Screen position wrong for popups/modals/alerts since latest update

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  1. Posts : 97
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       #11

    AndreTen said:
    maybe the reason for not gettin any answers is that you are experienced IT user (from your work - far more than me ) and users don't want to give simple explanations..
    I'm only a website / phone app programmer :)

    [General rule for good programed application is that dialog boxes appear on the same screen that app is opened. So if you later move your program on other screen, it will be a mess.
    Start with this: open and move your application to desired screen, then close it. When opened, it should start on desired screen and also all dialogs should start on that screen.
    Indeed. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to happen (even with big well known programs including their own stuff, such as Excel, Word, etc). It's certainly a bug (I've reported it to M$ but I don't expect a reply or even a fix, seeing as they can't even fix basic stuff like the Edge shortcut icons breaking after the last update)
    As bro67 suggested, my only option may be a full rebuild from scratch

    Cheers

    Andy
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  2. Posts : 27,243
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       #12

    youradds said:
    I'm only a website / phone app programmer :)



    Indeed. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to happen (even with big well known programs including their own stuff, such as Excel, Word, etc). It's certainly a bug (I've reported it to M$ but I don't expect a reply or even a fix, seeing as they can't even fix basic stuff like the Edge shortcut icons breaking after the last update)
    As bro67 suggested, my only option may be a full rebuild from scratch

    Cheers

    Andy
    We could try to nail them down on by one (if systematic approach fails) :). You said, fix for Gimps worked. What other apps show dialog windows on the wrong screen?
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  3. Posts : 97
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       #13

    Hi,
    The main ones are :


    There are quite a few others , but those are the biggies that I use every day (and frustrate me the most). You can see why its so frustrating, as this is my setup:

    Screen position wrong for popups/modals/alerts since latest update-2017-12-24-14.47.52.jpg

    ...and here is the actual screen setup:

    Screen position wrong for popups/modals/alerts since latest update-screen-setup.jpg


    FWIW, I have to set screen 1 (the top one) to a smaller resolution, otherwise Windows gets confused, and when you apply the new position, it changes them all into 1 row! (I've researched and researched this, and the only working solution I found was to use a smaller screen resolution for the top screen, which is far from ideal, but better than having them all in one row :/)

    Thanks!

    Andy
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  4. Posts : 27,243
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       #14

    For SublimeText there are multiple bugs related to windows positions reported. i.e. SublimeTextIssues/Core/issues/1099 related to SublimeTextIssues/Core/issues/720

    Proposed workaround (from one of the threads..)

    Use Win+Shift+left /right arrow to move active windows to correct display

    For WinScp also several bugs reported related to window and dialog position. Some fixed, some still in process... Try to post a mesage in their forum.

    YOu have more complex setup there, than I have (only dual monitor) so can't try it out (could also be connection dependent. Good luck
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  5. Posts : 97
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       #15

    Hi,

    You absolute legend! So it turns out that using the Win+left/right to move around on the screens fixes most (if not all) of those issues. Now I just need to get into the habit of doing it :) (I tend to drag and drop from one screen to the other, especially seeing as moving to the top screen is quite long-winded, as I can't just do Ctrl+up to move it from the bottom middle screen, to the top middle

    Anyway, thanks for looking into that. It's been driving me up the wall for ages! Happy New Year :)

    Cheers

    Andy
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  6. Posts : 27,243
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #16

    youradds said:
    Hi,

    You absolute legend! So it turns out that using the Win+left/right to move around on the screens fixes most (if not all) of those issues. Now I just need to get into the habit of doing it :) (I tend to drag and drop from one screen to the other, especially seeing as moving to the top screen is quite long-winded, as I can't just do Ctrl+up to move it from the bottom middle screen, to the top middle

    Anyway, thanks for looking into that. It's been driving me up the wall for ages! Happy New Year :)

    Cheers

    Andy
    Glad I could help (not really but tried :)). Send some feedback to developers of those programs and let them know ...

    Happy New Year to you too!
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  7. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Yeah I will post some feedback about it (and how to make it "work" as expected). You would think it could detect which screen its been moved to, and then record that (it may be trickier if you have multiple copies open on different screens). Anyway, thanks again!
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