Fwd: Getting a usability patch into gnome-panel package?

Bogdan Butnaru bogdanb at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 13:42:09 GMT 2008

On Feb 10, 2008 11:01 AM, Ivan Sagalaev <maniac at softwaremaniacs.org> wrote:
> Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> > The panel could copy this behavior: Alt+dragging could move the panel,
> > while normal dragging does nothing. That way people would be much less
> > likely to move the panel by mistake.
> Matthew, do you have any suggestions on how discoverability of this can
> be improved? I don't think Alt+dragging is a well known concept to
> general public or am I wrong?

It's not really general knowledge, but Compiz (and I think Metacity
and most other WMs) already implement this for all normal windows.
I've come to use it almost exclusively after I found out about it.

Bogdan Butnaru — bogdanb at gmail.com
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