(I use Xubuntu 11.O4 on a Compaq laptop).
I noticed that double-clicking window title bars to (un)maximize them requires a faster double-click speed threshold than is used for other tasks in the system.
For example, try a relatively slow double-click to select a word in text or to open a directory in Thunar. That same slow double-click does not work to maximize or unmaximize windows in Xfce.
For consistency, these threshold for double-click detection should be the same across all parts of the UI.
In my opinion the double-click speed on title bar required to (un)maximize a window is definitively too fast, it results on fails to (un)maximize some windows, which is quiet annoying.
the speed and double click distance are identical to gtk.
Are you using a mouse or a touchpad? if the later, the distance between the first and second click might be the problem.
Thanks for your answer.
The problem appeared using the touchpad. The time between the two clics matters. Not the distance. I solved it simply by increasing the double-clic time in the settings manager > mouse > touchpad.
But, it would be nicer if the touchpad works with the default settings, "out-of-the-box". Have someone managed to reproduce that bug?
(In reply to comment #1)
> the speed and double click distance are identical to gtk.
> Are you using a mouse or a touchpad? if the later, the distance between the
> first and second click might be the problem.
That has nothing to do with the window manager, it just picks whatever setting is set in gtk.
I am experiencing the same here on 4 different Debian Wheezy (testing), Xfce 4.8 workstations. I have to double-click title bars at a furiously fast pace, while the applications all work fine with the regular double-click slider settings. It IS therefore a bug - if a different, gtk setting must be set - then the double-click slider in the "settings -> Mouse" dialog should just do that.
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