Portrait display can't be positioned to the left of landscape display

Bug #1576684 reported by Alisdair Tullo on 2016-04-29
This bug affects 2 people
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mate-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have two displays, one (DP-2) set up in portrait mode to the left, and one (DP-1) set up landscape to the right. When I try to reflect this in mate-display-properties I can't drag DP-2 to match with the left edge of the right-hand one (see screenshot 1).

It looks suspiciously like the application is behaving as if DP-2 is in landscape mode, for the purposes of moving it, as the distance between the top-left corner of DP-2 and the edge of DP-1 is the same as the long axis of DP-2. (In fact, I can move DP-1 to overlap with DP-2 in a way that confirms this -- see screenshot 2 which I will attach after posting).

Alisdair Tullo (alisdair) wrote :
Alisdair Tullo (alisdair) wrote :
Alisdair Tullo (alisdair) wrote :

I strongly suspect this is the same as #1240929 filed on gnome-control-center.

Alisdair Tullo (alisdair) wrote :

Found an upstream report for mate-control-center here:


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in mate-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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