evince starts fullscreen with no way to resize

Bug #481587 reported by Stanislaw Pitucha on 2009-11-12
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

Sometimes evince starts fullscreen and after pressing escape, it covers the whole screen even though it shows the toolbars and menu. It seems that evince is started in fullscreen when I open slides, or other portrait-mode documents - but there's a way to force it to behave incorrectly. (I can repeat this behaviour every time)

- open a pdf document (for example http://www.cs.ut.ee/~varmo/tday-koke/kaljurand-slides.pdf always starts fullscreen for me)
- press escape to get back to a normal window view
- start presentation mode (f5)
- close the application with alt+f4
- open the document again (it will start in presentation mode)
- press escape to get normal window

At this point, I get a fullscreen window with no title bar, but with the normal evince toolbars. It covers upper and lower gnome panel. Sometimes it contains a menu, but sometimes not, so the only way to close it is via the shortcut alt+f4.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Nov 12 21:45:17 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: evince 2.28.1-0ubuntu1.1
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that works fine here with metacity (without desktop effects) ; are you using compiz? could you disable those and test again ? thanks.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

No, I'm running clean metacity. I've got desktop effects turned off completely. What else can I check?

The attached file is the whole screen I see when I'm stuck in the fullscreen mode.
When I press escape, evince disappears for a split-second, so I can see the desktop and then reappears with the same screen. Evince itself thinks it's in the fullscreen mode (notice the top bar is collapsed, and the right-most icon says "leave fullscreen mode")

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. A new version of Evince is available in both Lucid and Maverick and we are wondering if this is still reproducible in any of those versions, May you please test and give us of feedback about it? Thanks in advance.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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