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The vertical bar is in the left and it's much wider than and unrelated to the Unity side bar. It's as if the desktop area does not include a left vertical bar, but only for maximized windows: (parts of) other, unmaximized, windows can access (occupy) that area and are indeed thus visible (in that area) when the window is maximized. I switched to metacity and I got the same problem. I also restarted Unity, without logging out and back in.

I need to know the reason. I know a reboot will fix it.

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This line in a script I tested is the culprit: xprop -id <any window> -f _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL 32c -set _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL '200, 0, 0, 0, 0, 200, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0'. Replacing 200 with 0 solved the problem. (What would be a general way to undo all such xprop changes anyway?)

Somebody please explain why it affects all windows even though I used it only for one specific window. Some explanation as to what this line was supposed to do wouldn't be bad. If there is no answer in a while, I'll "accept" mine.

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Today I had the reverse problem, the maximized windows took up the whole screen, while I need to have a margin on the left and at the bottom.

Doing some research I found that xprop and _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL is a way to create desktop margins.

I associate my strut with gkrellm window, to create the left margin, set left with the width of the margin:

left=77

then I specify the initial and final y of the left margin:

left_start_y=0
left_end_y=823

for convenience I also associate the margin at the bottom with gkrellm window, first, set the bottom margin height:

bottom=35

and the initial and final x:

bottom_start_x=0
bottom_end_x=1919

the other values ​​all to 0

xprop -name gkrellm -f _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL 32c -set _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL \
     "$left, $right, $top, $bottom, $left_start_y, $left_end_y, $right_start_y, $right_end_y, $top_start_x, $bottom_end_x"

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