Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1254529
Adding extra monitor makes some desktop icons disappear
Last modified: 2016-07-19 15:55:35 EDT
Description of problem:
I enabled Icons on Desktop in Gnome Tweak Tool and discovered that opening my laptop lit (effectively adding the laptop screen) makes some of my icons disappear.
I discovered that they are not actually disappearing, but running of screen, due to the Combined Display Arrangement (see screenshot).
Arranging the displays to be in one line (instead of how I have it due to physical location) makes the bug go away and all of the icons display properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNOME Shell 3.16.3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add multiple monitors
2. Enable Desktop->Icons on Desktop in Gnome Tweak Tool
3. Remove the left positioned misaligned monitor, then put it back in.
The icons appear on the newly added left monitor, however their starting position is in line with the remaining monitors, instead with the monitor that they actually get displayed on. This causes that half of them get cutoff (depending on your Combined Display Arrangement.
All the icons appear on the newly added left monitor.
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All of my icons under normal circumstances
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My icons as they get drawn/cutoff on the misaligned left monitor
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My Combined Displays Arrangement
The left one is the built-in laptop display.
The middle and right ones are 23 inch external monitors, all same resolution.
Desktop icons are provided by the file manager, reassigning.
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