Desktop: Use the native window frame and server tabs on older Windows OS versions or Linux


Observed: Windows 7 and 8 and Linux use the new frame which is based on a Windows 10 design.

Expected: Put a default OS frame around the current tab bar design if the user is on Linux or Win 7/8?

QA Test Steps

Verify default OS window header is present with the appropriate right-click menu controls on Ubuntu, Fedora and Windows 7.
Verify no change on macOS and Windows 10.


Jonathan Grimes
October 17, 2020, 2:52 AM

Awe, I enjoyed the custom header... now after updating to 4.6.0, my title bar is twice as thick now with the tab bar and title bar... could we make this an option on linux? Pick native or the custom macOS/windows10 styles?

Jelena Gilliam
October 8, 2020, 9:10 PM

Tested and Passed on 4.6-rc1

  • OS specific window header is present on Ubuntu, Fedora and Windows 7. Right-click menu controls work as expected.

QA note: Test case added and linked. Closing.

Eric Sethna
June 8, 2020, 8:07 PM

Regrooming this and increasing priority. Thanks for the feedback.

Михаил Красильников
May 20, 2020, 6:10 AM

I just updated and it's terrible. I can no longer use the window buttons I configured, such as "Stay on top".

Paolo Gian
April 8, 2020, 3:40 PM

I am writing to reinforce the above requests. I have to use mattermost desktop at work and the new interface, without titlebar and borders, is really ugly and not usable under linux. Thank you.

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Devin Binnie

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Jelena Gilliam


Eric Sethna

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