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xfwm4 picks bad initial window-sizes for multiple screens


Description Jérôme Guelfucci editbugs 2008-01-04 10:08:10 CET
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en; rv: Gecko/20071204 Epiphany/2.20 Firefox/
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This was reported on Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfwm4/+bug/178284
by: https://bugs.launchpad.net/~bim2006

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Two screens, 1280x800 and 1920x1200. Xinerama. Two X screens.

Small screen at absolute +1920+0, large screen at +0+0.
Actual Results:  
New apps launched appear on the small screen that have to be resized to fix on that screen.

Expected Results:  
Windows shouldn't have to be resized.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-04-19 12:32:10 CEST
I do not understand this bug:

 - Xinerama or 2 X screens?
 - In Xinerama, unless specified (by the application) newly mapped windows are placed on the screen where the mouse pointer resides - But the application can specify a position and the WM will honor this.
 - Is the window too small or too large? The WM will not make a window larger than the screen but an application can configure itself differently
 - That leads to the last question, does this happen with all apps or just one app?
Comment 2 bimargulies 2008-10-03 22:35:15 CEST
I'm no longer a user of Ubuntu or xfce4. Here's what I recall:

1) Xinerama
2) Windows automatically placed on small screen, but with a size too large.

Bug #3781

Reported by:
Jérôme Guelfucci
Reported on: 2008-01-04
Last modified on: 2020-05-21


Olivier Fourdan
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