Move windows with modifier key

staticdisaster

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Feb 26, 2005
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Is there an app (preferably free) that will move windows by holding down a modifier key + left-clicking the window? This is really common in X window managers. Thanks.
 

staticdisaster

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Feb 26, 2005
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McAllen, TX
well.. I'd have to scroll all the way up to the title bar for that! :eek:

I think this would be a simple hack to write to enable this feature.
 

Daveway

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Jul 10, 2004
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I'm not sure what your talking about. If you hold down the command key you can drag windows that are in the background without bringing them to the front. Is that what you want to do?
 

rasp

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Jan 13, 2005
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daveway00 said:
I'm not sure what your talking about. If you hold down the command key you can drag windows that are in the background without bringing them to the front. Is that what you want to do?

That's pretty cool, but not what the OP is talking about, in many X11 window managers (my favorite being fluxbox) you can use modifier keys to drag windows around without clicking on the title bar, also fluxbox lets you use a modifier to resize the windows from anywhere within the window, not just the lower right handle.
 

Cybernanga

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Oct 27, 2004
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Essex, United Kingdom
Yikes!! How bug is your screen that the title bar is a long way away?

But seriously, I haven't come accross anything that does that.

BTW, with safari, you can move the window by clicking on the status-bar at the bottom of the window too. In fact from a quick look, it seems as iff most "brushed metal" windows will let you move them around from the edges, I just tried iTunes and Finder, and they work fine from the edges, top and bottom :)
 

staticdisaster

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Feb 26, 2005
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McAllen, TX
daveway00 said:
I'm not sure what your talking about. If you hold down the command key you can drag windows that are in the background without bringing them to the front. Is that what you want to do?

I would like some key+mouse click combination to move any window that's in the background & foreground too without having to have the mouse pointer over the title bar of the window.
 

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