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Bug 232259 - Organize/group floating windows on second screen
Summary: Organize/group floating windows on second screen
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 normal with 3 votes (vote)
Assignee: Stanislav Aubrecht
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-04 10:52 UTC by svierkant
Modified: 2017-11-10 14:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2014-03-29 14:21 UTC, svierkant

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Description svierkant 2013-07-04 10:52:23 UTC
On my primary screen I can organize windows very easily (i.e. stick to bottom/top/left/right), but I would like to organize windows on my second screen as well. Now I can only choose to dock them in one window (that means using tabs all the time) or have them all floating.

Please make it possible to have a real second screen, where I can organize all my 'widgets' (files, services, project, log, etc.)
Comment 1 svierkant 2014-03-29 14:21:47 UTC
Created attachment 146399 [details]

I just want to have the option to dock all panes on a second screen. On my current set up, panes outside the 'primary' window are transparent and can not be organised.

It feels like I've got post-it notes all over the place, instead of having a drawing board. It isn't a big problem, but it looks very messy.
Comment 2 janicki 2014-05-23 17:13:55 UTC
I'd like to have the same layout with my two displays!!  Netbeans 7 was better for that.  I wonder if your problem can be fixed by unchecking the Options > Appearance > Windows > Transparent floating windows option?  It doesn't seem to have any effect at all on my Mac (nothing goes transparent), but it does sound like what you describe.

FYI, I found your bug report while trying to solve my own difficulty: any panes on the second screen pop back to the first screen whenever I click on them.  So like you, I'm finding the second screen useless with Netbeans 8.  (I'm opening a separate bug for that.)
Comment 3 Mte90 2017-11-10 14:47:51 UTC
any updates for that?