Bug 344597 - keyboard driven move resize mode should guess gravity and allow to tab through edges
Summary: keyboard driven move resize mode should guess gravity and allow to tab throug...
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Product: kwin
Classification: Plasma
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Debian unstable Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KWin default assignee
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Reported: 2015-02-26 15:34 UTC by Ritesh Raj Sarraf
Modified: 2015-02-26 17:12 UTC (History)
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Description Ritesh Raj Sarraf 2015-02-26 15:34:49 UTC
KDE is pretty good with customized keyboard shortcuts. A lot many things can be done just in keyboard mode. Thank you for that.

Here's a feature request / bug report.
As far as I know, there's no way to resize a window towards its left hand side. When you trigger window resize using a keyboard shortcut, it always gets activated at the Lower RIght Corner. Now imagine if your window is placed at the lower right corner, and you wanted to increase the size of the window. To do that you'd first have to move the window, making some space, and then do the resize.

I guess what we need is that, once we trigger the keyboard shortcut for Window Resize, it should honor the Tab key. At that time, when the Tab key is pressed, the resize pointer should cycle through the 4 corners. That will allow the user the flexibility to resize the window in the direction he wants.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Assign a keyboard shortcut to trigger window resize,  say Meta + Shift + R
2. Trigger Resize, i.e. Meta + Shift + R
3. Notice where the Resize Pointer is.

Actual Results:  
Ther is no way to resize at, say, the Top Left Corner

Expected Results:  
Allow the possibility to cycle through all 4 corners so that the user can decide which direction they want to resize at.