Bug 23888 - Add a gconf option to opt-out of gnome-packagekit maximising/resizing
Summary: Add a gconf option to opt-out of gnome-packagekit maximising/resizing
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2009-09-12 13:24 UTC by Tomasz Chrzczonowicz
Modified: 2009-09-12 15:45 UTC (History)
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Description Tomasz Chrzczonowicz 2009-09-12 13:24:44 UTC
It would be a very useful to have a gconf option to disable automatic maximising/resizing of gnome-packagekit. Reasons for this:

All other GNOME apps either don't start maximised at all or allow the user to decide, thus:

1. gnome-packagekit behaviour breaks consistency and sticks out like a sore thumb
2. It makes one feel totally helpless, when one cannot decide for himself whether gnome-packagekit should start maximised and/or what it's default window size should be.

Consider very small screen interaces (netbooks - 1024x600):

Maximus in Ubuntu Netbook Remix allows users to opt-out of maximising via gconf

IIRC Moblin has gnome-packagekit and starts it windowed, not full screen.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-09-12 15:45:24 UTC
Sure, I've disabled the clever code by default, you need to compile with --enable-small-form-factor to enable the (in my opinion, broken) behaviour.


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