Having a hard time resizing windows

I’m having a hard time resizing windows. For some reason, the mouse is too sensitive and doesn’t grab the window’s edge. Usually, it takes me between 3 to 5 times to finally get the edge to resize the window

I have no problem with either gnome or kde. I have tried different themes in xfce…

Is there some setting to control the mouse, to make it less sensitive?

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 
Host: 81X2 IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 
Kernel: 5.13.19-2-MANJARO 
Uptime: 10 mins 
Packages: 1244 (pacman) 
Shell: bash 5.1.8 
Resolution: 2560x1080 
DE: Xfce 4.16 
WM: Xfwm4 
WM Theme: X-Arc-Darker 
Theme: X-Arc-Darker [GTK2/3] 
Icons: Moka [GTK2/3] 
Terminal: xfce4-terminal 
Terminal Font: Fantasque Sans Mono 15 
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics (8)  
GPU: AMD ATI 04:00.0 Renoir 
Memory: 1092MiB / 15369MiB 

You can try Start-Settings-Mouse and Touchpad

The only setting that seems to improve the situation a little bit is:

devices > button feedback > acceleration

The other settings of behaviour or theme do not seem to make any difference.

The problem with reducing the acceleration, is that the mouse becomes very sluggish.

This is a popular question at forum.xfce.org. Along with @jrichard326 response and changing window theme, other options might be:

  • alt + f8 and then drag the mouse. Click to release.
  • alt + right-click + drag. It changes direction (width, height) based on where you start the drag in the window.
  • gtk.css css to increase border and/or gripper (may be affected by CSD (client side decoration)).

After doing some more googling (actually https://startpage.com). I found:

The Alt-right click drag did not work for me until: Windows Manager Tweaks > Accessibility > Key used to grab + move windows = Alt

Now it does

Thank you very much for taking the time to help.

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