Otherwise it is too easy to loose the pointer on the monitor, and too hard to hit scrollbars and window controls close to the edge of the other monitor.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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Not that anybody is paying attention to upstream Metacity bugs that closely, but don't see a point in keeping a Fedora-specific bug open about this.