Firefox opens on half the screen

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Dec 6 16:14:46 UTC 2006

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> On 05/12/06, Ian Rose <ian at> wrote:
>> Indeed, I would have thought so too - but for some reason Firefox in
>> Edgy doesn't remember the maximised state if you use the maximise
>> button, only if you manually drag it to this state does it remember it
>> when you next open it - at least for me (and the original poster). A
>> very bizarre bug that had me very frustrated until I discovered this
>> workaround!
> It's not a bug- that's Firefox being the _size_ of a maximized window,
> but it's still not maximized from the window manager's perspective.
> Just try to maximize/ unmaximize it. See, it stays the same! The
> reason that you think that Fx is open maximized is that it's openin in
> the last unmaximized state it was in. If that happens to be the size
> of a maximized window, then so be it.
It still seems like a bug.  If it's smart enough to change the icon
to "maximized", because it's the size of a maximized window, then it should
_be_ maximized.  That's the behaviour I've seen elsewhere.  Other apps
simply don't change the icon as you enlarge them - in which case, you don't
assume that it _is_ maximized.

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