Does not remember last size of window on desktop

Bug #1312892 reported by Mark Rich
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Florian Boucault

Bug Description

The default window size is too small for some webapps. For example Google Calendar content is crunched up to fit in the window size.

Changing the window size to accommodate the content is possible but this is not retained when the webapp is next loaded which is very annoying.

Allowing the browser to remember the chosen size for the webapp would be more user friendly.

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David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Agreed. There is no good API for that right now, but a workaround solution for the desktop case would be useful.

Changed in webbrowser-app:
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: webapps-hotlist
removed: webapp
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed
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Philippe Piquer (philippep62-e) wrote :

I've just received my new phone and trying to create a webapp from one of my sites.
It works nice ... but default window width seems to be set to 332 pixels, and max size seems to be 830.
Like the Google Calendar example, my site is crunched to default size and as it's filled with 800px width images .... it's ugly and unpraticable.
Increasing default to max maybe? Or is there a way to force the browser on my side?

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

@Philippe: I believe yours is a different issue than the one originally reported here (which concerns desktop only).

Could you file a separate bug (at and attach more information (which website are you making a webapp out of?). Thanks!

Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
no longer affects: webbrowser-app
summary: - Does not keep last size of window on desktop
+ Does not remember last size of window on desktop
Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
tags: added: windows
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Florian Boucault (fboucault)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1

webbrowser-app (0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * Explicitely define Ctrl+R as the refresh shortcut for the browser
    (LP: #1593877)

  [ Andrew Hayzen ]
  * Use the new TabsBar component from Ubuntu.Components.Extras

  [ Florian Boucault ]
  * Add Peekier to available search engines (LP: #1649673)
  * Bookmarks and history: increased font size one level
  * Make new tabs opened in the background to be placed next to the tab
    requesting them instead of at the end of the list of tabs (LP: #1499780)
  * Enable predictive text in address bar (LP: #1378750)
  * Fix issue with new tab page sometimes never being unloaded (LP: #1659435)
  * Snap: embed ubuntu-ui-extras by building it from source
  * Improved UX for <select> dropdowns in web content
  * Store and restore on startup the size of each window (LP: #1312892)
  * Do not go fullscreen if already fullscreen (LP: #1665727)
  * Do not rely on qmake as webbrowser is CMake based

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Drop "Open a " prefix from .desktop Actions (LP: #1668699)

  [ Matthieu James ]
  * Updated browser icon (LP: #1358050)

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * Properly set the APP_ID variable for the snappy world

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Use the no-system-libraries build attribute instead of specifying extra
    stage packages
  * Move snapcraft.yaml to snap directory (new in snapcraft 2.26)
  * Add a desktop UA override for (LP: #1662826)
  * Log oxide and chromium versions at app startup
  * Add UA overrides for google photos (desktop and mobile) (LP: #1665926)
  * Explicitly plug to the "mir" interface (LP: #1662145)
  * Add "ibus" and "nvidia" apparmor abstractions to webbrowser-app apparmor
  * Additional holes in generated apparmor profile to allow webbrowser-app
    to run under unity8 in zesty (LP: #1590561)

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:35:28 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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