resizing when moving vertically maximized window

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Jun 2 23:54:43 CEST 2015

On Mon, 1 Jun 2015, Joel Brobecker wrote:

>> This is intended behavior. If you maximize vertically, a special
>> window property is set. This property tells the window manager to
>> ignore (but not forget) the current screen height property and to
>> maximize instead. As soon as you move the window, the maximize
>> vertically property is removed and the normal screen height property
>> is in charge again.
>> I hope my explaination helps.
> Thanks for the explanation.
> Is there a way to turn that feature off? To me, the maximized property
> and the act of moving are two completely independent concepts, and
> this behavior is causing extra work 99% of the time.

I agree.  It's disconcerting to have a specially-sized window lose that 
attribute.  Then it has to be changed back, only to again lose that 
setting if it is moved again.

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