Tiny Annoyances

Olivier fourdan at xfce.org
Sat May 29 15:35:48 CEST 2004


Most of these are already in CVS HEAD (ie it will be in 4.2)


On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 05:27, Scott Rubin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been a happy xfce user for a few months now.  I heard about it on 
> the gentoo forums awhile back, emerged it, and I haven't looked back.  
> However, lately I have discovered a few small annoyances with xfce4.  
> I'm wondering if they are already fixed, have workarounds, or if other 
> people notice them. 
> The first two things are a result of me using nvidia twinview.  I have 
> two monitors, but it acts like one big wide one.  Despite this, it still 
> passes on the usual xinerama hints/flags so that any xinerama enabled 
> application works properly.  For the most part, xfce4 recognizes the 
> fact I have two monitors.  Windows will snap against the inner edges of 
> both screens very nicely, and my tasbar nicely stays on one and only one 
> screen.  Despite this, the taskbar wont move to the other screen.  It 
> takes up the top of my secondary monitor and I can only move it to the 
> bottom of the same monitor.  Not only that, but on the primary monitor, 
> even though the taskbar isn't there, I can't move windows into the space 
> the taskbar would normally occupy. 
> The other annoyance due to twinview is that the xfdesktop is stretched 
> out, so my background image is stretched out.  Is there a way to make 
> two xfdesktops, one per screen, or have xfdesktop recognize my 
> dual-monitorness?  I would really like my backdrop not to be so 
> stretched out.  Tiling it kind of works, but I would really like the 
> image centered and scaled once per monitor. 
> The other small annoyance is that I can't make windows snap while 
> resizing them.  I can get windows to snap to each other just fine while 
> moving them, but not while resizing.  Like if I have two windows open, 
> not touching, and I want to stretch one out to touch the other one. 
> The last thing that would make my day is if the taskbar had context 
> sensitive menus.  It takes up a significant portion of screen real 
> estate, and it is quite useful.  But all it can do is let me swith 
> between applications.  If I cloud close, kill, minimize, stickify, etc. 
> different apps by right clicking on them in the taskbar that would rule. 
> Other than those few things, xfce is perfection in window management as 
> far as I'm concerned.  Great work. 
> Thanks,
> Scott
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