Re: Panel behaviour under Xinerama
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie>
- Cc: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>, Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>, Desktop Devel <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Panel behaviour under Xinerama
- Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 14:21:38 -0400
On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 05:16:24PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Yes, that (panel for each monitor) has been the behaviour for quite
> some time now (pre 2.0). It just keeps coming up again and again "I want
> my panel to span multiple monitors", so I thought I'd throw it out for
> discussion ...
Hmm, just read the start of this thread and that fascinating bug
I would say a global setting for "my monitors are a single logical
monitor" is good, as long as it affects all of toolkit, WM, and panel;
but a panel-specific "span all xineramas" option is kind of bogus.
If your monitors are a single logical monitor then having asymmetric
xinerama seems broken; you might even disallow "single logical
monitor" mode if the aggregate monitor isn't a rectangle. Since
handling nonrectangular screens can't really be done sanely unless you
treat each screen as a separate head.
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