Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109555
Metacity/Bluecurve doesn't obey "Fitt's Law" when maximized
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:48:44 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
also - an explanation of fitt's law would be useful when you file it
From the GNOME 2.4 release notes:
"The panel and all applets now comply with "Fitt's Law" â 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.
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.
Please report back to this bug, when you do file it upstream.
It's good to have the upstream bugnumber references here.
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.