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[Bug 507837] [NEW] Desktop Effects prevents any window from stretching across dual monitors


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Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

My problem is whenever I tried to stretch a gnome-terminal window (or
any other window for that matter) across both monitors (start on the
left screen and stretch across to the right screen), the edge of the
terminal window (or other window) would stop at the edge of the monitor

I'm running nvidia 8400 graphics on a HP dc7800 workstation. I've played
around with the xorg.conf to no avail.

It took me a while to figure out, but by eventually disabling Desktop
Effects, I can now stretch gnome-terminal as well as other windows
across both monitors.

Just for the record, I did attempt to move the gnome-terminal window so
it took up space on both monitors and then stretch it. All that did was
shrink the window back down to a single monitor.

I did not have this problem on 9.04.

(copied the report from

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jan 15 10:29:28 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-terminal 2.28.1-0ubuntu1
 LANGUAGE=de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Low
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386
Desktop Effects prevents any window from stretching across dual monitors
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