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Bug 757282 - [REGRESSION] "window: Ignore geometry widget" commit breaks gnome-terminal window size when using CSD
[REGRESSION] "window: Ignore geometry widget" commit breaks gnome-terminal wi...
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: .General
Other Linux
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Assigned To: gtk-bugs
Depends on:
Blocks: WaylandRelated
Reported: 2015-10-29 04:35 UTC by Jonas Ådahl
Modified: 2015-12-20 23:30 UTC
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Description Jonas Ådahl 2015-10-29 04:35:28 UTC
The commit

commit 08974a1e9a6099a5a94b9d56970dbf96e473ba87
Author: Benjamin Otte <>
Date:   Tue Mar 24 04:33:45 2015 +0100

    window: Ignore geometry widget
    Ignore the geometry widget passed to gtk_window_set_geometry_hints().
    Usind the widget itself was a hack that complicates the size request
    It is also incorrect in that it doesn't respect height-for-width.
    Last but not least, it was only used by gnome-terminal and that
    application can easily work without it.

causes gnome-terminal window's size to be smaller than usual, and decrease in size quickly over time (for example pressing enter or alt-tabbing back and forth to the window. The same issue doesn't reproduce when using the X11 backend when using SSD, but it does reproduce when running the X11` backend with GTK_CSD set to 1.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2015-12-08 23:51:19 UTC
this has been fixed on the gtk side.
Comment 2 ericb 2015-12-20 23:30:31 UTC

Maybe the issue is fixed, but applying the patch above, I'm unsure, and maybe this issue should be re-open. Of course, if I'm plain wrong, feel free to ignore my comments.

( I mean : ) 

In fact, I got the same bug since a while, and it is very painfull, mostly when my main application is ... the Gnome-terminal :-)

FYI, and to help a bit :

1. I applied the above patch to the gtk+3.0-3.16.7 (using apt-get source and so on). Got some little fuzz, but it applied correctly, and after building the libgtk-3.0, now I got a Gnome terminal at (approx.) 2 lines X 3 col.  (was something like 120 col. 30 lines before :-)

Means, IMHO, your patch didn't fix completely this issue.

But, in meantime, I found that the issue seems to no longer occur when I keep the menubar visible in the Gnome-terminal preferences.

TO verify : disable the menubar, and try F11 to have the terminal in fullscreen mode, then hit F11 again and the new size and what happens to me is something certainly wrong.

Now, enable the menubar again, and everything seems to work again + if not, the gnome-terminal is resize-able again (it was just no longer usable in normal mode in the previous case).

Last but not least, I only had vertical size issue, but your patch added the same, horizontaly :-) 

HTH, and feel free to ask me further tests in case you need.