wrap workspace feature oddities

Nikolas Arend Nikolas.Arend at gmx.net
Thu Oct 21 23:54:18 CEST 2004

Hi Olivier,

thanks very much for all your replies, but unfortunately non of them 
solves what I experience here ;-(
My panel is set horizontally, so trying to move a window left and right 
should be fine I guess. I just tried again,
that means I activated the feature via the settings manager. But as 
before the wrapping works only once. I know
that sounds odd, but I can only drag, let's say, an xterm only once to 
the right desktop. There it appears, all is fine.
Now, if I try to move it further (or back to the original desktop), that 
won't work, even if I move the pointer slightly
up and down. The threshold is at the default value, not too high definitely.
When I launch another xterm, the wrapping occasionally works again, but 
not for every freshly launched window.

Oh, wait a second, I just recognized something. All freshly created 
window, regardless on which desktop it where
created (I have 6), after wrapping it to the right workspace, they all 
reappear on workspace 1! I got a dozen xterms
on 1 now, but moved them from ws 3,5,.. whatever. And from ws 1, the 
xterms cannot be moved further on.
Is that behaviour intended?

Cheers,  Nick

PS: What do you say to the panels abnormal unhiding behaviour?

Olivier Fourdan wrote:

>Or maybe you have the panel set vertically... the desktop layout is
>vertical then, which means you must drag the window to the up and dow
>edges of the screen...
>On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 19:48 +0200, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>>Also, that might just be a "how to" issue:
>>The wrap resistance determines the number of moves on the scree nedge
>>before the wrap occurs. Obviously, the scree nis notexpandable, which
>>means that once you reach an edge, the pointer won't move any further.
>>So you need to move the pointer the other way to trigger the wrap.
>>You want to drag a window to the next workspace on the right. You
>>therefore move the window to the right edge of the screen, and then
>>slightly move the pointer up and down (keeping the poitner on the right
>>edge) until the wrap occurs.
>>On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 19:34 +0200, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>>>I'm not having any probleme here, are you sure the threshold ("Edge
>>>resistance") is not set to high?
>>>On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 15:04 +0200, Nikolas Arend wrote:
>>>>I experience some odd behaviour when activating the "Wrap workspaces 
>>>>when the pointer ... " and
>>>>"Wrap workspaces when dragging a window ..." features. They actually 
>>>>don't work at all over here or, strange enough,
>>>>only occasionally. And if the workspace wrap works, then only once (i.e. 
>>>>the window (or pointer) flips to the next workspace,
>>>>but then cannot be dragged back or further to the next workspace).
>>>>The second thing, when "Wrap workspaces when the pointer ... " is 
>>>>activated, is that the panel won't unhide like normal.
>>>>One has to hit exactly the narrow gray bar that is left on the bottom 
>>>>when it's hidden, just dragging the mouse to the lower edge
>>>>of the screen won't unhide it. So it's a bit of a "we practice pointing 
>>>>with the mouse" exercise ;-)
>>>>I'm using CVS versions from 20041018, please tell me what further 
>>>>information you would need.
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