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X11: top level windows should use NorthWest window gravity


Description Keith Packard 2016-06-02 20:41:25 CEST
Created attachment 6688 
Force NorthWest gravity for application windows.

LibreOffice incorrectly sets its top level windows win_gravity field to StaticGravity. Resizing these windows to the left or upwards results in a corrupted application with the application window moved within the parent by the parent window resize.
Metacity forces window gravity for all application windows to NorthWest, masking this application bug. xfwm4 should do the same.
A bug has been filed against LibreOffice as well.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2016-06-02 21:36:07 CEST
Sure, seems safe to do that. Thanks for root causing the issue and the patch!
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2016-06-02 21:40:07 CEST
Pushed to both xfce-4.12 and master
Comment 3 Skunnyk editbugs 2020-05-26 00:48:15 CEST
*** Bug 12361 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Bug #12617

Reported by:
Keith Packard
Reported on: 2016-06-02
Last modified on: 2020-05-26
Duplicates (1):
  • 12361 Display bug with libreoffice 5


Olivier Fourdan
CC List:
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