Fullscreen title bars (!) waste so much space

Bug #1773846 reported by Andreas Schildbach on 2018-05-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On Xenial, I had only one title bar containing the menu to the left and the systray to the right.

On Bionic, I've got three title bars:

1. Stripped down menu to the left, systray to the right
2. Current path (redundant, since this is usually in the prompt)
3. Full menu

I consider this a significant regression, as it now wastes precious screen space – about three lines of terminal text compared to the last LTS.

Also, two menu bars for the same app, partially containing the same items appear to be useless to me.

I hope the change can be undone in the current LTS cycle.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.28.1-1ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon May 28 21:29:14 2018
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-21 (766 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-04-26 (31 days ago)

Andreas Schildbach (schildbach) wrote :
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Thanks for your bug.

I'm sorry, though, but this is not something that Ubuntu is going to change on its own. The best avenue to pursue such a change would be talking to GNOME upstream. You can find more information about how GNOME is designed here: https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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