Dragging a window to the top of secondary monitor causes it to maximize on the primary monitor if the window is larger than second monitor

Bug #1049269 reported by Yogu on 2012-09-11
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a large primary monitor and a smaller secondary monitor. When I want to maximize a window on the secondary monitor, I drag it to the top of the screen. This fails when the window is larger than the secondary monitor - the window is maxmized on the primary monitor, instead.

I can live with Unity moving large features to large monitors when maximized, but only when the maximize button is used, and not when I drag it explicitly to the top of a screen.

Workaround: Restore the window (if maximized), resize it to make it small enaugh, and then drag it to the top of the secondary monitor. Takes much more time than a simple drag from primary screen to secondary screen.

Yogu (yogu) on 2012-09-11
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → New
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-09-12
tags: added: multimonitor
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 751605, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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