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I am using the unity interface and i usally work with maximized windows. However lately i noticed that i cannot resize windows. I can get them maximized and to normal state.

When in normal state i move the mouse to the border and the cursor changes to the "resize cursor" but then nothing happens when trying to drag the border.

Starting a guest session i can see that resizing works so it has something to do with my profile.

Lately i used gsettings to disable overlay scrollbars but even resetting to default values does not solve the problem and i am not pretty sure the problem started after using gsettings.

Any solution that does not require resetting everyting?

As an extreme measure what files should i delete to reset the profile settings?

Thanks

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This is simple, please see askubuntu.com/questions/219411/unable-to-resize-windows –  user1893333 Nov 13 '13 at 19:21
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first let's reset compiz and gsettings to default. Press Ctrl-Alt-t. In the terminal run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amith/ubuntutools
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-reset

finally

unity-reset

For tweaking ubuntu install: ... ubuntu-tweak

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

In the dash search for "ubuntu tweak"

Once open, click Tweaks tab, then Miscellaneous, then toggle Overlay scrollbars off

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Running unity-reset solved the problem, however it crashed the UI and i am not really sure it did finish the job it was doing. The said software seems to be a bit immature. –  Hybris Feb 19 '13 at 16:53
    
it's not in the official repository. So yes, it's not something you should run regularly. Is the UI ok after re-login? Did Ubuntu-Tweak crash on you or was it just the unity-rest command? –  phipsalabim Feb 19 '13 at 17:40
    
unity-reset freezed and then then unity (or something related) crashed. i had to give a lightdm restart to recover. the gui is ok now anyway. –  Hybris Feb 19 '13 at 20:28
    
Great to find this. Just tried it and it works great with my unity-2d setup (compiz crashes under xrdp). –  Reinier Post Sep 4 '13 at 9:29
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