Ayatana Overlay Scrollbar's resize via thumb landed in Precise Pangolin
Ubuntu's default fancy minimalistic scrollbars, Ayatana Overlay Scrollbar, has just been updated to another interesting release, bringing a long-awaited feature, the ability to resize a window via its thumb.
The usage is simple, when a window is focused but not maximized, one can easily resize it by press & hold & drag the thumb both outside or inside the window (left or wright side). The thumb position is irrelevant, meaning, one needs only to hover the mouse pointer over the location (acting like a dragging from point) and drag (the thumb will automatically appear on hover).
Another obvious advantage is the thumb size, being much thicker than the resize edge, the resize action is "painless" and immediate.
The new thumb allows also for bottom resize, like for instance, when on Eye of GNOME (image viewer), the window can be resized towards the bottom of the screen or viceversa, following the same above method.
- Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars 0.2.13 released with Ubuntu-specific texture, enhanced proximity area and more (Ubuntu 11.10 & 12.04)
- Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars to get enhanced proximity area in Ubuntu 12.04
- Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released and available for download
- Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS released
- Launchpad up-to-date official blueprint: Add overlay scrollbar support for Thunderbird and Firefox (probably Ubuntu 12.10)