KDE Window Manager Problem

Merton Campbell Crockett mcc at CATO.GD-AIS.COM
Mon Mar 7 01:17:57 GMT 2005

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, Merton Campbell Crockett wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Jes Hall wrote:
> > 
> > > This is a "per user" problem.  It only occurs when using the KDE Window
> > > Manager.  If you select another window manager when you login, the problem
> > > does not exist.  If you login as another user that has not made any recent
> > > changes to his KDE Desktop configuration, the problem doesn't exist.
> > 
> > If this is a problem that doesn't occur for a newly created user, then I 
> > suggest moving your $KDEHOME/share/config/kwinrc and possibly also
> >  $KDEHOME/share/config/kdeglobals out of the way and seeing if your problem is 
> > alleviated. ($KDEHOME on suse is generally ~/.kde)
> > 
> > If this helps, you may find you can salvage much of the configuration from 
> > these files by opening them up in a text editor (after backing them up 
> > elsewhere) and manually editing them. If you decide this doesn't help, simply 
> > move the original files back where you found them.
> Jess:
> Thanks for your assistance.  One problem that I have is not being sure of 
> the hierarchical structure of the various config files and what will get 
> replaced by a pristine copy if it is deleted.
> I removed the following files and started a second session.
> 	$KDEHOME/share/config/kwinrc
> 	$KDEHOME/share/config/kwinrulesrc
> This cleared the problem of each window that was opened being the same 
> size as the previous window opened.
> I logged out of that second session and then the first session.  I then 
> logged in again.  The problem returned.  Logged in as root and removed the 
> following file from my account.
> 	$KDEHOME/share/config/kwinrulesrc
> Logged out of root and logged into my account.  The desktop is now being 
> fully displayed and application windows open with their correct geometry.
> There is still the problem with restoring a window to its original size 
> after being maximized.  I'll try removing $KDEHOME/share/config/kdeglobals 
> to fix that problem.

I think that I now know what the problem is but not how to fix it.  It 
looks like kwin has the wrong idea of the window size when restoring a 
maximized window to its original size.

I have a 1600x1200 display.  When the window is restored, kwin appears to 
be calculating the geometry of the window as though the height of the 
display were only 768.

Anyone have an idea what file might contain a restore value that would 
cause kwin to calculate the wrong points for the bottom of the window?

Merton Campbell Crockett

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