Dual monitor issues...

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jsgthomson
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Dual monitor issues...

Postby jsgthomson » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:38 am

Hi,

this has probably been asked many times but does anyone know if the dual monitor issue is Inkscape or MAC. I am on Mac with a Dell monitor but Inkscape is not happy and has a number of issues but as soon as I unplug second monitor all is fine.

Are there any updates for this??

Regards,
jsgthomson

~suv
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Re: Dual monitor issues...

Postby ~suv » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:57 am

jsgthomson wrote:(…) does anyone know if the dual monitor issue is Inkscape or MAC
Neither exactly - a change in more recent versions of OS X (concerning how Spaces (see Mission Control) are managed by default across multiple screens) is not compatible with XQuartz (and requires changes on both sides: by Apple for the system, and by XQuartz developers for the X.org port). AFAIK there are no further updates yet from XQuartz developers about a pending fix - the standard advice is still the same:
jeremyhu wrote:Turn off "Displays have separate spaces" in Mission Control if you need to use X11 across multiple displays

The known issue is tracked/monitored for Inkscape here:

jsgthomson
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Re: Dual monitor issues...

Postby jsgthomson » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:27 am

Thanks for the info...

jsgthomson

kreuss
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Re: Dual monitor issues...

Postby kreuss » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 am

Or you temporarily set up the left hand one of your screens as your main screen in System Preferences -> Displays (pull the white strip on it). This has to be done because Inkscape always appears in the upper left corner of the screen. After you did this, make sure Inkscape and Xquarz are both quit, then open Inkscape again and voila it appears as usual.


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