Bug 520341 - ENHANCEMENT: Centering Backgrounds on Dual Screen Configurations
Summary: ENHANCEMENT: Centering Backgrounds on Dual Screen Configurations
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-backgrounds
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-30 23:11 UTC by David Le Sage
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:24:04 UTC

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Description David Le Sage 2009-08-30 23:11:43 UTC
Description of problem:

(Firstly, not sure if this should be logged against "desktop-backgrounds" but Bugzilla did not have an entry for the "gnome-appearance-properties" configuration applet... Please alter if appropriate.)

The user has a dual-screen set up.  The screens are NOT set (via System-Preferences-Display) to be mirrored.  Rather, the single GNOME Desktop spans the two screens.

The user has a wallpaper they wish to use but the only "Style" options in "System-Appearance-Wallpaper" (gnome-appearance-properties applet) are Fill Screen, Scaled, Centred, Zoom and Tiled.  "Fill Screen" distorts this image, (due to its dimensions) and "Centred" and "Scaled" both centre the image across the two monitors.

User would like an additional option to centre the image on BOTH monitors. In other words, the same image appears in the centre of each screen, not centred spanning across dual screens.

This functionality is desirable now that dual screen functionality is more readily configurable in Fedora 11 and above.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11.

How reproducible:
Every time.  Functionality is missing.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 11 on a dual-screen system.
2. Configure the dual screen system so that the GNOME desktop spans across the dual screens. (In Preferences-Display, make sure the Mirror Screens option is NOT ticked.)
3. Install some wallpapers.
4. Launch "System-Preferences-Appearance" (or gnome-appearance-properties from BASH) and go to Wallpapers tab.  
5. Under the "Style" option, there is no way to add a centred copy of the same Wallpaper on EACH of the dual screens.  It can only be centred by spanning across the dual screens. None of these options provide a desirable result for images of certain resolutions/dimensions.
Actual results:
Functionality is lacking.

Expected results:
Need a way to centre an image on each screen, independent of the fact that the dekstop itself is not mirrored (ie, the GNOME Desktop is SPANNING dual screens but wallpapers need to be configured independently of this so that they can still display centred on each screen as if the screens were just mirrored.)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Maciej Żenczykowski 2010-02-04 18:35:55 UTC
Please also see bug 556369 which is basically a request for this bug not to be fixed, or rather for the apparent fix for this bug to be rolled back or something ;-)

This needs a little more thought on implementation to work well with existing multi-non-equal-size display setups...

[side note: which app is actually responsible for displaying the background? which component should this be against?]

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