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Re: multi monitor bug: svn:external tooltip displayed on wrong monitor

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-31 17:34:36 CEST

Norbert Unterberg wrote:
> 2007/7/30, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com>:
>> Norbert Unterberg wrote:
>>> TortoiseSVN 1.4.99, Build 10265 - 32 Bit -dev, 2007/07/30 00:01:33
>>> The tool tip help for the svn:external property appears on the wrong screen.
>>> * Select TSVN->Properties on a folder of a working copy.
>>> * Click on the Add... button
>>> * drag the Add Properties window to the left half if the second monitor
>>> * select svn:externals in the Property Name combo box
>>> * Hover the mouse over the combo box.
>>> The tool tip with the help text for svn:externals appears on the first
>>> (the other) monitor.
>>> The tool tips for the other properties appear on the correct screen,
>>> it is only the "svn:externals" property that is wrong.
>>> When you move the Add Property window to the right side of the second
>>> screen, then the tool tip appears on the correct screen. Looks like
>>> the tool tip is positioned on the wrong screen if it is so wide that
>>> its left border would appear on the first screen. It is then moved
>>> completely to the first screen instead of the second screen.
>>> If it matters, my monitor setup is:
>>> Two monitors with 1280x1024, primary monitor is the left one.
>>> Font size is normal (96 dpi).
>> Does this only happen for the svn:external property tool tip?
>> Because I can't see any difference on how the tooltips are set for the
>> different properties.
> I tried it again, and I think I got some more info on it.
> It seems that TSVN (or windows?) tries to position the tooltip in a
> way that either the left or the right end of the text bubble is near
> the mouse cursor. When the tooltip is smaller than half of the screen,
> this always works.
> But if the tooltip is wider than half of the screen (which only the
> svn:external seems to be on my screen), and the window and the mouse
> is at the center of the screen, the alignment fails and seems to fall
> back to something like "position the tool tip to the left side of the
> screen". Seems TSVN positions the tooltip then to the left of the
> virtual desktop and not to the left of the current monitor.

Thanks for analyzing this!
This *should* be fixed in revision 10272, but since I don't have a
dual-monitor setup I can't really test and confirm this.
Can you please test the next nightly build and check if it's ok now?


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