gtk-bugs item #1047073, was opened at 2004-10-14 10:32
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Category: None
Group: gtk bug #153219
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Chase Franzen (xywh)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Windows creation with multiple displays

Initial Comment:
Hi, I'm using Gaim 1.0.1 with GTK+ 2.4.10 rev. a on a
Windows XP SP1 machine. I am also running multiple
monitors with an extended desktop across both monitors
(using Windows XP's native dual monitor support).

On the left-hand side, I've got a 1024x768 LCD screen;
on the right, I've got a 1600x1200 CRT. The primary
monitor is the right-hand one (the screen where the
taskbar is created). The left screen is physically
lower than the right screen, and is configured as such
through Windows XP display properties. I've attached a
screenshot of the display properties to illustrate how
the monitors are physically configured.

So here's the problem: chat and conversation windows
are, by default, created in the upper-left-most
position of the screen. For some reason, gaim is
creating the window (whether I create it by initiating
the conversation or whether someone else initiates it
by messaging me) in the "upper-left" of my ENTIRE
resolution, which is off screen: it's actually *ABOVE*
the viewable resolution on my left-hand monitor. It's
as if Gaim is assuming that the upper portion of the
left monitor (768 pixels high) is level with the upper
portion of the right monitor (1200 pixels high).
1200-768= 432 pixels of "non-viewable" area where Gaim
is creating the window.

Hence, under this configuration, the window is created
somewhere that I can't see, and I actually have to
maximize the window to view it. Does this make sense?
Unfortunately, my workplace uses ICQ for interoffice
messaging, and we're on Windows here, otherwise I would
be using Linux.

Just thought I'd make you guys aware.


Chase Franzen


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2005-01-31 14:17

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I created a plugin that acts as a workaround to this GTK bug.
It is posted in the Plugins Tracker:


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2004-10-16 11:25

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do we know the gtk bug number for this? 


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2004-10-14 19:31

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Yes, this is a known problem and it is a GTK problem (and a
duplicate of many other gaim bug reports).

My workaround is to right-click on the conversation window's
entry in the system tray a choose "move" and then move the
window into a more suitable location.


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