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bug #54594: findfigs should not move figures on non-primary monitors

Submitter:  Marshall <marsian>
Submitted:  Wed 29 Aug 2018 10:45:58 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Marsian Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * 4.4.1 Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Thu 30 Aug 2018 08:27:34 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Okay.  I've marked this as a Feature Request since it is something neither Matlab nor Octave do at the moment.

Rik <rik5>
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Thu 30 Aug 2018 07:48:05 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I tried it, and at least in R2017b it moved figures from the second monitor to the first. But according to their description of the function I should submit a bug report to them too...

Marshall <marsian>
Thu 30 Aug 2018 05:29:55 PM UTC, comment #1: 

As a reference, how does Matlab's findfigs handle figures which are not on the primary monitor?  The documentation (http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/findfigs.html) is not clear on that point.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 29 Aug 2018 10:45:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

findfigs improperly moves figures that are on monitors that are not the primary monitor.
It uses get(0,'screensize'), which only returns the size of the primary monitor. It should get and compare to the size of all montiors, which suggests use of get(0,'monitorpositions'). The monitorpositions root figure property, however, currently incorrectly gives info for only a single monitor as reported in bug #48239.

Marshall <marsian>


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    2018-08-30 rik5 Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
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