Dual Monitor: Form select popups on secondary (smaller) monitor sometimes go off screen

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Core
Layout: Form Controls
P3
minor
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
17 years ago
2 months ago

People

(Reporter: André Schild, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

Trunk
Future
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

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(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
Using a dual-screen setup with 1280x1024 on the primary screen and 1024x768 on
the secondary one.

When using a browser window on the secondary (smaller) screen, sometimes a
form-popup is drawn upward, even when there is no place for the full popup. It
seems as the popup height is always calculated based on the primary screen size.

See attachement for a screen shot.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

17 years ago
Created attachment 46402 [details]
Screenshot of dualscreen popup
->Form Controls
Assignee: morse → rods
Component: Form Manager → HTML Form Controls
QA Contact: tpreston → madhur

Comment 3

17 years ago
My guess, is that when it asks for the screen height, the answer it gets back is
1024 from the primary screen, instead of the 768 for secondary screen. 

I guess the fix is to see if there are dual screens and then determine which
screen we are on and then get the height for that screen.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Changing summary for easier querying and to better reflect the problem.
Summary: Popups on secondary screen too large → Dual Monitor: Form select popups on secondary (smaller) monitor sometimes go off screen

Updated

16 years ago
Priority: P4 → P5

Comment 5

16 years ago
I think the problem I'm seeing is covered by this bug.  With Win98 using a
Radeon VE card, with moz maximized on the secondary display.  When I type in the
URL bar the autocomplete box pops up on the primary display.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Christopher (the second one): that sounds sort of like bug 141204.

Comment 7

15 years ago
Created attachment 114999 [details]
A pic showing what happens, the one that was here shows nothing

I run Mozilla mail on my 2nd monitor.  When you right click, or click on a
toolbar it comes up in the other monitor.

Comment 8

14 years ago
This also happens in XP.

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 236647

Comment 9

14 years ago
*** Bug 222063 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10

14 years ago
I'm on Mac OS X Panther using Firefox 0.9:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614
Firefox/0.9

and I get the autocomplete selections on the primary monitor when the browser
window is on the secondary monitor.

Thanks.

Updated

14 years ago
Depends on: 98830

Comment 11

14 years ago
Observed with Moz 1.8a3 on WinXp. Primary screen is 1152x864, secondary 1280x1024.
This means the secondary screen is the larger one. The problem is thus not due
to incorrect size retrieval.

A debug build informs me that Mozilla considers all windows that are entirely on
the secondary to be actually off-screen. Thus, I think it doesn't even attempt
to fit the dropdowns into the screen - because it thinks it isn't on one.

Comment 12

13 years ago
This happens with Firefox 1.0.1 on Windows XP (with an ATI 9600 Graphics card,
if this has any importance). In fact, when running Firefox on the second
monitor, all popup windows (e.g. menus, autocomplete lists) appear on the first
monitor; their y position is correct, but they are always adjacent to the right
edge of the first monitor.

Comment 13

13 years ago
*** Bug 294939 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> Created an attachment (id=114999) [edit]
> A pic showing what happens, the one that was here shows nothing
> 
> I run Mozilla mail on my 2nd monitor.  When you right click, or click on a
> toolbar it comes up in the other monitor.  

this specific example may be bug 245418.

Comment 15

12 years ago
As of Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 on OSX, this is still happening: If I Control-Click on an attachment or click on the Header (To, CC, BCC) in the message composition window, if the Window is in the secondary monitor, the pop-up comes up at the left-hand edge of the primary monitor. In my setup, I have the secondary (1680x1050)  to the left of the primary (1024x768).
Duplicate of this bug: 375806
Assignee: rods → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: madhur → layout.form-controls

Updated

2 months ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 months ago
Priority: P5 → P3
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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