xfwm4 feature request

edscott wilson garcia edscott at imp.mx
Thu Jan 15 15:10:40 CET 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 00:45, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Hi Edscott,
> I'm sorry I won't add this just for a single user that defines a
> 3072x2400 screen for an actual 1152x864 resolutions...
> Oh, and I hardly see how your config saves memory...

Saves memory from the motherboard by using video memory. Off screen
memory usage is not swapped to disk (remains in video card memory),
therefore there is no sloow redrawing of mozilla after it has been out
of sight for a  while, and other cute things. But the configuration is
not practical with a touchpad pointer (best with wireless mouse).

I'll just stick with twm on this box. BTW, allowing the user to choose
where to place windows also has advantages for xinerama users too.

> Cheers,
> Olivier.
> On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 23:35, edscott wilson garcia wrote:
> > I have a feature request for xfwm4. Something apparently simple, I hope.
> > The feature is an option to place new windows (regardless of what the
> > application asks the wm) wherever the user wants them. IOW, an option to
> > behave like twm. 
> > 
> > Why? Say a user upgrades his video card to a 64 MB thing. Current server
> > memory is 256 MB. So to free up server memory and use video memory and
> > make things go faster, the user defines a virtual screen of 3072x2400 on
> > a 1152x864 resolution screen (all desktops on the same screen, so to
> > speak). This demands the ability to place new windows at will, or else 
> > there is no way to know where they are. This forces the user to use twm.
> > Which makes the panel complain on startup. And xfdekstop does not work
> > too good either.
> > 
> > regards,
> > 
> > Edscott
> > 
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