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    chrome window too large when maximized

    My wife is running Xubuntu 20.04 on her machine, and she just ran into a VERY odd display issue.
    As of today (It wasn't doing this yesterday) if she maximizes chrome, it maximizes to larger than the screen. As in, the x button in the upper right corner is only about half visible. You can see a little bit of the chrome window bleeding over into the second monitor. If you drag the chrome window over to the second monitor and maximize there, the behavior is the same, the window is a little bit too large for the screen. You can un-maximize and resize chrome, then maximize it again, it goes right back to too big for the screen.

    This happens with chrome ONLY. firefox, thunderbird, gimp, any other program she can maximize, and the window fits on the screen perfectly. maximize chrome, and it maximizes too large.

    Reboot the computer, chrome still maximizes too large.

    Even though the controls are partially obscured, they are all still accessible, so this is more of an annoyance than a serious problem. But she expected me to understand why it was doing this, and I've never seen anything like it before.

    Save my reputation as a computer nerd with my wife please! Help me figure this out!!!!

    Is this a chrome problem? or has something gone wonky in Xubuntu that I'm not familiar with?

    Thank you,

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    iv'e noticed the exact same thing in my Brave browser recently
    it comes and goes ,sometimes it displays right other times it doesn't
    doesn't bother me too much since i can still click the corner buttons
    i tried auto adjusting my screen but it doesn't help
    so , yea ...don't know
    xubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (focal fossa)

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    Well, at least I know I'm not alone.

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    If you press F11 to full screen, then again to bring it back does it then maximised OK? Just a brain idea

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    ok, MY computer just started doing this with chrome, same thing that my wife was seeing.
    This morning everything was fine. during the day, there was an update popup, I think chrome was in the mix, I took the update.
    Now this evening, Chrome when maximized is bigger than my screen size.
    I've attached a screenshot. I've got two monitors, I used Gimp to put a line at 1920, where the first screen ends, to show how chrome now overlaps onto the second monitor when maximized. (and, of course, that most of the top bar extends past the top of the screen)

    https://i.imgur.com/yr2efTj.png

    oh, and yes, I tried f11 and back, no difference.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; 4 Weeks Ago at 03:34 PM. Reason: Huge image replaced with link

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    I thought I'm alone but great to be in a company.
    It might be a chromium issue:
    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium...aximized&can=2

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    I am not seeing that at all in my Xubuntu 20.04 using the PPA for chromium from http://ppa.launchpad.net/saiarcot895...um-beta/ubuntu which ata present gives me version chromium-91.0.4472.27.

    I am about to change to the dev ppa from the same developer which is chromium-95 to see if that makes any difference; back in a few minutes.

    EDIT:
    Still no problem for me with chromium-95.0.4638.17

    I do not use Chrome, only chromium, so can not really comment about that.

    I wonder if this might be related to a proprietary graphic card and driver; what graphics system do you have?
    My systems (all of them) use integrated Intel graphics.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; 4 Weeks Ago at 04:15 PM.

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    thank you for the link forreggbor. Since this is happening ONLY on chrome, that might be it.
    I have both chrome and chromium installed. The problem does not happen on chromium right now, only on actual chrome.

    I'm running a ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with an intel i3-1115G4 processor, graphics is Integrated Intel UHD
    My wife's machine is also a Thinkpad, but its a t490s with an i5-8365U processor, graphics is also Integrated Intel UHD
    Last edited by Kilarin; 4 Weeks Ago at 02:42 AM.

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    If you make a fresh Ubuntu user and log in as that, is it the same?

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    Re: chrome window too large when maximized

    Quote Originally Posted by ActionParsnip
    If you make a fresh Ubuntu user and log in as that, is it the same?
    Good idea!
    Tried it, chrome does the same thing when logged in as the new user.

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