How can I restrict the auto-placement of all windows by metacity? Either by restricting to Monitor0 or to avoid the "dead space" of my display?
I'm running CentOS 5.3 with metacity v2.16.0 for a window manager.
I have two monitors hooked up to a single nVidia card, the larger (0) is to the left of the smaller one (1), tops aligned -- so X11 reports my display size as the sum of the widths by the larger height. My display maps to the two monitors like this:
000000000000011111111 000000000000011111111 000000000000011111111 000000000000011111111 0000000000000........ 0000000000000........
My problem is that there is an area, shown by dots (".") at the bottom right that is not mapped to either monitor, and metacity tries to put new windows there, since there are no windows placed there.
I'm using "TwinView" mode and nVidia's driver.
EDIT: After a reboot, I find that functionality has changed:
- The dead (".") section of the screen is no longer used -- great!
- If I maxmize a window it fills one of the monitors ("0" or "1") -- good!
So I'd still like an answer to restrict window placement, to monitor "0" but I can live w/o an answer.
However... now Gnome Panel will draw the icons for a "drawer" in the wrong place, but this sounds like a variation on a known bug - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=587944