[LONG} Testing Xfce HEAD with Xinerama

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Wed May 12 18:00:26 CEST 2004

Salut Francois,

Well, xftaskbar doesn't use partial struts so there is not much you can
see with it. Can you try with gnome-panel (from either GNOME 2.4 or 2.6)
without "expand" being checked?


On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 16:56, Francois Le Clainche wrote:
> Hi,
> I've read Olivier's last blog entry and I've found my missing video
> plug, so I've reassembled my xinerama mess and rebuilt Xfce with
> Xinerama support.
> Screenie of a default Xfce desktop, a 1280 screen 0 on the right, a 1024
> screen 1 on the left: 
> http://perso.wanadoo.fr/flc.web/xfce/snapshot.png
> using this xfree setup:
> http://perso.wanadoo.fr/flc.web/files/XF86Config-4-xinerama.txt
> Regarding xfwm4... windows appear on the screen they are started from,
> maximize/restore works and seems to respect margins, MCS dialog appear
> in the center of the screen the panel is on, so everything is ok until
> this point.
> What can be annoying is:
> - I have a maximized window on screen 1 and I want this window maximized
>   on my screen 0 so: 
> - I move this window on screen 0
> - I first unmaximize this window -> the window is back on screen 1 :(
> I have to move the window again on screen 0 and maximize it. It's
> logical in a sense, since the window remembers its previous position,
> but from a usability point of view in xinerama mode I wonder if it's the
> better possible behaviour.
> The panel positioning system is not bad, even if it does not know where
> the middle of each screen is. At least it does not disappear in the
> hidden space of the smaller screen.
> xfdesktop is not xinerama aware and that's a known statement :)
> The taskbar still appears at the top of screen 1, and there is still the
> corresponding lost space at the top of screen 0. This prevents, for
> instance, from placing the panel at the real top of the screen 0. If set
> to bottom, the taskbar does not disappear and that's correct. There
> should be a way to make the taskbar appear on screen 0, imho.
> The resolution tab of the display MCS plugin is empty, and that's
> logical but ugly ;)
> I can make some specific tests. Just ask :)
> Cheers
> François
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