Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 831030
Window size not saved -- starts maximized
Last modified: 2012-08-01 10:24:03 EDT
Description of problem:
When I resize a window to make it "large" but not maximized on the full screen (e.g. takes up all vertical space, and ~70% or more of horizontal space), that window size is not used the next time an application is opened; instead, the program starts with a maximized window.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a new application window (I can reproduce with at least: Chromium, Firefox, Gnome "Files" application).
2. Resize window to take up all vertical space on the screen and most of the horizontal space (roughly 1223 x 741 on my laptop screen with a total resolution of 1366 x 768)
3. Close application by clicking on the 'X' in the corner.
When application is opened the next time, the window opens up maximized.
Window should open up at the last-used size.
When windows are sized smaller (e.g. 1223 x 578), closed, and then opened again, they open up to the last-used size. I can consistently reproduce this bug on my laptop but cannot reproduce it on my desktop (1920 x 1080 resolution) -- both running F17 and latest updates.
Any ideas on this? It's quite annoying to have to resize windows all the time.
I am afraid that this is actually a "feature" rather than a bug.
: Windows that start up in a size that is almost as big as the workarea
: create extra work for the user (resizing or maximizing) so save the
: user's time by detecting such windows and automaximize them.
"save the user's time"!
I hope there will be an option to turn this off.
Ah, the bug is already filed agaist mutter:
Bug 821589 - Mutter second guessing explicitly set window size, maximises instead
Thanks, I'm marking this as a duplicate of Bug 821589 since there's more info there on the cause.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 821589 ***