Bug 622838 - cannot move one panel from one monitor to the other
Summary: cannot move one panel from one monitor to the other
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-panel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Keywords: RHELNAK
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-10 14:26 UTC by John Brier
Modified: 2013-08-14 23:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-11-30 18:15:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
gconftool-2-R-apps-panel.txt (15.68 KB, text/plain)
2010-08-10 19:41 UTC, John Brier
no flags Details
gconftool-2-R-apps-panel.txt (15.68 KB, text/plain)
2010-08-10 19:43 UTC, John Brier
no flags Details

Description John Brier 2010-08-10 14:26:22 UTC
Description of problem:

After enabling my second monitor using the nouveau driver I cannot move both of the panels to my prefferred primary display. I did move the main panel with "applications, places, system" but I cannot move the one that has the desktop switcher from the right to the left.

Additionally if I right click on the main panel and click new panel it will show up on the right monitor and I cannot move that panel either. I am holding "Alt" and clicking on a vacant space on the panel to try and move it.

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


How reproducible:
one other person was able to reproduce on #rhel6-beta

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enabled second monitor if not already enabled
2. hold alt and click on vacant space on "bottom edged" panel
3. try to move it from the monitor/desktop space it is on to the opposite.
Actual results:
it won't move

Expected results:
it will move to any monitor/desktop

Additional info:

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-08-10 14:58:36 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-08-10 16:12:58 UTC
Seems to work here.

Does it work with a freshly created "test" user?

Can you attach the output of gconftool-2 -R /apps/panel and gconftool-2 /desktop/gnome/lockdown


Comment 4 John Brier 2010-08-10 19:41:39 UTC
Created attachment 437980 [details]

Comment 5 John Brier 2010-08-10 19:43:39 UTC
Created attachment 437981 [details]

Comment 6 John Brier 2010-08-10 19:45:45 UTC
I created a test user 'panel' and logged in. I noticed my right monitor was set as the primary so I sent to System > Preferences > Display and moved the green monitor from the right to the left. 

Then I was able to ALT + click and move *both* panels with no problem. I guess my other user is messed up. 

Now in my main user account when I ALT + click I do not get the "hand" that I get with the test user. What could cause this?

I attached the output you wanted from the broken user "jbrier" I did add the -R option to the last command because without it it didn't produce any output.

Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-11-30 18:15:07 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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