After an evaluation, GNOME has moved from Bugzilla to GitLab. Learn more about GitLab.
No new issues can be reported in GNOME Bugzilla anymore.
To report an issue in a GNOME project, go to GNOME GitLab.
Do not go to GNOME Gitlab for: Bluefish, Doxygen, GnuCash, GStreamer, java-gnome, LDTP, NetworkManager, Tomboy.
Bug 151301 - nautilus is confused about the size of my desktop
nautilus is confused about the size of my desktop
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 60280
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Desktop
Other other
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-08-28 16:09 UTC by Glyph Lefkowitz
Modified: 2004-12-22 21:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.5/2.6

Description Glyph Lefkowitz 2004-08-28 16:09:20 UTC
Distribution: Debian 3.1
Package: nautilus
Severity: normal
Version: GNOME2.6.1 unspecified
Gnome-Distributor: Debian
Synopsis: nautilus is confused about the size of my desktop
Bugzilla-Product: nautilus
Bugzilla-Component: Desktop
Bugzilla-Version: unspecified
Description of Problem:

Nautilus seems to store the information about how large the desktop is
on the session, rather than re-querying it every time.  I have 2
configurations for my laptop: one where an external monitor is plugged
in (using Xinerama) and one where only the built-in monitor is used.

Furthermore Nautilus does not understand irregular desktop sizes.

Steps to reproduce the problem:
0. Configure a system with a smaller (shorter y-axis resolution) monitor
on the left, and a taller monitor on the right.  I have a 1280x800
monitor on the left and a 1280x1024 monitor on the right.
1. Create a new user-account, start GNOME for the first time.
2. Create 10 new icons on the desktop (e.g. select "Create folder" menu
item 10 times)
3. Right click on desktop, "Clean up by name". [Result 1]
4. Shut down X.
5. Disconnect taller monitor and start X with a non-XInerama
ServerLayout that does not include the taller monitor.
6. Start X and log in again.
7. Right click on desktop, "Clean up by name". [Result 2]
8. Select from panel menu "Applications/Desktop
9. Remove nautilus from the session and apply.
10. Launch nautilus again.  (I did it from a terminal as nautilus &;
11. Right click on desktop, "Clean up by name".  [Result 3]

Actual Results:

1. Icons are cleaned up as if my desktop is 2560x1024: some icons are
missing off the bottom of the screen and are not visible.
2. Same as 1.
3. Icons are properly cleaned up, and they are all visible.

Expected Results:

I expect to get the results in #3 always, but only get them after
removing nautilus from the session and re-starting it with a smaller X
server layout.

How often does this happen?

Every time I switch X configurations.

------- Bug moved to this database by 2004-08-28 12:09 -------

Unknown platform unknown. Setting to default platform "Other".
Unknown milestone "unknown" in product "nautilus".
   Setting to default milestone for this product, '---'
Setting to default status "UNCONFIRMED".
Setting qa contact to the default for this product.
   This bug either had no qa contact or an invalid one.

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2004-09-08 14:33:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 60280 ***