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Window management - Can't get normal modal dialog size

Reported by Didier Roche on 2011-07-19
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Compiz
High
Unassigned
Unity
High
Sam Spilsbury
compiz (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

This isn't linked to 0.9.5.0 properly, but from the new unity dialog, just keeping it there to see if a solution is possible

1. resize gedit so that gedit is a small window
2. click on save
the save dialog is an unity dialog, very small, which can't be used and can't be resized.
Even resizing its parent window don't enable it to be resized (contrary to the previous behavior where you can resize the window):
- you have to close it and open it again with the new parent dialog size.

It can become even first in case of nested modal dialogs: bug #805975

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Desired solution:

If the parent window is too small to display the modal dialogue, when the modal dialogue is opened the parent window temporally increases in size to slightly larger than the modal dialogue. When the modal dialogue is closed the parent window returns to its original size and position.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-19
tags: added: 0.9.5.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-19
description: updated
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-07-20
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udo
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

On hold for now, but put on the unity radar for later.

Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.6.0
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-08-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.6.0 → 4.8.0
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

I was just burned by this too. In Thunderbird, I installed an add-on called Zindus. I opened the Zindus Configuration Settings dialog, then pressed Add to add an account. Compiz forced the resulting New Account dialog to fit inside the parent Configuration Settings dialog and wouldn't let me resize it. I had no idea how to fix the problem, and only when I read this ticket did I realize that if I made the parent dialog larger then the child dialog would appear large enough.

I think this behavior is absolutely a bug.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

invalid for Oneiric as unitydialog is disabled for Oneiric.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → Invalid
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

its fixed in code(I tested) but the feature is disabled for now

Changed in unity:
status: New → Fix Released
milestone: 4.8.0 → none
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-28
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Reverted to confirmed so that we remember to re-test when the sheet style dialogues land in P

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
tags: added: udp
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-10-25
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-22
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Won't Fix
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-09
summary: - Can't get normal modal dialog size
+ Window management - Can't get normal modal dialog size
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
no longer affects: compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric)
no longer affects: unity (Ubuntu Oneiric)
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in compiz:
status: New → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-09
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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