Sunday, June 26, 2011

How to activate the fantastic Grab Handles in Unity


Appeared some months ago that this new method to resize windows, but since we did not notice that at least in our case, namely what happened to this interesting technique. The Grab Handles -formerly known as Love Handles- are available, and you should try ,Because they are cool.

To activate them on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal with Unity will have to apply the magic of Compiz, as explained in Tech Drive-in. This article only adapt the content of the original, so thanks to their original authors for giving this method to activate the Grab Handles.

1. The first thing we do is install ccsm (Compiz Config Settings Manager) if it had installed:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
2. Launch ccsm and make sure that in paragraph Compatibility with images we have checked the box Png.


3. In section Uncategorized the icon named Unity MT Grab Handles. What if I were not activated.


4. Now click on the icon above to access the properties, allowing us to change the status of so-called Toggle Handles of Disabled to Enabled. In doing so the keys will enable the Great Handles, and in my case (as in the original) will be Ctrl+Alt.


Once selected the combination accept, we went and ... ready to go.

Now you can enjoy this unique and colorful way to resize and moving windows!
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