Thunderbird doesn't remember last window position or state

Bug #868175 reported by ulrich on 2011-10-05
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Thunderbird
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

thunderbird should honor the location where it was closed last time and open at the same position when started.
for example: on my dual monitor setup, thunderbird opens on the first screen in fullscreen mode. i then move it to the second screen and close theunderbird. opening it again, thunderbird opens on the first screen instead of screen 2.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: thunderbird 7.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: VT1708B Analog [VT1708B Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
 /dev/snd/controlC0: ulrich 1605 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: ulrich 1605 F...m pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: ulrich 1605 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20110929183320
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
 Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xf9f78000 irq 21'
   Mixer name : 'Nvidia MCP77/78 HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1106e721,10438345,00100100 HDA:10de0002,10de0101,00100000'
   Controls : 38
   Simple ctrls : 19
 Card hw:1 'Speakers'/'Logitech Logitech Z-5 Speakers at usb-0000:00:04.0-2, full speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB046d:0a13'
   Controls : 2
   Simple ctrls : 1
Channel: release
Date: Wed Oct 5 10:26:13 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/thunderbird-7.0.1/thunderbird-bin
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110921.2)
 default via dev eth0 proto static dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src metric 1
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
 places.database.lastMaintenance - 1317037118
 extensions.lastAppVersion - 7.0.1
 network.cookie.prefsMigrated - true
 font.size.variable.x-western - 14
 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages - 124626
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=7.0.1/20110929183320 (Running)

RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 06/02/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0406
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. M3N78-VM
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev X.0x
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0406:bd06/02/2008:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM3N78-VM:rvrRevX.0x:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

ulrich (ulrich) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :

This is now particularly annoying with the Unity interface as Thunderbird keeps starting in such a position that it pushes the launcher off screen.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

This still seems to be an issue with Thunderbird 60.4 and Ubuntu 18.04.

If I move Thunderbird to the secondary monitor and close it (not maximised) it will re-open on the primary monitor maximised. I'll look for an upstream bug report.

tags: added: bionic
removed: oneiric
summary: - thunderbird doesent remember last window position
+ Thunderbird doesn't remember last window position or state

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0

Steps to reproduce:

I moved Thunderbird (window not maximised) to the secondary display and later closed it.

 * I'm using Thunderbird 60.4.0, Ubuntu 18.04, GNOME Shell 3.28
 * Originally reported against Thunderbird 7.0.1 and Ubuntu 11.10
 * Launchpad bug:

My apologies if this has already been reported as I feel that it must have been but I couldn't find a similar report after 30 minutes of searching.

Actual results:

When relaunched, Thunderbird opened maximised on the primary display.

Expected results:

I expected Thunderbird to re-open with the same window state (not maximised) on the same display on which it was closed.

Changed in thunderbird:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed

Hmm, a friend of mine complained about this today on Windows. I've just tried myself and TB comes back on the screen where I closed it, maximised or not.

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