Bug 214783 - Cannot drag windows over whole screen area
Summary: Cannot drag windows over whole screen area
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-09 14:28 UTC by Duncan Innes
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-11-09 17:11:25 UTC

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Screenshot (1.29 MB, image/png)
2006-11-09 15:09 UTC, Duncan Innes
no flags Details

Description Duncan Innes 2006-11-09 14:28:17 UTC
Description of problem: On a dual monitor setup, windows cannot be MOVED into
the very top part or very bottom part of the monitor that does NOT display the
Gnome panels. i.e. Window title bar cannot occupy the area of the second screen
that WOULD be displaying the Gnome top and bottom panels.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): metacity-2.16.0-5.fc6

How reproducible: Every Time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh FC6 install
2. Install latest nvidia drivers (9629 release) from livna
3. Configure dual monitor setup with monitors side by side
4. Configure compiz (release compiz-0.0.13-0.32.20060817git.fc6) to provide all
flashy desktop effects (don't know if this is part of the issue)
5. Drag a medium sized window around the screen.
Actual results: Window can be dragged across the entire main monitor, but the
windows title bar cannot be dragged onto the very top and bottom of the
secondary monitor.  Seems to be that the window is avoiding being placed on top
of the Gnome panels that don't actually exist on that monitor.

Expected results: Expect to be able to drag window wherever I like.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Duncan Innes 2006-11-09 15:09:39 UTC
Created attachment 140774 [details]

Screenshot shows dual monitor setup with single window being dragged around the
right hand monitor.

The mouse cursor is missing from the grab, but at this point I'm trying to drag
the window right to the top of the right hand monitor and the mouse pointer is
at the very top of the screen.	The window is refusing to move up past the
point at which it is shown.

The same can be done at the bottom of the screen (although slightly useless). 
The window title bar will not drag down to the very bottom of the monitor.

Comment 2 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2006-11-09 17:11:25 UTC
This bug is not something we are going to fix downstream. Please file it
upstream at 


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