Lower-right resize control jumps to near-maximized

Bug #1102342 reported by era on 2013-01-21

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evince (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When I open a document in evince and attempt to resize it, the resize control in the lower right corner will resize the window to the maximum size, rather than stay under the cursor.

Grabbing a window edge and resizing from there works as expected, so as a workaround, I can resize the evince window to the size I want by dragging from the window edges rather than from the corner control; but the workaround is annoying and cumbersome, and the impulse to use the corner control is hard to unlearn.

I include the OS version info etc and below that a command-line sequence demostrating the problem. Between the first and the second xwininfo commands, I just barely had time to reach for the mouse and click and hold the button over the bottom-right corner of the evince window.

I am running Xubuntu, pretty much out of the box. Perhaps the problem is in the window manager or something? For lack of repeatability in other applications, I am assuming this is a bug in evince, but I could of course be wrong.

I am running dual monitors, the screen geometry as reported by xwininfo -root is 3840x1080.

 era@precise$ lsb_release -rd
 Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
 Release: 12.04

 era@precise$ apt-cache policy evince
 evince:
   Installed: 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.4
   Candidate: 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.4
   Version table:
  *** 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.4 0
         500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
         500 http://mirrors.nic.funet.fi/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
      3.4.0-0ubuntu1 0
         500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages

 era@precise$ : before resize

 era@precise$ xwininfo

 xwininfo: Please select the window about which you
          would like information by clicking the
          mouse in that window.

 xwininfo: Window id: 0x5400003 "Cloud-Storage-Security_a4.pdf"

  Absolute upper-left X: 152
  Absolute upper-left Y: 49
  Relative upper-left X: 1
  Relative upper-left Y: 24
  Width: 889
  Height: 767
  Depth: 24
  Visual: 0x21
  Visual Class: TrueColor
  Border width: 0
  Class: InputOutput
  Colormap: 0x20 (installed)
  Bit Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
  Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
  Backing Store State: NotUseful
  Save Under State: no
  Map State: IsViewable
  Override Redirect State: no
  Corners: +152+49 -2799+49 -2799-264 +152-264
  -geometry 889x767+151+25

 era@precise$ sleep 2; xwininfo -id 0x5400003

 xwininfo: Window id: 0x5400003 "Cloud-Storage-Security_a4.pdf"

  Absolute upper-left X: 152
  Absolute upper-left Y: 49
  Relative upper-left X: 1
  Relative upper-left Y: 24
  Width: 2806
  Height: 768
  Depth: 24
  Visual: 0x21
  Visual Class: TrueColor
  Border width: 0
  Class: InputOutput
  Colormap: 0x20 (installed)
  Bit Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
  Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
  Backing Store State: NotUseful
  Save Under State: no
  Map State: IsViewable
  Override Redirect State: no
  Corners: +152+49 -882+49 -882-263 +152-263
  -geometry 2806x768+151+25

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported when using a currently supported version of Ubuntu? Please let us know if you do otherwise this report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

tags: added: precise
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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