Description of problem:
On Linux (RHEL),
Resizing gedit (RHEL 7.2) window using mouse shows problems when launched using X11 forwarding on older RHEL 6/5.
Using --geometry options doesn't help. The WIDTHxHEIGHT doesn't work in --geometry options.
Resizing by dragging mouse doesn't work here.
This is happening after RHEL 7.2 GNOME update to 3.14.X . If downgraded to gedit 3.8 version, resizing with mouse is possible.
On Windows, gedit window cannot be resized using mouse when launched from other Xserver applications. eg :
This issue is also seen for evince .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a RHEL 7.2 system from RHEL 6 using ssh X11 forward.
$ ssh -X RHEL7.2
2. Open gedit window.
3. Try resizing window, the resizing window pops up. Resizing by mouse drag doesn't work.
1. Open MobaXterm (http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/) . Free version is available.
2. Launch gedit/evince from terminal.
3. Resizing Window is not possible.
Problems with resizing window in Linux.
Not able to resize window in Windows.
Should be able to resize window by mouse drag as in RHEL 7.0
The geometry options should work.
* Downgrading to gedit-3.8 works.
* On Windows, this issue is also seen in Oracle Secure Global Desktop(SGD).
* On Windows, resizing is possible with mouse on Xming Xserver. It looks like they are using an older version of Xserver.
I know this is Red Hat, but I'm also experiencing the same problem in CentOS 7.2.1511 using PuTTY + VcXsrv.
(VcXSrv is an Xming alternative I use for better clipboard support).
I've tried with VcXsrv 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 with same results.
I've tried accessing my CentOS 7 host from Windows 7 and 10 with same results.
However, when using Xming 184.108.40.206 rather than VcXsrv, I can resize gedit as in original post.
It only appears related to Gnome3/gtk3 applications.
However these can be resized:
See here for more:
This may be related to https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=741800
*** Bug 1419212 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
My understanding is that this issue was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4:
The relevant bug report that addressed this issue is bug 1386980.
I'm closing this bug report CURRENTRELEASE, but if for some reason, RHBA-2017:2100 was insufficient to address this issue, please comment or reopen.