Bug 495767 - Gnome panel gets confused when switching multi-monitor modes
Gnome panel gets confused when switching multi-monitor modes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2009-04-14 13:38 EDT by Mauricio Teixeira
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:15 EST (History)
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Description Mauricio Teixeira 2009-04-14 13:38:33 EDT
I have a dual-monitor setup with a Lenovo laptop, and an LCD monitor connected to the VGA port.

Every time I boot the machine, the panels show up on the external monitor (because it's screen 0, which "kind of" relates this to bug#495760). Since I use the laptop as my main screen (and the external monitor as secondary for less important work), I have to move the top and bottom panels from the external to the internal monitor. This causes three problems:

Problem #1
Every time I reboot the machine, the panels keep showing up on the external monitor, even though they were on the internal monitor the last time I shut down the machine. So, every time I reboot, I have to move the panels again.

Problem #2
The icons are *never* in the same place I left them in the last session. Every time I reboot, they move to random locations on the panel, which forces me to reorganize them every time.

Problem #3
If I boot the machine without the external monitor connected, then connect it, then use Fn+F7 to activate the external monitor, the panel moves, causing problems #1 and #2 happen again. And if I boot the machine with the external monitor, then disconnect, then Fn+F7 to deactivate the VGA port, the problem #2 happens again.

I already tried saving the Gnome session, but it made no difference. I tried marking all icons and applets as "Lock to Panel", but it made no difference either.
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