Windows placed randomly across multiple screens

  7 months ago
  Under review

It seems that in LM version 20, when working with a second screen, new windows are randomly opened on the primary or the second screen. This is not practical for those users who want to decide for themselves on which screens they want to see which windows.
I propose the following enhancement:
- Open new windows on the screen on which they were previously opened or placed.
- If this is not possible or when a specific window is opened for the first time, then open it by default on the primary screen.

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Da_Londo 7 months ago

I have the same issue, using 2 identical screens on HDMI.

System: Host: jim-desktop Kernel: 5.8.0-41-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa
Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450M Pro4 serial: UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends
v: P3.90 date: 12/09/2019
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 2048 KiB
Speed: 1400 MHz min/max: 1400/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1399 2: 1400 3: 1408 4: 1404
Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso driver: amdgpu v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa tty: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.38.0 5.8.0-41-generic LLVM 11.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.6
Audio: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.0-41-generic
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: a8:a1:59:0d:a6:bf
Drives: Local Storage: total: 680.02 GiB used: 291.01 GiB (42.8%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M8250G size: 232.89 GiB
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200PNP size: 953.87 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT480BX500SSD1 size: 447.13 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 936.91 GiB used: 142.32 GiB (15.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p5
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 39 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 259 Uptime: 2h 55m Memory: 13.59 GiB used: 2.71 GiB (20.0%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.38

jjwi 7 months ago

Sorry for that,

Kernel: 5.4.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6
wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine: Type: Laptop System: Medion product: P6816 v: 1.0 serial:
Mobo: Medion model: P6816 v: 1.0 serial: BIOS: American Megatrends v: 208
date: 04/26/2012
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge
rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19953
Speed: 1198 MHz min/max: 1200/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 3: 1197
4: 1197
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Pegatron driver: i915 v: kernel
bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166
Device-2: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 650M] vendor: Pegatron driver: nouveau v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0fd1
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.2.6
compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes ic.
Second screen: HP w19.
I use the nouveau open display driver (the NVIDIA driver results in overheated graphics card).

remoulder 7 months ago

Which version, which desktop environment? Posts without context are meaningless.