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Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby nomko » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:25 pm

Hi,

Just installed Mint 15 Xfce. Relocated the taskbar from the bottom to the top (to add a dockbar at the bottom). But now i notice this:
Whenever i maximize a window, the titlebar + 3 buttons (at the right) disappear behind the Xfce taskbar.

Picture 1 shows Chrome not maximized where the title bar and buttons at the right are visible

Picture 2 shows Chrome maximized where the title bar and buttons are disappeared behind the Xfce taskbar

Why is this and how can i avoid this?
Many thanks!

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby Makoto » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Does this happen in programs other than chrome?

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby nomko » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:19 am

Makoto wrote:Does this happen in programs other than chrome?

Yes, all programs. I just took Chrome as an example.

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby Nilla Wafer » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:19 am

You can middle-click anywhere on the desktop for a list of minimized applications, then left-click the one you wish to restore. But you need to look at your panel settings to change the way minimized applications appear. You've added a dock, and they may be "hiding" behind it.

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby nomko » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:30 am

Nilla Wafer wrote:You can middle-click anywhere on the desktop for a list of minimized applications, then left-click the one you wish to restore.

This is not the issue.

Nilla Wafer wrote: But you need to look at your panel settings to change the way minimized applications appear.

And where to find that?????

Nilla Wafer wrote:You've added a dock, and they may be "hiding" behind it.

I don't have a dock installed yet.

Question is really simple: why do the titlebar of windows disappear behind the top taskbar? Doesn't matter which program is running. Each titlebar disappear.

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby rkmugen » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:50 pm

Somebody started a thread about this way back in 2012, but I believe the solution provided at the bottom of that thread might still work for Mint 15 XFCE...

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=529725#p529725

Basically, Alt+Left-Clicking an open window should let you drag it anywhere else onto the screen, away from the panel.
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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby MtnDewManiac » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:40 am

nomko wrote:Whenever i maximize a window, the titlebar + 3 buttons (at the right) disappear behind the Xfce taskbar.

nomko wrote:Why is this and how can i avoid this?


Right-click on panel. Move cursor to Panel and select Panel Preferences. Uncheck Don't reserve space on borders (or check Automatically show and hide the panel :wink: ).

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby nomko » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:17 am

MtnDewManiac wrote:Right-click on panel. Move cursor to Panel and select Panel Preferences. Uncheck Don't reserve space on borders (or check Automatically show and hide the panel :wink: ).


I found that already, but that's not really an answer to my question: Why does a window titlebar (including the min/max/close button) disappear behind the Xfce taskbar when maximizing the window?

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby Mr. B » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:55 am

Maybe try a xfwm4 --replace in the terminal (if you're not using Compiz) and see if that's working.

There's also one other thing i need to get off of my chest:

I hate to say this but i've been watching it long enough now on various forums....

After being with linux all these years, 6 or more, nomko, you used different distro's and DE's, you have some knowledge and should know that google is still your friend because this issue isn't really the first time it happened. You even tell other users to search for their answer.... You have come from far (unless your not really using linux which i doubt), so that means you know things very well.

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby nomko » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:35 am

Mr. B wrote:Maybe try a xfwm4 --replace in the terminal (if you're not using Compiz) and see if that's working.

There's also one other thing i need to get off of my chest:

I hate to say this but i've been watching it long enough now on various forums....

After being with linux all these years, 6 or more, nomko, you used different distro's and DE's, you have some knowledge and should know that google is still your friend because this issue isn't really the first time it happened. You even tell other users to search for their answer.... You have come from far (unless your not really using linux which i doubt), so that means you know things very well.

I'll try that command, thanks!
And keep your remarks to yourself the next time!

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby Nilla Wafer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:45 am

nomko wrote:... keep your remarks to yourself the next time!


Actually YOU started the smartalec remarks in your second reply to someone who tried to help you, and you've been nothing but smartalecky in this thread ever since.

If you don't want to read our remarks, I suggest you read the "man pages" instead. That way you won't have to put up with snarky replies to your poorly-worded and vague questions.

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Postby Lingula » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:19 am

Everyone needs to settle down. It's an international forum and misunderstandings easily occur.

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Re: Xfce question regarding maximizing windows

Postby RosePet » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:19 am

Great !
the command:
xfwm4 --replace
did the trick for me, spending hours - not googling, but fiddling with compizconfig-settings-manager, trying it to size windows properly AND to get Alt-Tab working AND to get windows resizing to work.
It all came to work just of this command on my (I know) old Netbook 10.4" display with LM 13 (Maya) Xfce install.
Thanks (not to Google, but) to Mr. B


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