mcs manager multiscreen
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Jun 16 23:46:15 CEST 2004
hi all (mainly benny)-
i was tracking an xfdesktop bug that francois found, and i was using
Xnest in 2-screen mode (:1.0 and :1.1). i noticed that when i right
clicked on :1.1 and started the desktop settings panel,
xfce-setting-show apparently noticed that there was no mcs manager on
:1.1 and started one. so now i had two settings managers, and xfdesktop
was only looking at one of them. if i tried to change settings on
screen 0, everything worked fine (i.e., using xfce-setting-show on :1.0
to change settings for either screen). but, as expected, using the
settings manager on :1.1 did nothing.
i really need to know how the mcs manager is going to handle
multiscreen. if it's going to stay the way it is now, i'm not sure how
this is going to work. i'm going to have to have a settings plugin that
acts like it does now when we're in xinerama mode (showing multiple
tabs for each screen), and in non-xinerama mode it will show one tab
(errr, no tabs) for the current screen, and then to set the other
screen, you have to move over to that screen, set it there, and so on.
i really don't like that; i think it's rather icky.
personally, i'd be happy with one mcs manger per display. i think the
applications should be responsible for storing settings in such a way
that makes sense for them, whether they're multiscreen or not. for me,
i'm just appending a screen number to the setting names. that seems to
work just fine.
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