[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#583652: Bug#583652: xfwm4: Opening of gvim windows is out of the screen partially (bottom part)

gregory hainaut gregory.hainaut at gmail.com
Sat May 29 09:55:38 UTC 2010

On Sat, 29 May 2010 11:24:40 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On sam., 2010-05-29 at 10:13 +0200, Gregory Hainaut wrote:
> > When opening a gvim windows, the bottom part is out the screen
> > which is cumbersome to use the integrated command line.
> > The behavior appear only 4.6.2-1. I downgrade xfwm4 to 4.6.1-1 and
> > the bug goes away. Still the bug can be in vim because it seems to
> > work with others application.
> > 
> > Step to reproduce the problem.
> > 1/ Open a terminal (xfce4-terminal).
> > 2/ Increase the windows terminal size because the size of the
> > windows gvim seems related to the size of the terminal.
> > 3/ Move the terminal in the up of the screen to ensure the gvim
> > windows will be open in the bottom of the screen.
> > 4/ Launch gvim from the terminal
> > 5/ Bottom of gvim windows is hidden.
> > 
> > Note: I attached a screenshot of the bottom of my screen. On the
> > left the gvim windows cut. On the middle the terminal. On the right
> > a standard full gvim windows. 
> Hmmh, seems I can't reproduce that, but I do notice weird behaviors
> with gvim windows run from a terminal
> Basically, it seems that it tries to inherit the window size from the
> terminal. Depending on how you configured smart placement in xfwm4,
> that might be related.
> Here, the smart placement is configured to be active even for small
> windows. What is your smart placement setting? (in settings manager,
> window manager tweaks, placement)
> Cheers,

Well I try to play with smart placement.

I used the option "at center of the screen". When smart placement is on
large. It disable the smart placement, and so the windows is at the
center of the screen so no a problem. When it is enabled for small size
I have the issue. 

For the moment I will disable the smart placement. The issue seems to
occured when the smart placement tools place the gvim windows in the


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