Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102348
Metacity window handling leaves users in unrecoverable situations
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
Metacity still can't handle large windows
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On a large monitor start evolution set it to be big (no maximised)
2. Save session and exit
3. Change X display size
4. Restart evolution on new smaller display
Window extends below bottom of screen and cannot be resized
Metacity refuses window size change request and clips it to
fit on desktop with panel space.
Every other window manager gets this right. Metacity may want to stop users
putting windows larger than screen size but if so it needs to properly handle
such windows itself. ICCCM specifically permits window managers to have the last
say in window sizing and testing apps with twm shows they handle it properly.
I know this is a duplicate bug ;-)
Moved to gnome.org as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123800
where it will be seen more often.