I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the default (unity?) interface (with some gnome-panel stuff running too). At the top I have the time, networking, switch user stuff along with the menu of whatever application I'm using. At the left (on autohide) I have the "dock" where I can launch applications. At the bottom I have the old gnome taskbar. The problem is that whenever I drag a window partially off my screen, by default, it autosnaps back to being completely on the screen
(when I release the mouse). This is a problem because I will often be visually aligning two windows one on top of the other and each takes up (due to poor application interface design) over half of the screen vertically (and resizing every window is not feasible). So, every time it snaps back, it covers up the other window at least partially. Further, it sometimes will snap to the bottom of the screen regardless of where on the screen I had dragged a window to (even if the window is fully on the screen). In CompizConfig I disabled the "grid" plugin, and still had this problem.
On CompizConfig I found the option in Window Management for the "Move" plugin. I found the box "Constrain Y" which, when unchecked, will allow me to partially drag windows off the bottom of the screen. However, when I do this, new windows that spawn on application launch (e.g. if I launch firefox) will have their title bars under my OS header bar
(with the time/date, etc). To close windows, I right click on their entry on my taskbar and select "close" or exit the application completely on the main menu. Further, the application that I'm using to do the visual comparison has the ability to launch sub-windows of its own. For some insane, non-configurable reason some of these windows will spawn COMPLETELY off the screen on the bottom
. To move these, I right click on the taskbar entry, select "move" and then move my mouse upward to drag the window back on the screen (and then click to deposit it). So, for two reasons having the "constrain y" seems to be a necessity. Is there a middle ground somewhere?
Can I constrain the Y of just the window title line between the 2nd "text line" and the 2nd from last line on the screen (so I can click on it directly to drag it around the screen whereever I want and not having it hide under interface reserved lines). Alternatively can I "fake" my y resolution as being 150% greater than it really is, so that I can have extra space to dump windows to go off the bottom of my screen? Is there an alternate plug-in that accomplishes either of these? Also, out of curiosity, why is there not a "constrain x" if there's a "constrain y"?
<message edited by pagelm on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:43 AM>