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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
_NET_WM_STATE(ATOM) = 
WM_STATE(WM_STATE):
        window state: Normal
        icon window: 0x0
_NET_WM_DESKTOP(CARDINAL) = 0
_NET_FRAME_EXTENTS(CARDINAL) = 1, 1, 39, 1
_NET_WM_ALLOWED_ACTIONS(ATOM) = _NET_WM_ACTION_MOVE, _NET_WM_ACTION_RESIZE, _NET_WM_ACTION_FULLSCREEN, _NET_WM_ACTION_MINIMIZE, _NET_WM_ACTION_SHADE, _NET_WM_ACTION_MAXIMIZE_HORZ, _NET_WM_ACTION_MAXIMIZE_VERT, _NET_WM_ACTION_CHANGE_DESKTOP, _NET_WM_ACTION_CLOSE, _NET_WM_ACTION_ABOVE, _NET_WM_ACTION_BELOW
XdndAware(ATOM) = BITMAP
_NET_WM_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "SoulseekQt build 2016.1.17 [...]"
_MOTIF_WM_HINTS(_MOTIF_WM_HINTS) = 0x3, 0x3e, 0x7e, 0x0, 0x0
_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE(ATOM) = _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NORMAL
_XEMBED_INFO(_XEMBED_INFO) = 0x0, 0x1
WM_CLIENT_LEADER(WINDOW): window id # 0x2000002
WM_HINTS(WM_HINTS):
        Client accepts input or input focus: True
        Initial state is Normal State.
_NET_WM_PID(CARDINAL) = 1885
WM_CLASS(STRING) = "SoulseekQt-2016-1-17-64bit", "SoulseekQt-2016-1-17-64bit"
WM_PROTOCOLS(ATOM): protocols  WM_DELETE_WINDOW, WM_TAKE_FOCUS, _NET_WM_PING
WM_NORMAL_HINTS(WM_SIZE_HINTS):
        user specified location: 1, 314
        user specified size: 4885 by 691
        program specified minimum size: 4885 by 630
        window gravity: Static
  • Run xprop and check output for minimum size hints. – dirkt Mar 7 '17 at 7:04
  • @dirkt Thank you, edited the question with the program output. – Rodrigo Mar 7 '17 at 12:45
  • 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 '17 at 14:31
  • @dirkt I'll look for it. The question is: why it did this s*** all of a sudden? – Rodrigo Mar 7 '17 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 '17 at 15:11

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