firefox needs to adhere to x11 window geometry settings

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Status

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Core
Widget: Gtk
P4
minor
UNCONFIRMED
2 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Ralph Navarro, Unassigned)

Tracking

45 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Build ID: 20160414065514

Steps to reproduce:

On Ubuntu Linux 16.04 , start firefox 45.0.2 with the standard x11 geometry settings:
/usr/bin/firefox -geometry 1435x1632+166+25


Actual results:

Firefox will place itself wherever it wants (usually the upper left corner of the screen); regardless of the provided x11 geometry settings.  

However, firefox appears to infrequently place its window at the correct screen location upon startup. I only saw it once after trying half a dozen times.  Firefox had positioned its window incorrectly at first and then jumped to the correct position within a second.


Expected results:

As an application that works within x11, firefox should be following x11 windows option standards.  Workarounds have been posted (see similar bug 492194).  However, workarounds become time consuming to find, implement, and maintain over time.  It is ultimately best for users if firefox played by the x11 rules if it wants to play in the x11 sandbox like a good application!
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Updated

2 years ago
Severity: normal → minor
Priority: -- → P3

Updated

2 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Widget: Gtk
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Priority: P3 → --
Product: Firefox → Core
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64

Updated

a year ago
Priority: -- → P4
Summary: firefox needs to adhere to x11 settings if it wants to play in the Linux sandbox. → firefox needs to adhere to x11 window geometry settings
Whiteboard: tpi:+
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