windows maximized after switching workspaces

Bug #963416 reported by Steve Conklin on 2012-03-23
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ok, first of all a little rant - I don't know which package has this bug, despite two different apport questions about it.

The first was:

 "Thanks for reporting this bug. It seems you have unity running. Is the issue you are reporting is related to unity itself rather than compiz?"

Really? Very few people know how to answer this question unless they're deeply familiar with the way these packages work.

The second was:

"Thanks for reporting this bug on unity. Is the issue you are reporting purely graphical (will report more information about your graphic configuration and will report the bug against compiz)?"

What does "purely graphical" mean? And remember, for the casual user, if the windows don't do what is expected, it's graphical!

ok I feel better. Here's the problem:

If you have applications which are windowed (i.e. not maximized), and if the window boundaries are near the screen edges (i.e. it's taking up almost the whole screen) , then when you switch to another workspace and back, the application windows are maximized.

This is using unity 2d on a dual-screen workstation.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.6.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic-pae 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,place,imgpng,grid,vpswitch,mousepoll,resize,regex,snap,wall,gnomecompat,animation,unitymtgrabhandles,move,expo,session,fade,ezoom,workarounds,scale,unityshell]
Date: Fri Mar 23 14:59:01 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity

Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-03-25
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

Not a bug, feature, you can disable in gconf - key /apps/metacity/general/auto_maximize_windows

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity-2d because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity-2d:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity-2d (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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