[Pidgin] #16573: Pidgin 2.10.9 ignores Windows 7 "Aero Snap" disabling

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Fri Feb 13 10:52:15 EST 2015

#16573: Pidgin 2.10.9 ignores Windows 7 "Aero Snap" disabling
 Reporter:  chris_h_atx  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.9       |   Keywords:
 In Windows 7, a user can disable "Aero Snap" by opening the Control Panel
 pane "Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the
 mouse easier to use", and checking the box for "Prevent windows from being
 automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen".

 Checking this setting disables the "Aero Snap" feature for all windows.
 ... Except for Pidgin.  Pidgin does not honor this setting -- It continues
 to automatically snap onto the side of the desktop, at full height,
 whenever you move it to the edge of the screen, even if you've turned off
 this feature of windows.

 This is problematic for users who access their Windows desktop remotely--
 particularly if such remote access triggers desktop resizing because of
 different display resolutions at the remote access points.  This behavior
 also interferes with moving the window across boundaries between monitors
 in a multi-monitor setup.

 Here is the current build information for Pidgin:

 Pidgin 2.10.9 (libpurple 2.10.9)

 Build Information
   Plugins: Enabled
   SSL: SSL support is present.
   GTK+ Runtime: 2.16.6
   Glib Runtime: 2.28.8

   Library Support
     Cyrus SASL: Enabled
     Gadu-Gadu library (libgadu): Internal
     GtkSpell: Enabled
     GnuTLS: Disabled
     Network Security Services (NSS): Enabled
     Perl: Disabled
     Tcl: Disabled
     Tk: Disabled
     UTF-8 DNS (IDN): Disabled
     Voice and Video: Disabled

 Host is Windows 7 Professional, SP1

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16573>
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