Color dialog appears in the first monitor while other windows are on the second monitor if window positions are saved at exit
Submitted by crocket
I use XMonad, but this issue exists in windows and other desktop environments according to the internet users.
I use GIMP in my second monitor which happens to be the second workspace of XMonad.
All other GIMP dialogs appear in the second monitor, but only color dialog appears in the first monitor after the color dialog appears in the second monitor for the first time that it ever appears.
I found a way to work around the issue.
Edit -> Preferences -> Interface -> Window Management,
Reset Saved Window Positions to Default Values
Saved window positions on exit
- color dialog starts appearing in the correct workspace and monitor.
If windows positions aren't saved on exit, I have to manually save dock window arrangements via
Save Window Positions Now in
Edit -> Preferences -> Interface -> Window Management without opening color dialog and restart gimp. If
Save Window Positions Now is clicked after color dialog is opened even once and gimp is restarted, the color dialog keeps appearing in the first monitor, again. Thus, I have to click
Reset Saved Window Positions to Default Values again.
It seems gimp window management manages both dialog window positions and toolbox/dock window arrangements.
I see at least two solutions.
- Give users an option to save dock/toolbar arrangements separately from positions and sizes of dialogs.
- Figure out how to deal with workspaces and monitors in Microsoft Windows and XMonad.