Move/Resize Windows in a fast way


#1

Hi!
You usually click into the title window and you move the window or click in the borders for resize it.

Try this:
Alt+Left Mouse inside a window (not just title): Move
Alt+Right Mouse inside a window (not just title): Resize

Enjoy it!


#2

Hello, I like Mate desktop a lot, but the configuration for Ctrl+Left Mouse to move windows is not straightforward.

This post was a question but in writing, discovered the answer so the post is a SOLVED for Control+Mouse Left drag for moving windows.

Install dconf editor with:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

The dconf editor with ‘Ctrl’ does not work in:
/org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/mouse-button-modifier

But it does work in:
/org/mate/marco/general/mouse-button-modifier

Logging out and back in, voila. Ctrl-drag with left mouse button works like a champ.

This could be easier. The Alt and Super buttons are available, but Ctrl (Control) seems an obvious third choice.

This was tested in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.


#3

This is an awesome tip, thanks !