problems with full-screen mode with multiple monitors in 12.10 (worked in 12.04)
david at lang.hm
Fri Nov 16 01:17:41 UTC 2012
I haven't seen any response to this (although it is possible I missed it), is
this the wrong place to post this sort of problem?
On Sun, 11 Nov 2012, David Lang wrote:
> in 12.04 when and app went to full-screen mode, it stayed on the monitor that
> it started on.
> for example, if the app started on an external monitor/projector attached to
> a laptop, the full-screen display ended up on the external monitor/projector.
> in 12.10, the full-screen display now ends up on the primary monitor only, no
> matter where the app started.
> This behavior started for me sometime during the 12.04 ->12.10 development
> cycle, but since I update frequently, started running the 12.10 beta (or was
> it alpha) early, and run the aurora version of firefox, I can't say at this
> point exactly when the problem started.
> I initially ran into it with flash videos (which is another part of the
> reason for not reporting it immediatly), but have since run into it with
> libreoffice and okular.
> I seem to remember seeing a system settings option in the past that had an
> option for where this would be displayed (current monitor, primary monitor,
> or fixed selection), but am not seeing anything like that at this point.
> I have run into this problem on my T61 laptop (nvidia with two screens) and
> with my desktop at work (ATI with three screens). This happens with both the
> proprietary and free drivers on both systems.
> I added a note along these lines to the launchpad bug #207480 as that looks
> like it's someone using flash running into the same problem.
> David Lang
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