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How to disable windows' contents to be moved on dragging, so that only a frame is draggend and a window is obly redrawed on drop? In Windows, KDE and XFCE this can be easily configured, but in Gnome (Ubuntu 10.10) I couldn't find where to set this up :-(

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First, disable desktop effects to get metacity instead of compiz. Then open gconf-editor, find /apps/metacity/general, and enable reduced_resources. Here's a description of that option:

If true, metacity will give the user less feedback by using wireframes, avoiding animations, or other means. This is a significant reduction in usability for many users, but may allow legacy applications to continue working, and may also be a useful tradeoff for terminal servers. However, the wireframe feature is disabled when accessibility is on.

As far as I know there's no option to enable it through the GUI, gconf is the only way.

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