How to resize application windows in an arbitrary direction (not vertical and not horizontal)

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – One of the most annoying things for me in using Linux, is resizing an open window, such as a terminal window. I like to resize the terminal window (make it larger or smaller). But when I put the mouse the lower right corner to grab the corner point, it is trial and error to get the mouse to become at an angle so I can resize the terminal in an arbitrary direction this way: \ \ \ | -- It insists that I resize it either like this ----> or like this | | V Sometimes it takes my 5 seconds or trial and error to get the mo (HowTos)