Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 510276
gnome-display-properties - confusing graphic outside of applet window
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:31:11 EDT
Description of problem:
It seems like there is a bug where, when you click one of the display rectangles in the applet, a rectangle appears near the top edge of the the display. This has the word unknown inside it. It just looks like a programming bug.
It's very similar to what sometimes occurs in firefox: a window is opened and appears near the top left of the display, but there is only a title bar width height blue bar, about 5 mm wide.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
After seeing this numerous times and thinking "what the" is happening here, it seems that is meant to label the display with a unique indicator. It currently fails be informative.
Additional sub text could be added to give a brief description of it's purpose.
"Display Screen A to Display 1"
"LCD panel showing 2560x1400 @ 50Hz"
"Display Screen A to Display 2"
"Dell KL640 LCD display showing 2560x1400 @ 50Hz, clone of Screen A"
"Display Screen B to Display 3"
"Sony KVL-56K4000 TV showing 1080x768 @ 100Hz, right of Screen A"
(at least I imagine that is how it could/should work).
I'm guessing one of these should get shown on each display in a multiple display scenario.
What should happen when displays are in clone mode ? should the same indicator be visible on both displays ?
Cloned is cloned...there is no way to show something only one one monitor if they are cloned.
The 'Unknown' should be fixed in current packages.
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