Compose new email window incorrectly resizes when viewing attachment bar

Bug #573659 reported by Tom Verdaat on 2010-05-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

Upgraded to Lucid and now consistently experiencing the following bug with Evolution:

Steps to recreate:
1. Start a new email message (ctrl+N)
2. Display the "attachment bar" at the bottom of the window, either by clicking the + bottom left or by attaching a file to the message which will automatically show the attachment bar.


Displaying the attachment bar (e.g. the white area which displays the attached files) increases the height of the window, even if the window is already as high as the available desktop height.

I lose the metacity window controls if the window was already maximized and the window jumps up or down every time i click anywhere on it.
A high 'windowed' compose window will extend beond the desktop height. Closing the attachment bar will reduce the window height back to the original height. It will just keep it the same height, making the regular text area higher.

This is a mess and forces me to use keyboard shortcuts only after attaching files.

Will add some screenshots to show what happens.


Ubuntu version: Lucid UNE
Desktop session: regular GNOME session
Evolution version: 2.28.3
Screen resolution: 1024 x 576
Desktop size: screen resolution minus a 24 pixel high GNOME top panel

evolution 2.30.3-1ubuntu7

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
David Conner (dlbike76) wrote :

This is occurring in Maverick under Evolution version 2.30.3 (evolution 2.30.3-1ubuntu7) as well.

See duplicate bug 668552 for more information.

description: updated
David Conner (dlbike76) wrote :

Is this problem still happening in Natty?

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jens Friedrich (dj-jeff) wrote :

Don't know. Just had enough of it. Did an export of my data and rebuild the modules in Thunderbird with extensions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for evolution (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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