When a maximized window has window on top of it in 'restored state' (not maximised) , it is not possible to un-maximized the window by dragging the title bar downwards

Bug #723882 reported by John Lea on 2011-02-23
This bug affects 20 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
Fix Released
unity (Ubuntu)
unity-2d (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce:
Open a application (say Thunderbird) and maximise the window. Open a window that is not maximised on top of it (if using Thunderbird you can press the 'write' new email button). Now when you try to unmaximise the maximised window by dragging down on the empty area in the menu bar nothing happens.

Desired resolution:

Dragging downwards from the empty area of the menu bar of a maximized application should always un-maximise the window, irrespective of it's place in the window z order stack.

Three interactions:
1) single click to bring the maximised window to the top of the Z stack
2) dragging downwards should un-maximize the window
3) double click to unmaximize the window

Related branches

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-02-23
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
tags: added: udt
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-02-28
description: updated
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Usability issue

tags: added: usability
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 3.8
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-03-04
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-04
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-03-16
description: updated
Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

If I understand this correctly, the branch I linked to bug #716177 satisfies this one completely. (I only implemented the dragging portion in the earlier bug report, leaving the buttons for later). So, I'm linking that branch as it is. Please let me know if anything needs changing and I will get to it as I can.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

argh, wrong tab, sorry for the noise :)

let's continue the discussion on the merge request :)

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-22
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
milestone: 3.8 → 3.6.8
tags: added: delta-with-3d
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-24
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.8-0ubuntu1

unity (3.6.8-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
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    - When a maximized window has window on top of it in 'restored state' (not
      maximised) , it is not possible to un-maximized the window by dragging
      the title bar downwards (LP: #723882)
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      Also introduce subtle fade in effect. (LP: #739567)
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    - The Unity P...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-03-31
tags: added: ffe
tags: removed: ffe
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-19
tags: added: reviewedbydesign
removed: udt
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-07
description: updated
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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