Bug#586981: metacity: Indual screen mode, maximized windows appear under panel

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at it-sudparis.eu
Thu Jun 24 08:07:47 UTC 2010

Package: metacity
Version: 1:2.30.1-1
Severity: normal


I'm pretty sure this is a quite common problem already reported but couldn't manage to find an existing report. Sorry in advance for potential duplicate.

I'm using xrandr/gnome-display-properties to use my laptop together with an external secondary display.

I have two vertical panels on my main/primary (laptop's internal screen) on left and right edges.

When in dual-screen mode, maximized windows on this primary screen are overlapped (appear under) the right-most panel (which is then "in the middle" of the dual screen).

This is quite annoying, as I have to manually resize all windows so that they cover the full space between the 2 panels, but nevertheless aren't covered by the right panel.

I noticed a similar report for KDE in https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167852 even though I doubt it uses the same technology exactly (maybe the same code after all, who knows).

Borrowing the diagram from the KDE report : 

|P          P||            |
|P    1     P||     2      |
|P          P||            |

So the Ps represent my panels, and the maximized windows will appear bellow the one in the middle (right-most of screen 1).

I hope this is more explicit with such diagram.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages metacity depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.30.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.11.1-3   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                     1.8.10-4   The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0              0.24-1     Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0                  0.24-1     a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libgconf2-4                   2.28.1-3   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.24.1-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.20.1-1   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtop2-7                    2.28.1-1   gtop system monitoring library (sh
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.6-1  X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libmetacity-private0          1:2.30.1-1 library for the Metacity window ma
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.28.0-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                        2:1.1.1-1  X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification0      0.10-1     library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.3.3-3  X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1                1:0.4.1-1  X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxcursor1                   1:1.1.10-2 X cursor management library
ii  libxdamage1                   1:1.1.2-1  X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                      2:1.1.1-3  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3                    1:4.0.4-2  X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxinerama1                  2:1.1-3    X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2                    2:1.3.0-3  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                   1:0.9.5-2  X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  metacity-common               1:2.30.1-1 shared files for the Metacity wind
ii  zenity                        2.30.0-1   Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages metacity recommends:
ii  gnome-session [x-session-mana 2.30.0-1   The GNOME Session Manager - GNOME 

Versions of packages metacity suggests:
ii  gnome-control-center          1:2.30.1-1 utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-themes                  2.30.1-1   official themes for the GNOME desk
ii  xdg-user-dirs                 0.12-1     tool to manage well known user dir

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