Ubuntu :: 10.04 - OOo Dialog Screens Comes Up Maximized
May 8, 2010
When I use a little helper window (like the find and replace dialog) in OOo 3.2 on 10.04 UNR it always comes up maximized, which is kind of irritating, because I have to restore it before it's usable. It's weird that such a window should even have a maximize button, but there you go. No biggie, clearly, but if anyone knew of a workaround that would be great! I'm using the clearlooks theme, although I tried with the new black shiny one and it seems to exhibit the same problem.
I am running beta 2 of Natty. For some strange reason no matter what I have tried I am still unable to figure out how to get a web browser to open in a non-minimized state (on its 2nd plus opening) I have tried, FF4, Chromium, Midori and they all do the same thing. I am stumped.
I actually like some aspects of the global menu, but the reality is that a better solution for non-maximized windows is to just have the menu in the titlebar, and have title hide when you hover over it to reveal the menu, just like it does for maximized windows. You aren't losing any screen space with this solution.Having to click on a window, then go all the way back to the top left of the screen is hardly a convenience, especially when using a touchpad.
I don't know if it's a bug or a "feature", but every time I start Firefox in Unity it opens in maximized mode. As for many people this is what they like it may be convenient for them, but for the more drag & drop people like me that like to have several open windows on one screen it is rather annoying. It means I must normalize the window every time I start the browser. Is there a way to stop this behavior?
Is there anyway i can hide the top panel for maximized applications? It being gone reminds me of my X days I really dont want to..Also, I dont want to auto hide it, but just sent to background when an application is maximized. (i use chrome for browsing - when maximized the tabs are at the top and if set to auto hide, i keep revealing it while changing tabs which is annoying. )
I'm having a slight problem with firefox in ubuntu 10.04. I'm using my (lenovo ideapad y70) laptop with a VGA connected monitor (LED-LCD TV; Vizio), and for some reason when I maximize a window, the 'x' and scroll bar on the right side are cut off. I have the dual monitor situation set up with the resolutions on the recommend levels (1920*1080 and 1400*900) and I honestly have no idea what the problem is, because I've been using the exact same setup since Lucid Lynx was officially released and it worked fine.
Today I just turned it on after being gone for the weekend, and the window was like this. Doesn't quite make sense to me. The only I changed was perhaps downloaded the updates from the update manager... but I doubt that would affect anything. Oh also, another thing I should add would be that when I was gone I left the TV in my apartment and took the laptop, so perhaps switching from dual screens to single screen and back messed it up? Not sure. I would include error output, but there arent really any errors, I think its just some sort of problem with the resolution.
Using Ubuntu 8.04, Thunderbird 184.108.40.206, Firefox 3.6.12. Sometimes they start Maximized but sometimes Unmaximized (not Minimized). Can't find a pattern and can't find a setting. Also, can Thunderbird be set to start with the 'Inbox' selected?
I currently have 10.4 installed. Whenever an application's window is maximized or overlaps the left 1/2 inch of the desktop, the entire desktop becomes very dark. This seems to happen with most GUI applications (with terminal being the exception). Does anyone know of steps to correct this behavior?
I activated the Global Menu applet (the old one that you can get from the Webupd8 PPA, not the new one that comes with Natty). I also activated the Window buttons and the Window Title applets. In effect, when I maximized my window with these applets activated, there was no title bar and no menu. I couldn't really get it to look very aesthetically pleasing, though, so I ended up removing all of them.However, now when I maximize my windows, the title bar is still gone. I've looked through gconf-editor and think I may have found the culprit, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it.
There's a leftover key from the Global Menu applet for show icon. When I was fooling around with the applets before, I set that value to "true" as default. I've tried unsetting the key. I've tried uninstalling Global Menu and cleaning the configuration files. I've logged out and rebooted. The key is still there.Assuming this is the issue (and I'm not sure that it is), what should I do here?
I love the Ubuntu launcher and am currently using it.However I was wondering if it'd be possible to have it stick to the left and not push back into the side.So when a program is maximized it doesn't go over the launcher.
Using Natty 11.04. Often when maximizing an application from the launcher or opening them from the indicator area the application will have focus but will be behind the application I had open before. So if I would then close the window I see I actually close the application I had just opened as the menu area is for the new application.Example.
I am browsing using Firefox. I open X-Chat from the indicator area. I still see Firefox. I decide to close Firefox (or minimize) to get to X-Chat. All I end up in doing is closing (or minimizing) X-Chat because it had focus, the menu at the top was for X-Chat and not Firefox.This has had me launch and close many applications in error. The annoyance factor for this is ten.(Searched the forum but not being sure what the best search words for this issue would be I didn't find anything relevant)
I've finally gotten around to installing Fedora 15 and I've been having some trouble with VLC. When it is maximized the title bar at the top disappears. The VLC window is also covering up the panel at the top of the screen. This makes it so that I have no way to minimize it or even restore it to a window once it is open. I also can't switch to other windows. So right now if I have vlc open the rest of my computer is completely unusable.
VLC which didn't exist before (possibly due to some updates) When viewing a video file (say an .avi file so it has nothing to do with flash)in maximized windows or full screen, playback becomes very slow and sometimes freezes momentarily (with the screen turning grey) On the other hand, if I open the same file in a small screen and then strech it out to the size of a maximized windows everything is fine. I don't notice anything extraordinary in terms of cpu or memory usage (from running top in the terminal) when this happens.
