Different # of virtual workspaces on monitors

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Thu Dec 16 20:29:53 CET 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 21:49 -0600, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> 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?

What you are asking is called "screen migration". For xfwm4 there would
be little problem as it's like unmapping a window from a screen and
mapping a new one on another screen, but no toolkit other than GTK 2.2
and later would support it (the application keeps track on the display
and screen internally, and many X objects are screen dependant)

And even so, there is no protocol to initiate a screen migration of an
application from the Window Manager (yet). There are a group of people
preparing a specification for that on freedesktop.org, but it's not


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