cinnamon auto-maximizes large windows

Bug #1082696 reported by Michael Loßin on 2012-11-24
This bug affects 4 people
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Linux Mint
Fix Committed

Bug Description

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Auto-maximizing all large windows is especially annoying when you start "vncviewer", since the VNC server has a fixed geometry. If that size is smaller than the client screen but large enough to be auto-maximized (75%), the VNC viewer will feature a useless black border around the actual content.

Even worse: when that window is un-maximized, the new size (in my case) is smaller than the VNC size, so I have to manually resize the window to show all content.

(Linux Mint 14, Cinnamon 1.6.7; tigervnc 1.2.0 with geometry 1920x1080 on the client and 1800x980 on the server)

description: updated
Muhali (muhali) wrote :

I may add one observation. The behavior can (sometimes) be avoided when the original window did not touch the top edge. That is, if a window is placed that way and then closed, it will remember its geometry and not be maximized. This works for most of my windows, but not for thunderbird and perhaps others.

The behavior may therefore be related to the auto-maximizing at the top edge (which can be disabled using `gsettings set org.cinnamon.overrides edge-tiling false').

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Fix Committed
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