Bug 36705

Summary: wish: add xinerama-specific feature to "to desktop" menu
Product: [I don't know] kde Reporter: David Bishop <tech>
Component: xineramaAssignee: Unassigned bugs mailing-list <unassigned-bugs>
Severity: wishlist CC: general, yatsu
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Debian testing   
OS: Linux   
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Description David Bishop 2002-01-02 05:17:18 UTC
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Package:           kwin
Version:           KDE 2.2.2 
Severity:          wishlist
Installed from:    Debian testing/unstable Packages
Compiler:          n/a
OS:                Linux
OS/Compiler notes: Not Specified

When using kde in xinerama mode it would be *incredibally* nice if I could select "to desktop: 0:0 0:1 1:0 1:1" etc.  Of course the :0 :1 would be the first and second head of the "one" desktop.  This address the fairly common situation of an application coming up maximized (undraggable) on the left head when I want/need it on the right head.  (or vice-versa).  As it is I have to "unmaximize" it re-focus the mouse on the border drag it over to the other head then maximize it again.  Annoying to say the least.  I couldn't find this in the bug database as a wishlist item so I apologize if this is a duplicate.


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Comment 1 George Staikos 2003-02-09 23:42:32 UTC
I like the idea personally, but I'm skeptical about actually including it.  The reason is that it 
basically adds another dimension for the user to deal with, and for power users (who true enough 
are generally the Xinerama users), this is great.  However, for the average user, it's a lot of extra 
information to process.  Is it really so worth it to add this? 
Comment 2 Ed Suominen 2003-06-04 00:28:10 UTC
I logged in today with plans to bug-report much the same idea, except what I had
in mind was "Maximize to Other Screen" right under the "Maximize" menu item.
Comment 3 Martin 2003-06-11 18:03:33 UTC
Well it is a feature i've used in windows very frequently.. a program called ultramon added the 
menu option send to monitor.. and if there was more than 1 monitor available, a small dialog 
with the monitor arrangement allowed u to click which monitor you wanted it to go to. It works 
either if the window is maximised or minmized.. This is a feature i too would like to see 
included in kde if possible! 
Comment 4 Jason Ormes 2004-03-01 02:57:02 UTC
I'd also like this as well... A shortcut key to do this would be nice too...

Comment 5 William Leese 2004-04-11 22:03:23 UTC
Chiming in here. 

Can't this just be enabled if Xinerama support / more than one screen is detected? Power Users happy, Average Users aren't bothered by meaningless options.
Comment 6 Ernst de Haan 2004-04-14 19:32:21 UTC
I like this, too. Assuming desktops are named, the options could be named like:
'Development (left)' 'Development (right)'
'Personal (left)'    'Personal (right)'


I assume KDE can determine where one screen is relative to the other.
Comment 7 Richard Bowman 2004-09-30 01:36:47 UTC
if you enable the option to allow dragging of maximised windows, you're halfway there ;)
I use xinerama, and can drag a maximised window from one desktop to the other.
Comment 8 Mike Birdgeneau 2005-08-14 17:07:27 UTC
I don't know whether this is an acceptable comment, but it would also be nice if when a window was maximized to one screen, it wouldn't span two displays.
Comment 9 Christian Haertwig 2005-09-14 18:55:26 UTC
I'd would also like having such a feature in KDE. I got to know this stuff under windows using the options of the nVidia drivers, where one might add an additional button to the windows, which quickly moves the window to the next screen in multihead. when the window was maximized and its size doesnt fit on the the next screen the window then was resized. I think this feature was great!
Comment 10 Lubos Lunak 2006-04-28 19:12:56 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 107302 ***