Re: [dwm] Xinerama support

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 18:27:57 +0100

On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 02:12:48PM +0100, Engin Tola wrote:
> pancake <> writes:
> > Recently I buyed a 20" 16:10 tft, and i really feel interesting to have
> > xinerama with dwm. Thinking about that I got the idea that we should just
> > store two variables:
> >
> > - selected tag for each monitor (static array?)
> > - focused monitor index
> >
> > This way we can add some functions over these concepts to switch focus
> > between monitors.
> >
> > This would be really nice if you're going to use an external monitor or
> > a "projector" to give a talk, you can have different contents on each
> > monitor and work "out" of the view for the public.
> >
> > What do you think about this behaviour?
> >
> > --pancake
> I work with 2 monitors at work and for this purpose I launch 2 dwm
> instances one for each display. I also use switchscreen* utility to move
> between the displays. One problem I have -as you can guess - is that I
> cannot move a program launched in one display to the other one.
> One idea I was playing in my mind with for a while was assigning some of
> the tags to the other display and move between the displays seamlessly
> as if moving between the tags -> I guess I'll still have the problem of
> not being able to move the programs between other-display-tags but it'd
> look more natural and I won't have to invoke switchscreen separately.
> For my taste, treating different displays as different tag sets is a
> better solution than defining a very large display where one tag spreads
> over both of the screens. But of course the ability to move program
> windows between the displays is quite handy, too.

One problem with using a subset of your tags for a different
screen occures, if a window is tagged with a tag from one screen
and with another tag from a different screen. We cannot display
a window on two screens, at least not mirrored (Xinerama allows
to display portions of windows on different screens however) ;)

So I only see the possibility to aim multihead.


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