Mail application gets elongated. And no email is readable due to less vertical space.

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  • Are you able to drag the window back to a more normal size? Does the window "remember" the correct size when you close and re-launch it? – Ryan DeBeasi Sep 20 '16 at 14:29
  • No, When i try to do so, it will again start elongating. For the second question, the problem remains even after restarting of application. – codeezer Sep 22 '16 at 15:57
  • It just started for me too. It opens, keeps expanding, and nothing can stop it. – Callista Graves Sep 24 '16 at 3:03
  • Callista Graves, Yeah thats the same I'm experiencing here. So, I uninstalled pantheon-mail and installed geary. – codeezer Sep 26 '16 at 6:54
  • Same exact issue. Started a thread before I saw your post; this occurred to me after a bit of a delay on Geary/Freya and now with Loki Mail after a week or so of blissful use (I really like the client overall). Noticed that the stretch was much more extreme on Freya... Not sure that's terribly informative. ![Mail extended gui](i.stack.imgur.com/F11NN.png) What sort of box are you running? My Loki install is a new zippy development system, my last machine somewhat less so, but both are Lenovos. Possibly a GTK issue with Lenovo drivers? I don't want t – Chris Sep 28 '16 at 0:46

To fix this issue you need to kill/close pantheon-mail and then run the command

dconf reset -f /org/pantheon/mail/

I believe this is only a temporary solution. If you have Elementary Tweaks installed you can add that command to Cerbere so is constantly running in the back.

  • This did not work for me. I have to navigate to the dconf-editor and reset all the values to default. It worked after that. – sundar_ima Oct 26 '16 at 17:06

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I had the same issue. I replaced the window and resized it first vertically, which really goes slow. (only some pixels a second) When the window had the correct width again, I could resize it easily to the normal height.

  • Thanks Brent. I'll give it a shot. Did your fix persist on reboot? [UPDATE] Strange... while I was able to resize vertically, horizontal is locked (at the wide width). – bezoris Oct 4 '16 at 16:22
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    Try right click in the title bar and use the resize option. I never had this problem again, just once. – Brent Thierens Oct 5 '16 at 16:33

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