Basic Question: ICEWM corner window sensitivity

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  • #61311
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    Danathar

    I’ve looked around for this, maybe I’m not searching right but it find it REALLY hard to grab the corners of windows to drag (lower right for example). It seems like I have to be pixel perfect and grab a single pixel for the drag icon to appear.

    Is there a way to broaden the range the pointer has to be in to grab the corners of windows?

    Many thanks. It’s super frustrating.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by Danathar.
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    In fluxbox it is even smaller, the “grab” margins.
    I recommend you instead use the Alt key to perform window move and resize operations.
    Alt+left-click drag: Move window
    Alt+right-click drag: Resize window

    #61315
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    me too (have a hard time grabbing the corners)

    FWIW, the issue not specific to iceWM. It is attributable to the active GTK theme.
    You can launch “lxappearance” and browse/select a theme configured to use a wider border
    or
    visit opendesktop.org and browse/install some other theme, more suited to your liking.

    ^—-v
    Psssst…..

    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/skidoos-window-resizing-tip/

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    Brian Masinick
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    That’s a great tip.

    Let’s get this in the TIPS and TRICKS section.

    Brian Masinick

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    Added new post referencing the original work from skidoo since some people seem to have difficulty searching

    resizing-sensitive-window-corner-for-icewm-and-other-window-managers/

    Brian Masinick

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    I also had that problem, so in the new antiX Magic IceWM themes I made the corners defined much larger for easy grabbing and resizing.

    If anyone else would try it to confirm…

    PS: If this solves it, and anticapitalista would like me to, I could try to apply the same logic to other antiX standard themes.

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    I also had that problem, so in the new antiX Magic IceWM themes I made the corners defined much larger for easy grabbing and resizing.

    If anyone else would try it to confirm…

    PS: If this solves it, and anticapitalista would like me to, I could try to apply the same logic to other antiX standard themes.

    How exactly did you do it?

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    They are controlled by settings in the theme files. I increased the thickness.

    There is an IceWM theme manual with the details.

    Ps… if you dont mind, did using the antiX Magic theme improve the corners?

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by BobC.
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    I’m on my computer now, so, I looked at my large theme and see:

    CornerSizeX=30
    CornerSizeY=30

    Take a look in the .theme `file and see what settings you find.

    I would recommend working on copy of the theme with a different name in your ~/.icewm/themes directory if possible

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    Very helpful! I’ll give that a try!

    #61361
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    They are controlled by settings in the theme files. I increased the thickness.

    There is an IceWM theme manual with the details.

    Ps… if you dont mind, did using the antiX Magic theme improve the corners?

    I did try another theme, and that did help, though I like the blue theme that Antix ships with so I think I’m going to go back to that and increase the corner size.

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    skidoo wrote:

    FWIW, the issue not specific to iceWM. It is attributable to the active GTK theme.

    Whoops, I apologize for posting that (now obvious to me) incorrect statement.

    As BobC + Xecure have pointed out, the window manager theming, not gtk theme, controls the window borders.

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