thunderbird does not remember position of window

Bug #1208647 reported by karl on 2013-08-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Thunderbird does not remember position of window - size is restored correctly, but window is always in left upper corner when started.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: thunderbird 17.0.7+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-27.40-generic
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-27-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.1
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC1: k 2429 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC2: k 2429 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: k 2429 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20130623220824
CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
Channel: Unavailable
Date: Tue Aug 6 02:11:15 2013
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback

 #auto eth3
 #iface eth3 inet dhcp
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-01-25 (558 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 default via dev eth0 proto static dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src metric 1
 eth0 no wireless extensions.

 lo no wireless extensions.
MarkForUpload: True
PrefSources: prefs.js
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=17.0.7/20130623220824
 icedtea-7-plugin 1.3.2-1ubuntu1.1
 totem-mozilla 3.6.3-0ubuntu6
 rhythmbox-mozilla 2.98-0ubuntu5

RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-01 (126 days ago)
WifiSyslog: 12/02/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0901
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M. M5A99X EVO
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0901:bd12/02/2011:svnTobefilledbyO.E.M.:pnTobefilledbyO.E.M.:pvrTobefilledbyO.E.M.:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnM5A99XEVO:rvrRev1.xx:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.product.version: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.sys.vendor: To be filled by O.E.M.

karl (karl-sebastian-liebich) wrote :

Hi karl, thank you for submitting this bug. Do you have thunderbird in the startup applications, or are you opening this through a unity menu launcher?

I've noticed that items in the startup applications start in the upper left, however when I launch thunderbird from a unity launcher, it opens in the same position every time.

April 10, 2014

Running Ubuntu Linux 13.10 Desktop (with Trinity);
User Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.4.0 Firefox/28.0

I believe this bug remains and remains annoying. More details.

I run Thunderbird and Firefox with a modified window size. If I minimize either and then restore it; it will restore to it's previous window position correctly.

However, if I close both and then start both; Firefox restores to the window position it had before being closed. Thunderbird does not. Thunderbird restarts aligned to the left alongside the launchpad (sometimes left and top; sometimes left; always maintaining previous window size). It should restore to it's previous window position like Firefox and all other applications.

This appears to be Thunderbird only problem ;)

I do not utilize startup applications for Firefox or Thunderbird. This problem does exist after fresh boot of Ubuntu as well as after suspend / restore operations.

This problem is documented in Mozilla Bugzilla as Bug 571439

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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