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Old 07-30-2020, 08:12 PM   #1
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Firefox doesn't respect window manager size setting (Arch fresh install)


Hello, recently I decided to migrate from Manjaro KDE to Arch for those juicy linux guru points (jk). I managed to install successfully the OS and now I'm restoring my data. I'm using Awesome Window Manager.

So at the beginning after a fresh firefox install it behaved just fine. The problem came when I restored my old profile, after that firefox always starts maximized and it doesn't respect the Awesome tiling settings at all, it is always in maximize window.

I couldn't found any solution after hours of searching in the internet, the only reason I can think of is that before in Manjaro KDE I used a Kwin configuration for the firefox window so it always starts maximized (I actually configured it to force that setting), but the fact is I don't have Kwin installed right now in Arch.

Maybe for some reason the Kwin configuration modified some files inside the profile directory? What could be the reason for this behavior?

PD: Just in case I didn't touched the Awesome config file yet.
PD2: Firefox is the only program that have this issue.
 
Old 07-30-2020, 08:19 PM   #2
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What happens if you double-click the title bar?
 
Old 07-30-2020, 08:24 PM   #3
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What happens if you double-click the title bar?
Nothing, even the move icon (the one with two arrows forming a "+" shape) doesn't appear.
 
Old 07-31-2020, 07:45 AM   #4
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Maybe for some reason the Kwin configuration modified some files inside the profile directory?
No.

Just to clarify:
- first Firefox under awesome behaves as expected
- then, after copying your old profile and using it:
- Firefox always starts maximised
- You cannot resize it at all
???
So, with a new profile, you can open/close FF as much as you want, reboot etc., it always works as expected?

The answer obviously lies in your old FF profile. Tried starting with addons disabled? Do you use a custom user.js?

Maybe something inthere makes awesome default to always starting FF floating & maximised?
You'll need to get into awesome configuration, too.
 
Old 07-31-2020, 11:42 AM   #5
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No.

Just to clarify:
- first Firefox under awesome behaves as expected
- then, after copying your old profile and using it:
- Firefox always starts maximised
- You cannot resize it at all
???
So, with a new profile, you can open/close FF as much as you want, reboot etc., it always works as expected?
That's right.

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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
The answer obviously lies in your old FF profile. Tried starting with addons disabled? Do you use a custom user.js?
Tried it, didn't fixed the issue.

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Maybe something inthere makes awesome default to always starting FF floating & maximised?
You'll need to get into awesome configuration, too.
I don't have a custom user.js, at least no inside my old profile directory. Also I searched inside the ~/.config/awesome/rc.lua for the keywords "maximized", "browser", "firefox" and "float" but I didn't found anything related to this issue.

Maybe at the end of the day I'm going to just restore bookmarks and add-ons configurations separately =/
 
  


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