[PD] trouble with pd-0.48-0 and multiple screens

Nicolas Montgermont list at nimon.org
Thu Sep 14 09:05:12 CEST 2017

IIRC, the problem is happening more when you have your second monitor on
the left / main monitor on the right?
It must have something to do with a negative x position.
What i usually experienced is a problem when working on the same patch
with someone with two monitors, main monitor on the left and for me main
monitor on right.
The patch appears on the far right of the right screen - impossible to
see or edit.
The workaround is to unplug the second screen, the patch appears, and
save it to this new position.


Le 14/09/2017 à 08:45, Roman Haefeli a écrit :
> Hi Ali
> On Mit, 2017-09-13 at 11:03 -0400, Ali Momeni wrote:
>> I'm using MacOS 10.12.6
>> I'm impressed that so many pd versions and platforms have this issue.
>> It's a very difficult problem to deal with; Pd is essentially
>> unusable with multiple screens.
> I'm a regular multi-screen user and didn't encounter problems.
>> Does anyone have an intuition of how Pd manages to break the OS's
>> window management?
> Can you elaborate some more? I don't really understand the difference
> between what you expect and what you experience. 
>> Anything to look into?
> Can you describe an exact example of what you do, what you expect and
> what actually happens?
> The canvas positions are saved with the patch and I haven't experienced
> any inconsistencies with that. But I imagine you can trick it into
> doing funny things when you save a position that is non-existent when
> you open the patch again. Let's say you have the second screen right of
> the first screen, then any canvas put there will have position values
> bigger than your first screen. I actually don't know what happens when
> you open that patch with a single-screen desktop. My window manager
> tries to place it in the nearest free screen space from top left.
> Roman 
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