Questions like ”How can I move my windows in 11.04?” and more…

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Aug 18 23:50:47 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-18 at 23:23 +0200, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> I just upgraded my mini laptop to 11.04 (from 10.10). There are a few
> things that I need to know if I'm going to do anything useful at all:
> For example, when I open a terminal, the upper part of its window is
> hidden under the upper panel and I can't find a way to move the window
> away from it. Alt+drag doesn't work as far as I have tried. I need to
> do that, since I can't see the first row of the terminal, or I have to
> hit enter to start typing at the second or third row.
> Are all the windows supposed to be ”headless”?
> Neither the terminal nor Tomboy (just to mention two examples) have a
> head (where I can click to drag a window somewhere) and the close
> button is therefore missing among with the other buttons (no, it's not
> in the upper panel), so when I want to close Tomboy I need to do it
> from the menu or press Ctrl+F4.
> When I have no window open at all in the current desktop, the panel
> menues are File, Edit, View, Places and Help. All these are gone when
> a window is active, so I need to click on the desktop to get that
> menu. If the window is maximised, I can not click the desktop. Am I
> missing something here? Probably…
> Are there any plans for panel auto-hide?
> Right now it feels like it's going to be very hard to get used to this
> and I miss the cube and my 16 desktops! Yes, I know, it's probably
> easy to solve and I'm going to do it soon, I'm just so frustrated
> right now… :D

Put KDE on top of it. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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