In XFCE, when holding down Alt and then clicking anywhere in a window with the left button will move that window (as if by dragging the title bar), or resize the windows when clicking and dragging with the right button.

I like this feature very much, and I'm used to it, since forever. But I've always had it bound to Super-L(left "Windows"-Key).

How do I change the behavior of Alt for Super-L? I was looking at XFCE Settings Manager but I couldn't find it anywhere.

2 Answers 2


In the Settings Manager choose Window Manager Tweaks, then on the third tab, Accessibility you will find the control Key used to grab and move windows:

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    This doesn't appear to exist in xfce4, and I was unable to find an equivalent. Oct 31, 2017 at 17:06
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    @JimStewart I just had that problem in xubuntu 17.10 and the post above works fine for me
    – SkaveRat
    Nov 3, 2017 at 19:27
  • How to change it to Right Alt ? (it works only with Left Alt for me)
    – razor
    Jul 13, 2022 at 19:17

As @jim-stewart wrote in his note, the "Window Manager Tweaks" does not seem to be installed (in some cases / by default) in the current xfce.

I could set the Window key for moving the windows by

  • going into "Settings > Settings Editor",
  • choose the "xfwm4" channel and
  • set easy_click to Super" (it'sAlt` by default).
  • Hmm, Window Manager Tweaks ist still in my version. (4.12)
    – polemon
    Mar 21, 2019 at 2:37
  • I was installing an Italian Xfce on Debian stable and I could not find it. I might be missing some packages. Maybe, it's just not installed by default... On the other side, the "Settings Editor" should always be installed.
    – a.l.e
    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:00

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