chromium-browser has min/max/close buttons at upper right

Bug #1097125 reported by peterzay on 2013-01-08
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In prior releases of chromium-browser, the minimize/maximize/close cluster of 3 buttons were always at the upper left as per Ubuntu standard layout.

In Ubuntu 12.10, for some reason, this 3 button cluster has been moved to the upper right.

It is disturbing.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: chromium-browser 22.0.1229.94~r161065-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: i386
ChromiumPrefs: can't open profile /home/peterzay/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences
Date: Mon Jan 7 22:45:02 2013
 XDG_CONFIG_DIRS = /etc/xdg/xdg-ubuntu:/etc/xdg
 XDG_DATA_DIRS = /usr/share/ubuntu:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-04 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""
gconf-keys: /desktop/gnome/applications/browser/exec = b''/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/command = b''/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/enabled = b''/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command = b''/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/enabled = b''/desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager = b''/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager = b''/desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme = b'ubuntu-mono-dark\n'/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme = b'Ambiance\n'

peterzay (peterzay) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Richard Eames (naddiseo) wrote :

I'm not seeing this in my 12.10 install (with gnome-shell), but I am seeing it in my 13.04. Would be nice for this to be fixed.

tags: added: raring
Saikrishna Arcot (saiarcot895) wrote :

Is Chromium using the system title bar and borders? Right-click in the tab area and check to see if there is a checkmark there.

Richard Eames (naddiseo) wrote :

No, it's using chromium's title bar. See attached screenshot.

peterzay (peterzay) wrote :

There have been several newer versions of Chromium since the original bug report.

This is no longer a problem in Version 28.0.1500.71 Ubuntu 13.04 (28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1).

I no longer use Ubuntu 12.10 release.

Richard, in a terminal, if you run "chromium-browser --temp-profile", what

Richard Eames (naddiseo) wrote :

@Chad, same thing, the buttons are in the top right corner.

$ apt-cache policy chromium-browser
  Installed: 28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1
  Candidate: 28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1 0
        500 raring-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 raring-security/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     25.0.1364.160-0ubuntu3 0
        500 raring/universe amd64 Packages

Still here in 14.04 LTS amd64:

$ apt-cache policy chromium-browser
  Installed: 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2 0
        500 trusty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty

Richard Eames (naddiseo) wrote :

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string "close,minimize,maximize:"

peterzay (peterzay) wrote :

The workaround works but is buggy.

Launch Chromium, maximize the window, then un-maximize. Notice the corrupt window no longer has the 3 button cluster at all.

Click anywhere on the desktop, the window refreshes to normal.

Cannot capture screenshot due to click action described above.

peterzay (peterzay) wrote :

See Bug #1309759 for 14.04 LTS i386 bug details.

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