thunderbird starts up with a too small window #39

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toralf opened this Issue May 26, 2012 · 33 comments

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@toralf
toralf commented May 26, 2012

since version 0.4.2 it is only about 200x200 dots in its site. Previously it started with something like 800x600 at an almost stable Gentoo Linux.

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented May 27, 2012

Same here on Ubuntu.

@Coeur-Noir

Same here in K-Ubuntu (KDE) but it's ok with Ubuntu (Unity 3D)

@asterix5

I have had the same issue with linux mint 13, it is only true when the window was not completely maxamised before closing and it is always a similar size and place. It is not that it has been scaled down (zoomed out), it is just that the size has been wrongly adjusted, in such a way that you could do normally by dragging the corner of the window, and so this bug can be worked around, although is still annoying.

I include information about my thunderbird (I can also send screenshots if you want):

Application Basics

Name: Thunderbird
Version: 13.0.1
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20120615 Thunderbird/13.0.1
Profile Directory: Open Directory

          (Unknown location)
Application Build ID: 20120615181619
Enabled Plugins: about:plugins
Build Configuration: about:buildconfig
Crash Reports: about:crashes
Memory Use: about:memory

Mail and News Accounts
account1:
INCOMING: account1, , (imap) imap.googlemail.com:993, SSL, passwordCleartext
OUTGOING: smtp.googlemail.com:465, SSL, passwordCleartext, true

account2:
  INCOMING: account2, , (none) Local Folders, plain, passwordCleartext

Extensions
British English Dictionary, 1.19.1, true, en-GB@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
CompactHeader, 2.0.5, true, {58D4392A-842E-11DE-B51A-C7B855D89593}
Enigmail, 1.4.2, true, {847b3a00-7ab1-11d4-8f02-006008948af5}
FireTray, 0.4.2, true, {9533f794-00b4-4354-aa15-c2bbda6989f8}
Lightning, 1.5.1, true, {e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}
Maximize Message Pane, 1.1.16, true, {CC1FC7EB-79F7-4A28-B12C-731304F16E53}
Quicktext, 0.9.11.1, true, {8845E3B3-E8FB-40E2-95E9-EC40294818C4}
ThunderBridge, 4.02, true, mgts1@UniqueID.txt
Adblock Plus, 2.0.3, false, {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
EDS Contact Integration, 0.3.9, false, edsintegration@mozilla.com
Global Menu Bar integration, 3.2.3, false, globalmenu@ubuntu.com
Google Contacts, 0.6.40, false, {BDD92442-0534-4D6F-A966-BAB7D561D781}
Messaging Menu and Unity Launcher integration, 0.9.3, false, messagingmenu@mozilla.com
ThunderBrowse, 3.8, false, ThunderBrowse@thunderbrowse.com

Important Modified Preferences

Name: Value

  browser.cache.disk.capacity: 1048576
  browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 1048576
  browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false
  browser.display.background_color: #FFFF99
  extensions.lastAppVersion: 13.0.1
  font.name.monospace.x-western: Liberation Sans
  font.name.serif.x-western: Liberation Serif
  mail.openMessageBehavior.version: 1
  network.cookie.cookieBehavior: 2
  network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true
  places.database.lastMaintenance: 1340628681
  places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 101405

Graphics

Adapter Description: Tungsten Graphics, Inc -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
Vendor ID: Inc
Device ID: ile
Driver Version: 3.0 Mesa 8.0.2
WebGL Renderer: Tungsten Graphics, Inc -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile  -- 3.0 Mesa 8.0.2
GPU Accelerated Windows: 0/1
@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 9, 2012

Hi, could anyone provide a VirtualBox VM illustrating the bug ?

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 9, 2012

Wouldn't a screenshot do?

@asterix5
asterix5 commented Jul 9, 2012

here are two screen shots, i will try and send a virtualbox but how can
i send it because it will be a very large file...

On 09/07/12 20:33, foudfou wrote:

Hi, could anyone provide a VirtualBox VM illustrating the bug ?


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@asterix5
asterix5 commented Jul 9, 2012

attached. these is the size before i restart thunderbird then after.

