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When I move an unmaximized open window out of the way (e.g. for copying between two apps), and it's partially (e.g. 1/2 or 3/4th of its surface) into the neighbouring workspace, it immediately snaps back so that the entire window remains inside the current workspace.

This is happening ever since i moved from Ubuntu 3D desktop environment with Unity (when everything was fine) to Gnome Classic with gnome-panels and disabled the unity plugin (I have 12.04 64-bit).

I tried lots of different compiz settings in ccsm, but I can't seem to find the right one. I would like the windows to stay where I put them, even if that means they are 80% in a neighbouring workspace.


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Solved it but only partially: in ccsm disabled any plugin in 'Desktop' (now i have only 1 workspace left, but that's no problem for me). When i now move a window partially outside the screen, it stays there (which is good), but as soon as i click another window, or the desktop for that matter, it snaps back (which is bad, it annoys me). So solved partially, but not completely –  Tinellus Jun 9 '12 at 10:22
please can you confirm if this problem is this bug report (there is a testing PPA that could fix your issue): bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/974242 –  fossfreedom Jun 10 '12 at 22:18
Yes, my problem is related (it's also fixed by disabling the 'place windows' plugin in compiz), but not identical (I don't have the 'stuck to the top or bottom' issue). I don't believe it's entirely fixed now, but I can live with it and I'm happy to know I'm not the only one and that the developers are dealing with it, so I'll wait for the official patch. So, yes: fixed for me, thanks a lot... –  Tinellus Jun 11 '12 at 7:00
Can I mark this as 'solved' somehow? –  Tinellus Jun 11 '12 at 7:01
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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Jun 11 '12 at 8:49

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