Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90693
window manager restores maximised window to wrong Xinerama head
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:40 EDT
Description of problem:
Although gnome-session (at least, I *assume* it's gnome-session doing this) can
remember that an application was maximised, the next time the app is opened,
gnome-session does not remember which Xinerama head the app was displayed on,
and always opens it maximised on the leftmost head.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% of the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a Gnome app, such as Evolution, on a display that's using Xinerama across
more than one head.
2. Move the window so that it's mostly displayed on a head other than the
leftmost head. Maximise the window. It should be maximised on whatever head
it's mostly displaying on.
3. Quit the app.
4. Restart it. Notice that the new window is maximised, but that it is not
displaying on the same head as it was.
The window is placed on the wrong head.
The window should be placed on the same head it originally showed up on.
That's all, folks!
This is the window manager's job, though broken apps can
mess things up sometimes. Assuming metacity for now.
I was confused, this isn't supposed to work at all; there's no saving
of window locations at the moment, unless you explicitly save an
entire session. The only saving is happening in the apps themselves,
e.g. evolution. Evolution should open on the head where the mouse is
located or where it was launched or whatever the fixed rule is.
Anyway, there are some gnome.org bugs about this general problem but
without some big-picture changes there's no specific fix for this
specific problem. Currently working as designed/expected.