Bugs item #1662622, was opened at 2007-02-18 01:48
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Category: win32
Group: 2.0.0 beta 5
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: XIG (xig)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: window created off screen

Initial Comment:
This happens with some but not total regularity for me.  I have not tested in 

I have a laptop and an external screen using an extended desktop and Windows 
XP.  The external display is on the right and taller (in both size and pixels)  
These displays are aligned along the bottom edge.  So if you draw a big 
rectangle around my entire display area, there's a smaller rectangle in the 
top-left corner where I don't actually have screen.  Windows and the mouse 
understand this.

But some of the time when I open a new Window, Gaim creates it aligned to the 
top of my really big rectangle - and off my actual screen.  (I can recover only 
because a little bit of the bottom is visible, so I can make it very wide onto 
the other screen, then drag it down, then make it narrower again.)

I searched but found no bugs with "window screen" in them; my apologies if I 
missed it.

(An error many apps have is to create new windows in the non-existant screen if 
I've changed my desktop since the app has started up.  I actually have no 
recollection whether Gaim does this, but I thought I'd mention it for good 

(My apologies for not testing on Beta6)


Comment By: agraham (agraham2)
Date: 2007-02-18 20:00

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I have a monitor/projector system and this happens to me too.
A work-around: right-click the button for the hidden window on the start
bar, choose "Move" then hit a keyboard arrow key. The window will now jump
to where the mouse pointer is and you can left click to stamp it down.


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