Maximizing IDEA on a second monitor problem

Hi there,

IDEA seems to have some problems maximizing on a second monitor. I'm not
sure it's IDEA's fault (or WinXP's), but no other application I tried
behaved like this.

Here's the configuration:
Primary monitor: resolution 1400 X 1050
Secondary monitor: resolution 1280 X 1024, placed on the left side.
OS: winXP

And here's what's happening: when I drag IDEA on the secondary monitor and
maximize it, the height of the window is calculated correctly, it fits
nicely in the 1024 pixels of that screen. The width, however, is bigger than
the screen's, and part of IDEA's window shows on the primary screen (placed
in the right side). The width IDEA maximizes to is 1400 (the width of the
primary screen).

Furthermore, although the window seems maximized (the second top-right
button is a restore down one, not a maximize one), I can move it around by
dragging it's title bar.

IDEA is the only application that seems to have this problem. And I tried
some other java apps too.

Anybody else having similar problems? Should I post a bug in the tracker?

Thx,
Andrei


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Andrei Oprea wrote:

Here's the configuration:
Primary monitor: resolution 1400 X 1050
Secondary monitor: resolution 1280 X 1024, placed on the left side.
OS: winXP


My config normally has both monitors at 1280x1024, also with the
secondary monitor on the left. But to test this out I changed my primary
to 1600xsomething.

And here's what's happening: when I drag IDEA on the secondary monitor and
maximize it, the height of the window is calculated correctly, it fits
nicely in the 1024 pixels of that screen. The width, however, is bigger than
the screen's, and part of IDEA's window shows on the primary screen (placed
in the right side). The width IDEA maximizes to is 1400 (the width of the
primary screen).


I don't see this behaviour.

Furthermore, although the window seems maximized (the second top-right
button is a restore down one, not a maximize one), I can move it around by
dragging it's title bar.


Nor do I see this behaviour.

IDEA is the only application that seems to have this problem. And I tried
some other java apps too.


What video card are you using? I'm using a Matrox G550.

Ciao,
Gordon

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Similar problem here, my second monitor is at the left as well. (1. 1280x960 2. 1024x768)

Java 1.4.2_02, IJ 977

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Nor do I see this behaviour.

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IDEA is the only application that seems to have this problem. And I

tried

some other java apps too.

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What video card are you using? I'm using a Matrox G550.

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Hmm, quite interesting. The cards are ATI Mobility Radeon 9000.
The primary screen is the laptop's screen, maybe that's what's messing it
up. Or maybe not? :)

Thanks for taking the time to test this.
Andrei


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