window management - maximising a window does not always expand it to fill the screen

Reported by John Lea on 2011-10-07
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Maximizing a window doesn't always expand it to fill the screen, sometimes they just fill vertical space but are very narrow and aligned left.

Attached is a screenshot (bug_with_maximising_windows.png) that shows how a window opens maximized vertically but being very narrow. It is the Firefox downloads dialog, and I keep trying to make it open in a small window as usual, no success. Also, the Firefox window is not maximized, but stretched as much as possible to fill the screen, because otherwise it might stick to the left side like the downloads, or jump to the other monitor.

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Desired Solution:

- Maximizing a window should always expand it to fill the screen, this is a technical bug that needs to be fixed.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: onew udo
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

Assigning me,but this needs triage, since I can't reproduce this problem.

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-11-03
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Hazuki San (hazuki-san) wrote :

I am experiencing this bug also, but it manifests itself slightly differently on my system. Screenshots - http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7119/screenshotfrom201205062.jpg - and - http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/7119/screenshotfrom201205062.jpg

As you can see the windows have been maximised but fail to fill the screen, leaving space at the bottom and to the right of the screen. This doesn't happen on all programs, but these two are fair examples of when it does happen. I am running a fresh install, up to date of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, with Unity 3D and the Nvidia driver 295.40 from Additional Drivers. These two programs in the screenshots are Handbrake Snapshot from John Stebbins Precise PPA, and Fuse GTk from the Ubuntu Software Centre. If there is any other information I can supply that would be useful please let me know how to do it, as I am not well versed in bug reporting.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-09
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: High → Medium
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-07-10
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-12
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: High → Medium
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