Toggling full screen mode does not work well after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10

Bug #1573563 reported by LGB [Gábor Lénárt] on 2016-04-22
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I use tons of terminal windows (gnome-terminal) all the time for various tasks. Thus, it's important for me to be able to go into full screen mode (F11) - if I need more attention or space and switch back later.

I haven't got any problem with this in previous Ubuntu versions, after "switching back" from fullscreen mode, I got the terminal window at its original place and size. However, after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 recently, if I press F11 to switch back, the terminal window is enlarged to cover almost the full desktop, it's not "full screen" anymore (that's OK), ie I can see panel, borders, etc, but still it's not the original size and position of the window. So I have to manually resize the window all the time.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.18.3-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Apr 22 13:48:12 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-05-08 (715 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140417)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2015-10-08 (196 days ago)

LGB [Gábor Lénárt] (lgb) wrote :
LGB [Gábor Lénárt] (lgb) wrote :

I've attached some screen shots, if it's more understandable than my not-so-perfect English, sorry about that.

Moreover, I had the suspect that it can be a generic window manager issue more, rather than gnome-terminal specific problem, but starting the KDE console (konsole) its fullscreen toggle functionality seems to be OK, just I have problem with the gnome-terminal, it seems.

Mike (tbreader2k) wrote :

Same here with 16.04 :(

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I am unable to reproduce the bug under Unity, either in my session or in a newly created one.

So if you are still experiencing this bug, please set its status back to "confirmed". Thank you.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Aleš Svoboda (svoboa) wrote :

Bug still exists (tested on Ubuntu 16.04 with all the updates). Made a video of it

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

I see. Yes, that is a bug!

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Aleš Svoboda (svoboa) wrote :

Bug seems to have been fixed by unity/compiz update

Eggsome (eggsome) wrote :

Any ETA on a fix? This is preventing me from upgrading to 16.04.
I'm happy to try any patches that need testing.

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