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Why do Firefox 4 and Evolution always open maximized in Unity? Even after you close the program windowed. Is this a bug?

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marked as duplicate by RolandiXor, Marco Ceppi Jun 5 '11 at 22:06

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Some applications will always open maximized in Unity. It's something to do with their initial size: if they take up more then X of the screen, they will be maximized (I'm not sure what's the value of X though).

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There are two things to consider there.

  • All applications which opens with a initial size > 75% of the screen area will get automaximzed.

  • There is a known bugs about some applications, even closed fullscreen (fullscreen and not maximized), where they can't be restored easily. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/765422

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