Maximize window vertically makes the window too large

Bug #151604 reported by Pádraig Brady on 2007-10-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: metacity

Note compiz (desktop effects) is not on (there are too many bugs to mention with that).

Bind a key to maximize vertically.
Just after boot it does work, but "after a while",
windows maximized vertically go the whole way
to the bottom of the screen, under the bottom panel.

Pádraig Brady (p-draigbrady) wrote :

Sorry, I thought I'd get prompted for version info.

This is with gutsy tribe 4 I think with no updates.
metacity version is 1:2.19.55-0ubuntu1

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug. Do you use a dualscreen configuration? That looks like bug #120818

Changed in metacity:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Pádraig Brady (p-draigbrady) wrote :

I have a single screen.
Note maximize and toggle maximize are fine for me.
Just maximize vertically exhibits this behaviour.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

not confirming on a gutsy installation, to send upstream by somebody getting the bug

Changed in metacity:
status: Incomplete → New
Simon Ruggier (simon80) wrote :

I can confirm in gutsy. Using "Maximize window horizontally also results in the window being maximized both ways sometimes. This is a pretty severe regression from 2.18, both of these shortcuts are basically unusable.

Changed in metacity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in metacity:
status: Unknown → Invalid
Changed in metacity:
status: Invalid → New
bf12 (hanshin-cho) wrote :

same Bug in Hardy.

dpc22 (dpc22) wrote :

I can confirm this bug in Gutsy, and it seems to be worse in Heron (where the problem starts immediately after login, rather than after a day or two).

This is on three different systems (two desktops and a laptop). No dual screen is involved on any of those machines.

Workaround: Set the panel to autohide.

My guess is that Maximize window vertically starts to believe that autohide is enabled, and sizes the window accordingly.

Tomislav (hefest) wrote :

I can confirm the same behaviour.
I'm also not sure it's a duplicate, because other issues are Xinerama related and this one is not.

Changed in metacity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in metacity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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