Definition: To point to the edge of a window frame, or corner of a window, and click to take hold of the window. After a grab action you usually drag the object. Usage: Normal text rules. Example: To resize the window, grab the border and drag the border to the new size.
(1) (v.) To move the mouse pointer over an object, and then to press and hold down the mouse button in preparation for moving the object. See also drop.(2) (n.) In the X protocol, the act of the server obtaining exclusive use for a client of keyboard keys, the keyboard, pointer buttons, and the pointer. A grab is usually for a short time period. See active grab, passive grab.