Resizing windows in Ubuntu

If you’re an Ubuntu user, you’ve probably come across problems when resizing Windows in the recent versions of Ubuntu. Jeff made me excited today by showing me one way to fix this problem. I looked around a bit on the web, and I found an even better way.

To modify Ambiance to have a wider margin, open /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml and increase the values of the following properties:

Hopefully you’ll find this useful!

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3 comments on “Resizing windows in Ubuntu
  1. Visitor says:

    Does this survive updates/reinstalls to Metacity or to whatever other package owns that theme xml file?

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  3. thp says:

    I always use Alt+MiddleMouse to resize a window (you can click anywhere inside the window) – that’s much easier, and actually something I miss on other operating systems. For moving a window, you can use Alt+LeftMouse (again, you can do that anywhere on the window).