Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition.

I want to create a keyboard shortcut involving the mouse. Specifically, I want to make it so clicking Alt, right-click, and dragging my mouse allows me to resize the current window.

I've gone to Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Windows > Resize window > Keyboard bindings, and clicked on the default "Alt-F8" entry so that I can set a new entry, and tried to use my mouse while setting one, but it is not captured.

So I opened up dconf-editor and tried setting org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings.begin-resize to <Alt>Mouse2, <Alt>Mouse_2, <Alt><Mouse2>, <Alt><Mouse_2>, <Alt>Secondary, <Alt><Secondary>, and none of these worked.

What is the "code" for the right mouse button for these keybindings? Where is the documentation for these keybinding "codes"? Thanks!

1 Answer 1


This does not actually answer my question (I still do not know the keybindings syntax for a right mouse click), but this did solve my problem, so I'm leaving this here for anyone who stumbles across it in the future:

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.wm.preferences resize-with-right-button true

Apparently there is a setting for holding alt, right-clicking a window and resizing it. The above command enables it.

  • You should actually leave it as a comment or even make different question, since This does not actually answer my question. The issue is that it shows this as a question with one unaccepted answer. As the unaccepted answers phenomenon is common these days, the ones, who know the answer may skip the question when they see it having 1 answer. I'm leaving it here as I'm struggling to find the solution just as you are. Commented May 22, 2019 at 14:53

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