How do I stop windows from maximizing when dragging them into a corner? I'm guessing this is a compiz feature but I'm not finding it in ccsm. I've turned off unity so it shouldn't be that. I'm running Natty.
To change the windows behaviour you can install and run Compiz Config Settings Manager ccsm .
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Warning: ccsm can lead to unwanted effects that may be hard to overcome and may leave you without a desktop (see also this question for more background information).
Choose Grid from Window Management:
and adapt the window's grid behaviour to your needs: