Zaphod mode (dual head) with Xfce 4.16?

Gaël Bonithon trash.paradise at
Tue Mar 7 11:35:05 CET 2023

There is a proposed workspace protocol [1] that may eventually be accepted and may allow things like this:

  Workspaces are grouped by which sets of outputs they correspond to, and
  may contain surfaces only from those outputs. In this way, it is possible
  for each output to have its own set of workspaces, or for all outputs (or
  any other arbitrary grouping) to share workspaces.

We have implemented a pre-support for this protocol in libxfce4windowing (library used by xfdesktop and xfce4-panel >= 4.19.0 for their port to Wayland).



------- Original Message -------
On Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 at 7:46 AM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> Hi
> On Tue, 7 Mar 2023 at 01:30, Jeffery Small jeff at wrote:
> > Does anyone with Wayland familiarity have any idea about whether it supports
> > desktop independence on multiple monitors, or what the status of multiple
> > monitor support is in general?
> Wayland has the wl_output (and xdg-output) protocols which provide
> some information about the different monitors connected and (to some
> extent) the layout.
> But neither Wayland nor X11 have the concept of virtual desktops.
> Those concepts are purely at the window management level - a "desktop"
> is just a virtual representation of which window to show or hide.
> IOW, that depends on the Wayland compositor.
> Cheers
> Olivier
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