Different # of virtual workspaces on monitors

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Thu Dec 16 05:28:22 CET 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 20:17 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Marc Schwartz wrote:
> >Ok, that actually raises another question.
> >
> >In xinerama mode, one can drag an application from one screen to
> >another, since the two displays are virtual extensions of the same
> >workspace. In my case, it would be a single 3200 x 1200 display across
> >two 1600 x 1200 LCDs.
> >
> >In non-xinerama mode, the two screens are "independent" of each other,
> >which I prefer and which is actually better performing (for logical
> >reasons) in terms of screen updates.
> >
> >Is there any means to move an application from a workspace on screen 0
> >to a workspace on screen 1 in non-xinerama mode? 
> >
> >If there is only a single instance of xfwm4 running, it is therefore
> >controlling application windows and workspaces on both screens, is it
> >not?  If so, then is the functionality that I am asking about possible?
> >
> my understanding is that this isn't possible.  X uses different 
> colormaps, window IDs and other resources for the two different screens, 
> and these can't be shared or easily swapped.  there's no way to randomly 
> tell an app "hey, the ID of your window just changed" and stuff like that.
> on the other hand, i've heard of apps that supposedly can shift X 
> clients from one display (yeah, *display* even, not just screen), so 
> it's probably "possible", but not likely to be something that would go 
> into xfwm4 (read: it's hackish and nasty).

Ok. I had a feeling that it was more complicated, but thought that I
would ask.

Thanks Brian.


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