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The title says it all. I want to resize windows with an right click while holding the alt key, instead of the new default alt+middle click.

I have found no way to enable this behaviour in 13.04. The gconf-Key suggested in this solution for 12.04, doesn't seem to exist any longer.

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Possible duplicate? askubuntu.com/questions/231195/… –  Jamie Hutber Jan 13 at 11:36

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Follow these steps:

  • To open dconf-editor, Hit Alt+F2, type dconf-editor and hit Enter.

  • In dconf-editor goto: orggnomedesktopwmpreferences and enable ☑ resize-with-right-button.

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It works again the way I'm used to :). Thank you very much! –  Jonathan Gruber Apr 28 '13 at 7:50

The following script extract will do just that (and works on both new Unity and old Gnome):

gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/metacity/general/resize_with_right_button true
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences resize-with-right-button true

I have a script that I run whenever I install a fresh Ubuntu and the above is part of it; makes it nice and easy to restore my default settings :)

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This is nice. Could you share the script with the community? Thanks! –  qed Sep 24 at 14:48
@qed the script is literally a few lines of things that look similar to the above, and almost all of them are my personal preferences; I'm not sure how useful anyone else would find it! –  Seb Sep 25 at 15:56
If no privacy is involved, I would be glad to see it, and I am sure I can learn something from it! :-) –  qed Sep 25 at 16:09
Especially because I am also trying to make up such a script myself. –  qed Sep 25 at 16:10

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