How to move a window between screens?

Andrew Clayton andrew at
Fri Jan 9 16:40:41 PST 2009

On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:54:25 +0100, Gerald Dachs wrote:

> How to move an application window between 2 independent (no
> Twinview, no Xinerama)
> screens of a x servern from outside of the application?
> Do I have to use something like xmove? It looks so over sized,
> because it is mainly for movement between different x servers on
> different machines.
> I suspect that it won't be so simple that I can XUnmapWindow the  
> window, change the screen somehow and XMapWindow the window again.
> Sorry if this is the wrong list or a stupid question.

Have you looked at Xpra?


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