Bug#648179: gnome-shell: Notification area placed in the center when using two screens in vertical arrangement

Federico Heinz fheinz at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 12:33:52 UTC 2011

Package: gnome-shell
Version: 3.0.2-5
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

when using two monitors in vertical arrangement, with the Panel on the top
screen, the notification area doesn't get positioned at the bottom of the other
screen, but at the bottom of the top screen, i.e. smack in the center of the
display area. This makes it not only hard to hit: the translucent window that
is used to render the notification area (and which is normally hidden because
it's mostly off-screen) remains constantly visible (albeit empty) at the top of
the bottom screen, at the top window tier, making it impossible to interact
with the any areas of windows that may be underneath it. This is particularly
annoying for the common case where the obscured portion of the window is the
title bar).

The notification area should be positioned at the bottom of the display area,
not of the main screen.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-shell depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.7.5-3     
ii  gconf2                                       2.32.4-1    
ii  gir1.2-atk-1.0                               2.2.0-2     
ii  gir1.2-clutter-1.0                           1.8.2-1     
ii  gir1.2-cogl-1.0                              1.8.2-1     
ii  gir1.2-coglpango-1.0                         1.8.2-1     
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                           0.10.8-2+b1 
ii  gir1.2-gconf-2.0                             2.32.4-1    
ii  gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0                         2.24.0-1    
ii  gir1.2-gkbd-3.0                              3.2.0-1     
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              0.10.8-2+b1 
ii  gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0                    3.2.1-1     
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.0.12-2    
ii  gir1.2-json-1.0                              0.14.0-1    
ii  gir1.2-mutter-3.0                     
ii  gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0                    0.9.0-2     
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0                             1.29.4-2    
ii  gir1.2-polkit-1.0                            0.102-1     
ii  gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12                    0.16.0-1    
ii  gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2                   0.2.10-2    
ii  gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0                        0.9.14-1    
ii  gjs                                          1.29.0-2+b1 
ii  gnome-bluetooth                              3.2.1-1     
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic                    3.2.1-1     
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                        3.0.3-3     
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.0.1-1     
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.2.0-2     
ii  libc6                                        2.13-21     
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.10.2-6.1  
ii  libcairo2                                    1.10.2-6.1  
ii  libcamel-1.2-23                              3.0.3-1     
ii  libcanberra0                                 0.28-3      
ii  libclutter-1.0-0                             1.8.2-1     
ii  libcogl-pango0                               1.8.2-1     
ii  libcogl5                                     1.8.2-1     
ii  libcroco3                                    0.6.2-2     
ii  libdbus-1-3                                  1.4.16-1    
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.98-1      
ii  libdrm2                                      2.4.26-1    
ii  libebook1.2-10                               3.0.3-1     
ii  libecal1.2-8                                 3.0.3-1     
ii  libedataserver1.2-14                         3.0.3-1     
ii  libedataserverui-3.0-0                       3.0.3-1     
ii  libffi5                                      3.0.10-3    
ii  libfontconfig1                               2.8.0-3     
ii  libfreetype6                                 2.4.7-2     
ii  libgconf2-4                                  2.32.4-1    
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.24.0-1    
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        0.10.8-2+b1 
ii  libgjs0b [libgjs0-libmozjs7d]                1.29.0-2+b1 
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]                     7.11-6      
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.28.8-1    
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-0                         3.0.2-2     
ii  libgnome-menu2                               3.0.1-3     
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                           0.10.35-1   
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.0.12-2    
ii  libical0                                     0.44-3      
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           0.14.0-1    
ii  libmozjs7d                                   7.0.1-4     
ii  libmutter0                            
ii  libnspr4-0d                                  4.8.9-1     
ii  libnss3-1d                                   3.12.11-3   
ii  libpango1.0-0                                1.29.4-2    
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0                          0.102-1     
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.102-1     
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0                      1.0-4       
ii  libpulse0                                    1.0-4       
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.36.0-1    
ii  libsqlite3-0                                 3.7.7-2     
ii  libstartup-notification0                     0.12-1      
ii  libtelepathy-glib0                           0.16.0-1    
ii  libtelepathy-logger2                         0.2.10-2    
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.4.4-2   
ii  libxcomposite1                               1:0.4.3-2   
ii  libxdamage1                                  1:1.1.3-2   
ii  libxext6                                     2:1.3.0-3   
ii  libxfixes3                                   1:5.0-4     
ii  libxi6                                       2:1.4.3-3   
ii  libxml2                                      2.7.8.dfsg-5
ii  python                                       2.7.2-9     

Versions of packages gnome-shell recommends:
ii  gnome-control-center   1:3.0.2-3
ii  gnome-themes-standard  3.0.2-1  

gnome-shell suggests no packages.

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