Bug 801991 - Program windows open vertically maximized, blocking access to buttons
Program windows open vertically maximized, blocking access to buttons
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-09 23:11 EST by Steevithak
Modified: 2013-02-13 15:26 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 15:26:04 EST
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2012-03-09 23:21 EST, Steevithak
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Description Steevithak 2012-03-09 23:11:35 EST
Description of problem:
When I start a program in Fedora 16, it opens vertically (but, oddly, not horizontally) maximized. So new windows are tall and skinny, the top of the windows is touching the top black status bar and the bottom of the window extends all the way to the bottom of the screen. It's the bottom that's the problem. 

GNOME 3 has a weird, translucent bar sort of thing that rises up from the bottom of the desktop from time to time for no apparent reason. I normally just ignore it while it's there and eventually it goes away again. However, if I start a new program while the translucent thing is present, it covers any dialog buttons at the bottom of the new window making them unclickable. Usually I can resize the window and drag it upwards to the point it's accessible. 

Unless there's some compelling reason all newly started programs must be super tall and skinny, how about if they just open in a more conventional aspect ratio that doesn't force them all the way down to the bottom of the screen?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
No idea how to determine the version, there's no right click any more to reach any sort of "about" dialogs.

How reproducible:
Frequently but not always, just depends on the translucent bar thing that comes and goes with a mind of its own.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Fedora 16 desktop for a while until the translucent thing appears at the bottom of the desktop
2. Start a program, like "Add/Remove Software" that has buttons at the very bottom
3. Try to click the buttons at the bottom
Actual results:
You can't click them because the translucent thing covers them. If you wait a while it might go away (or not). Usually I just resize the window and drag it up and away from the bottom of the desktop.

Expected results:
I should be able to click buttons on a new program window

Additional info:
What the heck is that translucent thing, anyway? What's it for and how can I either make it go away or stay put?
Comment 1 Steevithak 2012-03-09 23:21:20 EST
Created attachment 569037 [details]
screen capture

Hopefully this helps, it's a shot of the add/remove software program in the weird stretched out size it starts with and it shows the also weird translucent thing covering the dialog buttons on add/remove software.
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