On 09/07/12 20:49, Zack wrote:

here are two screen shots, i will try and send a virtualbox but how can
i send it because it will be a very large file...

On 09/07/12 20:33, foudfou wrote:

Hi, could anyone provide a VirtualBox VM illustrating the bug ?


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@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 9, 2012

@luigino: a VM illustrates the bug by providing an environment to reproduce the bug, and thus helps me debugging. It also saves me a lot of time setting up a new environment.

@asterix5: I guess RapidShare or Dropbox should be sufficient.

@asterix5

Sorry i have tried but virtualbox isnt running properly for me so i
can't transfer the firetray files to install them as the internet,
shared folders and usb connections are just not working.

On 09/07/12 21:13, foudfou wrote:

@luigino: a VM illustrates the bug by providing an environment to reproduce the bug, and thus helps me debugging. It also saves me a lot of time setting up a new environment.

@asterix5: I guess RapidShare or Dropbox should be sufficient.


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@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 10, 2012

@asterix5 you could try to install FireTray from the internet (from addon.mozilla.org), or you could try to ssh from/to your VM.

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 10, 2012

I created a VM but couldn't reproduce the bug.
Could this be related to a stale firetray/gtk+/thunderbird setting?

@lapoigne

After a test with a new profile, the bug come with the install of lightning add-on.

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 17, 2012

Problem apparently disappeared on Ubuntu since updating to TB 14.

@asterix5

I have upgraded to tb 14 on linux mint 13, and the problem is still there, although when i disable lightening it does not happen.

@lapoigne

Just upgraded to thunderbird 14 and lightning 1.6 on archlinux, and the problem is still there
Edit:
A little Virtualbox image for reproducing bug (275Mo):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/79624848/firetray.ova

@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 19, 2012

thank you @lapoigne ! This is indeed related to start_hidden and Lightning. I'll be digging...

@simonbcn

Same problem.
Thunderbird 14
FireTray git version (compiled yesterday)
Gnome-shell 3.4.1
Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 20, 2012

I stand corrected: the problem is still there on linuxmint 13 and thunderbird 14, but apparently only on the first launch.
If I close and restart it, the window size is normal.

@asterix5

I am using linux mint 13 and thunderbird, and the problem is still there when i restart it. the way to reproduce it is that you need lightening installed, and you need to have "start minimised to system tray" as an option, then make the window unmaximised (so less than the full screen, but more than the tiny window that gets created). Then you quit thunderbird (not minimise to tray) and restart it, and it will have changed to the tiny window. Equally, if you have the window maximised before restart, then it will restart maximised, but when you unmaximise it it will be a tiny window rather than a normal sized unmaximised window.

@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 24, 2012

Hi all, could you build and test the start-hidden branch ? I think I overcame the issue.

@lapoigne

This build work fine for me.

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 24, 2012

Looks like we're in business.

@simonbcn

How can I download that branch?

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 25, 2012

git clone https://github.com/foudfou/FireTray.git -b start-hidden

@asterix5

How do i add that to firetray?

On 25/07/12 10:03, luigino wrote:

git clone https://github.com/foudfou/FireTray.git -b start-hidden


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@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 25, 2012

building instructions may be of some help

@simonbcn

It works well for me too. Thanks.

@asterix5

I followed the build instructions, then installed firetray-0.4.2.xpi from the folder ../Firetray/build/ that had appeared in my home folder, and the problem is still there :( lm13, tb14.0, lightening 1.6.

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 25, 2012

@asterix5
Did you download the correct branch?

@asterix5

Um I'm not sure, is git://github.com/foudfou/FireTray.git the right one?

@luigino
Contributor
luigino commented Jul 25, 2012

git will default to the master branch if not otherwise specified.
See above.

@pierricpao

Bug resolved with the " git clone https://github.com/foudfou/FireTray.git -b start-hidden " sources (Asterix5 ;) )

thanks a lot.

@foudfou
Owner
foudfou commented Jul 28, 2012

resolved: 4fb215c. Will be included in the next official release v0.4.3

@foudfou foudfou closed this Jul 28, 2012
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