Upon first login, launcher gets in the way of maximized windows

Bug #731786 reported by Eylem on 2011-03-09
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Didier Roche
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I can reproduce this without exception:
0) Make sure unity launcher is set to either autohide or dodge.
1) Maximize the window of any application (Firefox, Evolution, etc.) and quit, so that next time it should open maximized.
2) Restart or logout / login.
3) Start the application set to maximize its window.
4) What you observe (given in the screenshot) is that the unity launcher does not hide or dodge the maximized window. Plus, it keeps its persistent behavior for any maximized-window applications that are subsequently opened, until you force it to dodge an unmaximized window or unmaximize/re-maximize one of the applications.

Very annoying, hope it gets addressed. I apologize if this is a duplicate. I love Unity so I thought I'd share my experiences. Keep up the excellent work, thanks!

Eylem (eylemkoca) wrote :
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Eylem: Yes, I've see this, but hadn't narrowed it down to a reproducable process as neatly as you have!

Eylem (eylemkoca) wrote :

Glad if I can help improving Unity! I wish I had programming skills to get my hands on it...

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-03-09
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)

I see something similar:

My launcher is set to never hide, and when I maximize windows, it does the right thing by acting like a 'panel'. I.e. the maximized window does not overlap the launcher.

When I change to a different workspace and then change back, the launcher now overlaps the maximized window, which has grown to the left under the launcher.

To reproduce this I do:
1. Log in to a new session
2. Start app1 (KeepassX for me) on Workspace 1, Maximize
3. Change to WS2
4. Start app2(chrome-stable), Maximize
5. Change back to WS1, Unmaximize app1
6. Change to WS2, Unmaximize app2
7. Change back to WS1, Maximize app1
8. Change to WS2, Maximize app2
The launcher will now overlap app2 as in my screenshot above

Thanks for all the hard work on Unity, it looks great!

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-03-20
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Eylem (eylemkoca) wrote :

Conrad, thanks! I think it's the same bug as it happens only after a fresh login and once the Launcher remembers its state it will behave.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-22
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 3.8
Tommaso R. Donnarumma (tawmas) wrote :

@Conrad, I already reported that as bug #736826, which has been fixed in the latest update (though I now get random crashes, but that's another story)

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-28
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8 → 3.8.2
James Troup (elmo) wrote :

I have the same problem, attaching xwininfo output as requested on IRC.

Tommaso R. Donnarumma (tawmas) wrote :

I thought this one had been fixed. I'm no longer seeing this as of 3.6.8 (running 3.6.8-0ubuntu3 from the natty repositories right now). Please let me know if you need more information on my setup.

Eylem (eylemkoca) wrote :

It is fixed for me too as of 3.6.8. What version are you running James?

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.2 → 3.8.4
Jason Smith (jassmith) wrote :

The hide machine work going in this week fixes this (stealing didrocks kudos)

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Stealing Jason's kudos back then ;)

Changed in unity:
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.8.4-0ubuntu1

unity (3.8.4-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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