mcs manager multiscreen

Olivier fourdan at
Thu Jun 17 08:22:11 CEST 2004


MCS is per screen, just like the XSETTING standard. You can't change the
XSETTING standard.


On Wed, 2004-06-16 at 23:46, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> 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.
> thoughts?
> 	-brian
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