Screen resolution related configuration options

George Staikos staikos at
Mon Feb 24 16:58:01 GMT 2003

On Monday 24 February 2003 11:48, David Faure wrote:
> >    Not necessarily twice wider.  One could have 800x600, 1280x1024 and
> > 1024x768 all side-by-side, for instance.  Now the new code we have in CVS
> > (that I just spent hours upon hours doing), allows the user to do true
> > Xinerama without any "smart" code.  That's for setups where one has
> > multiple controllers for a single display - like a video wall for
> > instance.  Getting the dimensions of the single screen in that setup is
> > wrong.
> >
> >    If we go screen by screen, then how do we deal with apps starting up
> > smaller from one launch to the next just because the mouse pointer
> > happens to be on that head?  If I generally run it on a screen with
> > 1024x768 but then it loads on a screen with 800x600, it will take my
> > uncommon size settings and I have to resize it.
> Is there really no way to detect it's going to show up on a 800x600
> screen??

  Of course.  But if I regularily use it on a big screen, and then launch it 
on a small screen, I lose my "regular" settings (since they are attached to 
the larger resolution) - which is the point of saving settings in the first 


George Staikos

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