Bug 45408 - use new gdk_screen_get_monitor_workarea method ...
Summary: use new gdk_screen_get_monitor_workarea method ...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Caolán McNamara
Keywords: difficultyInteresting, easyHack, skillCpp, topicCleanup
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-30 08:52 UTC by Michael Meeks
Modified: 2016-02-18 16:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Michael Meeks 2012-01-30 08:52:23 UTC
The gtk+ guys kindly added this method. We really need it for the gtk3 port.

Checkout vcl/unx/gtk/app/gtksys.cxx (GetDisplayScreenWorkAreaPosSizePixel)

which has a dummy implementation.

This should instead dlopen ourselves, and look for the above symbol and use it if it is there. Checkout the _get_primary_monitor implementation shortly above that for a (more complicated) template to work from.

Thanks ! :-)
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2013-10-04 18:46:41 UTC
adding LibreOffice developer list as CC to unresolved EasyHacks for better visibility.

see e.g. http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/minutes-of-ESC-call-td4076214.html for details
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-10-19 00:56:53 UTC
Removing comma from whiteboard (please use a space to delimit values in this field)
Comment 3 Martin Owens 2014-07-27 00:41:44 UTC
The code appears to have moved and now exists here:


The code appears to take account of gtk3 and it may already be fixed. 

For gtk2 we have a dummy 1024x768 rect being returned with a warning. Is the gtk2 implementation the problem or has it been fixed?
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:36:42 UTC
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Comment 6 Caolán McNamara 2015-04-02 09:32:54 UTC
actually I did this in passing in the gtk3 plug already
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-16 00:24:28 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (EasyHack DifficultyInteresting SkillCpp TopicCleanup)
Comment 8 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-02-18 16:37:13 UTC
Remove LibreOffice Dev List from CC on EasyHacks
(curtailing excessive email to list)