gtk-bugs item #1152474, was opened at 2005-02-26 12:51
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Category: None
Group: gtk bug #153219
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: porkchopb (porkchopb)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Message windows off screen when using multiple monitors

Initial Comment:
Gaim v1.1.4
Windows 2000 SP4

I use a 3 screen setup with a Dual Dispay Radeon 9000 
card and an NVIDIA TNT64. My displays are oriented 3 
across, but the left most monitor is offset 144 pixels 
below since it is smaller. The center is 1600x1200 and 
the flanking displays are 1280x1024

When opening a new message window or receiving a 
new IM, the new window appears off the screen (too 
high), probably at the location where the top of the 
center monitor is. 

My guess is that gaim uses the top left corner of the 
available screen space to create new windows.  Instead 
of picking the top-left corner of the entire desktop, it is 
picking the top of the highest monitor, and the left of the 
left most monitor. If the highest and "leftmost" monitor 
are not the same, the window is created partially or 
totally off-screen.

I tested this theory by using a J-shaped configuration of 
monitors. The dots between the ( )represent the monitor 
locations ( . : )

The window was drawn in the upper left area where there 
is no screen, which confirmed my initial suspicions that 
gaim merely looks at the highest and "leftmost" pixel 
coordinates, then draws, whether or not it is a valid pixel 
coordinate that overlays on a monitor.

Ideally gaim should choose either the highest OR 
leftmost point of the available screens, then bound the 
message window to that particular screen's coordinate 


Comment By: Jeffery To (coderjeff)
Date: 2005-02-26 15:55

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This is gtk bug 153219.

datallah created a workaround plugin here:


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