Bug 427126 - Rxvt does not unmaximize properly if moved since being maximized
Rxvt does not unmaximize properly if moved since being maximized
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rxvt (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Andreas Bierfert
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-31 20:08 EST by Michael Chapman
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:33:42 EST
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Description Michael Chapman 2007-12-31 20:08:51 EST
Description of problem:

When a window in Metacity is maximized vertically or horizontally, it can be
slid across the window while remaining maximized. Also, a fully maximized window
can be moved -- it can be either dropped as an unmaximized window or returned
back to the maximized state.

When any of these actions occurs on an Rxvt window, it seems to "forget" what
its original window size was. This means when the window is unmaximized, it does
not return to its original size.

Closer examination shows that Rxvt is being returned to its original size by the
window manager, but then Rxvt is attempting to resize itself back to the
maximized size. It actually ends up very slightly smaller, since Rxvt's window
can only be incrementally resized in steps of one character at a time.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a keyboard shortcut for "Maximize window vertically" (it doesn't
appear on Gnome's window menu)
2. On an Rxvt window, maximize it vertically, move it horizontally across the
desktop, then unmaximize it vertically

This can also be reproduced using "Maximize window horizontally" and sliding the
window vertically, or by using "Maximize window" and detaching and reattaching
the maximized window from the top of the desktop in one action.

Actual results:

After unmaximizing the window, the window returns to the maximized size.

Expected results:

It should return to the size it was before being maximized.

Additional info:

I do not think this is a window manager bug. I can see that Rxvt is shrunk back
to the "correct" size momentarily when unmaximized, but then it subsequently
expands back to the maximized size. Also, Rxvt is the only application where
I've encountered this bug.
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