Re: Multihead madness, or, things I'd like to do with the desktop, but can't

On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 02:03:45PM -0400, Jason M Sullivan wrote:
> I've recently started fooling around with multihead operation on my laptop,
> and I've come across a few UI things that I can't figure out how to do.  I
> have a multihead display, but I don't always use the second monitor.  This
> leads to the following situation.
> When I run in Xinerama mode, I get applications placed on the "other"
> screen, and no way to move them to the main screen without turning them on.
> I can't figure out a way to either..
>    a) Disable (or restrict) autoplace.
>    b) Use the workspace switcher to drag the app over to the correct
>       monitor.
> (what's really frustrating is that the switcher appears to move the
> application, but when you release it, it snappes back to it's prior place
> on the workspace.  You can move it between workspaces, but that's it)
> So maybe using it in cloned mode would solve that, except there isn't a
> way to move applications in between the desktops.  What's started on one
> monitor seems permanently linked to that monitor.
> So, is there a way to either fix my problems in Xinerama or in Cloned
> desktop mode?

Not really a solution, but you can move them by alt-tabbing to the
hidden app, then hitting ctrl-space (activate window menu) and then m
(move) then use the mouse or arrow keys to move the app around.

Other way is to use alt-middle click (I think that's it) and then fish
for the app on the other screen and grab it and move it to your primary

Alan <alan ufies org> -
"Backups are for people who don't pray."                 -- big Mike

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