Running compiz-fusion for some time, one thing started to annoy me. Snapping
windows. The first thing I obviously looked for was the Snapping Windows
Plugin. But that was already disabled.
I’m blogging the setting that controls this behavior because it took me some
time to find it, I think other people may find it contra productive as well.
No need for a long article this time.
It’s a subsetting of the Wobbly Windows plugin called: Snap Inverted. Turn it
off and the snapping stops.
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on 2012-07-13 00:58:33
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’ve been fiddling with Compiz for a while now, and this saved my life. :D
I hate the friggin’ snapping windows. :P
on 2012-06-18 15:40:45
Thanks, solved in seconds after seeing your site.
on 2009-07-02 03:56:33
With a fresh install of Jaunty - I had to uncheck \&
quot; then also disable the wobbly windows plugin, and re-enabled it for this to take affect.. Thanks for the tip!
on 2008-12-15 18:09:30
Ahh, Thanks a lot! I've been trying to turn that stupid setting off for a while now! Big help.
on 2008-12-09 06:36:47
Thank you so much! this was driving me crazy!
on 2008-10-29 14:09:06
Thanks for the tip, I've been trying to turn this off for days!
on 2008-04-15 08:15:13
on 2008-04-05 05:48:57
Thanks for showung this :) I turned off snapping windows and still does this… It should be turned off by default:) Thanks again
on 2008-03-28 02:11:20
Thank you. I wish I would have googled this before the hours that I spent trying to find this setting. Thank you, thank you thank you.
on 2008-03-13 04:05:42
Thank you!!! Some how it 'magically' turned on and it's been doing my nut for weeks!
on 2008-03-04 01:34:15
Thanks. That was driving me nuts!
on 2008-01-20 14:05:38
Thanks! that was annoying.
on 2008-01-12 03:04:05
AWESOME YOU ROCK!
on 2008-01-11 22:54:23
I actually like the snapping windows. However, not so much wobbly. I'd disable wobbly completely and enable the snapping plugin, personally.
but if you use wobbly anyways, if you enable or disable the snap-inverted, you can also hold shift to temporarily force the opposite, if, say, you want only this window to snap (or if it is snapping and you don't want that window to)
on 2008-01-10 14:49:33
This was bugging me for so long. Thanks!!
on 2007-12-16 18:47:27
Thank you so much !! I search for a long time to disable this.
on 2007-11-14 10:53:31
on 2007-11-14 01:49:46
on 2007-11-05 23:52:11
@ Hoek: ffmpeg allows you to control compression levels. This can really help to keep your vids readable. One thing though, please keep comments on topic by posting in the right article. Thanks!
on 2007-11-05 22:24:16
Indeed a good solution, though the snappiness is controlable. I also like your article on gtkrecordMydesktop. The only problem with desktopvids is once converted to flash (which is what most imagehosters do) the text gets fuzzy and so useless. I use SnagIt on my winbox, great easy to use tool, same problem. Creates crystalclear desktops vids in AVI, but once converted it's useless as a demo. Any thoughts?
And yes Gutsy&
amp;Compiz, i just love it!
on 2007-11-05 21:16:50
I find it annoying to.
On a big monitor it could be usefull.
on 2007-11-03 05:11:27
I reckon this should be turned off by default.. I wouldn't mind it too much if it was adjustable (the snappiness) etc…
on 2007-11-01 22:42:23
yeah it took me a little while to find that too, so annoying
on 2007-10-30 20:30:51
Exactly what I needed to disable the only thing I didn't like about compiz. Had same trouble finding as well. Thanks much!
on 2007-10-26 05:15:22
Thanks so much for the tip!
on 2007-10-22 01:44:37
Thanks! This has been bugging me.
on 2007-10-21 09:30:24
@ Jason: Thank you. I have an article on that as well:
on 2007-10-21 05:20:55
Hi, I've been reading your blog for a few weeks- good stuff! I was wondering what you use for screencasting in ubuntu.
on 2007-10-19 08:17:42
@ Jim March: You are missing a couple of packages. Take a look at my other article:
And (re)install the packages listed in Step 3.
on 2007-10-19 04:56:15
(Cross-posted from Ubuntuforms…)
I appear to be punished for using Gutsy in Beta. Now that it's fully released, I can't get one key window.
I'm running a single-core Celeron 1.6 laptop of recent make (Acer 3680) with 1.5gig RAM and the Intel 945 graphics chip. I'm getting the same issue running the \&
quot; and \&
Background: I was trying to follow the directions for getting rid of the brain-dead \&
quot;snap to grid\&
quot; effect in Compiz found here:
(this page and video above)
At 52 seconds in, you can see he goes to \&
quot; and then the \&
quot; tab. So far so good, I can get there.
But I only have THREE radio buttons: \&
quot; and \&
In Kevin's video, he has a fourth button - I can't catch the name but it leads to a whole universe of settings and fine-tuning I don't have.
Now, I could add “gnome-compiz-manager” in Synaptic and get some controls. But I can't turn off snap-to-grid with that thing and it's otherwise a buggy kluge. For starters, all settings done there are re-set to default the moment I reboot.
I want the full settings normal to Compiz. I don't think I should be punished for being a beta user - that's insane.
I've tried fully removing everything Compiz-related in Synaptic and starting over. Didn't help.
Anybody have a clue what's going on here?