Bug 109555 - Metacity/Bluecurve doesn't obey "Fitt's Law" when maximized
Metacity/Bluecurve doesn't obey "Fitt's Law" when maximized
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-11-09 11:16 EST by Hamilton Leeper
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:48 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-05-25 15:35:30 EDT
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Description Hamilton Leeper 2003-11-09 11:16:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)
Gecko/20031030 Epiphany/1.0.4

Description of problem:
I don't know if this is intended behavior or not, but maximized
windows in GNOME using metacity don't obey Fitt's law; for example,
when the mouse is pressed against the top right of the screen and
clicked, it grabs the menubar instead of activating the close button.
 I think it should behave according to Fitt's law since the rest of
GNOME strives to  behave this way too.


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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Maximize a window
2. Notice how moving the mouse against the top left or right edge of
the screen and clicking doesn't activate a button.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2003-11-12 16:28:04 EST

also - an explanation of fitt's law would be useful when you file it
Comment 2 Hamilton Leeper 2003-11-12 18:18:54 EST
From the GNOME 2.4 release notes:

"The panel and all applets now comply with "Fitt's Law" — You can
click on them at the very edge of the screen"

Sorry if that wasn't clear 8)

By the way, what exactly does it mean to file a bug "upstream"?  I'm
kind of new to bugzilla.
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2003-11-12 18:20:30 EST
bugzilla.gnome.org - this bug isn't a red hat bug it's most likely a
metacity bug and therefore should be filed upstream, at gnome's bugzilla.
Comment 4 Jef Spaleta 2004-01-29 13:47:31 EST
Please report back to this bug, when you do file it upstream.
It's good to have the upstream bugnumber references here.
Comment 5 Craig Routledge 2004-02-22 15:57:48 EST
This was filed upstream to Gnome at


Note that there is some debate there as to whether this should be
fixed in the shipped themes or in metacity itself.

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