I think this may be a bug. I would be grateful for your advice. I have experienced this same problem with a number of apps within the new Mint 6 distribution.
An example is as follows. I install an app called 'EasyTag' using the Synaptic Package Manager. When I run the program, the window is sized too big for my screen, with parts of the top and bottom being lost past the edges of my viewable area.
The problem arises at this point: When I try to click on anything within the application's window, the display seems to attempt some sort of automatic resize and remove function. I am unable to actually click on anything that I am trying to access. Ever click within the application is ignored by the application - and the UI simply tries to resize the window, back and forth with every click, an infinitum. I cannot use this application, and a number of others which give rise to this same problem.
To attempt to resolve this issue, I went to the 'Menu / Preferences / Appearance' options, and changed the 'visual effects' settings from 'normal' to 'none'. This has had an effect on the situation. Now, when I launch an application such as 'EasyTag', the application's window is still too big for my screen, how I can now click around within the window and my clicks are recognised.
However, the problem still remains, in that I am still unable to use applications which seem to have a fixed window size which is greater than the display area of my laptop's screen.
My laptop is an Advent 4211 - ie an MSI Wind look-a-like). The screen resolution is therefore 1024 x 600 in (16:9).
Why is this problem be arising, and how can it be addressed? Thank you.