Friday, January 02, 2015

Freedom to Alt Key

This post is just for my own archival use.

When using the Gimp image editor, I want to use the Alt key and a mouse motion to move a selection border.  However, by default, Ubuntu redirects that to moving the active window.

The solution is the following terminal command:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences mouse-button-modifier "{super}"
Except that instead of curly brackets, use less-than and greater-than symbols. For some reason Blogger will not let me type them using the normal HTML codes.

Now the holding Super key moves a window, and the Alt key is no longer redirected.

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