Bug 855221 - Windows behave strangely on an external monitor positioned vertically
Windows behave strangely on an external monitor positioned vertically
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop3 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-09-06 22:54 EDT by Michael Nelson
Modified: 2013-07-31 20:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 20:47:49 EDT
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Diagram of what the windows do (3.78 KB, image/png)
2012-09-07 00:42 EDT, Michael Nelson
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Description Michael Nelson 2012-09-06 22:54:29 EDT
Description of problem:
On a laptop, windows snap to strange boundaries on an external monitor when it's positioned vertically, or directly above, the laptop's monitor. If the external monitor's resolution is higher than that of the laptop's, the horizontal boundaries seem to be the same as the smaller resolution's horizontal span.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3.5.2-1.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Aug 15 16:09:27 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:
Can reproduce every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On a laptop, plug in an external monitor that has a greater resolution than that of the laptop screen.
2. Go into System Settings > Displays. Drag the external monitor directly on top of the laptop's screen. Alignment doesn't seem to matter.
3. Maximize a window on the external display.
Actual results:
It seems to treat the edges of the other smaller screen as the maximum boundaries.

Expected results:
The window should expand to the dimensions of the large monitor.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Nelson 2012-09-07 00:42:02 EDT
Created attachment 610612 [details]
Diagram of what the windows do

The windows are represented by the blue dotted line.
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