This problem only happens with VLC, Banshee has no problem playing these same files in full screen. I use Compiz, disabling Compiz stops VLC from freezing but it still seems a bit sluggish in full screen. I used to be able to play videos with VLC in full screen AND with Compiz on.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04. VLC is working fine in 10.10 on the same machine.
My laptop has a small flickering area at the bottom of the screen, about 1 cm high. It's a hardware problem.It's very annoying but I can just put a bit of dark paper over it. I would like to change the ubuntu (10.04) defaults so that the bottom of the screen is never used - I can change some windows, but is there a global way to stop all windows, menus etc from using that lower area
Before I go any further let me make it perfectly clear that this post is not in regards to Shuttleworth's recent decision to move the "titlebar buttons". I honestly don't care and in fact it saves me time since I've always moved the close button to the left side and then removed the minimize and maximize buttons anyway.This problem is made even more annoying because I thought we were all done with it. I've been back and forth between distros, KDE, and GNOME since 2000. . . I would run head first into this issue often out of nowhere. . . I feel like I'm back in 2003 again.
According to Fitt's Law, corners and edges have infinite width as far as the user is concerned, one of the reasons I have loved GNOME for so long now is because of the use of corners, so imagine my surprise when I can no longer simply throw my mouse cursor up into the corner and simply CLOSE the maximized window that I'm currently using, instead it drags the window. This is obnoxious and useless. I can already grab at any other part of the top edge of the screen outside of the far corner in order to drag a window, why is this happening again? It is SO frustrating particularly since GNOME is supposed to be so damned concerned with usability.
I think this change might have something to do with that monstrosity known as gnome-shell. I guess they were figuring that with the proposed 2.30/3.0 switch over to this new window manager, they could simply do whatever they like with metacity. . . or maybe gnome-shell USES the same configurations as metacity (seems plausible), all that I know is that this truly pisses me off.It may seem trivial but it's a daily use factor for me and I have no way of changing the behavior. I just want to be able to throw my mouse in a corner and click, it never seemed that big of an issue in the past, I don't see why the developer(s) saw the need to change this.
And to forestall all those that would ask me to switch from metacity to compiz or vice-versa, it's with both and I am NOT going to use compiz's own digusting window manager themes, I like my metacity themes.My other choices are KDE, enlightenment, openbox or Xfce, Well the first two are travesties since I'm used to my GNOME applications and they don't look good in those DE's, the third looks like crap (to me) and Xfce has corner close button functionality only per theme (some themes do and some don't)
When I maximize a window the title border is still there as it should be but the side borders disappear. I do not think that this is an error or abnormal at all I just want to know if there is a way to show the side borders instead of hide them. If there is an option that I missed somewhere or something. The reason I ask is that when I use window previews or super+tab window switcher (do not remember exact name) the windows that are not maximized look great and the ones that are pretty ugly looking.
I was wondering how i could achieve this. I know about !state=maxvert but this removes the titlebars on all applications.(any)&!(name=opera) will do this just for opera but the problem is when i unmaximize it the titlebar will still be gone.How can i make sure that all applications will have their titlebar when maximized exept opera and firefox, and all applications inclusing these 2 have titlebars when unmaximized?
I am using 11.4 on a brand new computer. The original beta version of Firefox had flickering images when using something like the BBC's iPlayer to stream material. Upgrading to the latest version of Firefox fixed this. However, another problem, a virtually frozen stream when maximising the screen, has not been cured. At the same time, the Esc button to click out of the fullscreen image doesn't instantly work -I have to punch it several times! I switched over keyboards, but the problem remained.
I wish to remove title bar from maximized windows. It's mostly empty and takes screenspace, and now there's this Panel Buttons application, allowing me to have Close, Minimize and Maximize in the panel instead.
The program Maximus does the job, but there's a bug in it, sometimes making the panel invisible when closing windows. Compiz has a function disabling Emerald in maximized windows, but it requires having the ability of activating visual effects - which my graphic card drivers won't allow. The window manager OpenBox has a similar function but it's not permanent and besides I wasn't satisfied with it for different other reasons.
how to remove the title bar? Aternatives to Maximus? Configuring Metacity or instructions how to modify a Metacity theme to remove the title bar from the maxed windows?
I have a panasonic 50" and a samsung 23" both of which are 1080p displays. I have twinview setup so that the samsung is my main and the panasonic plasma is my secondary. For some reason every time I open a windows of lets say mozilla and it was maximized prior to closing before, it will "jump" (briefly display on the samsung monitor for a split second and then automatically move to the plasma) from my main display to the secondary panasonic plasma. If mozilla was minimized before closing prior and I reopen it will open to the samsung in the state it was in on the prior close (aka minimized), which is fine. Only when it was maximized prior does it "jump" to my secondary display.
How can I correct this issue? I would like to have programs open (and stay) in the display they were launched in whether it is the plasma or the samsung.
xorg.conf: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 260.19.06 (buildd@yellow) Mon Oct 4 15:59:51 UTC 2010 # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 260.19.06 (buildmeister@builder101) Mon Sep 13 04:59:45 PDT 2010
it was possible to make the Appmenu work only on maximized windows. Appmenu would then liberate vertical space on maximized applications without the inconvenient mouse movement for unmaximized windows. Should this configuration be done in compiz or is it an Appmenu option? I have attached two screen-shots to illustrate the effect I would like to get:(Compiz already turns window decorations off for maximized applications)