Semantics of zoming out with multiple monitors

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu Oct 16 21:12:26 CEST 2008

On Thursday 16 October 2008, Guillaume Pothier wrote:
> 2008/10/16 Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at>:
> > the best solution (without lots of explanations, sorry) will be to simply
> > make all DesktopViews have the same zoom level; zooming out in one should
> > zoom out in all, zooming in on one shoudl zoom in on all. picking an
> > activity when zoomed out should only interact with the View that the
> > event came from.
> Ok I think I have a confusion here... is a containment the same as an
> activity or not?

yes, same thing...

> And how do you pick an activity if not by zooming in
> using that activity's cashew?

using the activity switcher applet or the keyboard shortcut .. but what does 
that matter?

> Also, note that the layout of the containments in the scene do not
> reflect the layout of the screens, ie. you can have your big screen on
> the right, but when you zoom out the big containment is on the left.

of course, but that's irrelevant. one day you'll be able to drag them to 
arbitrary positions for that matter.

in any case, i'm working on the coordinated view zooming right now. it's a 
little tricky since the code in there is doing a few things at once. i'm 
separating out the various tasks so it's a lot clearer. when i commit, i'll 
follow up again on this thread.

Aaron J. Seigo
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