Created attachment 661268 [details]
picture of Bad mode
Description of problem:
Occasionally gnome-shell goes into a weird mode. And I don't know what the trigger is.
In this mode, the application windows appear to move up [north] to make space for message tray at the bottom - almost like the 'overview mode'. Also the title bar of the applications appear to disappear in this mode.
I can restore to the regular screen by clicking the mouse anywhere.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens a few times every day.
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm unable to reproduce on demand [but happens when I least expect it]
The machine is a thinkpad t420s [intel sandy bridge cpu/gpu/wifi]. It was runing F16 x86_64 until I upgraded to F18 on Nov 19th [during TC7 beta timeframe?] via preupgrade to F17 - and then with fedup to F18. And the problem was noticeable prettymuch since the upgrade to F18.
Attaching a photo of this mode [as I can't take a screenshot in this mode]. Also attaching a screenshot of the regular mode aswell.
Created attachment 661269 [details]
Screenshot of the same session after restoring to regular mode
ok - perhaps this is a gnome-shell feature :(
I now see I can force this mode by pushing the mouse down [south of the screen] - and holding it for a couple of sec.
Can I disable this mode?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Can I disable this mode?
can do that I think.