`xfwm4` bug: can't set `qterminal` width to 100% without messing up vertical position

qterminal has this bug. I reported it to the qterminal developers, but they said it was an issue with xfwm4, which is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment.

The issue is that I can't set the width to 100% without the qterminal automatically jumping from top to middle of screen. The link gives you more details.

$ garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 5.15.82-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=4bc99fd1-6a7e-4096-8fca-ccd010a3944b rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.0 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.35 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.18.0 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A315-56 v: V1.15
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: IL model: Sleepy_IL v: V1.15 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Insyde v: 1.15 date: 07/13/2020
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 40.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 40.2/47.8 Wh (84.1%)
    volts: 12.2 min: 11.2 model: LGC AP18C8K type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i3-1005G1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ice Lake
    gen: core 10 level: v4 note: check built: 2019-21 process: Intel 10nm
    family: 6 model-id: 0x7E (126) stepping: 5 microcode: 0xB6
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 160 KiB desc: d-2x48 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 2x512 KiB
    L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1240 high: 1273 min/max: 400/3400 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1273 2: 1227 3: 1213
    4: 1248 bogomips: 9523
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G1 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-11 process: Intel 10nm built: 2019-21
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:8a56
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Quanta HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:3
    chip-ID: 0408:a061 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.5 compositor: xfwm v: 4.18.0 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x07cb built: 2018 res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
    missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_icl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:34c8 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.82-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
  IF-ID-2: tun1 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:4 chip-ID: 04ca:3015 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 132.22 GiB (55.4%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston
    model: RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1 size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: E8FK12.3 temp: 31.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 238.21 GiB size: 238.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 132.22 GiB (55.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
    used: 594 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.21 GiB size: 238.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 132.22 GiB (55.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.21 GiB size: 238.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 132.22 GiB (55.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.21 GiB size: 238.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 132.22 GiB (55.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.56 GiB used: 1.74 GiB (23.1%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 291 Uptime: 11d 23m wakeups: 173 Memory: 7.56 GiB
  used: 4.91 GiB (64.9%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 1508 libs: 386 tools: paru Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: qterminal
  inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.12-1):
  System install date:     2022-09-11
  Last full system update: 2022-12-25 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No                                                                                                                                                               
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper (maybe)
  Failed units:            shadow.service 

Could you report the issue to xfwm4 developers instead?

I think the Garuda Linux Maintainer can't fix that.

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It looks like the qterminal devs also suggested this to you on the issue you opened.

yan12125 commented 4 hours ago

Tricks for specific window managers is less than ideal. @amab8901 Could you report the issue to xfwm4 developers instead?

In the meanwhile, it might be worth trying a different terminal to see if you have any better luck.

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qterminal is better than most terminals because it gives you autofill and it lets you write multi-line inputs with ability to go back to previous lines before sending. Most terminals don't seem to have such capabilities. Idk if there is any other terminal out there with such great merits.

You may be confusing the features of fish with the features of qterminal. Open any terminal on your machine--perhaps XFCE Terminal is still installed--and enter the fish shell:

fish
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I don't seem to have fish and yet qterminal delivers those features. How can it then be that I'm confusing features between the two?