nvidia-settings doesn't remember window size or default to a decent window size
Binary package hint: nvidia-settings
When nvidia-settings is opened, the window has to always be resized to do anything useful.
See attached screenshot.
The bug has been fixed in Intrepid, and NVIDIA notified about the fix. It should hopefully end up in a future (undetermined) NVIDIA driver release.
As this is a voluntary universe package, the risk for regression is very low.
1) Install nvidia-settings on a machine with an nvidia card
2) Open it up and observe that it opens in a very small window
3) Install the update from -proposed
4) Open nvidia-settings and verify that the window is actually a functional size.