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imjustmatthew Nov 30, 2012 @ 6:41pm
Issue Report: [UI] Pop-up error messages unreadable with dual monitors.
When steam pops-up an error message dialog it's locked in the center of the screen. On dual-monitor systems this is in the middle of the bezel region and unreadable. The dialog needs to either be draggable or needs to properly select the middle of the screen that the steam client is running on.

Honestly, you should spend some time rethinking the whole 'pop-ups everywhere' thing. It's common on windows, but really doesn't work well in expose-like desktops where a lot of different things can be going on at once. I'm actually curious if it even works well in Windows 8.

Screenshot: http://imageplay.net/view/tya22294803/Screenshot_from_2012_11_30_212

Steps to reproduce:
1) run a game such as Penumbra that doesn't actually work yet, but is 'installable' from Steam.
2) observe pop-up window notifying you that the binary is missing in the middle of the screens.

System information:
Processor Information: Vendor: GenuineIntel Speed: 2933 Mhz 4 logical processors 3 physical processors HyperThreading: Supported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Unsupported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Supported Network Information: Network Speed: Operating System Version: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 3.2.0-33-generic X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server release: 11103000 Video Card: Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 460/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.14 Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz VendorID: 0x10de DeviceID: 0xe22 Number of Monitors: 2 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Desktop Resolution: 3840 x 1080 Primary Display Size: 18.70" x 10.51" (21.42" diag) 47.5cm x 26.7cm (54.4cm diag) Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x Primary VRAM: 1023 MB Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x Sound card: Audio device: Realtek ALC889 Memory: RAM: 7919 Mb Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: en_US.UTF-8 Microphone: Not set Total Hard Disk Space Available: 32872 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 1683 Mb Installed software: Recent Failure Reports:
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imjustmatthew Nov 30, 2012 @ 6:48pm 
Hmm... also I thought I only had 2 physical processors in my i3-530, not 3.
Kabel Dec 7, 2012 @ 2:55am 
Same problem here (ArchLinux/KDE). The error dialog also seems to have problems with mouse focus
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Steam for Linux > Limited Beta > Topic Details
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2012 @ 6:41pm
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