update-manager doesn't remember its position on screen

Bug #928434 reported by Luca Chiodini on 2012-02-07
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm not sure this is an update-manager issue releated, but this HAPPENS ONLY WITH THIS.

Step to reproduce:
- Open a window of update-manager
- Maximize it
- Close it
- Re-open it

What should happen:
- The window is maximized

What happens:
- The window is displayed with its original position.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-14.23-generic-pae 3.2.3
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-14-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Feb 7 20:23:58 2012
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1328642621
 com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 744
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 1366
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120121)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Luca Chiodini (l-chiodini) wrote :
RedSingularity (redsingularity) wrote :

I do not see this behavior on a 12.04 fresh install. Is it still a problem with the latest updates?
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Luca Chiodini (l-chiodini) wrote :

Yes, the problem still remains with the latest update.
Maybe a fresh install can solve this. I'll try it in a Live CD

RedSingularity (redsingularity) wrote :

Yes please do. Make sure it is an up to date, daily ISO release.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Luca Chiodini (l-chiodini) wrote :

I made a fresh *install* yesterday, but nothing has been changed.
1. Maximize the update-manager window
2. Close it
3. Re-open it

Result as image attached, it's not really maximized (may be a problem related with global-menu).
In fact, the window is correctly maximized but it doesn't support global menu.

Please note that if I maximize it again, it works perfectly with global menu.

RedSingularity (redsingularity) wrote :

Ok, yes I saw that problem too. It does stay 'maximized' but not 'fully maximized'.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Luke Dixon (dixonl90) wrote :

I'd also like to add it opens on the monitor the mouse currently resides on indicating it neither remembers the state (maximised or not) or location on relaunch following the steps above.

Edwin Lee (leeed2001) wrote :

I see this all the time...perhaps every time update manager is opened. I have additional behavior such as the window "size" is maximized, but it is not positioned properly. Part of the window appears on my secondary monitor, or off-screen, as the case may be. Perhaps this is the same effect as mentioned in previous comments. Another perhaps related issue is that occasionally the update manager window is all white, no widgets or data shown. When I *actually* maximize the window, it is properly refreshed and everything appears properly. Seems all related, but I guess we'll see.

I am running 12.04 (64-bit), which was upgraded from 11.10 way back when. I don't believe I saw this behavior back on 11.10.

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