[patch] Grab windows anywhere, not just titlebar

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Wed Nov 7 19:02:25 GMT 2007

On st 7. listopadu 2007, Stefan Monov wrote:
> Hi,
> So I saw Frederik's commit 731583:
> "Make it possible to move the krunner window by clicking on an empty part
> of it and dragging the mouse."
> I have always thought it would be great if all KDE windows behaved like
> that (btw Mac OS X does it), so I did some copy-paste-fu and here we have a
> patch -- attached.
> It makes all KMainWindows and KDialogs grabable. cool =)
> Unfortunately it doesn't work when you grab:
> - the space on the right of menubars
> - a groupbox
> - a widgetstack
> - the space on the right of breadcrumb bars
- something that is not a KMainWindow or KDialog
> - etc.
> Inherent disadvantages:
> - introduces inconsistency with non-kde apps
- introduces inconsistency with kde apps (see above), meaning that's probably 
not the right place for it
- possibility to unintentionally move a window with a slightly sloppy click 
(am I the only one who hates the "cool" feature of accidentally wheeling over 
- hmm, is it really that difficult to hold Alt which works everywhere?
> - anything else?

 How does Mac OS X handle it so that the user doesn't trigger it accidentally 
or hunt for "random" parts of the window where it actually works?

Lubos Lunak
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