Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230149
Windows open too high on screen, menu bar hidden under top panel
Last modified: 2008-06-22 16:45:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Whenever I open a new window the new window always appears too high on the
desktop, with the title bar underneath the top panel. This is the same as the
problem reported here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=249002
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to "System->Proferences->Desktop Effects"
2. Click the "Enable Desktop Effects" button so that it becomes enabled and then
click the "close" button.
3. Open any new program, its windows will be too high.
New windows are too high, title bar is hidden.
New windows should not open below a panel.
To fix this follow these steps:
1. Run 'gconf-editor' (must do this under your user account, not root)
2. Add "place" to the bottom of this key: "/apps/compiz/general/allscreens/
options/active_plugins" (I found this key here:
3. Close gconf-editor and the change should immediately take affect
IMHO the "place" plugin should be enabled by default.
Forgot to mention that although freenx doesn't appear to be able to use the
compiz desktop effects, it still suffers from this same bug. Even after using
gconf to enable the "place" plugin my windows still start too high within my
freenx sessions. I don't know how to fix this problem in freenx.
This happens to me too. After enabling compiz, newly windows are opened too
high, hiding the top frame.
This happens even if I remove the top panel. New windows are opened with their
top frame completely off screen.
I confirm that adding the place plugin, using gconf, fixes the problem.
This should definitely be the default configuration.
I have the same thing here. Thanks for the workaroud Jim Johnson!
*** Bug 232776 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
seems to be fixed now..
*** Bug 217131 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #5)
> seems to be fixed now..
Not for me it isn't. I am running F7T3 and it still has the same problem. I
cannot emphasise how annoying this is. I agree with #2 - this should be default
configuration unless there is an over-riding reason for it not to be.
*** Bug 227877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 202720 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Is this still a problem? Does
gconftool-2 --unset /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/active_plugins
and then log out and back in help?
Nope that doesn't help, F7 is still broken for me in this respect.
Unfortunately your workaround doesn't help either.
I'm currently working with desktop effects disabled to make the machine usable.
Sorry, I should have linked to the latest build:
The latest build:
should fix this, along with the gconftool-2 workaround mentioned in comment 10.
Download builds here or in rawhide tomorrow:
hmm, I've just pulled the compiz-fusion stuff from http://blog.kagesenshi.org
which certainly did fix all of my issues.
I have another affected machine that is still vanilla updated F7 though, so I'll
give those updated rpms a try at the weekend.
Any other deps required when applying to F7?
it appears also again in rawhide. plugin "place" is missing.
*** Bug 381761 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
ccsm-0.7.6-2.fc9,compizconfig-python-0.7.6-1.fc9,compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.7.6-1.fc9,compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.7.6-1.fc9,libcompizconfig-0.7.6-1.fc9,compiz-fusion-extras-0.7.6-1.fc9,compiz-fusion-0.7.6-1.fc9,compiz-0.7.6-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
ccsm-0.7.6-2.fc9, compizconfig-python-0.7.6-1.fc9, compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.7.6-1.fc9, compiz-fusion-extras-0.7.6-1.fc9, compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.7.6-1.fc9, libcompizconfig-0.7.6-1.fc9, compiz-fusion-0.7.6-1.fc9, compiz-0.7.6-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update ccsm compizconfig-python compizconfig-backend-kconfig compiz-fusion-extras compizconfig-backend-gconf libcompizconfig compiz-fusion compiz'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-5395
ccsm-0.7.6-2.fc9, compizconfig-python-0.7.6-1.fc9, compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.7.6-1.fc9, compiz-fusion-extras-0.7.6-1.fc9, compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.7.6-1.fc9, libcompizconfig-0.7.6-1.fc9, compiz-fusion-0.7.6-1.fc9, compiz-0.7.6-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.