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Just starting to use Unity with 11.10, and obviously there are a lot of changes to get used to. One of the most annoying is the habit it has of trying to maximize a window when I drag it up against the top bar to position it.

How do I disable this behaviour? I assume there's a toggle in CCSM somewhere, but I can't find it.

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this works for 11.04 classic desktop as well and has nothing to do with unity. –  Alvar Nov 18 '11 at 21:08
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Great, I have been looking for how to disable this annoyance for so long, just didn't know what it was called! Even posted the same question which went unresolved. –  Marcos Apr 19 '12 at 20:48

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If you simply want to turn off this feature then run the following in a terminal:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/compiz-1/plugins/grid/screen0/options/top_edge_action --type int 0

Alternatively - with a GUI, use gconf-editor:

Compiz configuration options

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Great, this is exactly what I was looking for, thanks. I like the grid keypad actions, so just setting the thresholds to 0 gives me the behaviour I want. –  unit3 Oct 26 '11 at 20:01

You can disable it from ccsm : Click to install

Go to Windows management--> Grid --> Edges --> Re-size Actions

Top Edge: change it to none.

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This is so good. Solved. Thanks! –  user2029 Jun 4 '11 at 5:44
    
Anytime,Glad to help! –  Binarylife Jun 4 '11 at 18:03
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Very good. I switched off all edges to get rid of that when I pull the window to another desktop. –  Bevor May 15 '13 at 15:42

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