Firefox opens on half the screen

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Dec 8 01:14:58 UTC 2006

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> 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.

Since this discussion came up, I have yet to find another application where
the icon changes when the borders are dragged to the edges, but it was no
surprise to me when the OP mentioned it in Firefox, because I knew I _had_
seen it happen.  I wish I could remember what else does this...

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