I want to move and resize windows with the mouse, but without having to use the frame or title bar. In principle that’s easy, just use a modifier or extra buttons. Unfortunately, I met some problems with both options:
Modifier: The usual Ctrl, Alt, Shift cannot be used, since some applications need them. Since the windows keys take their room from the spacebar, I avoid keyboards with those. That leaves caps lock, which I have mapped to “compose”. I guess that removed its modifier status, since I couldn’t get fvwm to recognize it. So this option seems like it won’t work.
Extra buttons: Nice idea, though I have to use my secondary mouse for that, which has two side buttons. Sounds good, and works with “button 6 WSFT A Move”. But then I have to click the button, move the window and click again. The solution I found looks like this:
- M Move
[/code]Which works when bound to button 1, but when I do “button 6 WSFT A user_move”, fvwm says
[FVWM][ParseBinding]: <<WARNING>> Got mouse button 6 when the maximum is 5.
You can't bind complex functions to this button. To suppress this warning, use:
Silent Mouse 6 WFST A user_move
What’s the problem here? Where is this maximum of five mouse buttons defined? Why can I use more, but only without complex functions? I’m using the Debian package in unstable (1:2.5.21-1), if that helps anyone.