xfwm: support for 2d pagers

Moritz Heiber moe at xfce.org
Mon Sep 20 10:20:55 CEST 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 01:50:38AM -0500, Paramjit Oberoi wrote:
>>xfwm4 currently does not support 2d pagers very well: i.e., say that
>>your desktop pager/switcher displays 8 virtual desktops in 2 rows, 4
>>columns.  It is natural in this situation to want to move the virtual
>>desktop up/down/left/right.  However, xfwm only supports moving to the
>>next/previous desktop.  (the xfce pager doesn't support multiple rows;
>>I am using xfwm with GNOME, as a replacement for metacity)
>>According to the NetWM specification, pagers can communicate the layout
>>of the virtual desktops using the _NET_DESKTOP_LAYOUT property.  This
>>property is described in detail here:
>>Attached to this email is a patch that adds support for this to xfwm.
>>The patch is against the current CVS head (I think).  Here's a summary
>>of the changes:
> Wow, nice. With patch and explanation. It's up to Olivier to decide, but I
> think it would be good to support this and it doesn't seem to impact anything 
> else.
> One question: does this involve any string changes? In the shortcut editor
> perhaps? If so, there is a small problem with the string freeze. However, IMO
> the patch is nice enough to allow a break in the string freeze (sorry
> translators), especially since we're only at the start of the alpha/beta
> cycle.

I thought Xfwm4 wasn't affected by that string freeze until Olivier 
finished his work on the compositor?



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