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Old 12-05-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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Suddenly Evolution remembers wrong windows size/position (FC26+KDE 5.10.4)


I don't know what I did few weeks ago but since then my Evolution no longer remembers
its windows size/position: it opens as a small (less than 1/4 of the screen) window
and same about particular e-mails windows. I drag the corners to the position that I want
but the next time I open the Evolution it again opens small window, as if it forgot
that size/position I dragget its corners to.

After some searching I saw an advice to use "Settings->System settings->Window management->
Window rules.

I used this advise and set the Evolution window to remember its size/position.
When I opened the Evolution, indeed the sizse/position of the window was as I set it
the last time. But the Evolution stopped working: the "Create message list" task
never completed, the "Xorg" is stuck on 103% CPU and Evolution is stuck on 40% CPU,
the "Incoming" folder shows only the number of messages that fill the first screen
and only by moving the bottom of the Evolution window I get the whole messages list.
But, clicking on any message I get a white empty window (of the correct size/position
I set it to previously) and that's it. From time to time the Evolution was capable of showing
the messages content but mostly not. After few days I cancelled the "Window rule" for
Evolution - and it returned to being functional but again starting at wrong window size
and position.

Why is that?

Where Evolution (under KDE) keeps its windows size/positions?

I looked in file


<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<entry name="window_height" mtime="1338895283" type="int" value="893"/>
	<entry name="window_width" mtime="1338895283" type="int" value="1189"/>
	<entry name="window_y" mtime="1338895233" type="int" value="37"/>
	<entry name="window_x" mtime="1338895233" type="int" value="62"/>
	<entry name="window_maximized" mtime="1338895283" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="statusbar_visible" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="sidebar_visible" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="toolbar_visible" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="buttons_visible" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="buttons_style" mtime="1296772106" type="string">
	<entry name="height" mtime="1296772107" type="int" value="896"/>
	<entry name="width" mtime="1296772107" type="int" value="1216"/>
	<entry name="maximized" mtime="1269807072" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="component_id" mtime="1338895231" type="string">
The width/height values look like what I had in the past - close to the screen size
but the actual size of the window opened is about 1/4 of that.

Same thing in file


<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<entry name="no_signature_delim" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="top_signature" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="spell_color" mtime="1338895231" type="string">
	<entry name="request_receipt" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="reply_start_bottom" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="group_reply_to_list" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="ignore_list_reply_to" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="outlook_filenames" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="magic_smileys" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="magic_links" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="charset" mtime="1338895231" type="string">
	<entry name="send_html" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="window_maximized" mtime="1338895045" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="window_height" mtime="1338895045" type="int" value="735"/>
	<entry name="window_width" mtime="1338895045" type="int" value="1177"/>
	<entry name="current_folder" mtime="1338894989" type="string">
	<entry name="inline_spelling" mtime="1338895231" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="spell_languages" mtime="1338895249" type="list" ltype="string">
		<li type="string">

Here too the width/height seems ok (as I used to have) but actual window is about 1/4
of that. It looks like "Evolution" stopped looking at these files to get its windows sizes
and instead decided on some default which I can't override.

TIA for any ideas,
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