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Bug 102837 - Impress presenter console bug on swapping primary and secondary monitor
Summary: Impress presenter console bug on swapping primary and secondary monitor
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Multimonitor
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Reported: 2016-09-29 22:02 UTC by mwlenhard
Modified: 2017-10-31 19:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description mwlenhard 2016-09-29 22:02:34 UTC
Clicking on the "Change" (German: "Wechseln") Button in presenter console swaps primary and secondary monitor - but only once. By no means can this change be reverted. Clicking the button more than once only changes back as long as the button is clicked but swaps back to Presenter Console on secondary monitor immediately. Even after closing the presentation, exiting and restarting Impress the presenter console view displays on the secondary display as soon as the presentation is started.
This bug happens with XFCE / Xubuntu 16.04. I am using ARandR to set the screen layouts. Even changing the layout on ARandR doesn't allow to revert back to the presenter console displaying on the primary monitor.

Only removing the VGA cable, resetting the sceen layouts with ARandR, then reconnecting the VGA and setting the dual screen anew fixes the problem. Apearently Impress messes up the screen settings.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-10-09 16:36:59 UTC
It seems Xfce is problematic with presenter console: bug 102500

Have you reported your problem to Xfce?

Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.
Comment 2 mwlenhard 2016-10-09 20:24:03 UTC
Raised the issue on XFCE bugzilla as bug 12893