nautilus does not remember the unmaximized window size

Bug #137479 reported by VLK on 2007-09-05
This bug affects 1 person
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: metacity

This problem occurs to any window in Ubuntu Feisty (e.g. Nautilus, Opera, Firefox, etc.).
I'm using standard Human theme (metacity), and it annoys me a very long time already!

Steps to reproduce:

1. open Home Folder (Places -> Home Folder). It opens in a UNMAXIMIZED window, which is 1/4 of my whole screen.
2. maximize the window by pressing MAXIMIZE button (or just press Alt+F10).
3. close the window (or Alt+F4)
4. open Home Folder again. The window opens MAXIMIZED.
5. press UNMAXIMIZE button (or press Alt+F5).
6. the window becomes UNMAXIMIZED, but remains in the full screen size, so you have to resize it manually (again and again...).


The windows manager has to remember the value of UNMAXIMIZED window even if it was MAXIMIZED.

VLK (valentyn) on 2007-09-05
Changed in metacity:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-desktop
assignee: ubuntu-desktop → desktop-bugs
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This is known upstream:

Changed in metacity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

feel free to fill bugs against the others components you might find this is working in the wrong way.

VLK (valentyn) wrote :

I think this bug report is a duplicate of Bug #120962.

Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in nautilus:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here

Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

verification done:

- test with nautilus from hardy (1:2.22.2-0ubuntu6), followed the test case, after clicked on the unmaximize button the window is not restored to the previous size as step 1.
- test with nautilus from proposed (1:2.22.3-0ubuntu1), followed the test case, after clicked on the unmaximize button the window is restored to the size on step 1 (1/4 of the screen). bug is fixed, thanks.

Daniel Ellis (danellisuk) wrote :

Can also confirm both of Pedro's results.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:2.23.2-0ubuntu1

nautilus (1:2.23.2-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * New upstream versions:
    - Increase default thumbnailing size limit
    - Various fixes to keyboard handling in icon and list view (lp: #64289)
    - Use description from gio as window title
    - Fix double click behaviour in list view (lp: #120746)
    - Remember windows size when closed while maximized (lp: #137479)
    - Always use single click policy in the places sidebar
    - Fix selection handling after canceling delete operation
    - Improve autorun behaviour
    - Improve internal error handling
    - Fix adding emblems (lp: #224162)
    - Fix gconf preferences description
    - Improve list column page indentation
    - Prevent recursive move/copy into itself (lp: #232190)
    - Show mount dialog for already mounted shares too
    - Prevent autogenerated file names from overflowing the max filename length
    - Use ellipsis as per HIG
    - Fix leaks
    - Fix crashes (lp: #232522)
    - Build fixes
    - Translation updates
    - Support new gnome-session autostart semantics.
    - Unify session save/restore routines with "--restart" and "--load-session"
    - Allow to invert selection (lp: #18636)
    - Do not automount mount points inside hidden hierarchies
    - Add NautilusFileInfo APIs: can_write
    - Add initial Gtk-doc support.
    - Remove some dead code.
  * Sync with Debian
  * debian/
    - Build-Depends on liblaunchpad-integration-dev
    - don't build using beagle and tracker
    - don't require desktop-base and libesd
    - nautilus Recommends gnome-app-install
    - nautilus-data Replaces nautilus (<< 2.16) for dapper upgrades
    - nautilus Suggests gamin before fam
    - updated maintainer information
  * debian/mount-archive.desktop,
    - new nautilus context menu item to allow mounting zip, iso, etc
  * debian/nautilus.1:
    - use correct command
  * debian/nautilus-data.gconf-schemas:
    - change the default desktop configuration.
  * debian/patches/01_lpi.patch:
    - launchpad changes.
  * debian/patches/02_autoconf.patch:
    - configure update.
  * debian/patches/03_menu_entry.patch:
    - change the menu item category.
  * debian/patches/05_places-sidebar_single-click.patch:
    - dropped, the new version has a similar change
  * debian/patches/08_display_mimetype_warning.patch:
    - new "preferences/display_mimetype_warning" gconf key which allow to use
      or not the mismatching mimetype warning dialog (Ubuntu: #19101)
  * debian/patches/10_rename_desktop.patch:
    - make renaming of a .desktop work with the language packs too
  * debian/patches/15_translations_list_update.patch:
    - list the new desktop as translatable
  * debian/patches/80_suppress_umount_in_ltsp.patch:
    - don't list unmount and eject actions on ltsp clients
  * debian/patches/81_gnome-app-install.patch:
    - Invoke gnome-app-install when no application known for file.
  * debian/rules:
    - updated shlibs version

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:13:32 +0200

Changed in nautilus:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in nautilus:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Nick Russell (thatnick) wrote :

The original poster notes that this occurs in 'Nautilus, Opera, Firefox etc.' Whilst it appears fixed for me in Nautilus it still happens in Evolution and Firefox. Is this a separate issue? Thanks.

Daniel Ellis (danellisuk) wrote :

I have just tested the current Firefox-3.0 from Hardy-Updates (3.0~rc1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1) and that is not effected by this issue. I don't know about Opera.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Please keep the other issues on a separate report, this is about nautilus, thanks.

TWO (two) wrote :

This problem is corrected under Nautilus, but still persists with Firefox 3 under Intrepid Ibex.

andlopes (andlopes0) wrote :

I solved by wrong way:

1. Acess screen resolution
2. Put an lower resolution
3. Before, put a normal resolution
4. This way solve maximize problem of Nautilus, but Firefox still with the same problem
5. Open Firefox
6. Press Alt+F10(in my case, the window have full maximize)
7. Press Alt+F8(to resizing)
8. Resize to full screen
9. Close Firefox

Here works.
Ah, sorry my poor english.

andlopes (andlopes0) wrote :

I forget to say... i have a problem with installation of ATI Radeon 3D acceleration. I think this is the real problem.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Low
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