How to Change the Grabable Area for Resizing FLoating Windows in IceWM

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  • #136566
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    keshav-uses-linux

      nothing to say here.

      #136569
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      caprea

        You could try another theme, menu > preferences > themes
        antiX-Magic is one I like for that reason.

        #136579
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        keshav-uses-linux

          wait, i dont see that theme in mine

          #136580
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          anti-apXos

            It’s the border/frame that’s grabable, so setting the BorderSizeX and BorderSizeY prefs will affect how easy windows are to grab for resizing.

            The default antiX theme (FX-dark) sets these to 1, which makes them almost impossible to grab with a touchpad. I set them to 2 on my system, which still looks good, but makes them so much easier to use.

            Since these are themeable preferences, changing them in ~/.icewm/preferences will usually not have an effect. The lines have to be added in ~/.icewm/prefoverrides.

            There’s also CornerSizeX and CornerSizeY prefs that determine how big the section of border that allows diagonal resizing is.

            If making the border much bigger, you might also want to enable the HideBordersMaximized preference and disable ConsiderHBorder and ConsiderVBorder.

            #136618
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            hughtmccullough

              If you are happy to use an alternative method of resizing you can do the following (once you do it a few times it’s a lot easier than it looks):
              Place the cursor near the side (or corner) of the window you want to move.
              Press Alt+f8
              Press the appropriate arrow key:
              Left arrow for the left edge
              Right arrow for the right edge etc…
              Left arrow and down arrow for bottom left corner etc…
              Use the mouse/touchpad to resize the window.
              Left click when it is right.
              This is an IceWM shortcut and there is a handy summary of shortcuts (cheat sheet) here:
              https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/get-cheat-sheets-libreoffice-plus-some-icewm-shortcuts/

              #136670
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              keshav-uses-linux

                It’s the border/frame that’s grabable, so setting the BorderSizeX and BorderSizeY prefs will affect how easy windows are to grab for resizing.
                he lines have to be added in ~/.icewm/prefoverrides.

                There’s also CornerSizeX and CornerSizeY prefs that determine how big the section of border that allows diagonal resizing is.

                If making the border much bigger, you might also want to enable the HideBordersMaximized preference and disable ConsiderHBorder and ConsiderVBorder.

                Thanks, does this looks right?

                BorderSizeX=5
                BorderSizeY=5
                CornerSizeX=200
                CornerSizeY=200
                HideBordersMaximized=true
                ConsiderHBorder=false
                ConsiderVBorder=false
                
                #136671
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                keshav-uses-linux

                  If you are happy to use an alternative method of resizing you can do the following (once you do it a few times it’s a lot easier than it looks):
                  Place the cursor near the side (or corner) of the window you want to move.
                  Press Alt+f8
                  Press the appropriate arrow key:
                  Left arrow for the left edge
                  Right arrow for the right edge etc…
                  Left arrow and down arrow for bottom left corner etc…
                  Use the mouse/touchpad to resize the window.
                  Left click when it is right.
                  This is an IceWM shortcut and there is a handy summary of shortcuts (cheat sheet) here:
                  https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/get-cheat-sheets-libreoffice-plus-some-icewm-shortcuts/

                  THats handy too, thanks

                  #136699
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                  Xunzi_23

                    May I please suggest a little reading.

                    Ice is very powerful, in part due due to its internal shell.
                    It is well spent time to go and look through
                    /home/yourusername/.icewm/preferences

                    There are many options customization’s, shortcuts and commands easily available.
                    It is also easily possible to setup applications to auto start
                    at a given size and position on a given desktop. Or to start on a given desktop.

                    Older BobC posts are best place to find details of how to do so.

                    A visit to https://ice-wm.org/FAQ/ is also highly recommended.

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