Ubuntu – Force disable snapping windows


How can I reliably disable snapping windows? When I drag a window around by its titlebar and near the upper edge, it tints and wants to maximize if I let go of the mouse then (trying to park my app there, not cover the whole workspace!)

Until Unity becomes more productive for my work style I switched to cairo-dock with effects for now (which also is not without issues).

As the logged in user I have run ccsm the Compiz manager and disabled Snapping Windows altogether, and verified many times. Doesn't seem to care. Haven't filed a bug rep yet as maybe there's some other setting I don't know about. Nothing else results in the CompizConfig search when I try snap or snapping. Any other ideas?

Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 32bit, hwinfo:

 28: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
  [Created at pci.318]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_7145
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Model: "ATI Radeon Mobility X1400"
  Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
  Device: pci 0x7145 "Radeon Mobility X1400"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1025 "Acer Incorporated [ALI]"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0094 
  Driver: "radeon"
  Driver Modules: "drm"
  Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xd7ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0x2000-0x2fff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xc8100000-0xc810ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xc8120000-0xc813ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 46 (306 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00007145sv00001025sd00000094bc03sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: radeon is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe radeon"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)

Best Answer

Disabled "Scale" under ccsm's "Window Management" .... and snapping to maximize suddenly stopped, finally! A lot of other things changed too, namely many updates since last month.

It would go such a long way if this plugin like so much else had a nearby description of what it actually does and when...not just "Scale Windows" on ccsm's left column and nothing else mentioned.

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