GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 591544
Resizing windows using alt+middle mouse button is cancelled with wheel scroll
Last modified: 2020-11-06 20:08:03 UTC
There is a shortcut for resizing windows: alt+middle mouse button (usually pressing the wheel). The problem is that the resizing is cancelled if you (during the resize) move the wheel into any direction (because that counts as a different button press). For some mice that's not a problem. But I have 4-direction mouse wheel with very high sensitivity. I'm virtually unable to resize any windows using alt+middle mouse button, because after a second I move unintentionally the mouse wheel into some other direction and the resizing is stopped. This is very frustrating.
*The resizing should end with mouse middle button release, not with other mouse button press.*
Compiz behaviour is exactly as my suggestion above, therefore there are no problems rezising the windows. In contrast in Metacity it is really hard.
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