multimonitor , window management - windows should not open off display

Bug #869900 reported by John Lea on 2011-10-07
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
High
Sam Spilsbury
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

On a dual-monitor setup (Latitude e5410, Intel video card), new window positions and resize behaviour is erratic and makes interaction very difficult. One example is:

1. When a window opens on the smaller display (1440x900), it is sized to (I guess) fit in the other one (1600x1050). This means that every time I have to find a visible corner (or drag one into view with alt+click), set the cursor on it (difficult job with a touchpad, the cursor doesn't snap to edges as well as I'd like) and resize.

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Desired Solution:

- A window should never open into a state where any part of the window is off the display into which it is opened (all four sides of the window must always be visible on the monitor where it was opened). The exception is fixed size windows, or windows that have minimum heights or widths, these windows should fit on to the display into which they are opened when possible.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-07
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udo
tags: added: onew
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-07
summary: - multimonitor - windows open at incorrect sizes when using multiple
- displays
+ multimonitor , window management - windows open at incorrect sizes when
+ using multiple displays
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-11-03
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
summary: - multimonitor , window management - windows open at incorrect sizes when
- using multiple displays
+ multimonitor , window management - windows should not open off display
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

[The Design Team has identified this as a blocker issue for precise, so setting the Importance to Critical. This may be adjusted down once the bug has received further design and engineering analysis, if appropriate.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

@Sam, could you list the actions that need taken to solve this, either by you or someone else?

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

I recall seeing this weird behavior in the past but it seems not to be reproducing with current Unity 4.2 on precise. Can anyone confirm this is still happening, or should this bug be closed as fixed?

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-13
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Critical → High
tags: added: multimonitor
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Still not reproducing this behavior. Tested with unity 5.2.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Nick Tait (jnick-tait) on 2012-04-26
tags: added: reviewedbydesignp
removed: udo udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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