Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494724
gnome-panel interacts badly with vertical dual-head
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:44:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #485722 +++
Description of problem:
I have a dual-head system (laptop screen plus external LCD panel stacked vertically above it) and two panels. Initially these were at the top and bottom of the laptop screen. When I added the external LCD and tried to reposition the panels to take account of the new configuration, I found:
Problem (1) from the original bug report does not seem to affect me under Fedora 11/rawhide.
2) The panel at the top of the laptop screen (the one at slightly under half the height of the full virtual screen) doesn't provide a 'barrier' to the
positioning of newly opened windows. ie in the former single-screen
arrangement, the top of newly-opened windows would always be just below
the top panel, so they don't overlap with the panel. In the dual-head setup, windows which
open in the bottom screen have their top at the top of the screen,
*under* the panel. This means you can't do anything with the window until
you've ctl-dragged it down a bit, which is intensely annoying (!).
3) Similar to (3) in the cloned bug report, sometimes panels will end up stacked, one on top of the other. This happens reproducibly when changing the monitor layout repeatedly:
3a. Connect and enable an external display to the right of the main display
3b. Change the external display to be above the main display
3c. Disable the external display
3d. Enable the external display, again to the right of the internal display
The above steps, or something similar, causes the problem for me every time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use two vertically stacked displays
2. See (3) above for specific steps
One Gnome panel obscuring the other
Both Gnome panels next to one another vertically, with no obstruction
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Problem (2) is also described in Bug 522811, and affects Fedora 12 (gnome-panel-2.28.0-16.fc12.i686 here).
I'm not sure if (3) refers to overlapping panels or panels that are vertically stacked in a 2D sense. The latter might be a natural consequence of having panels from multiple monitors dumped into a single monitor?
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