View Full Version : [gnome] "Twilight Zone" on desktop

May 27th, 2008, 09:16 PM

I installed Hardy to a new build without any problems, but when I turned it on today I appeared to have gained a "dead zone" at the top of the screen.

I've attached an image which will hopefully explain this better.

Some info:

* It's exactly the height of two panels + shadow.
* If I draw a "selection" box on the screen with the mouse (as if selecting multiple icons) it wont continue into this area
* I can put a panel in the area
* If I disable compiz effects I don't get any graphical issues like in the screenshot when moving a window over it, but the "area" still exists
* I've removed all NVidia drivers and restarted in low-graphics mode, the area is still there.
* The top of my wallpaper starts where this area finishes.

Does anybody have any ideas? Be warned, I'm a bit of a noob :)

(Thanks for taking a look).

May 27th, 2008, 10:37 PM
If you kill Nautilus it goes away. ( Nautilus will restart automatically )
This should last over log-outs and restarts.

May 28th, 2008, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the advice.

I actually managed to solve it by moving the panel to the right of the screen and restarting. It started fine, so I put it back at the top and it no longer shifts the desktop down on startup.

So I'm not able to verify that the Nautilus suggestion works, but it makes sense as you could see it shifting down at startup, I'm guessing as Nautilus started.

Thanks for the reply.