Tumblr uses alt+click to reblog, but Compiz uses alt+drag to move windows. This is convenient for some, but I have literally never used Compiz's alt+drag and would like to disable it. How can I get rid of the alt+click+drag function without disabling alt completely?

This is different from this question because I would like to disable this functionality, NOT move it to the Super key.


Install the Compiz settings manager if you don't have it already. In terminal:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Now find and open the settings manager. Find the Move Window plug-in. (You don't want to disable the plug-in; if you do that you won't be able to move windows at all.)

Just change the first setting, Initiate Window Move. It can be change it from Alt+Button 1 to Super+Button 1, but you stated that is not what you want, so just click on Alt+Button 1 and uncheck Enabled.

  • Thanks. Sorry I took so long to get back to you, I forgot about this question -_-. I changed it to Ctrl+Alt+Drag as that didn't seem to be being used. – WindowsEscapist Dec 7 '12 at 13:45

Some more information: I tried to disable the Alt+Button 1, and all my window bars gone. This is not expected, I consider it a bug. And when I reboot my Ubuntu, the setting is recovered.

In my case, it cannot be disabled, but changing it into Super+Button 1 works fine for me.

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