that talks about it being a problem since ubuntu 6 so maybe there is no hope :S hehe. – slugmandrew Sep 15 '10 at 21:40
AHH!!! YES! ALT+Middle click works a treat! I knew there would be some kind of command! Thanks a lot! LatinSuD :D – slugmandrew Sep 15 '10 at 21:41
You could also switch to a saner theme; the new theme trends are not exactly friendly, even if they look smart. – Clearer Mar 25 '15 at 10:22

Hold Alt and press Middle click (mousewheel) near the edge of the window and drag to resize it.

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