Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 746462
Improper window maximization and drag behavior on secondary monitor
Last modified: 2013-08-01 02:25:53 EDT
Description of problem:
I observe several problems with window maximization and drag behavior on windows positioned in a secondary monitor. I don't ever observe these problems on the primary monitor. The resolutions of the monitors are:
The secondary monitor is above the first.
The improper behavior is described below, but it's more easily understood by watching the attached video.
1. When maximizing a window, the window is maximized vertically but not horizontally. The horizontal border is positioned to what appears to be the edge of the primary monitor below it.
2. Maximizing to half of the screen does not work. Dragging a window to the right or left border does not result in the corresponding half of the desktop being highlighted.
3. There are arbitrary "stick" or "snap" lines. When dragging a window horizontally, it sticks to this line until dragged well past the line. The vertical line is in a different position when dragging left vs. right.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This behavior is only reproducible when the secondary monitor is "above" the first. Arranging the secondary monitor below, left, or right results in windows behaving as expected. I've tested this with two secondary monitors that both have larger horizontal resolutions than the primary. I don't have access to one the same size or smaller.
Video card is an Intel mobile GM45 Express using xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.15.0-5.fc15.x86_64.
Created attachment 528374 [details]
Video showing improper behavior
I have verified that this issue is still present in Fedora 16 with metacity-2.34.1-1.fc16.x86_64.
Changing component from metacity to mutter as I think it's more accurate.
I was instructed to re-file this upstream: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=666073
I can reproduce in F17.
Upstream said it's not supported in the Xorg spec to have one monitor above the other. Not sure whether we should then file a new bug against gnome-control-centre.desktop.
I'll wait for a dev to comment.
*** Bug 832820 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It sounds like Bug 711479 may be related to this one; it happens in the same dual monitor configuration.
Both are reproduced in Fedora 18 with:
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