Today my Soulseek client window has become so wide that it's almost unusable. I can see the border resize icon, but can only resize it for wider, as if a "minimal width" setting is in place. The height has no restraints. The window context menu has the Minimize option available, the Maximize is disabled. Selecting "Resize" from this menu is the same as with the mouse. When I double-click the title bar (which usually maximizes the window), nothing happens. I tried the "Reset Window and Column Size Settings" button in Options|UI, and even after restart the program and the computer, nothing happens. I found this similar issue, but no solution yet.

I'm using SoulseekQt build 2016.1.17 on Debian Jessie 64-bit, GNOME Version 3.14.1.

As suggested in the comments, here is the relevant part of xprop output (specially program specified minimum size: 4885 by 630):

_NET_WM_USER_TIME_WINDOW(WINDOW): window id # 0x200000c
        window state: Normal
        icon window: 0x0
XdndAware(ATOM) = BITMAP
_NET_WM_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "SoulseekQt build 2016.1.17 [...]"
_MOTIF_WM_HINTS(_MOTIF_WM_HINTS) = 0x3, 0x3e, 0x7e, 0x0, 0x0
WM_CLIENT_LEADER(WINDOW): window id # 0x2000002
        Client accepts input or input focus: True
        Initial state is Normal State.
WM_CLASS(STRING) = "SoulseekQt-2016-1-17-64bit", "SoulseekQt-2016-1-17-64bit"
        user specified location: 1, 314
        user specified size: 4885 by 691
        program specified minimum size: 4885 by 630
        window gravity: Static
  • So Soulseek requests an extremely wide minimum window size, and the window manager honors that. Find out why the program does it (inspect config files, etc., and modify as appropriate).
    – dirkt
    Mar 7, 2017 at 14:31
  • @dirkt I'll look for it. The question is: why it did this s*** all of a sudden?
    – Rodrigo
    Mar 7, 2017 at 15:03
  • I don't know the application. Something in how you used the application must have caused a configuration change, leading to this wide window.
    – dirkt
    Mar 7, 2017 at 15:11
  • @dirkt Looks like the config file is soulseek-client.dat.1488890831520, located in ~/.SoulseekQt/1. But it has more than 6 MB, and it's not a plain text file. Maybe if I delete them (there are 3 copies), but then I'll lose the remaining of the configuration (such as users list). What I'd really like to understand is how such a crazy configuration appeared in first place.
    – Rodrigo
    Mar 7, 2017 at 15:15
  • @dirkt Right, I needed to delete all 3 config files. Thus I lost my username, needed to re-share my shared folders, and also lost users from the user list and downloads in the queue. Now I remember, I sent my username for a friend via WhatsApp the day before this strange behavior, could it have anything to do with it?
    – Rodrigo
    Mar 7, 2017 at 15:31

1 Answer 1


At: https://groups.google.com/g/soulseek-discussion/c/j2aTmofseqk

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Options > General > Clear Search History.... then adjust it... close and open it. Problem solved.

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