[Bug 298307] [NEW] windows automatically maximize and lack decoration when minimized

Egon Willighagen egon.willighagen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 07:50:33 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kwin

$ lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu 8.10
Release:        8.10


windows automatically maximize in the KDE 4.1.2/3 desktop. Minimizing is
sort of possible with resizing, but the windows do not have any
decoration then. I confirmed to run kwin and 'kwin --replace & disown'
did not help, as suggested on ubuntuforums [0]


Yesterday, this happened in one machine, and this morning after reboot
on my other laptop too. Both are upgraded from Hardy. On the first I
repeatedly removed the .kde folder (renamed it to .kde.old), and per
Riddel's comments on IRC, I made sure I had no funny window preferences
in kwin*rc. I had the problem with the default 4.1.2, and since my
second laptop ran 4.1.3 did not have the problem, I upgraded.

The second machine I upgraded a few weeks back already, and only started
showing the problem today, with a last reboot 4 days ago. In that time,
I installed several packages, one of which may have set some automagic
parameter, possible a dependency of 'ubuntu-mobile'?

Suggestions on how to debug this most welcome.


$ apt-cache policy kwin
  Installed: 4:4.1.3-0ubuntu1~intrepid1
  Candidate: 4:4.1.3-0ubuntu1~intrepid1
  Version table:
 *** 4:4.1.3-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 0
        500 http://localhost intrepid-backports/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4:4.1.2-0ubuntu13 0
        500 http://localhost intrepid-updates/main Packages
     4:4.1.2-0ubuntu12 0
        500 http://localhost intrepid/main Packages

But had the problem with 4.1.2 from regular intrepid too.

$ dpkg -l "*kwin*"
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                          Version                       Description
ii  kwin                          4:4.1.3-0ubuntu1~intrepid1    the KDE 4 window manager (KWin)
pn  kwin-kde4                     <none>                        (no description available)
ii  kwin-style-crystal            2.0.1-0ubuntu1                semi transparant window decoration for KDE
ii  kwin-style-serenity           1.7.1-2                       plasmoid inspired window decoration for KDE
rc  kwin4                         4:3.5.9-0ubuntu1              Connect Four clone for KDE
ii  libkwineffects1               4:4.1.3-0ubuntu1~intrepid1    library used by effects for the KDE 4 window manager


** Affects: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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