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I often use the feature where I drag my window to the left or right side of the screen to make it fill half the screen. Sometimes, when my window is like that, then I click to maximize it, it doesn't maximize, but the main menu(File/Edit/etc...) and the min/max/close buttons all disappear. It doesn't happen every time, I don't know exactly what triggers it. My browser is like that now as I type this.

What causes this, and how do I fix it(besides restarting the browser)?

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Note the location of my cursor.

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Benjamin,

It's normal, as Ubuntu works with a global menu. Try to move your cursor to the top area when your application is in fullscreen mode.

You'll see the menus and windows options, as expected.

Edited:

You're right. After try for a while, it happened to me too. You could try Ctrl+Alt+5 to quit this "problematic" mode.

This behavior is a bug, and a fix was commited, as you can see here.

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You misunderstand. The application will not go into fullscreen mode. I know that you have to move your cursor to the top, that's the same even when it's not in fullscreen. Either way, the menu does not show up. –  Benjamin Lindley Jan 3 '12 at 1:03
    
I updated my post with a screenshot. –  Benjamin Lindley Jan 3 '12 at 1:09
    
Sorry, you're right. After try for a while, it happened to me too. It seems to be bug, You could try Ctrl+Alt+5 to quit this "problematic" mode. –  Diego Couto Jan 3 '12 at 1:28
    
Make that last comment your answer, and you've got it. –  Benjamin Lindley Jan 3 '12 at 1:28

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