primary screen WM property?

Both the Mac and Windows have the ability to label a screen as the primary screen. This would be the window where you would find the toolbar, the window that new windows usually come up on, etc. Xinerama doesn't have an API that describes a specific screen as the primary screen, and the newer Xinerama APIs on sourceforge don't appear to, either.

It would be nice if there was a way to describe one of the screens with Xinerama as the primary one so that toolbars could be properly placed and new windows would come up on that primary window.

In theory, we could just create a property on the display that said which one of the screens is the primary. The WM spec seems like a good place to do this since the WM is responsible for window placement. Sound reasonable? The property description should probably be dead simple.

What do folks think?


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