Side panel resizes unexpectedly

Bug #1077953 reported by Arturo Torres Sánchez on 2012-11-12
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This bug affects 27 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Files
Fix Released
Low
Victor Martinez

Bug Description

Files' side panel now resizes proportionally relative to the window size. I like maximizing my windows all the time (and that's why I have a devilspie2 script that does just that). Files doesn't open maximized even when it was maximized when I closed it, and the following happens:

* Using Files maximized, I resize the side panel at ~150px.
* I close Files.
* Later, I reopen Files. Files opens unmaximized at ~640×480px, with the side panel at ~150px.
* devilspie2's script maximizes Files, and the side panel is resized accordingly. (I think this would also happen with manual resizing, but I haven't tested).

If I forget to resize the side panel again, every time I close and open Files, the sidebar is bigger, until it takes all the screen.

I'm thinking the following solution: save the side panel size as a percentage.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: pantheon-files 0.1-0~r1017+pkg9~precise1 [origin: LP-PPA-elementary-os-daily]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu15
Architecture: i386
CrashDB: pantheon_files
Date: Mon Nov 12 07:59:16 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pantheon-files
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120301)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: pantheon-files
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

description: updated
Jens Breitbart (jbreitbart) wrote :

I would like to add, that storing the percentage isn't a good solution for me. I keep changing the windows size depending on how many windows I have open and how many files are in a directory. If the percentage is fixed, I loose a lot of screen space when the window is maximized and cannot read the label in the side bar when I shrink the window.

Sergio Spinatelli (spinatelli) wrote :

Same problem here,but i use my windows always maximized so the only thing i noticed is that it doubles the size of the sidebar every time you close and reopen it (doubling the size it had when closing).

Ron Alon (ro2342) wrote :
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Confirmed
Adam Davies (adam-davies) wrote :

Here's a video from a duplicate by cassidyjames.

Changed in pantheon-files:
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Victor Eduardo (victored)
milestone: none → luna-beta2
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Ron Alon (ro2342) wrote :

New update fixed it. Thanks! :)

Ozcar (oz-kai-11) wrote :

O.k, the recent update fixed it too. :)

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-04-15
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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