I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize.

Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is suppose to (and used to) resize it. Same goes for alt+space -> resize.

Has anyone even experienced the same issue ? Is there a known fix ?

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    Yes, I can confirm this behavior. Most likely a bug... You can always use the arrows to resize. Another way: while holding Super/Win key down, click&drag with the middle mouse button/scroll wheel. – don_crissti Jan 22 '15 at 22:03
  • I made most of this irrelevant by using a tilling window manager extention (shellshape) but still it's good to be able to resize floating windows from time to time. Thank you for the Super+middle button tricks, the bad thing is it can't be used on touchpads – Amxx Jan 22 '15 at 22:28
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    It can be used on touchpads too. Open a terminal and run: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences resize-with-right-button true(this swaps middle-click and right-click when used with Super). You can then resize with Super + touchpad right-click + touch&drag. – don_crissti Jan 22 '15 at 23:34

If you cannot resize with the "Super" or Windows key down and using the middle "scroll wheel" button on the mouse... Try using "ALT" and the middle button. I could only resize on the top right corner, but I still was able to get it done. It seems that the gtk interface is not wholly baked. The rounded edges also have the black corner, showing that it is a symbolic rounded edge and not drawn by the display engine.

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