Issue 31341 - Presentation not fullscreen - fvwm (with no support for GNOME WM hints)
Summary: Presentation not fullscreen - fvwm (with no support for GNOME WM hints)
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-11 19:58 UTC by hadmut
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description hadmut 2004-07-11 19:58:41 UTC

when starting a new presentation or opening a given Powerpoint
presentation and starting the presentation the display is significantly
smaller (both width and height) than the actual screen size (tested on a machine
with 1280x1024 and another one with 1024x768). E.g. on the 1280x1024 machine
the display window is 920x875 pixels. xprop -root shows that the 
window manager (fvwm) supports full screen mode.

How can I tell openoffice the screen size to use? 

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-07-12 07:39:55 UTC
Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2004-07-14 14:06:12 UTC
Please have a look on this bug.
It seems to be a window manager problem.
Comment 3 hadmut 2004-07-14 21:47:22 UTC

thanks for the hint with the window manager. If I use kde or gnome
instead of fvwm, it works (1280x1024 shows small black bars, but maybe
because of the different width/height-ratio).

thanks and regards
Comment 4 thackert 2004-10-10 10:30:44 UTC
Is this issue solved ? If so, could the OP close this issue, please ?
Comment 5 thackert 2004-12-05 10:58:44 UTC
I have seen no answer since October 10th to my question. Could someone close this issue, please?
Comment 6 m_stolle 2004-12-09 04:48:27 UTC
This problem still exists, so please don't close this issue.  The fullscreen
used to work in FVWM just fine and other apps work fine, too.  Anything I can
help to fix this issue, let me know.
Comment 7 thackert 2004-12-26 10:34:04 UTC
Which version of fvwm are you using? The latest (and greatest)? And which versions of OOo have you 
tried until now? 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.9.xx?
Comment 8 hadmut 2004-12-26 10:41:55 UTC
I'm using the versions of debian unstable:
fvwm 2.5.12 and yesterday I've upgraded to 
oo 1.1.3

Comment 9 thackert 2005-01-16 16:40:26 UTC
thackert -> hadmut: does your problem also occur with OOo-1.1.3? And could you
also try this with OOo-1.1.4 or some OOo-1.9.xx builds?
Comment 10 hadmut 2005-01-16 16:45:26 UTC
Yes, it still exists with 1.1.3. 

Debian currently does not yet have 1.1.4, so I would have to 
compile it myself. It will take some time, because I'm busy today.

Comment 11 marc.neumann 2005-01-17 13:02:31 UTC

if you need to build the version by your own please use the 1.9.xx code line.
This code is more recent then the 1.1.x code line.

Thanks Marc
Comment 12 hadmut 2005-02-09 14:47:33 UTC

I just tried 
but didn't compile it. I took the rpms from the 
openoffice and converted them into debian packages 
as told in the description. 
The bug still exists.

Comment 13 haxwell 2005-02-10 17:38:41 UTC
Added the needhelp keyword.. according to the user, this has consistently been
reproduced. Need someone running Linux to test this issue.
Comment 14 hadmut 2005-03-01 17:03:04 UTC

an additional wish which could easily be implemented with fixing the bug:

It would be great if presentation screen size of position would be configurable 
as an option (e.g. as command line parameter or environment variables).


I have a notebook with 1280x800 resolution, which I can configure to display
just a subrectangle of 1024x768 on the external VGA (beamer).

It would be really great if I could have openoffice to display its 
presentation at 1024x768+0+0 although display size is 1024x768, while 
in the other part of my notebook LCD I could have windows invisible 
for the audience, e.g. a Clock showing the remaining time etc.

Comment 15 hadmut 2005-04-03 14:05:35 UTC
I just realized that in my last comment my fingers were typing nonsense. 

I meant 'presentation window size and position' and 'although display size is
1280x800'. Have I been drunk? Sorry. 

Comment 16 peschtra 2005-04-09 23:21:26 UTC
Are we sure this isn't Linux issue, no one else can confirm this in any version.
Comment 17 hadmut 2005-04-15 21:49:13 UTC
Ok, thanks, this was a good hint: You said no one else can confirm 
this problem. I just bought a new laptop and now had the problem with 
five different computers, so I was going through the details of my 
fvwm configuration and finally found the reason:

When I remove the line 

Style "*"              MWMFunctions, MWMDecor

from my fvwmrc, the problem is gone.

So it seems to have anything to do with these MWM functions.

How exactly does OO calculate the full screen size?

Comment 18 thackert 2005-05-15 15:27:46 UTC
@hadmut: If this was an error in fvwn (better: in its *rc file), could you close this issue, please?
Comment 19 hadmut 2005-05-15 15:49:24 UTC

this is not an error of fvwm or the rc file. 

I used this rc file for years and with plenty of fullscreen and presentation 
programs, such as xv, netscape, mozilla, kpresenter, several video players 
etc.  Openoffice is the only program which ever had this problem. All other 
programs were displaying full screen mode properly. 

So it is a bug of openoffice. The rc file entry is just the detail which 
openoffice can't cope with and ommitting it is not a bug fix, but a workaround. 

Openoffice still has a problem with the calculation of the screen size 
under certain circumstances. 

Comment 20 marc.neumann 2005-05-23 15:38:20 UTC
set target to office later
Comment 21 marc.neumann 2005-06-09 12:21:23 UTC
reassign to issue pool
Comment 22 lohmaier 2005-08-20 18:58:53 UTC
not reproducible with 1.9m123 with fvwm2 2.4.9 with 800x600 (in Xnest) and in
1024x768 (extra-session). Neither with nor without the configuration line.

not reproducible with OOo 1.1.5rc3 either.
Comment 23 andreschnabel 2005-08-23 21:48:12 UTC
I can confirm with either Ooo 1.1.5 or 1.9.122

fvwm -version gives:
fvwm 2.5.9 compiled on Apr  6 2004 at 03:18:47
with support for: ReadLine, Stroke, XPM, PNG, Shape, XShm, SM, Bidi text,
Xinerama, XRender, XFT, NLS

Comment 24 lohmaier 2005-08-23 22:08:26 UTC
I think I know the reason why it works for me.
My version of fvwm2 supports the "GNOME WM hints", since andreschnabel and
andreasma (on IRC) could both reproduce (andreasma tried with 2.5.10) and their
versions doen't support them, I'm confident that this is related.

hadmut: Please post the output of "fvwm2 -version"
If your version supports the GNOME WM hints, then my theory is proven wrong...

When a presentation is run with fvwm2 (without "GNOME WM hints"-support), the
presentation is not fullscreen.

To check whether your version of fvwm2 supports the hints, run fvwm2 -version
and check the output
Comment 25 hadmut 2005-08-28 16:39:36 UTC

I've meanwhile upgraded my debian system several times and am not sure whether
the current fvwm2 still shows the problem, but here it is:

% fvwm2 -version
fvwm 2.5.14 (from cvs) compiled on Aug  9 2005 at 04:51:29
with support for: ReadLine, RPlay, Stroke, XPM, PNG, Shape, XShm, SM, Bidi text,
Xinerama, XRender, XFT, NLS
Comment 26 flibby05 2006-03-19 09:03:26 UTC
double to IZ 11507?