GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 606644
metacity wrongly moves windows when a new randr output is enabled
Last modified: 2020-11-06 20:05:39 UTC
[I originally filed this as bugs.debian.org/564732 but was asked to forward here]
plugging an external monitor on my laptop and running "xrandr --output
VGA1 --auto --left-of LVDS1" results in all windows moving from the
LVDS1 output to the VGA1 one, which is quite annoying (doubly so because
a subsequent "xrandr --output VGA1 --off" will not move them back to
their original positions). The windows don't move if VGA1 is placed to
the right of LVDS1, IIRC.
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