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[Bug 754508] Re: Modal dialogs don't appear on the same workspace/monitor as their parent window


In numerous applications I use, Unity launches their small dialogs into
the opposite monitor from which I'm using an application. This behavior
is rarely useful to me, and actually causes me to have to do a lot more
mousing, while using a particular application;

For example, I'll select an option from a menu (in an application) and
the application will launch a small dialog that will allow me to
configure some settings (or simply confirm I want to proceed), and this
dialog gets launched into the opposite monitor from where I'm using the
application (causing me to mouse all the way over to the center of the
opposite monitor to simply confirm I want to proceed (for example).

Some applications, automatically launch a second dialog after the main
application is launched (for choosing options during your session with
that application). Often, in these cases, the main form of the
application is not accessible until that dialog is answered (making the
application seem totally unresponsive), while all along I didn't see
that Unity caused that application's startup-dialog to be launched into
the second monitor. After discovering this, and answering the dialog,
the application's main form will then become responsive like normal, but
its really annoying when I don't notice the small-application-specific
dialogs launching into the 2nd monitor.

Another example is, if I try to restart my computer from the panel on
Monitor 1, the confirmation dialog comes up in Monitor 2! This is
especially annoying when I've already turned off that monitor. I then
have to turn it back on just to proceed with a restart or shutdown.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: unity 6.10.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Wed Nov 14 07:02:49 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-19 (26 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Tags added: quantal

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