[ubuntu-uk] Pop up window too long......

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Jul 18 08:50:09 BST 2009

On 18 Jul 2009 at 1:24, John Matthews wrote:

> I have a program that needs to use a pop up window to transfer folders 
> to my Gallery from nautilus. The pop up window is too long, and I cannot 
> get to all of the files in it. Is there any way I can get it so that the 
> pop up window fits and I can scroll up and down the list of files. Its 
> an open source program, and the owner has given permission to change 
> things if needed and has given an address to send him any changes made.
> Thank you,
> John.

Yes, there is.  Normally, you move a window around by grabbing the 
title bar with the mouse, but this does not allow you to move the 
window above the top of the screen.  However, if you hold down the Alt 
key, you can grab the window anywhere and move the top of it above 
the top of the window.

This has actually been a standard since Windows 3.1 (or maybe 
earlier) but has gone out of use with large high def screens.  It is a 
lifesaver with my 7" eeepc screen, though.


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