Dragging resize grippy behind taskbar should not result in an impossible-to-resize window




Toolbars and Customization
9 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman on Windows, Unassigned)


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Comment 1

9 years ago
If I drag the Firefox window's resize grippy (bottom right) to the bottom of the screen, the entire resize grippy ends up under the taskbar.  This essentially makes it impossible to resize Firefox again.  In contrast, Notepad doesn't let the grabbed portion of the grippy behind the taskbar.

Comment 2

9 years ago
This is the most violent violation of Fitts' Law I have seen in a long time.

Comment 3

3 years ago
Ancient bug should be closed. Firefox no longer has a corner grippy.
Firefox doesn't have a grippy anymore but does still allow resizing by the bottom-right corner. However, I can't get it to resize behind the taskbar on Windows 10. Closing this as works-for-me.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 5

3 years ago
FYI, that's standard Windows behaviour for all programs, but you can size a window to full height if you set the taskbar to auto-hide. You can also achieve the same without auto-hiding the taskbar by disabling Aero Snap (which will trigger if you attempt to resize below the taskbar - you'll notice the 'snap pulse' animation). In Win7, you can find that under Mouse in the Ease of Access settings in the Control Panel - "Prevent windows from being automatically rearranged". Not sure if it's still in the same place on Win10, but searching for 'snap' in the control panel should find it.
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