Bug 473883 - Maximised windows are covered by a gnome panel
Maximised windows are covered by a gnome panel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-01 05:18 EST by Ives.Gwen
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:04 EST (History)
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Description Ives.Gwen 2008-12-01 05:18:28 EST
Description of problem:
Maximised windows in gnome expand all the way across the screen and are covered by the lower panel (behavior of the upper panel is correct) making the lower portion of the application inaccessible unless the panel is hidden or deleted.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a lower panel in gnome desktop
2. Maximise any window
Actual results:
Window expands under the lower panel

Expected results:
Window expands down to but not under the panel

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matt McCutchen 2008-12-03 23:33:25 EST
I started seeing a similar problem when I upgraded from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10.  I have two monitors in the following arrangement as returned by Xinerama:

screen_number 0, x_org 0, y_org 0, width 1440, height 900 (external)
screen_number 1, x_org 1440, y_org 350, width 1440, height 900 (laptop)

I have a single panel.  When I put it on any side of the laptop monitor, windows maximize behind it.  When I put it on any side of the external monitor, the problem does not occur.  It doesn't matter whether I change my configuration so Xinerama returns the monitors in the other order; it's always the laptop monitor (at the lower right) that exhibits the problem.

If I switch to using just the laptop monitor using xrandr, as shown:

screen_number 0, x_org 0, y_org 0, width 1440, height 900

the problem does not occur.  If I switch back to the dual-monitor setup, it resumes.

Tell me if I should enter a separate bug.
Comment 2 Matt McCutchen 2008-12-04 01:15:26 EST
The problem goes away if I align the monitors:

screen_number 0, x_org 0, y_org 0, width 1440, height 900
screen_number 1, x_org 1440, y_org 0, width 1440, height 900
Comment 3 Matt Weaver 2009-04-02 12:55:29 EDT
Just wanted to confirm I'm seeing this behavior as well.  I'm using a laptop with two monitors connected using Xinerama.  The built-in one is to the right of the external.  If I align the built-in monitor with the bottom of the external monitor ('Screen 0 "Primary" Absolute 1200 720' in my xorg.conf), maximized windows overlap the gnome panel, even if the panel is not top-aligned.  If I align it with the top ('Screen 0 "Primary" Absolute 1200 0'), everything it works correctly.

Using Fedora Core 10, metacity-2.24.0-2.fc10.x86_64, libgnome-2.24.1-9.fc10.x86_64, libXinerama-1.0.3-2.fc10.x86_64
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