Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465902
Fullscreen windows open on secondary monitor
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:10:34 EDT
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If I exit an application such as Gedit or Firefox when it is fullscreen, the next time I open it, it opens on the secondary monitor instead of the primary.
The weird thing is, if I Unmaximize the window it goes back to the primary. Then If I Maximize it goes back to the secondary. If I move the window when its on the primary, then maximize it stays on the primary.
Also it does it if I open a new firefox window when I already have a firefox window fullscreen on the primary. So this is getting pretty annoying.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Gedit or Firefox
2. Fullscreen the application on the primary monitor
3. Exit the application
4. Open the application again
The application is fullscreen on the secondary monitor
The application is fullscreen on primary monitor
Using the NVIDIA Driver 173.14.12 from the nvidia website
Created attachment 319607 [details]
Created attachment 319608 [details]
Xorg log after startup
Also I have noticed it does actually render on the primary display before it ends up on the secondary display.
Created attachment 320386 [details]
Xorg configuration with primary monitor LeftOf secondary (WORKS)
After getting tired of this bug I started playing around with my dual monitor setup. Found that having the primary LeftOf secondary resolves this issue. Unfortunately I can't have my primary physically to the left of the secondary.
Also tested Xinerama and found it display the same behaviour as TwinView. Seems Gnome wants to maximize new windows on Screen0
Sorry, I meant to say it seems Gnome wants to maximize new windows on the screen that contains 0,0 co-ords.
Created attachment 320390 [details]
Patch to fix metacity of this bug
I found reference to similar problem in the gnome bug database, and found this patch in gnome's svn. I download the SRPM for metacity and added the attached patch to the RPM build.
# rpm -Uvh --force /usr/src/redhat/i386/metacity-2.22.0-5.fc9.i386.rpm
Then restarted X. Its fixed :)
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