Bug 109965 - Metacity cannot move window to the negative Y coordinate
Summary: Metacity cannot move window to the negative Y coordinate
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity
Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-13 15:35 UTC by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-14 14:19:42 UTC

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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2003-11-13 15:35:38 UTC
Description of problem:
In metacity I am able to move window so that it is partly out
of the root window of the screen (i.e X < 0,
Y + window_height > screen_height or X + window width > screen_width),
but I am not able to move the window to Y < 0 coordinates (i.e.
so that only bottom part of window remains visible).
I think it is an inconsistency in the metacity user interface.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gnome-terminal (for example)
2. right-click to the window decoration, the menu pops up
3. select "Move" from the pop-up menu
4. try to move the cursor near the upper, left, lower and right
   borders of the screen
Actual results:
You can move the window below the left, right and lower border
of the screen, but not below the upper border.

Expected results:
All four borders should behave the same (preferrably the behaviour
of the upper border should change).

Additional info:
I am using workspace switcher with 3x3 workspaces. The situation is
the same on all workspaces. I don't think using workspace switcher
matters in this case.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-11-14 14:19:42 UTC
This is a deliberate feature, with lots of prior discussion (mostly in

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