Wont start maximised

Bug #1000469 reported by Phill
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Update manager will not start maximised.

I've got the compiz Windows Placement plug-in set to maximise all windows but no luck. If not maximised on last close it remembers its last position - very unhelpful - I'd rather it obeyed the Windows Placement plug-in. If maximised on last close it next opens as a floating window, but full-screen-size with a bit hanging off-screen to make room for the title bar at the top.

I've noticed another app, Skype, does the same - it remembers it's last window position, but wont start maximised. Other apps, e.g. Firefox, Thunderbird, Nautilus appear unaffected.

I'm sure this wasn't a problem before upgrading from 11.10.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.14.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.38-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 8f42c7155b3e5262cfd0edb5c0c42bb1
CheckboxSystem: edda5d4f616ca792bf437989cb597002
Date: Wed May 16 22:58:48 2012
GsettingsChanges:
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1337205398
 com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 1000
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 1280
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-05 (11 days ago)

Revision history for this message
Phill (phill.l) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Revision history for this message
Edwin Lee (leeed2001) wrote :

I have a similar problem, but not just update-manager. TeXMaker also starts in a "maximized size", but offset to account for the unity launcher and top bar. It may also be some other programs, but that's the one I use the most so I can't confirm if thats an exhaustive list.

In 11.10, the programs opened maximized everytime, no problems.

(12.04 64-bit, Dell XPS17, nvidia x/swat)

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