Firefox doesn't remember its unmaximized size with metaciy

Bug #302744 reported by Simon Strandman on 2008-11-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Metacity
New
Medium
metacity (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: metacity

This bug exists in both fedora 10 and ubuntu 8.10 which has Gnome 2.24. I believe this is a problem with metacity since it doesn't happen with compiz.

An easy way to reproduce:
1. Make sure Metacity is the window-manager (ie. disable desktop effects)
2. Open firefox
3. Reduce the window size to cover only a part of the desktop.
3. Maximize firefox
4. Restart firefox
6. Firefox will start maximized but when you unmaximize it, it will still cover the whole desktop and not go back to its previous unmaximized size.

I haven't noticed this with any other program yet but it's really annoying.

I think it's this upstream bug:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=506472

It's also similar to these bugs:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/120962
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/137479

My system is ubuntu 8.10 x86 with all the latest updates as of today.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report.

Changed in metacity:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in metacity:
status: Unknown → New
tyle (tyle7) wrote :

I can't reproduce by following the exact instructions given here, but see the exact same symptoms by following these steps:

Way to reproduce:
1. Make sure Metacity is the window-manager (ie. disable desktop effects)
2. Open firefox
3. Reduce the window size to cover only a part of the desktop.
4. Open up another window, for example your home folder, and place it on part of the screen that is currently not covered by firefox
5. Maximize firefox
6. Restart firefox
7. Unmaximize firefox. It will return to the size decided in 3).
8. Click the other window opened in 4) to switch focus to it.
9. Click the firefox window. Focus returns to firefox, but in the same time it changes the "unmaximize size" to cover the whole screen. The size from 3) is now forgotten.

This is on Ubuntu 8.10, metacity 2.24.0, Firefox 3.0.6

For what it is worth, it seems that it works as it should on Debian Lenny with metacity 2.22.0, Iceweasel 3.0.6. When I try there Iceweasel does not resize at step 9, and does not forget its "unmaximize size".

Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Simon Strandman (nejsimon) wrote :

I guess this could be closed. It obviously won't be fixed in natty and metacity is already deprecated in favour of mutter in future releases.

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