Double clicking a maximized window frame does not restore window

Bug #374078 reported by Nicklas W Bjurman on 2009-05-09
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-dekstop

Normally a double click on a window's titlebar the window should restore from maximized to user set size. This works in normal cases however when an application starts maximized and the user tries to performs this procedure in order to restore the window size(expecting a smaller window only covering part of the screen). The window flickers and for a brief moment as I assume it obtains the previous user set size but then goes back to cover the whole screen but not in maximized mode.

1. Start firefox(mine starts in maximized mode, other applications does not)
2. Double click on titlebar

description: updated
summary: - Double clicking a window frame does not restore window
+ Double clicking a maximized window frame does not restore window
affects: meta-gnome2 (Ubuntu) → gnome-desktop (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-desktop:
status: Unknown → New
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

That's not a gnome-desktop bug. Are you using desktop effects or not? (I've assumed you are for now, so I've reassigned it to Compiz)

affects: gnome-desktop (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Nicklas W Bjurman (lordmetroid) wrote :

It is not a compiz bug, I removed compiz from my system totally, first by inactivating all effects and then going one step further completely wiping it off the hard drive through the packet manager. Compiz is so buggy I could not stand using it, getting in the way of Quake Wars, being just in general slow and behaving unexpectedly. I filed several bugs for compiz... I am changing it back to gnome-desktop.

affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → gnome-desktop (Ubuntu)
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Well, it must be a metacity bug then (or whatever WM you are using). Like I said, it isn't a gnome-desktop bug. gnome-desktop has nothing to do with window-management.

affects: gnome-desktop (Ubuntu) → metacity (Ubuntu)
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Can you recreate this with any application other than Firefox? It works fine for every application I tested other than Firefox.

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Nicklas W Bjurman (lordmetroid) wrote :

You are right, it seems to only be firefox that behaves this way...

Nicklas W Bjurman (lordmetroid) wrote :

As I used the system more, I noticed that other applications also does it occasionally.
I can't pin point which ones at the top of my head though.

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-desktop:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Kindaian (kindaian-gmail) wrote :

It happened to me with thunderbird.

Also when a window is maximized and you drag it out by click and push from the top to the middle of the screen, nothing happens.

And when you just click on it, the close/minimize/maximize buttons should appear but fail to do so.

Giving focus to the application (with either ALT+TAB or clicking on the window) and then moving and touching the top of the screen fails to open the application menu.

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