Bug 490632 - notify-send wrong window position in virtual screen
notify-send wrong window position in virtual screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libnotify (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-17 08:31 EDT by Mauricio Teixeira
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:58 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:02:30 EST
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2009-03-17 08:31 EDT, Mauricio Teixeira
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Description Mauricio Teixeira 2009-03-17 08:31:42 EDT
Created attachment 335517 [details]
notify-send window position screen shot

I am using dual-head mode with "intel" driver, using the "Virtual" parameter in xorg.conf. This creates a large desktop screen which is double the size of the largest screen available (in this case, 1680x1050). It happens that in my case, the secondary monitor is only capable of 1024x768 resolution.

The applications do fit available screen, but notify-send command does not see the real screen size, and position the notification messages on the edge of the virtual screen.

As you can see from the attached screen shot, the left portion of the window is the 1680x1050 monitor, and the right portion of the window is the 1024x768 monitor. The file browser is maximized, and fits correctly in the monitor size. But the notify windows are showing in the edge of the virtual screen, not on the edge of the visible part of the screen, as it should be. All you can see on the monitor are messages 1 to 4. 5 to 10 are hidden.
Comment 1 Marco Grigull 2009-05-28 18:49:38 EDT
Also seeing this on current Fedora 10 system.  

[mgrigull@mgrigull ~]$ xrandr 
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3600 x 1200, maximum 4096 x 1200
VGA connected 1920x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 518mm x 324mm
   1920x1200      60.0*+
   1600x1200      60.0  
   1400x1050      60.0  
   1280x1024      60.0  
   1280x960       60.0  
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3     56.2  
   640x480        59.9  
LVDS connected 1680x1050+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
   1680x1050      60.1*+   50.1  
   1280x1024      60.0  
   1280x960       60.0  
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3     56.2  
   640x480        59.9  
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

The events 'hide' under the bottom portion of the LVDS display (external screen to the left)
Comment 2 analyzer 2009-05-30 14:05:56 EDT
Since this bug is really annoying, I managed to get a patch which works very nicely to fix this (not tested on single head tho).

Note: This is not libnotify related but notification-daemon.

Here is the patch:

Here is a built RPM if anyone needs it:
Comment 3 Kiwon Um 2009-07-23 03:48:09 EDT
Temporarily, check the gnome configuration editor -> apps -> notification-daemon -> popup_location.
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