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    Default Some windows too large

    I recently installed SuSE 11. I have a problem with some windows/frames. Most often, these are windows/frames with options or settings. They are too tall: If there are controls or fields near the bottom, I can't access them. I can re-size them horizontally, but not vertically.

    Example: Knode --> Settings --> Configure Knode --> Reading News.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this?

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    Default Re: Some windows too large

    Huff-N-Puff wrote:

    >
    > I recently installed SuSE 11. I have a problem with some
    > windows/frames. Most often, these are windows/frames with options or
    > settings. They are too tall: If there are controls or fields near the
    > bottom, I can't access them. I can re-size them horizontally, but not
    > vertically.
    >
    > Example: Knode --> Settings --> Configure Knode --> Reading News.
    >
    > Any ideas on how I can fix this?
    >
    >


    You can always move a window in linux by holding down ALT and then
    click-dragging anywhere in the window. Use this to expose the upper right
    corner, then click the 'maximize' button to resize things to your current
    desktop, or grab a bottom edge and resize.. or just click on the buttons as
    needed.

    Pretty handy I think. You don't need to be able to see the titlebar to move
    a window. Works well for those apps I use that don't draw the window
    decorations at all. (usually status apps and tiny utilities)

    Loni

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    lornix@lornix.com

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    Default Re: Some windows too large

    If you are using KDE, you can hold down the <ALT> key and resize with the right mouse button.

    g

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    Default Re: Some windows too large

    Thanks. I don't have a problem accessing the upper right corner. When I try maximizing the screen, the buttons are still too far down.

    When I previously tried moving a window, I found that I couldn't move it so that the title bar was higher than the top of my screen, which didn't help solve this problem. However, this turned out to be a problem with my technique -- I have to be sure that the cursor in not in the interaction area of a GUI control component, and I have to start the move when the cursor is a fist, not an arrow.

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    Default Re: Some windows too large

    Similarily, you can hold down the <ALT> key and move a window with the left mouse button [in KDE].

    g

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