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Old 22nd March 2006, 04:41 PM
tphillip Offline
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FC5: Gnome only opens programs on the second screen in dual-head setup

Now that I have dual heads working, I've discovered a bug in Gnome/Metacity. I can reproduce the results very consistently. All you have to do is the following:

1) Get your dual head setup working under Gnome
2) Go to the second screen (On my setup it's the right one)
3) Go to Applications/Accessories/Terminal & right-click on it
4) Select "Add this launcher to Desktop
5) Watch the launcher appear on the first screen, and not the second!

Or do this:

1) Get your dual head setup working under Gnome
2) Install nautilus-open-terminal
3) Move your mouse to the second screen, right-click on the desktop, and select "Open Terminal"
4) Watch the terminal open on the first screen!

This is different behavior from FC4 where if you tried to add a launcher or open a terminal screen in the second screen it would do the action in the second screen.

Where would I report such a bug?
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Old 5th June 2006, 01:49 AM
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What's the go with this?
I've got a hunch it's the cause of some mouse problems I'm having in Neverball when I use spanned desktops.
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