Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1480371
Configuring 3 displays in mate-display-properties not possible
Last modified: 2017-08-10 16:24:53 EDT
Created attachment 1311902 [details]
Description of problem:
In Mate, it does not seem possible to configure 3 displays to extend the desktop using the gui tool "mate-display-properties". At first, only two displays are shown, the third one is hidden behind them and appears when the right one is moved. However, it is not possible to move either one of the displays to the side in order to line them all up side by side and have a desktop spanning 3 displays. They can only be moved vertically, so the third one stays hidden behind the other two.
Also, moving any one of them around leads to a strange display bug (since upgrading to Fedora 26), see screenshot.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have more than 2 monitors.
2. Try to use them in Mate.
3. Give up.
Only one monitor is on by default and this particular gui tool does not seem to be able to position all of them next to each other.
Configuring multiple displays should not require an admin who needs to edit the config file manually because the gui does not work. There should be a simple gui that just works, ideally without having to move rectangles around as long as the user simply wants to use multiple monitors for a large desktop area.
When trying to move one of the displays to the edge of the window, it sometimes jumps all the way to the bottom, which seems even less useful.