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    Default Dual Monitors some applications pop full screen on drag to 2nd monitor

    Linux 3.1.10-1.9-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Apr 5 18:48:38 UTC 2012 (4a97ec8) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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    So this is mostly seen when dragging a terminal window from one display to the other. The System is setup so that the desktop.

    This is that standard kconsole.

    Any help ?

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors some applications pop full screen on drag to 2nd monitor

    DE? KDE 4.?

    Video driver: nouveau or proprietary? If proprietary, twinview set?

    System-settings>Screen & Monitor> Multi Monitors: support options checked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingGuy View Post
    Linux 3.1.10-1.9-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Apr 5 18:48:38 UTC 2012 (4a97ec8) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    G98 [GeForce 9300 GE]

    Primary Monitor: Acer Al2216W
    Secondary Monitor: Dell DEL 1908FPBLK

    So this is mostly seen when dragging a terminal window from one display to the other. The System is setup so that the desktop.

    This is that standard kconsole.

    Any help ?
    I see the very same thing using openSUSE 12.1, the KDE 4.8 desktop and using the nVIDIA proprietary video driver. It just takes one more step to take the application out of filling the whole (2nd) screen. It might be a desktop thing, but I am not sure to whom you would complain about for this somewhat minor occurrence.

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors some applications pop full screen on drag to 2nd monitor

    Ah... This happens here (nvidia blob + KDE 4.8.4) when I drag a window bigger than the monitor I'm dragging it to - my second monitor is smaller than the first. If the window is smaller than the monitor size it doesn't go fullscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    Ah... This happens here (nvidia blob + KDE 4.8.4) when I drag a window bigger than the monitor I'm dragging it to - my second monitor is smaller than the first. If the window is smaller than the monitor size it doesn't go fullscreen.
    I don't think its driver related, for (as another data point) I could reproduce it with a setup using the OSS radeon driver (KDE 4.8, 12.1) .... perhaps KDE or X bug.

    I do believe you are on to something regarding the different sized monitors - specifically their display resolutions. For example, I used to get this moving windows from my smaller (but oriented, via rotation, with a larger height resolution of 1280px) 2nd monitor to my larger (but with a smaller height resolution of 1200px) primary monitor.

    Very annoying to say the least. Couldn't find a KDE setting that might of been affecting it (was thinking along the lines of edge-snap-window-to (for a lack of better terminology) type stuff)

    (I no longer have this system configuration ... though, I could reconfig as such, but it would be a major PITA to switch from my current setup, so I'm not volunteering to do so )

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors some applications pop full screen on drag to 2nd monitor

    I'd experiment with the multimonitor support settings. There are four or five checkboxes one can play with.

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors some applications pop full screen on drag to 2nd monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_K View Post
    I don't think its driver related
    Perhaps not, but it's always in good form to give relevant specs, like OS, DE, video driver, etc. I think it's more in the way KDE4 deals with multiple monitors, but it could also be related to nvidia's twinview and not to xinerama - I think ATI uses something like it. Does nouveau uses twinview or it's open source equivalent, if any - randr perhaps? I don't know, I've used nouveau very rarely...

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