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gusio
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mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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hello everyone.

strange things happen. when i open various applications they open "almost" maximized. i found some threads about "almost/pseudo maximized apps" but my problem is different - i spotted it when launching firefox, rhythmbox and deluge. when any of these opens it leaves a thin line between itself and bottom panel - in the case of firefox the scrollbar appears also misplaced - the behaviour is as follows :
if i click anywhere on the titlebar the app maximizes
if i click i click maximize button it unmaximizes
if i click minimize button it minimizes, clicking for the second time on the app in window selector maximizes the right way (no "phantom" thin lines)

it occurs only whith the first launch. i tried deactivating various compiz effects/options (snapping/resizing/windows placement) but none worked.
im on linux mint 11 katya. it didnt happen on julia with the same apps (same versions).

my pc - P IV /1GB ram/ ATI 4670 with fglrx proprietary driver

i attach screens for FF and deluge.

thanks in advance
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firefox 5 : first launch - not OK
firefox 5 : first launch - not OK
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deluge : once minimized & maximized - OK
deluge : once minimized & maximized - OK
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deluge : first launch - not OK
deluge : first launch - not OK
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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and the 4th screen ;)
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firefox 5 : once minimized & maximized - OK
firefox 5 : once minimized & maximized - OK
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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Hi there,
I have the exact same problem with Firefox. I'm also running LM 11 Katya. Solutions/ideas are very welcome!
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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Please open CompizConfig, and click Window Decorator.

There set the decorator to compiz-decorator instead of gtk-window-decorator.

If it does not help, please downgrade Compiz: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/how-to-d ... 86-in.html
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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AlbertP wrote:Please open CompizConfig, and click Window Decorator.

There set the decorator to compiz-decorator instead of gtk-window-decorator.

If it does not help, please downgrade Compiz: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/how-to-d ... 86-in.html
The change to compiz-decorator didn't help. So I downgraded Compiz to 0.8.6 like it is described in your link, and that was the solution! Now "snapping windows" doesn't work anymore, but at least now I got "wobbly windows" again. :) Thanks for the help, Albert.
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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found the fix some time back

untick use decoration cropping in emerald.
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

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But that does not fix anything for people not using Emerald, and the screenshots are taken using the default Mint theme.
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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

Post by gusio »

great, it worked !!! thank you very much Albert. also thanks to you Adam for your input.

Yoshiwara - at first it looked like it didnt work but then i just deactivated an reactivated Windows Decoration in compiz and this was it.
also try maybe run this in terminal - compiz-decorator --replace (but im a noob so i may be wrong :) )

have a nice day !!

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Re: mint 11 various apps open Almost maximized

Post by Zapp! »

I just installed Mint and had the same problem, which drove me mad ;)

For me a much simpler change fixed it:
In CCSM, go to "Preferences" (on the left) and change the profile from "Unity" to "Standard".
Restart your session.

I hope this works for everyone else, too!

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