alt + mouse drag - life saver

So you guys probably know this, but I just found this out today.

If you get a gnome control panel or program preferences panel that comes up that does not fit on the screen and you cannot see the control buttons because they are of the bottom of the screen, you can hold the alt key down then drag the panel up the screen, holding down the left mouse button, you can  get to the hidden buttons.

gdmsetup is a good example.

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Of course, it would also be good to file a bug against the app in question...

Posted by guest on January 10, 2009 at 05:21 AM PST #

Hi,

So it's like every gnome application, nobody tests these applications on small screens like we have on the netbooks.

Even some MS Windows applications and panels do not fit onto 1024x600.

It's even worse on the Asus Eee 701 800x600 :-)

At least with the alt + mouse drag you can get to the buttons.

Dave

Posted by David Clack on January 10, 2009 at 05:29 AM PST #

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