Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

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Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Using Mint 19 fresh install (except for /home). Nvidia 1050TI with nvidia 394 driver. When I run a program in full screen the panel doesn't disappear, covering part of the full screen program. For instance when I use remmina the little control bar at the top is covered by the panel and some of the icons on the remote desktop are covered. I notice that there is a .cinnamon folder in my home folder - could there be settings there left from the old version of cinnamon messing up the new cinnamon version in mint 19?

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm

cohassetsteve wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:02 pm
(except for /home).
Create a test user account and see if the problem persists.
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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:04 pm

catweazel wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm
cohassetsteve wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:02 pm
(except for /home).
Create a test user account and see if the problem persists.
I created a test user and it worked as it should. Restarted and now my main account is working as it shoud - idunno

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 pm

Oops, I spoke too soon, now it's back to leaving the panel visible when apps are full screen (Chrome browser and remmina)

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by smurphos » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:59 pm

Which window position is the panel in and what is the setting for that panel (auto on, auto hide, or intelligently hide)

Does hitting Ctrl-Alt-Esc cure the issue for a while?

It's working here OK with an always on top panel (Chrome's F11, or a universal full screen toggle shortcut in the Keyboard app).

I have had a couple of times that an auto hiding left panel has got stuck 'open' - restarting Cinnamon with Ctrl-Alt-Esc always fixes it.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:05 am

The panel is on top and it is set to always on - I'll try ctl alt esc and see what happens

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:07 am

ctrl alt exc didn't change anything

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:32 am

Are you holding the key combo? E.g. Hold down Ctrl and Alt and also press Escape - you should get a flash of just the desktop while Cinnamon reloads.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:49 am

smurphos wrote:
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Are you holding the key combo? E.g. Hold down Ctrl and Alt and also press Escape - you should get a flash of just the desktop while Cinnamon reloads.
Yes, I've used that key combination before. For now I have set the panel to "Intelligently hide" and it seems to work ok. Maybe an update to Cinnamon will fix my problem. The thing I suspect is possible is something is left behind in my .cinnamon folder from 18.3 that in incompatible with the new Cinnamon version.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:56 am

Right click on the panel, click troubleshoot and select 'restore all settings to default'. You will need to set up your preferred arrangement again but that should clear any dodgy imported settings.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:33 pm

smurphos wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:56 am
Right click on the panel, click troubleshoot and select 'restore all settings to default'. You will need to set up your preferred arrangement again but that should clear any dodgy imported settings.
I've done that several times - no dice, same behavior as before

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by smurphos » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:58 am

Almost out of ideas - one last thing to try. In Chrome settings toggle the check for Use system title bar and borders and see if makes any difference either way.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:21 am

smurphos wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:58 am
Almost out of ideas - one last thing to try. In Chrome settings toggle the check for Use system title bar and borders and see if makes any difference either way.
That didn't affect it one way or the other. Funny thing is I have mint 19 running in a virtualbox and it doesn't display this behavior. Thanks for all your suggestions, I guess I'll just live with it.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by smurphos » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 am

One last thing to try. Not sure why it didn't occur to be before. It might be a file ownership in your home folder glitch. To fix try

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon panel doesn't disappear on full screen programs

Post by cohassetsteve » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:47 pm

smurphos wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 am
One last thing to try. Not sure why it didn't occur to be before. It might be a file ownership in your home folder glitch. To fix try

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
No dice. I tried comparing settings from the mint 19 in virtualbox (which exhibits expected behavior) and my little pea-brain couldn't see any differences

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