How to: Get linux-like window control

A feature I find very useful in linux is the ability to move or resize a window without having to move the mouse to the titlebar, edge or corner of the window. You can simply hold down the alt key and right or left click on the window depending on what your are trying to do. You can also set it to change focus to whichever window your mouse is over.

Thankfully I found a little program which can pretty much replicate these features in windows. Taekwindow┬ájust runs in the background and and give you window moving and resizing, and allows you to scroll windows which aren’t in focus. You still have to click on them if you want to do something other than scroll, but I still find the ability to scroll a window undernieth the one I’m using incredibly useful.

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In full detail, Taekwindow allows you to do the following:

  • move a window by grabbing it anywhere (not just the title bar) while holding the Alt key, and then dragging with the left mouse button;
  • resize a window by grabbing it anywhere (not just the tiny little border) while holding the Alt key, and then dragging with the right mouse button;
  • move a maximized window between monitors by Alt-dragging;
  • use the scroll wheel on the window under the cursor, instead of the currently focused window;
  • push a window to the background by middle-clicking on its title bar.

All these features can be configured to your liking.

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