after installation on a netbook switching from plasma-netbook to desktop missing minimize and maximize is too far apart from close

Bug #983723 reported by moonman on 2012-04-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde-workspace (Ubuntu)
Harald Sitter

Bug Description

After installation of Kubuntu 12.04b2 on a netbook (Asus eeepc 900) switching from plasma-netbook to plasma-desktop the windows control icons are messed up. Minimize is missing and maximize is too far apart from close button.

moonman (moonman-ca) wrote :
moonman (moonman-ca) wrote :
moonman (moonman-ca) wrote :

Also, this only happens on a netbook since KDE defaults to a netbook interface so I switch to desktop interface. Installed 12.04 on my desktop and MacBook Pro and everything works as expected.

tags: added: 12.04 kde-desktop kde-netbook kubuntu ubuntu
tags: added: netbook
moonman (moonman-ca) wrote :

Am I the only one having this problem? I've tried reinstalling 2 times with the same outcome.

lanzen (lanzen) wrote :

No, you're not, and, IIRC, natty did that and I had to go to - roughly transated - "dektop effects" -> window decoration -> configure buttons" to have them the "old way".

I got the same on the kubuntu 12.04 I just installed on an old 701.

moonman (moonman-ca) wrote :

Thank you! Finally got to install Kubuntu 12.10 and this fixed the problem! For Future reference in Kubuntu 12.10 Go to System Settings --> Workspace Appearance --> Window Decorations, now find a button at the bottom of the windows that says Configure buttons --> uncheck "use custom titlebar button positions"

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

how do you switch to plasma-desktop? what's the window decoration and workspace theme used after the switch?

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
moonman (moonman-ca) wrote :

Hi Harald,
Thanks for looking into this issue. To switch I go into System Settings -> Workspace Behavior -> Workspace -> and change workspace type from netbook to desktop. This is the first thing I do right after installation. The Theme in Workspace Apperance is Air for netbooks, but changing to Air doen't change anything.

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Harald Sitter (apachelogger)
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

seems the startkde script has a bug that it uses the netbook settings overlay even when loading a desktop workspace

though really the issue at hand is that the overlay sets this weird button style although I am not quite sure why... needs some investigation

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