[xmonad] Re: Issue 414 in xmonad: Wrong floating window sizes on multimon setup

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Tue Oct 19 04:50:41 EDT 2010

Comment #4 on issue 414 by liskni.si: Wrong floating window sizes on  
multimon setup

I think the problem is that xmonad internally represents window dimensions  
as fractions of screen size, and these are computed from the initial window  
position and size. So, if an application creates a new window at (0,0) and  
then asks the window manager to position it, xmonad computes the size as a  
fraction relative to the screen containing (0,0) and then places the window  
on whatever screen is currently active. If the size of this screen is  
different, so is the size of the placed window.

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