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May 12, 2010

I have 10.4 and nVIDEA 5500 on my PC. I am running two screens, run as twin so that the desktop spans the two monitors.

I have noticed that when I try and stretch a window across the two screens, very useful in spreadsheets, the window 'pings' back to a much smaller size.

I open in, say my main monitor. I move the window to span across the two and than manually stretch the window. It will stretch to some extent but if I then go beyond a certain pint it then slams shut.

Also, if I click the MAXIMISE button on the window it only expands to full screen in one terminal.

This did NOT happen in 9.10, and does not happen in any Windows OS, so I know it has something to do with the new 10.4 build.

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