xinerama and changing desktops independently

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Fri Apr 29 13:36:55 CEST 2005


That wouldn't be compatible with any existing standards that define a
single current active workspace per screen (and with Xinerama, you have
only one screen, which is, well, the goal of Xinerama)


On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 10:42 +0000, Kamil Trojan wrote:
> > > I've checked and you right it's possible in non-xinerama mode. but
> > > then I cannot drag a window to next desktop. I guess I need to choose
> > > between these two option.
> > 
> > Aren't multiple desktops solely a creation of the window manager
> > anyway?
> > 
> > If the wm used the description of the physical displays involved in
> > the xinerama whats to keep an implementation from being able to do
> > "desktop" switching on a single display only by just hiding the
> > windows that occupy that display?  this leads to a UI issue of what to
> > do with windows that split across >1 display.  treating them sticky as
> > would work but could be counterintuitive.
> It would a great feature for wm. Don is right that in that way
> xinerama works, doing some "workarounds" for that it would be at least
> unusal, but still great.
> For me it would perfect to have possibility to drag windows between
> the desktops which are currently on the screens. Additionally I would
> like to switch the desktops independently. However I couldn't find
> such possibilty after checking xinreama mode and non-xinierama mode.
> I have ATI and it support dual monitor view. It has more natively  way
> to do it than xinerama. On the other hand the ATI way does not support
> dragging windows between the screens.
> If XFce introduced such behavior it would be even more great than it is now :)
> Kamil 
> ps. Regardless of that I think that Xfce-team have done a great work.
> Finally wm which suite my needs.

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