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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003829FreeCADBugpublic2021-03-13 21:35
Reporterfb Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionno change required 
PlatformGNU/LinuxOSFedora 29 (Workstation 64-bit) OS Version29
Product Version0.18 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0003829: External display dropdown menu offset
DescriptionUsing FreeCAD 0.18 AppImage with an external display there is a big offset between the main menu entries and the corresponding dropdown menu.

The dropdown menu looks aligned to the relative position of the main display so you can't get a window higher than the one of the main display without such an offset.

This problem is shown for the 'File' entry in the attached screenshot. This occurs either with FreeCAD and FreeCAD Qt5 Conda.

Other Qt based applications like Krita, Scribus, QGIS, and VLC work without this problem.

Forum thread:
Steps To Reproduce1. Launch FreeCAD or FreeCAD Qt5 Conda AppImage
2. Put the window of FreeCAD on the external display
3. Offset between the main menu entry and its dropdown menu increases each time you increase the height of the FreeCAD window.
Additional InformationOS: Fedora 29 (Workstation Edition)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.15780 (Git) AppImage
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: f94e76c1116ec3b818961ff65131b3d86fa5b95e
Python version: 3.6.7
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
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FreeCAD Information



2019-02-12 01:37



2019-02-13 17:16

reporter   ~0012633

After further research, I found out that the problem arises with a layout in which top edge of secondary screen (external display) is above top edge of primary screen (Built-in display of the laptop).

So, the problem probably does not come from FreeCAD.


2021-03-13 21:35

administrator   ~0015509

Closing as this most likely is a bug unrelated to FC. If it isn't please re-open

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-02-12 01:37 fb New Issue
2019-02-12 01:37 fb File Added: FreeCAD_Conda-daily_8664-Libs_0.18R15780-External_display_dropdown_menu_offset.png
2019-02-13 17:16 fb Note Added: 0012633
2021-02-06 06:50 abdullah Target Version => 0.20
2021-03-13 21:35 Kunda1 Status new => closed
2021-03-13 21:35 Kunda1 Resolution open => no change required
2021-03-13 21:35 Kunda1 Note Added: 0015509