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When using multiple displays in Ubuntu, If I try to maximize some applications while in the secondary display, the application will move to the primary display and then maximize. I just checked whether only the apps executed in the secondary display can be maximized in it. But its not true.

First when I opened Gedit in the primary display, I took it to the other display and maximized. It went back to the primary display. Then I again opened a new Gedit and tried to do the same thing. Now it maximized in the secondary display. Why is this happening? How to fix it?

PS : Apps like Chrome are also effected

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This is a well-known bug. A fix is on its way.

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