In a lot of window managers for X11, you can move windows by clicking anywhere on them and dragging while holding down the alt key. Is there anyway to get similar functionality on Mac OS X?
Not a built-in way, that I know of, but MondoMouse claims to add the capability. (Not free.)
Neither of the following solutions are exactly what you're looking for, but they're something, at least.
- Enable Spaces (Apple menu > System Preferences > Personal > Exposé & Spaces > Spaces > To activate Spaces: set a key). Then, when you press the key you've assigned, you will see an overview of your desktop(s) and can drag windows from any spot, not just their title bars.
- You can move background windows by holding the Command key while dragging. This only works with title bars, however.