Firefox opens on half the screen

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Dec 6 20:09:30 UTC 2006

On 06/12/06, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> 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.

Derek, I think you're right. I never noticed that the icon changes. In
that case, then I _do_ consider the window maximized.

Dotan Cohen

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