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    Default KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    Prior to the KDE 4.7.2 update I did, all the KDE applications used to reopen with the last window size they were closed with. Ever since that update on my machine (openSUSE 11.4 64Bit) that is no longer true. Two examples are Gwenview and Konsole. Gwenview insists on starting full screen size everytime and Konsole starts with 80x100 lines every time. There is no setting in Konsole like there used to be to set a window size for the profile.

    Is this a bug or a new feature? It's pretty annoying. At least for me since it's not the behavior I desire.
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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    Did you try setting the window rules in system settings? There you can specify how a specific app window should open - remember previous size, specific size, position, full screen, etc.

    I don't recall seeing a global setting, however.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:16:02 +0530, brunomcl
    <brunomcl@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > Did you try setting the window rules in system settings? There you can
    > specify how a specific app window should open - remember previous size,
    > specific size, position, full screen, etc.
    >
    > I don't recall seeing a global setting, however.
    >
    >


    or did you ever play around with "windows behavior", accessible via
    right-click on any window's title bar, or via systemsettings.

    that's pretty convenient, you can tell any window to appear on a certain
    desktop, a certain location, and or size. unfortunately i've seen it
    several times that, after KDE updates, those settings i saved didn't work
    anymore; at times starting an application invisible, or at a weird size
    which i couldn't figure out for a while where it came from. then i checked
    the "windows behavior" settings, deleted them, and things went back to
    normal.

    this has been going on for so long, and there's existing bug reports
    already, that i didn't bother to follow it's development; i just don't use
    windows behavior.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:16:02 +0530, brunomcl
    <brunomcl@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Did you try setting the window rules in system settings? There you can
    > specify how a specific app window should open - remember previous size,
    > specific size, position, full screen, etc.
    >
    > I don't recall seeing a global setting, however.
    >
    >


    or did you ever play around with "windows behavior", accessible via
    right-click on any window's title bar, or via systemsettings.

    that's pretty convenient, you can tell any window to appear on a certain
    desktop, a certain location, and or size. unfortunately i've seen it
    several times that, after KDE updates, those settings i saved didn't work
    anymore; at times starting an application invisible, or at a weird size
    which i couldn't figure out for a while where it came from. then i checked
    the "windows behavior" settings, deleted them, and things went back to
    normal.

    this has been going on for so long, and there's existing bug reports
    already, that i didn't bother to follow it's development; i just don't use
    windows behavior.

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    phani.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    There is an option, its called "Kacheln" in Germany, not sure how this is
    translated into English. You can find it in the additonal options for
    "Window behavior"

    The important thing is: You should deactivate it. I had the same problem
    with one update.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    Did you try setting the window rules in system settings? There you can specify how a specific app window should open - remember previous size, specific size, position, full screen, etc.

    I don't recall seeing a global setting, however.
    Thanks for the suggestion but I don't see anything in windows settings anywhere, either in the individual application or in the Configure Desktop section for global settings. Never used to have to worry about it. The default behavior was always open with the prior window settings after the last close, at least it was on my machine.
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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:53:48 +0530, Fruchtratte
    <fruchtratte@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > There is an option, its called "Kacheln" in Germany, not sure how this is
    > translated into English. You can find it in the additonal options for
    > "Window behavior"
    >
    > The important thing is: You should deactivate it. I had the same problem
    > with one update.


    is called "tiling"; available via the windows menu (right-click title bar
    / ALT+F3), and also systemsettings.

    good idea; i've used tiling too, and if that's enabled, it imposes windows
    sizes on everything that isn't "floating".

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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 23:16:02 +0530, DMCorsa
    <DMCorsa@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > brunomcl;2391574 Wrote:
    >> Did you try setting the window rules in system settings? There you can
    >> specify how a specific app window should open - remember previous size,
    >> specific size, position, full screen, etc.
    >>
    >> I don't recall seeing a global setting, however.

    >
    > Thanks for the suggestion but I don't see anything in windows settings
    > anywhere, either in the individual application or in the Configure
    > Desktop section for global settings. Never used to have to worry about
    > it. The default behavior was always open with the prior window settings
    > after the last close, at least it was on my machine.
    >
    >


    what's been mentioned so far were one or two reasons that can affect
    windows sizes. there's quite a few more i'm sure. in this case, if it's
    not one of the usual culprits, i'd create a new user. if the same thing
    happens for the new user, it's to do with openSUSE or KDE; if the new user
    doesn't have the problem it's somewhere in your configuration -- not
    necessarily done by you, but one or the other updated KDE setting didn't
    agree with one you still have from earlier.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by phanisvara View Post
    On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 23:16:02 +0530, DMCorsa
    <DMCorsa@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > brunomcl;2391574 Wrote:
    >> Did you try setting the window rules in system settings? There you can
    >> specify how a specific app window should open - remember previous size,
    >> specific size, position, full screen, etc.
    >>
    >> I don't recall seeing a global setting, however.

    >
    > Thanks for the suggestion but I don't see anything in windows settings
    > anywhere, either in the individual application or in the Configure
    > Desktop section for global settings. Never used to have to worry about
    > it. The default behavior was always open with the prior window settings
    > after the last close, at least it was on my machine.
    >
    >


    what's been mentioned so far were one or two reasons that can affect
    windows sizes. there's quite a few more i'm sure. in this case, if it's
    not one of the usual culprits, i'd create a new user. if the same thing
    happens for the new user, it's to do with openSUSE or KDE; if the new user
    doesn't have the problem it's somewhere in your configuration -- not
    necessarily done by you, but one or the other updated KDE setting didn't
    agree with one you still have from earlier.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I've never set anything special before. I checked the Windows Behavior options and everything is deactivated (not checked) including Tiling.

    Tried a new user, same behavior. Strange no one else has this happen or else it doesn't bother them. I don't like to have to rearrange windows all the time everytime I open one I normally use in my work flow. Hopefully, it's an issue that will get addressed or someone will pay attention to someday if it is a bug. To me, it's a bug. Sounds like there's already a bug report filed though, so not sure that will make any difference.
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    Default Re: KDE 4.7.2 Window Size Save Issue

    Question: where did you get kde 4.7.2 from?

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