gtk-bugs item #1109125, was opened at 2005-01-25 09:56
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Category: None
Group: gtk bug #153219
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Nojh (nojh)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Initial Windows Misplacement

Initial Comment:
I just downloaded and isntalled gaim v1.1.2 onto a dell
optiplex running windows XP. The system uses a dual
screen configuration and because the secondary screen
is elevated, there is a screen offset (the second right
screen is perhaps one foot vertically displaced from
the primary left side monitor). The two monitors run an
extended desktop.

In both v1.0.1 and v1.1.2 gaim will start initial IM
windows above the primary left screen where the mouse
can not reach to pull them down. If the left monitor is
setup so that there is no displacement, the IM window
appears within the primary left screen. Bascially it
seems like the IM window's initial placement is
tracking to the highest highest point, which is the
right screen, and the left most point, which is the
left screen. But due to the vertical difference between
these two points, the window is being placed out of
bounds of the desktop.

The window can still be moved into the desktop by right
clicking on its tab in the task bar and selecting move,
then using the arrow key to drag it all the way to a
viewable area, however since there is no memory
placement, each new IM window will always be off screen.

I did a second test where I made the left monitor the
"higher" of the two and found the newly opened IM
window appears fine in the upper left hand corner of
the primary screen.

On a side note, accessing a user's info does not have
this issue. It appears fine in the primary left screen
no matter the displacement.


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2005-01-31 14:12

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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: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2005-01-25 11:28

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This is a GTK bug.


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