#5 Expanded desktop size discrepancy

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2007-02-12
2007-02-12
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On certain hardware, xinerama seems unable to correctly calculate the size of the expanded desktop.

In these situations the desktop will appear to be just a little wider than the left screen.

The mouse will move over both screens, but you are unable to drag windows past the mistaken edge of the desktop. Maximising windows on the right screen gives a sliver on the right of the screen.

Menu bars can still appear correctly on the right screen.

This appears to be common on hardware using the i810 driver. For example, dell laptops with intel 945GM graphics driver.

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  • Jelle
    Jelle
    2007-04-26

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    I also have this bug. I use a wide laptopscreen 1280x800 and a 1280x1024 lcd screen.
    Windows cannot be dragged from the left(main) screen to the right, because the left screen is considered some 60px smaller than it really is.