Skip navigation

Forgetting Safari Window Position

1130 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2014 2:45 AM by Outy1812 RSS
Outy1812 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 7, 2013 2:32 AM

I am noticing a strange behavior with Safari since upgrading to Mavericks. I have two monitors, the second of which is in portrait orientation (rotated 90deg). I have safari set to always open on Display 2 :

 

Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 10.23.58.png

 

Safari is set to be full size using the green maximize button. If I close Safari and re-open it, it ALWAYS draws off the screen top-right and in a much smaller size (bottom of the image cropped off on purpose by me) :

 

Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 10.24.10 (2).png

 

Is this a bug, or do I have a strange setting checking in a random preferences panel somewhere?

 

Cheers!

Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • KriktriXeR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 12, 2013 1:03 AM (in response to Outy1812)

    I am having the same problem on Mavericks, although my second display is in normal position (landscape). And for me this issue happens for both Safari and Mail apps. I am also interested how to fix this.

  • David Fields Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 15, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to Outy1812)

    How did you get Safari to lock to your second display at all? It always opens on my primary display and I have to drag it over every time.

  • KriktriXeR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 16, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to David Fields)

    First you need to create a second Desktop on one of the displays, and then right click the Dock icon of the application that you want to assign to the second display, choose "Assign to" and then choose the desired display. Then you can remove the extra added Desktop if not needed anymore.

  • David Fields Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 16, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to KriktriXeR)

    Would have been nice if they'd made a tip about the new options. I almost never right-click a dock icon. I never need to, normally. I was looking in the preferences for Safari and even System for that.

     

    Thank you for the tip. Now I'll look and see what other options are hidden away down there.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,385 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 17, 2013 11:08 PM (in response to KriktriXeR)

    KriktriXeR wrote:

     

    First you need to create a second Desktop on one of the displays, and then right click the Dock icon of the application that you want to assign to the second display,

    Click hold is all you need.

  • David Fields Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 18, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to Outy1812)

    I can't say I have an answer for you, Outy, but here's something to consider that may help you fix it.

     

    Previously, when I had a vaguely similar issue, I discovered that the applications at fault were looking for a different screen resolution--for instance looking for native resolution when I had the screen set for about half that. As a result, the window pin point was well off to the side of the screen and, in my case off both the top and the bottom. My only first step towards fixing it was to change the screen resolution, move the window and re-pin it to the desire location before reverting the resolution back to where I needed it.

     

    I don't know if this would help in your case, but it might be a start in resolving it.

  • David Fields Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 18, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to Outy1812)

    Glad I was able to help.

  • ztek88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 18, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to Outy1812)

    Hi, thanks for this discussion. I can tell we are/were having the same exact problem:

     

    -my second display is smaller than my main display.

    -i have assigned many apps to open on the second display with Dock > Options > Assign to Display 2

    -mavericks is remembering the apps opening on display 2 as if their space had the resolution of the main display at 1680x1050, even though it only has a resolution of the second display at 1280x1024.

     

    David, I've tried to change resolutions in Sys Pref > Displays, but 'scaled resolution' options are limited, i cannot get the 2 monitors to match.

     

    any suggestions?

  • KriktriXeR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2014 2:38 AM (in response to ztek88)

    Unfortunately I am having the exact same issue with some of the windows (i.e. Safari). Although, I noticed that some of the application which are not built-in in Mavericks open in the correct window size. Have you found any solution for this problem?

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (1)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.