5.1 causing window resize to reload UI

90 Blood Elf Death Knight
14705
Close the game completely before doing so.
Here's a solution.
Open up the "Computer" folder by clicking your desktop.
You'll see an option that says "GO" on type of the menu bar click it, then you'll see "Computer"
Once you click that the folder named "Users"
Then click "Shared"
You'll see some folders with blizz name on them, Delete all the folders that are related to WOW.
Please make sure the game is Closed.
Then go back to the "Computer" folder. Click "SYSTEM"
Then click "Library"
Click "Preference"
Anything that has world of warcraft, or Blizzard on them DELETE THEM.
Once you're done, make sure you empty the "Trash" completely.
Now restart the game by using "Wow Launcher".
Once you're logged in, click "ESC" Go to system.
Go to "Graphic"
Click "recommend" reset everything.
If it takes you to the windows screen go full screen shouldn't have any problem. If not reset it more than 3 times. I found the solution a while ago, I've been too lazy to post it.
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
14705
Close the game completely before doing so.
Here's a solution.
Open up the "Computer" folder by clicking your desktop.
You'll see an option that says "GO" on type of the menu bar click it, then you'll see "Computer"
Once you click that the folder named "Users"
Then click "Shared"
You'll see some folders with blizz name on them, Delete all the folders that are related to WOW.
Please make sure the game is Closed.
Then go back to the "Computer" folder. Click "SYSTEM"
Then click "Library"
Click "Preference"
Anything that has world of warcraft, or Blizzard on them DELETE THEM.
Once you're done, make sure you empty the "Trash" completely.
Now restart the game by using "Wow Launcher".
Once you're logged in, click "ESC" Go to system.
Go to "Graphic"
Click "recommend" reset everything.
If it takes you to the windows screen go full screen shouldn't have any problem. If not reset it more than 3 times. I found the solution a while ago, I've been too lazy to post it.
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90 Human Priest
10150
Woo glad this worked!
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90 Night Elf Druid
9480
I have this issue too and googled it. This thread is 3 months old and is still happening to folks? I did this workaround and no longer have a problem. Thanks for the tip.
This was *not* happening to me last night. (I.e. cmd-m went to a "big", widescreen window without a ui reload.)

Today when using cmd-m it goes to a non-widescreen window and causes a reload. However the size of the window *is* remembered!

Seems to me they caused one problem by fixing another, such is life.

EDIT: Workaround:
While windowed, go to video options and change you resolution to something else (mine said 1920x1200 wide even though I was windowed, so I chose the next smallest).
Change resolution back.
You should now be able to cmd-m back and forth.
However if you resize the window manually at any point, it will break again and cmd-m will force a reload.
EDIT 2: This last bit only happens if you resize the window small enough. Problem solved!
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Support Forum Agent
This should be resolved with patch 5.2 when it is released fyi.
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
7655
Just chiming in to say that this was not resolved with the patch.
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Support Forum Agent
Thanks for letting me know. Checking this out.
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Support Forum Agent
I haven't been able to reproduce this. Can you post your system information?

    1. Launch World of Warcraft and log in.
    2. Put World of Warcraft into Windowed Mode if it is not already in Windowed Mode.
    3. From the system menu bar, select Help > Copy Support Information: http://i45.tinypic.com/foodww.png
    4. Paste the contents of the copied system information here (Command-V)
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
7655
Here it is

Software:

System Software Overview:

System Version: OS X 10.8.2 (12C3103)
Kernel Version: Darwin 12.2.1
Time since boot: 2 days 7:56

Hardware:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP91.00D3.B08
SMC Version (system): 2.1f173
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled

Graphics/Displays:

Intel HD Graphics 4000:

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 384 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0166
Revision ID: 0x0009
gMux Version: 1.9.23

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0fd5
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 3682
gMux Version: 1.9.23
Displays:
Color LCD:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes

Other:

Input Source ID: com.apple.keylayout.US
Keyboard Layout: ANSI
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90 Human Warlock
13485
I am experiencing the same issue:

Software:

System Software Overview:

System Version: OS X 10.8.2 (12C3006)
Kernel Version: Darwin 12.2.1
Time since boot: 4:21

Hardware:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP91.00D3.B08
SMC Version (system): 2.1f170
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled

Graphics/Displays:

Intel HD Graphics 4000:

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 384 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0166
Revision ID: 0x0009
gMux Version: 1.9.23

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0fd5
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 3682
gMux Version: 1.9.23
Displays:
Color LCD:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Q91b:
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Display Serial Number: QYJ074803857
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Rotation: Supported

Other:

Input Source ID: com.apple.keylayout.US
Keyboard Layout: ANSI
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1 Night Elf Mage
0
This was resolved for me. I hate that it wasn't for everyone.
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Support Forum Agent
Thanks for the reports. We're looking into this.

Edit: New details below.

The client is most likely changing its aspect ratio during the switch. Can you try selecting your resolution in-game again and see if this helps?
Edited by Machkhan on 3/6/2013 11:52 AM PST
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This is happening to me and my iMac is brand new:

iMac 27'
Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2048 M
Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C2037)
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90 Dwarf Shaman
7950
Was this ever solved? Thanks!
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90 Orc Warrior
11650
This was evidently never solved, because it's still doing it in 5.4.1.
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90 Draenei Warrior
15750
Agreed that this is still happening in 5.4.1. It's further complicated by an annoying bug in Mavericks.

When you do faster user switching from one account to another and back, there is a chance that all windows will be resized much smaller (WoW is probably around 800x600), moved to the top left corner of the screen (partially obscured behind the menubar), and get stuck there. If you try to move them, they just go back to the corner.

This resizing causes a change in the WoW window aspect ratio. As a result, when switching between full screen and windowed, a UI reload is forced.

Quitting and re-launching WoW fixes this, but I've been attempting to avoid it entirely but just not using fast user switching while WoW is open.
Edited by Phine on 11/24/2013 1:07 PM PST
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90 Troll Druid
7325
PERFECT!! this has been annoying me for months!! problem solved
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